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Clubs, societies and social events

Being part of Clare Hall’s community presents a wonderful opportunity to socialise, develop new skills and explore extracurricular activities – whether by joining one of our clubs and societies, or by attending events.

Music

Concerts

Learn about Clare Hall’s highly regarded music programme, including the Intimate Engagements series.

Clare Hall’s quartet-in-residence, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, delight us with concerts throughout the year.

Choir

Members are warmly invited to be part of our relaxed, enjoyable and accessible choir.

A practice session in spring 2022.

Art and exhibitions

Our Art Committee presents a range of exhibitions and talks throughout the year. Members can also loan artworks from the College’s eclectic collection.

Art is an enriching aspect of college life.

Student-led events

The Graduate Student Body Committee plans an extensive range of social events year-round, which complement the student bar‘s range of cocktail nights and family evenings.

The ALB bar is fully student-run and offers a great variety of beers, spirits, wines, and soft drinks.

Boat Club

Clare Hall Boat Club (CHBC) competes in both collegiate and town competitions.

Our Boat Club crews pictured in spring 2022.

Allotment

Clare Hall’s allotment is free for members and their families to join.

What better way to unwind than by growing delicious vegetables?

Book Club

We discuss books from across the globe. Discover more on this page.

Reading for leisure is one of life’s great pleasures, so why not join our Book Club and delve into a new story?

Cricket Club

A sociable sporting club which is open to all who work and study at Clare Hall.

Cricket Match 2022.

Punting

The College has a punt called the John Benstead, which members can book. Please see the Intranet for details.

Our punt’s first outing.

Swimming pool and gym

Enjoy our indoor heated swimming pool and gym.

College members can reserve a pool slot via Booker.

Croquet

Make the most of a summer’s day and enjoy a game of croquet on one of our lawns. There are two croquet sets stored in the basement of Gillian Beer House which are available for members to use.


Plus

Find a range of social events such as Jazz Formals, Formal Swaps, ceilidhs and feasts via our events calendar year-round. There is also a barbecue in West Court which our members are very welcome to book for social events.


Clare Hall’s annual lectures, colloquia and special interest groups present opportunities to interact – as does being part of the Graduate Student Body Committee.

Join the Clare Hall events Facebook group to hear about upcoming public-facing events on the social media platform.