Clare LitSoc

Clare College Literary and Writing Society is an inclusive and informal society centred around a love of both discussing and producing literature. We meet once every two weeks and discuss a topic over wine and cheese. Our literary magazine ‘Matches’ comes out twice a term and is bursting with the creative talents of Clare College students and alumni. The magazine is widely read around college and celebrates both student writing and artwork.

President: Molly Ingham (mi335[at]cam[dot]ac[dot]uk)

Cutty Sark Women’s Investment Fund

The Clare College Cutty Sark Investment Society (CCCSIS or Cutty Sark for short), is a society aimed to prepare women for suitable investment careers and to educate its members on how to look after their savings.

As active investors, we invest our £70,000 fund in global equities and equity funds. We take the FTSE World Index as the index for our fund. Any profit we make is shared between the Nicholas Hammond Foundation and the Cutty Sark Fund.

In addition to investing, we also organise guest speaker events and networking opportunities with the intention to promote and make investment accessible to women from all academic fields.

Our meetings are usually on a Sunday afternoon in Memorial Court. No prior knowledge or experience is needed to be able to join; the committee provides teaching points each week to help new and existing members learn.

Facebook group: Cutty Sark Investment Society

Contact: Numtip Techa (tt394 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)


Jewish Society (Stars of David Attenborough)

Clare’s Jewish Society, last year renamed to ‘Stars of David Attenborough’ (SODA) runs events throughout the year celebrating Jewish festivals, welcoming both Jewish and non-Jewish students. From the Bridge-mukkah candle lighting (celebrating Chanukah in the month of November), to our raucous Purim party, to cheesecake making on Shavout, SODA events aim to provide a relaxed, casual atmosphere where Jewish students can celebrate their identity and non-Jewish students can have a taste of Jewish life! As well as celebrating festivals, SODA is also here to help Jewish students with any queries they may have regarding balancing festivals and work, provision of Kosher food and any other problems or questions they may have. The society is here for all Jewish students, reform or orthodox, observant or not. For anyone interested in the society please Jake Gilbey (jsg57) or Jesse Anthony (jeca2) and we’ll add you to the Facebook group and be happy to answer any questions you may have. (PS getting involved in SODA will guarantee you have a kvelling mother, schlepping nachas about how their child maintains their heritage at university!)

VetMed Soc

The information here may be outdated so please contact bt349 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for more up to date details/contact address of the president.


VetMed Soc is a society that any Clare students studying veterinary medicine or medicine are automatically a part of. We organise several events over the course of the year, including the VetMed Soc Small Hall in Easter term with a guest speaker.


Rachel Wilson: rw507 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Ankita Sahni: as2378 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Freshers Events:

The first event of the year is a mixer for all undergrads so the freshers can get to know the second and third year vets and medics, and an email with more details will be sent out at the start of term.


Clare Orientation & Identity


Welcome to COI: Clare’s very own LGBT+ Society: representing all colours of the rainbow since Dorothy got back to Kansas.

We host and run our own events and campaigns in and around Clare, and also help keep you in the know about all things LGBT+ in the wider Cambridge vicinity. Drop us an email to sign up to our newsletters, or for more up-to-date information, drop us a like on Facebook, or you can also join our private Facebook Group. (Search for COI – Clare Orientation and Identity)

We also are here for the Welfare of LGBT+ folk at Clare. We are able to offer sexual health advice and protection, and also point you towards other sources for support such as the college nurse, counselling services and sexual health clinics.

The LGBT+ Officer and president of the society, Dani, is always happy to help with any questions, worries or even there just to have a chat, however serious or small the matter may be, and with any discussions always being completely confidential. Dani can be reached either on Facebook or via email: db713 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

We want COI to be something that anyone would feel comfortable to join, regardless of their orientation or their identity. We are simply a society here for those who feel they do not conform to heteronormative standards.

If you have any comments, questions or potential puns related to COI, please don’t hesitate to email us at: ucs-lgbt [at] srcf [dot] net