List of Societies

President: James Kitchingman (jk886)

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President: Harry Ford (hf376)

President: Varun Latthe (vl331)

Whether you’re an experienced player or a complete beginner and want to keep up your badminton at university, Clare Badminton Club is for you. We hold weekly training sessions on Saturdays from 3-4pm at the University Sports Centre where all abilities are welcome. These sessions are made up of mostly casual games and the odd training drill. We also have a team that competes in the open intercollegiate league, and we are currently seeking reinforcements, all genders welcome. Each intercollegiate tie is fought between 6 players on each team and personnel vary match to match so if you’re keen, it’s likely you’ll be able to play some competitive games. If you're interested in taking part, message/email me and I'll add you to the messenger group.

President: Fergal Duggan (fjd35)

Open-to-all. A weekly club playing a variety of board games.

President: Rowan Ibbotson (ri287)

Presidents: Khai Tran (kht38) and Bryher Smith (bs708)

Hi, we are the Clemists and we're here for all things chemistry related. From electrons to plastics – we've got all your molecular queries covered. We are planning on holding welfare events (drawing hexagons is hard work) and other chemistry based talks. These won't be your regular talks, but on ground-breaking questions such as 'what's your favourite molecule'. We want to share our love of chemistry with everyone, Natsci or not, so if you've ever thought that what your life needed was a little chemistry then come along!

President: Mia Da Costa (md958)

Clare Actors is Clare’s very own student-run theatre society. We fund a variety of shows and events throughout term, including a Freshers Show, Lent Term Showcase in Clare's underground bar and May Week play in the Fellow's Gardens. We also organise workshops, theatre trips, socials, and offer general tips and tricks to getting immersed into the Cambridge Theatre Scene! You can find us on, on instagram (clare_actors), or reach out to

Presidents: Molly Wilson (maw223) and Hanna Bjone (hb592)

CBC is the boat club associated with college for people who want to row or cox and compete in intercollegiate events as well as larger competitions. There’s a range of commitment levels, a novice program running in Michaelmas and Easter terms, and termly Boat Club Dinners.

President: Elisa Earle (eae36)

Clare Book Club is a relaxed space for anyone who likes to read or feels they want to read more during term! We choose one book per term and meet every fortnight to discuss what we’ve read so far. Snacks provided 😉

President: Eva Heffernan (eh726)

Clare Dungeons & Dragons Society is the college society dedicated to playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)! D&D is a tabletop game about fantasy, adventure, and monster-slaying, played via storytelling and dice. Whether you've never heard of it, or you're a seasoned player, you are welcome! We host Oneshot games on a roughly weekly basis, Training Sessions for novices wanting to learn how to play, and socials to get together away from the gaming table! We hope to see you there! ⚔️🐉

President: Ed Pearson (ejrp2)

President: Owen Mackenzie (om379)

We meet every Tuesday in the gatehouse to play some casual games of chess and enjoy general chess vibes. We take part in the intercollege league. This is a general nice place to relax and take a break from work with a whole range of abilities. If you have any questions, you can ask the president.

President: Dan Goody (dg463)

Clare CU exists to give everyone in Clare, whether a Christian or not, the opportunity to explore who the God of the Bible is, and what that might mean for them. We meet in Clare every week on Saturday at 5pm to read a passage from the Bible together, to discuss what it means and how it might apply to us, and to pray. We also hold weekly prayer meetings every Friday at 8am in the chapel to pray for each other, for Clare, and for the major issues facing our world. Please feel free to join us at any time, whether you’ve been a Christian for years, you think Christianity is total nonsense, or you have no idea what you think - everyone is welcome! If you’re interested in exploring Christianity but that sounds a bit intimidating, we run various other one-off events throughout the year - keep an eye out for ‘Text a Toastie’, an opportunity to ask us any question you want to about Christianity, which we’ll answer over a free toastie! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about anything - email Dan Goody, our current college rep, at, or contact us via our Instagram account or Facebook page.

President: Rowan Ibbotson (ri287)

President: Shreya Patel (sp2068)

President: Catriona McCleery (cam256)

Welcome to Clare Growers, the college allotment society! We have a small allotment at Castle Court and meet once a week (usually Sunday 1pm) to grow things and paint things and generally have a fun time! Anyone with any level of gardening experience is welcome as long as you are willing to get a bit muddy 🙂 We expanded the allotment last year so there will be lots of exciting new things growing this year that we will all get to eat and enjoy!

President: Khai Tran (kht38)

Presidents: Ed Parker (ep683) & Gabriel Rubens (gr472)

We are Cambridge's biggest non-partisan politics society. We want to give students a chance to engage in politics, both by hosting socials, and Interactive speaker events. We already have 3 speakers confirmed for this academic year and more in the pipeline! In an election year, we also anticipate plenty of opportunities to get a group together to watch some big moments unfold together.

