Alumni are invited back to College at regular intervals for Reunion Dinners, which are free, and Alumni Dinners, to which a plus one is also invited.

Find out more about our other regular events below.

The following events are held throughout the year for all alumni of Clare and guests are welcome. If you would like to find out more about these events, please do contact us.   


London Drinks

A couple of times a year we host drinks in London. Often these drinks events are open to all alumni however we occasionally organise an event for specific groups of alumni based on subject, graduation year, social societies etc. It is a great informal way to catch up with old friends, to form new ones and to talk to people from lots of different year groups.



Gala Day

Every Summer we hold an all-day event in College (Old Court, Gardens and Gillespie Centre) which is open to all alumni and their families and friends. There are talks, tours, food and drink as well as other activities such as cooking demonstrations and a children's entertainer - fun for all the family!



Choir Events

Our College Choir is renowned as one of the very best. If your family or friends need convincing, please bring them along to one of their many performances! They sing in chapel services, perform at concerts and often take part in tours to other countries so keep an eye (or an ear!) out for them wherever you are.

Find a full programme of the choir performances on the Clare College Choir website.



The following events are held on an annual basis for donors and supporters of the College, as a way of saying 'thank you' on behalf of everyone at Clare. If you would like to find out more about these events, please do contact us.  



Benefactors' Concert and Dinner

Every September we host the Benefactors' Concert and Dinner; a special event created to thank our members and donors who have supported Clare by making a gift or fulfilling a pledge of £10,000 or more (net) in the previous three years.

The evening begins with a concert in the Chapel, featuring many of our talented young musicians and choristers, followed by a drinks reception in the Master's Lodge and dinner in Hall. 



Samuel Blythe Society Luncheon

Each year, on the second Saturday in May, members of the Samuel Blythe Society are invited to a luncheon at Clare to thank them for pledging a legacy gift to the College in their Will. Often the event includes a tour of the gardens or wine cellars, or a talk given by one of our Fellows. 

If you would like to find out more about the Samuel Blythe Society, please contact Ann Cernek, who will be happy to answer your questions. 


The Master's Circle Dinner

The Master's Circle are a group of alumni and donors who have given £100,000 or more (net) to Clare since 1 January 2006. Members are invited to an annual dinner hosted by the Master in his private dining room in the Lodge, to thank them for their generosity and commitment to the College. The dinner, which offers a rare opportunity to discuss the College's current and future plans with the Master and senior Fellows, is usually held during the Long Vacation. 

To find out more about the Master's Circle, please contact the Development Office