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  • Fitting the continents together

    2015 marks 50 years since three Cambridge geophysicists – Sir Edward Bullard (Clare 1926), Jim Everett (Clare 1959) and Alan Smith (St John's) – used the newly available EDSAC computer to prove that the continents on either side of the Atlantic once fitted together.

  • New Photos: Clare in Hong Kong

    On Monday 23 February Dr Kenneth Mao (1969) recently hosted a dinner for alumni of Clare College at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Hong Kong. View photos taken throughout the evening here. 

  • Stellar results for Clare's catering team

    Once again, Clare's talented chefs and catering team have achieved stellar results in the biannual University of Cambridge Culinary Competition - winning multiple awards and gold medals, including 'Best in Show' and the prestigious Stewards' Cup (awarded jointly to Clare and Emmanuel). 

  • New Photos: ThamesRow launch!
    Anton Wright's latest project which will take a group of young pupils from the Parkside Federation school along the length of the Thames in a rowing boat is up and running! 

  • Alumnus of the Year 2015: Natalie Roberts
    We are thrilled that Dr Natalie Roberts accepted her nomination to be the 2015 Alumnus of the Year! On 9 February Natalie came to Clare to speak at Halfway Hall and accept her award....

  • Sir David Watson (1968)

    We are saddened to report that Clare alumnus, Sir David Watson (1968), the eminent professor of higher education and principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford has died aged 65.

  • Available now… Weekly webcasts from Clare Chapel

    This month the Choir of Clare College launches its new web-casting service, where one of the Choir’s Chapel services will be recorded each week and posted online for listeners everywhere to enjoy. 

  • A new pair of helping hands…

    The Clare gardening team welcomed Billy Rayner to Clare for two weeks for work experience as part of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme.

  • David Breuer-Weil (1985): King of Nerac

    In November 2013 we reported that alumnus and artist David Breuer-Weill (1985) had made documentary, The King of Nerac about his life as an artist and the imaginary world of 'Nerac' which is central to his work and inspiration.

  • Clare Boatman’s Parkside Rowing Challenge

    Clare College boatman and CBC head coach, Anton Wright, has teamed up with the Parkside Community School in Cambridge to offer six of its Year 10 students the opportunity to become expert rowers. 

  • Queen awards Honours to Clare Alumni

    Several members of the Clare community have been recognised in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, for services to medicine, education and the Royal family. 

  • Chris Holmes CBE
    Mr Chris Holmes CBE (1961), the former director of the charity Shelter has died aged 72.

  • What lies beneath....

    Today, archaeological trenches were dug to discover more about the original medieval college building. Little is known about the physical form of the original structure, and these excavations will guide our architects in their plans and designs for Old Court.



  • Come and sing at Clare!

    All Clare members are warmly invited to come along to College on Saturday 24 January 2015, and sing some Great British Music with Clare College Music Society and members of Clare College Choir, lead by Graham Ross (Director of Music).

  • 2014 Clare Distinguished Lecture in Economics & Public Policy 2014
    Clare College is pleased to be hosting its eighth Distinguished Lecture in Economics & Public Policy, which takes place on Wednesday 3 December at 5.30pm in the Riley Auditorium. This year, the Speaker is Professor Raghuram Rajan, who since 2013 has been the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

  • Sir Fred Catherwood

    Sir Fred Catherwood 1925-2014

    We are saddened to learn of the death of Honorary Fellow Sir Fred Catherwood, who died on 30 November.

  • Watch online: Clare College's Roll of Honour

    On Monday 3 November 2014 a special "Roll of Honour" ceremony, in remembrance of all the Clare men who lost their lives in the First World War, was held at the Tower of London.

  • Meet…Suba Das (2002)
    Ideas Tap, a charity working to create opportunities for young people in the arts, profiles Clare College alumnus Suba Das (2002). Find out more about his work as Associate Director at Leicester’s Curve Theatre here…

  • Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey appointed as new Dean
    We are pleased to announce that the Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey will be the next Dean of Clare and Director of Studies in Theology, from September 2015. He will succeed the Revd Dr Gregory Seach who is leaving to take up the post of Warden of Wollaston College in Western Australia.

  • Clare rowers to crew Blue Boats at Henley
    Three Clare College students have been selected for the crews of the Women's and the Men's Lightweight Blue Boats at the annual Oxbridge Boat Races at Henley-on-Thames later this month. 

  • It's (bespoke) Gin o'Clock at Clare!
    Clare's 2014 May Ball team have come up with a wonderful and unique way to celebrate our beautiful gardens... bespoke Clare College Gin, created from plants grown in our own gardens by the prestigious Cambridge Distillery, the world's first and only 'Gin Tailor'. 

  • Alumni in New Year Honours List
    Congratulations to Clare alumni Professor Frances Kirwan and Mr John Doggart, who were honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours list.