Clare College Music Society



Clare College Music Society is one of the biggest and one of the most highly regarded music societies in Cambridge and there are many ways you can get involved.

Weekly recitals are held in the College Chapel every Monday lunchtime at 1.15pm, enjoyed by fellows, students and members of the public alike. Evenings of Reflection are also held in the Chapel on select Wednesday evenings at 9.30pm and are an excellent way to wind down after a hard day’s work.

If you are interested in playing in one of these recitals next term, contact our Vice Presidents, Lilly Vadaneaux (lv363 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) or Jacqueline Seki (ms2834 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) to enquire.

CCMS also stages orchestral and choral concerts in West Road Concert Hall every term, with recent performances including major works such as Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s ‘Reformation’ Symphony, as well as being a platform for exciting new works by budding Clare composers.

If you would like to be part of our orchestra, contact our Orchestral Managers, Jess Folwell (jjf46 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) and Daniel Livermore (drl43 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) or sign up on the Google Document on Facebook or Instagram.

Due to its jam-packed schedule, CCMS is one of the most exciting societies to be a part of in Cambridge. This is of course also helped by its much-envied social calendar, including concert afterparties and termly formals!

If you would like to keep up to date with CCMS events and opportunities, follow us on Instagram and Facebook and email the President, Daphne Delfas (dd584 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk), for more information or to be added to our mailing list.



CCMS Lent Term Concert

CCMS Orchestra and Chorus

Soprano Hannah Dienes-Williams

Conductors Jessica Folwell, Daphne Delfas, Raphael Herberg and Ed Gertler

Luca Zucchi ‘In Times of Extreme Persecution’

Britten ‘Les Illuminations’

Imogen Holst ‘Three Psalms

Brahms ‘Schicksalslied’


CCMS Opera: The Man How Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Michael Nyman

Soprano Hannah Dienes-Williams

Tenor Dominic Wallis

Baritone Oscar Simms

Musical Director Luca Zucchi

Director Joshua Herberg


Like us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with CCMS events:

Or follow us on Twitter: @Clare_Music

CCMS Committee 2022-2023:

President: Daphne Delfas (dd584 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Vice Presidents: Lilly Vadaneaux (lv363 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) and Jacqueline Seki (ms2834 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Treasurer: Maggie Tam (hct39 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Secretary: Emma Caroe (ekc36 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Orchestral Managers: Jessica Folwell (jjf46 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) and Daniel Livermore (drl43 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Librarian: Daniel Liu (dl675 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Social Secretary: Thomas Gilbert (tdg35 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Publicity Officer: Hannah Dienes-Williams (hkmd2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Clare Jazz: Judah Daniels (jasd6 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Director of Music (ex-officio) Mr. Graham Ross

The Dean (ex-officio) Revd. Dr. Mark Smith

Senior Treasurer (ex-officio) Dr. Gordon Ogilvie


Like us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with CCMS events:

Or follow us on Twitter: @Clare_Music




Clare College Tennis Club is a relaxed and welcoming environment for both beginners and more-experienced players to come and play tennis. We organise practice sessions throughout the year at the Clare courts, enter the inter-college Cuppers competition (which runs in Michaelmas and Lent terms) and also arrange socials throughout the year, including formals and viewing events of the major Grand Slam’s. We also have tennis rackets and tennis balls which can be borrowed by players if needed. 

Clare boasts 2 hard courts as well as 6 well-maintained grass courts available for use in summer. The courts are located at the Clare sports ground and are free to use by all members of the college, operating on a first-come-first-serve basis.


President – Leah Hurst- lrh40 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk



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 had long been established in the university leagues, fielding a first and second mens’ team, and a ladies team. We have two courts at our use (owned by King’s College School), which are a 1 minute walk from Memorial court. Racquets can be found at the courts, and balls can be borrowed at the memorial plodge.

Booking Info:

To use the squash court, you first need to be inducted by the squash captain or UCS sports rep. After this you can book courts via with your own log-in details. Note that we are not the only ones to use the courts, so make sure to make your bookings well in advance.


The squash courts are open for any kind of recreational squash between any two inducted players. Normally we have a termly College ladder and we play in the intercollegiate squash leagues.


Due to the coronavirus, King’s College School has decided to close off the courts for Clare students at the moment. We hope to get access soon, but at the moment we will have to wait.


Captain – Minnie Cooper – lmpc2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Football (Men’s)


Clare college has two men’s football teams. Having won the division 3 title the Firsts have been promoted to the second division, where they hope to carry the momentum into the new season. Although most players do have some Sunday league experience, it is not a requirement. The second team managed to retain their status in division 5 last year, which they hope to use as a platform to build upon this year. The second Clare team is much more casual, and if you’re free to play, you should be able to get a game. Matches for both teams are at the weekend, and happen most weeks throughout both Michaelmas and Lent Term. Home matches are at Bentley Road (approximately a 10 min cycle from Memorial Court), and are undeniably the best pitches in Cambridge (Cambridge United train there). We hold a training session/ kickabout once a week on the AstroTurf behind the UL/Memorial Court, which everyone is invited to. For any extra info get in contact with the team captains or e-mail football [at] clare [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk.


First team captain: James Whittle jtw47 Second team captain: Connor Cheverall cjc218

Netball (Mixed)


The Clare Mixed Netball Team has always been a very fun and friendly team to join. We are currently in division 1 of the mixed college netball teams (yay!) but don’t let that intimidate you as we are a very relaxed team, and welcome players from all levels of experience – several of us currently on the team had never played netball before coming to university!

For a mixed team there needs to be a minimum of three players of either sex and matches will usually be hosted at other colleges’ netball courts (because ours are so far away that other courts are usually much more convenient). We don’t currently hold training sessions, but we are very willing to organise some if there is sufficient demand!


This term, due to Covid, all college netball matches are going to be friendly, so we won’t lose our spot in div 1! This is a great opportunity to come along, try out a new sport or get in some practice before we (hopefully) resume competitive matches in Lent term.


If you would like to join the team! Email either of the captains and we’ll add you to the Facebook group and group chat.


Marina McCready – mm2418 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Clare Politics


Clare Politics is the largest and oldest non-partisan politics society at Cambridge. The goal of the society is to bring leading figures from the world of politics and current affairs to Clare to discuss pertinent contemporary issues, giving students amazing access to exciting people. All of our events are free and open to the students, fellows, staff and the public alike. In previous years, we have hosted speakers such as Dominic Grieve, Natalie Bennet, and Margaret Hodge, talking on topics as diverse as devolution and sexual harassment on university campuses. We often collaborate with other societies, particularly within Clare; our aim is to give a platform to as wide a range of views and campaigns as possible, so if you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

For a full list of speakers (both past and upcoming) and more detailed information in general, please visit our external website:


There are 4-6 events per Michaelmas and Lent term. They usually start in the early evening and are held on any day between Monday and Friday, lasting for one hour. The formats of the events vary, but there is usually a rough balance between panels and individual speakers. Each event is put up on Facebook with the exact details specified there, so the best way to keep up-to-date is to like our Facebook page:


Our committee currently has 7 members. We usually recruit for the coming year each Easter break, so keep an eye on your email for updates. Joining Clare Politics is a great way to meet high-profile and interesting speakers and hear what they have to say, as well as gaining valuable work experience in the process.

If you wish to get in touch, please email the president Archie at ajrp3 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Committee 2021/2022:

President: Archie Phillips

Vice-President: Emma Hulse

Speakers Officers: Ruairidh Maclean & Hannah Weber

Treasurers: Tara Chittmittrapap & David Quan

Publicity Officer: Laleh Bergman-Hossain