President: Zak Bakkali (zb273)

Presidents: Dylan Sudworth (dcs50) & Nia Morris (nlm39)

President: Aardash Khimasia (ak2446)

An informal climbing society at Clare, climbing weekly at Rainbow Rocket near the station - for all levels of experience! Guaranteed fun, everyone is welcome 🙂

President: Jingwen Wang (jw2303)

Clare College Cutty Sark Investment Society is the biggest student investment fund in the UK dedicated to female and non-binary students, with £90,000 asset under management. The aim of the society is to provide a relaxed environment for students to discuss investment-related topics and appreciate the intricacies of finance while building up financial skills. We hope that by creating a female-friendly environment where our voices are not drowned out, we can help more women become financially literate, gain hands-on investing experience, and the skills and confidence to succeed in finance. Our meetings are usually held on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm in Gillespie Centre, Memorial Court. We require no prior knowledge from potential members; anyone with an interest in finance are welcome to join. During our weekly meetings, we conduct training sessions for all members to learn together, followed by immediate applications through discussions, analysis, and stock pitch on our portfolio in different sectors. In addition to portfolio management, we also organise speaker events and networking sessions to amplify our influence on fellow female students from all academic fields outside of Cutty Sark. Our past speakers include CEOs, MDs, and Heads from top asset management firms.

President: Charlotte Bond (cekb2)

We are a speakers society (a casual one this isn’t the union) dating from 1882. We hold talks by college members on subjects they’re passionate about which aren’t related to their academic field. We meet around three times a term on a Tuesday evening, meetings are advertised in advance on our Facebook page.

Presidents: Oluchi Okoli (opo21) & Molly Wilson (maw223)

Presidents: Ana Rock (abr37) & Katie Bird (keb83)

GEM (Gender Equality Movement) is a feminist society with weekly meetups for casual events such as movie nights, crafting and discussions centred around feminist issues and gender. We work to create a friendly environment where people can feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and have fun!

President: Oskar Stone (os416)

Presidents: Ben Brent (bjb68) & Nelly Wolman (nw425)

Clare JSOC is the colleges Jewish society. Planning events for Clare's Jewish (and non-Jewish) students, the society hosts celebrations for the Jewish holidays, regular Friday night dinners and an annual Purim party.

President: Aadarsh Khimasia (ak2446)

A great way to learn a new sport and meet new people! Non-contact matches on the weekend against other colleges, joint team made up of Clare and Homerton students. Everyone is welcome! No kit needed, just good vibes 🙂

President: Sakshi Jha (sj634)

The Clare College Law Society is the college society for all law students, or any students from other degree backgrounds considering a career in the legal sector. Our events include socials, welfare events, speaker events, networking sessions, and routine dinners with all law students in college with leading law firms, and for the first time this year, anyone interested in law can attend these also through application. We also have a stash release coming soon! We would advise that anyone considering a career in law, whether it be as a solicitor, as a barrister, or more broadly just working in the legal sector, to come along to events!

First team President: Jonty Reading (jr921)
Second team President: Ed Parker (ep683)

We run a men’s first and second team with training once a week and matches on weekends. We are in division 3 and 5 respectively. Any level should come along and play if you love the beautiful game. Football is the world’s favourite pastime and too culturally significant to ignore.

Mixed team Presidents: Pippa Lewis (pil24) & Thomas Gilbert (tdg35)
Women's team President: Stephanie Maties (stjm4)

Casual sports society open to all - including those without any prior experience! We enter 2 teams (mixed and women’s) into the inter-college leagues, which have weekly matches throughout Michaelmas and Lent terms.

President: Maddy Wright (mw890)

Queens’ and Clare overseas education fund (QCOEF) is a committee of students and fellows from Queens’ and Clare Colleges. The committee raises and allocates funds for educational projects in developing countries. We support a wide range of projects across the world: in the past we have fundraised for Children International. To do so we organise events across Queens and Clare Colleges such as club nights, formals, and pub quizzes. Joining QCOEF this year will be a great opportunity to get involved in college life, make friends from other colleges, and have fun - all while making a meaningful difference. If you are interested in organising events, allocating funds, or helping with publicity please email mw890 (Queens’). Thank you!

Presidents: Tirion Hills (tjh202) & Imogen Philbey (ip376)

Clare Squash is a club for people with any background/ability level in squash - from absolute novice to pro! We will try and get together to play at least once a week as a club (and of course socials) We will also be running box leagues each term. This is where you have the chance to play other people, but in a fun and mildly competitive manner. At the end of each term, we have a box league social!

President: Ali Dbouk (ahpd2)

We organise weekly tennis matches against other colleges as well as social tennis sessions a few times a term. There is a group chat where all this is organised, if you’d like to be added to it email me at ahpd2. Happy training!

Presidents: Lily Sear (ls997) & Louisa Henry (lh800)

We are a cross-college football team welcoming women and non-binary players from Clare, Peterhouse and Clare Hall. Players of all abilities and experiences are invited to join us for matches played every weekend, from friendly fixtures to seeking Cuppers victory! Come and check us out and soon enough you'll be bleeding yellow!

President: Mahmud Haji (mh2169)

Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport played with a flying disc. The best way to get a sense of what it’s all about is to come along and try it! We hold weekly training sessions involving throwing practice, some drills and lots of games – anyone from complete beginner to national-level player is welcome to join us. Matches for the friendly but competitive College league are usually at weekends, and there’s a tournament at the end of each term. Our team comprises players from a few different colleges, so playing with us is a great way to meet people from other colleges too – plus we organise plenty of socials and formals. Get in touch with Mahmud (mh2169) for more details or if you have any questions.

President: Thomas Edmonson (tw309)