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Joseph Joyce

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Hi I'm Joseph. I'm the UCS computing officer, my responsibilities include keeping the website updated and fixing computer problems students may have.

Mixed Lacrosse

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Clare mixed lacrosse (Clax) is one of the most popular college sports. There’s always a fun and relaxed atmosphere and it’s a good way to get to know people in college from different year groups. It’s a great sport to try if you’re looking to take up something new, most of the team had never held a lacrosse stick before joining and beginners are welcome to come along and give lax a go at any point during the season.

The main aim of Clax is to try and catch a few balls, score the occasional goal and of course intimidate the other colleges with our great cheat, strong team spirit and bright yellow stash. We’re currently in Division 1 and play at weekends during Michaelmas and Lent terms. Games are usually on Saturday mornings (sometimes Sundays), followed by a team trip to brunch. Cuppers is an all-day tournament at the end of Lent term and is a super fun day where we play loads of other teams – last year we made it through to the semi-finals. Our socials are held once a term and are rumoured in college to be better than the may ball…

Captains: Phillipa Slay (pls38 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) and Will Barrie (wb275 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/279101948775094

Clare College Music Society

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Clare College Music Society is one of the biggest and one of the most highly regarded music societies in Cambridge. It not only gives the students of Clare the opportunity to take part in top class music making, but also the university as a whole.

The purpose of the society is to promote student music making in the college. We put on a full orchestral concert once a term, and run a series of recitals each term on Monday lunchtimes. In addition to this, we welcome applications to put on an opera in any space that would be suitable (recent productions have taken place in the Chapel and in the JCR). We are also happy to promote any concert idea that a Clare student might have – last year saw a late night performance of the Rachmaninov Vespers in the Chapel by the newly formed Peregrine Ensemble.

Take a look at our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClareCollegeMusicSociety

President:

Toby Hession: th501 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Vice President (in charge of Monday recital series):

Josh Cleary: jc952 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Freshers Events:

We will hold a freshers tea and cake gathering the week after freshers week (time to be confirmed, I’ll let you know the details soon). The master will also host a freshers recital on the evening of Thursday 29th October, in his house – all freshers are welcome to perform.

Tennis

The information here may be outdated so please contact mrpg2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for more up to date details/contact address of the president.

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Tennis at Clare is mostly a social affair for tennis enthusiasts who love playing the game. Social tennis sessions and viewing parties of major tennis events are held during term time throughout the year with more competitive tennis matches taking place in Easter Term for College Cuppers.

Both beginners & more experienced players are welcomed to join.

President:

George Lennox: gl390 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Squash

The information here may be outdated so please contact mrpg2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for more up to date details/contact address of the president.

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Squash is a fast paced, fun and easy-to-learn indoor racquet sport, which is accessible to players of all levels and fitness. Clare College Squash club has long been established in the university leagues, fielding a first and second mens’ teams and a ladies team. We have three courts next to memorial court which we use for training, matches, and can be booked for Clare students for their own free use- just book a court here: http://claresquash.soc.srcf.net/. We also have plenty of racquets and balls available for free hire by Clare students.

President:

Mike Frill: mf524 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Freshers Events:

We will be at the societies fair for more information and there will be taster sessions in freshers week.

Football – Men’s

The information here may be outdated so please contact mrpg2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for more up to date details/contact address of the president.

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Clare College has two men’s football teams: the Firsts and the Thirds (the disappearance of the Seconds has gone down in Clare folklore). The First team are currently in Division 3, but will be aiming for a swift return to the 2nd division. Most players have some Sunday league experience, but it is not essential. The Thirds are slightly more casual; if you’re free to play, you should be able to get a match. Both teams generally play once a week, at the weekends, through Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. Home matches are at Clare’s own pitches, which truly are the best in Cambridge (Cambridge United train there). The Firsts will also be training once a week on astroturf.

President:

Euan Holmes: erh53 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk. Third year English student

Freshers Events:

We’ll be having a training session with practice match in Freshers’ week, to which everybody is welcome. In conjunction with this, or perhaps on a different day, there is also the possibility of a mini round-robin tournament involving Clare Alumni.

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Netball (Women’s and Mixed)

Women’s

Clare ladies netball is a team open to all female members of the college. We play against other colleges on a weekly basis, usually on the weekends.  Netball is a really fun and sociable sport and a great way to meet other people in college. We welcome anyone and everyone, regardless of whether you are already a keen netballer or have never thrown a netball before!

Contact captain Tamsin Bell  ( teb59 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk ) for more information or join the Clare Netball facebook group  to find out about weekly fixtures.

Mixed

Mixed netball matches take place once a week in Michaelmas and Lent Terms. They will tend to be on weekend mornings. No prior netball experience is required and commitment levels needn’t be high.

For more information, contact the mixed captains Hermione Burn ( ehb34 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk ) and Rory Fairhead ( rjlf2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk )  or join the Clare Netball Facebook group.

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Hockey

The information here may be outdated so please contact mrpg2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for more up to date details/contact address of the president.

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Clare hockey is a very relaxed club for women and men of all abilities. In this upcoming season we’re aiming to build on last year’s highlight of just missing promotion after losing in the playoff. So whether you’re an advanced hockey player, trying hockey for the first time or simply can’t resist the opportunity to don the fashion statement that is our bright yellow kit you’re very welcome to join us. The time commitments are the Matches themselves (unless we get a squad who are particularly keen on some more training sessions). The Matches are pretty much once a week on Sundays in the first two terms then in summer term there are a couple of fun tournaments. Throughout the year there will also be the occasional social with other hockey clubs, which typically involves Nanna Mexico followed by Cindies. I also intend to search for a lucrative deal combining us with another college, which could see us promoted without winning anything. I would like to reassure everyone that I wouldn’t enter this deal if I thought they were only going to take a few of our best players (for one thing because I wouldn’t get a game myself) or if it meant we’d have to stop wearing garish yellow – we are a college of standards.

President:

Rex English: mlre2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk or look for Rex English on facebook Details about the women’s captain will be confirmed.

Freshers Events:

There will be a training session and match at the start of term for new members.

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