Leaving a gift

A message from our President

Founded in 1966 Clare Hall was built upon values and intentions that remain true today as they did then – to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for graduate students and Visiting fellows at Cambridge University.

I invite you to add your name to the honourable list of donors who are members of the 1966 Society, by leaving a gift to Clare Hall in your will. A written letter of intent, not legally binding, making the College a beneficiary in your will is sufficient to gain membership. The Society has been formed to celebrate and recognise the foresight of legacy pledger, whose support today enables Clare Hall to continue its commitment to foster world-class research and to build for future generations to come here.

Please do consider Clare Hall in your Will.

Thank you.

Professor David Ibbetson


Clare Hall is a unique College in Cambridge. Its own foundations lie in the vision created by the founding Fellows and of Clare College back in 1966. Their wish was to create a welcoming home for graduates and Visiting Fellows, to think, meet, talk and to share. That place is Clare Hall.

Most of the buildings, scholarships, and bursaries at Clare Hall are the result of a legacy gift from Fellows, Life Members, staff or friends of the College. Their generosity continues to benefit current and future members.

Many Life Members have indicated that they would like to make a gift to Clare Hall, however, they feel that they are unable to do so during their lifetime. Including a gift in your will offers an opportunity to make a real difference to supporting Clare Hall, without affecting any lifetime commitments.