Contemporary Chess


Clare College Contemporary Chess Club was founded to provide an intense, unforgiving and highly competitive space for all resident grandmasters of Clare College. We meet fortnightly for a thrilling evening of checks and mates; the specifics of which will be conveyed to your pidge should you be able to demonstrate evidence of possessing a FIDE rating of at least 2882. To maintain the intellectual rigour with which we fight the Battles of the Board copious refreshments are always supplied, you needn’t bring anything as gear is provided.

(social society, come and meet new people around college and get to know them over some food, drink and a game of chess)

Board of Directors:

King of Boards – Bobby Fischer

Queen of Pieces – Gary Kasparov

Bishop of Checks – Alireza Firouzja

Knight of Mates – Magnus Carlsen

Rook of Blunders – Rahcus Kelly (mak88)

History Society


Clare History Society is a relatively new but fast-growing society at Clare. We are open to students of all subjects not just those doing History so please get involved with us; there is no formal obligation for history society so pick and choose which events suit your interests best. We normally host a series of speakers throughout the year; previous speakers have included Clare’s own Dr John Guy, Lord John Sharkey and other members of the Cambridge History Faculty including Dr Hank Gonzalez. This year we plan to extend into careers talks, quizzes and social events. We can be found on Facebook where details of events and our term card can be found.
This year many of our events will be virtual so please look to the Facebook page for details of how these can be accessed.

Committee 2020/21:

Co-presidents this year are Cate and Abi, two second year history students. We’re here to deal with any and all history questions, queries or issues and we hope to meet as many history students/people interested in history as possible this year!


Cate Baxter cb2075 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Abi Eagles ase31 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Christmas Fair


Clare Christmas Fair hoped to celebrate all things Christmas with gifts, classic Christmas fair games, a buffet of food, and a wonderful atmosphere right in the heart of the college for all Clare students, ending the night with a student-run pantomime.

However, due to COVID-19, we’ve had to alter our plans for our first-ever celebration. This does not mean we’re giving up! We have a few tricks up our sleeves to make sure everyone has a safe Christmas celebration at the college; but rest assured, next year, we’re coming with a BANG!


If you’d like to get involved in Clare college’s first-ever abridged X-mas Fair contact:

Sharon Owusu-Kyereh (so404 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk )

Ethan Pratt (ecp39 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Clare Amateur Music Club


A space for musicians of any standard to play music of any genre in a relaxed and informal setting. No need to give a refined or even a complete performance. If you don’t want to perform, free to just come along and listen. We have previously held a session every Sunday between 7pm and 10pm in the Bennett room, but this will be subject to changes due to Covid. We welcome anyone and everyone who enjoys making and listening to music.


For more details contact Aga Niewiadomska an578 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Rock Climbing (CCRC)


Clare climbing is a relaxed society which welcomes climbers of all abilities, whether you’ve never been on a wall, or have been climbing for years. We aim to run weekly climbing sessions at Rainbow Rocket or at Kelsey Kerridge, and we heavily subsidise prices to around £1/2. We also have regular socials and slacklining sessions on Jesus Green!


Things may be different this year due to COVID, so join our facebook page (Clare Rock Climbing Society,  to keep up to date!
If you have any questions contact me (Maddy) at m740 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk or message us on facebook!



Hi, I’m Claire and I run the poker club. It’s a pretty chill club with a wide range of poker abilities from complete beginner to scarily good but everyone is welcome! People tend to join whenever they feel like it, but we usually manage about 10-12 players per session.

Our sessions don’t involve any actual money, instead we play for leaderboard points with an optional cash game at the end of term. We hold weekly in person sessions where we play a few rounds with snacks and drinks provided. However, due to the pandemic we may have to move things online where we’ll be playing games on an online platform with a voice/video chat to keep the banter going.


If you have any questions or would like to join us then email me at the email below.

Claire: cjr77 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

We look forward to seeing you all at our next session!!!

Rugby (CCK)


CCK was established to provide an enjoyable, easy going experience for all members of Clare, Corpus and Kings who want participate in rugby at the college level, regardless of ability. We play weekly league matches on throughout Michaelmas and Lent terms and then the intercollegiate ‘Cuppers’ tournament at the end of Lent. We are always looking for new players and look forward to hearing from anyone who wants to get involved.

You can find us almost every Saturday afternoon at Leckhampton (Corpus Christi’s playing fields). Address: 37 Grange Rd, Cambridge CB3 9BJ (only 2 roads away from Memorial Court).


Check us out on Facebook @CCKRFC, and on Instagram @cckrufc. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a message on either channel, or drop an email to either: Joe Feest jf687 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk or George Turnbull gt413 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk


CCK follows the guidelines set out by the RFU on the return to play protocols. Currently this means we are limited to non-contact touch games but this will likely change as the situation evolves. We will keep members updated on the latest through our Facebook page.

Football (Women’s)


The Clare/Peterhouse Women’s Football team play matches once a week, typically at weekends. Playing for college is really fun and laid back, and it’s a great way to meet new people. This year is going to be a bit different but we’ll try to play and train as much as we can! We welcome players of all abilities, if you’re interested or think this is something you’d like to try out please email or message me!


Captain: Kate Donnachie [kd457]