photo of parents and students dining in Hall with text 'parents' dinner'

Parents' Dinner 2019

The Master and Fellows of Clare College have pleasure in inviting all parents/guardians of current first year undergraduates,
who have joined the Clare Family and Friends Programme, to the annual Clare Parents’ Dinner
on Saturday 9 February 2019.  

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

4.50pm: All guests seated in Chapel

5.00-6.00pm: Choral Evensong in Chapel

6.00-6.45pm: Drinks in the Master’s Lodge

6.45pm: Three-course Dinner with wine in Hall

The cost of the dinner is £52 per parent/guardian and £26 per student. 
Students are also most welcome to join you for Evensong.

Dress code: lounge suits or equivalent (students to wear gowns in Chapel and Hall).

Due to the restricted capacity of the Hall, we are limited to the number of guests we can accommodate for the dinner. Therefore we allow for a maximum of 2 family members/friends per student. There may be space for an extra guest, but if you would like to bring a fourth person, they will be added to a waiting list until the RSVP deadline has passed. If you would like to add someone to the waiting list please email

Places will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis so please do book soon to avoid disappointment.

Registration for the Parents' Dinner has now closed.  If you have any queries please contact the Events Team by email or telephone 01223 333 275.

As this event is being held during term, we are unfortunately unable to offer parents accommodation in College. However, there are a number of hotels and B&Bs in or close to Cambridge city centre. You might find the following websites helpful: