Clare College Alumni


Our Family & Friends programme provides a link between parents, families and friends of Clare's current undergraduate students and the College.

We are delighted to offer those who choose to join the scheme a chance to become a little bit more involved in life at Clare...



Become a member

Download an Order Form

 Sponsor a Book

Make a Donation



We know that students aren’t always the best at telling their parents what they’ve been up to, so we’ll do our best to give you a taste of what’s happening at Clare. When you join Family & Friends, you'll receive the College's monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date with College news, event highlights and lots more. We'll also post you our College publications, including our magazine, Clare News, and our Annual Report.


Everybody loves cake, so we’ve teamed up with legendary Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies to bring you 'Love from Home'. Choose from a selection of delicious treats to send to your student, wishing them a happy birthday, good luck for exams or just to remind them that they're loved! You can also buy a voucher that they can use in the Fitzbillies bakery, café or restaurant. 

For more details please download an order form, call the development team on +44 1223 333218 or drop them an email at



Every February, we invite our Family & Friends members (of first year undergraduates) to attend a special dinner at Clare. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a formal dinner in College and to meet other parents of our first year students... and spend time with your son or daughter, of course!

Before the dinner you will have the opportunity to attend choral evensong in Clare chapel and there will be a short talk, usually given by the Senior Tutor. 

The last Parent's Dinner took place on Saturday 27th January 2018. View photos from the event

The next Parent's Dinner will take place during Lent Term 2019, and invitations will be sent to all eligible Family & Friends members in December 2018. 

All Family & Friends members are also very welcome to attend our annual Clare Gala Day in June. Keep an eye out for updates on our events pages!


The Clare College Family Book Fund provides families of undergraduates with a way to help current students by donating funds for the College Library to invest in much needed resources and to help the Library maintain a plentiful supply of key texts. 

If you would like to donate to this fund you can support a specific subject area or you can leave it to the discretion of the Librarian. Books purchased through the Family Book Fund are marked with a special bookplate. Your support will also be noted in the annual list of donors, unless you request that your donation be anonymous. 

For a minimum donation of £20.00, the College Library will purchase a book for undergraduate use, marked by a special bookplate.

To find out more about the Family Book Fund leaflet, please download a leaflet.


The Parents' Fund

The Parents’ Fund is a way for families and friends to give tangible support to current students. Gifts to the annual Parents’ Fund support projects of direct benefit to current students. These projects are decided upon by a committee of students and Fellows, chaired by the Senior Tutor.


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Please Note:

Discussions with all our students, including attendance, assessments and personal issues, are treated in the utmost confidence. This information will not be disclosed to third parties, including parents and members of the Family & Friends, without the consent of the student in question.