The College is a corporate body consisting of the Master, the Fellows and the Scholars of Clare College, Cambridge as provided by the College's charter in 1359 and Statutes that were updated in 2017. 

The College is a registered charity with registration number 1137531 and registered office at Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL.

The Master and Fellows make up the Governing Body who meet once a term to approve decisions concerning future developments within the College. 

The Finance Committee and Council are responsible for the control and management of the College’s affairs. 

Council is advised by a number of committees made up of Fellows, staff and students.

Strategic Information

In the context of accelerating national and global changes, the long-term, strategic aims of Clare College are:

• To maintain its emphasis on the individual in academic and pastoral provision; to deliver a world-class undergraduate education by safeguarding the provision of small-group teaching through the College-based supervision system, increasingly rare amongst the world’s top research universities; and to achieve excellence in education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels while maintaining pastoral support through the tutorial system;

• To support a community of Fellows, students and staff, allowing the benefits of a large, internationally renowned university to be realised in a small-scale and close-knit community;

• To foster and support a community of active alumni contributing to the life and future of the College;

• To promote academic research of the highest quality;

• To maintain and enhance the endowments and benefactions, historic buildings and grounds of the College for the benefit of future generations.

Financial Information

Please follow the links below to find out more about how Clare College is funded and our past financial performance. 

Clare's Endowment: 2023

Annual Financial Statements: 2023, 20222021, 2020, 2019

Gender Pay Report: 2021, 2020, 2019

Environment & Sustainability Report: 2020, 2019, 2018

Tackling Tax Evasion Statement: 2022

Clare Review: 2023