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