Clareity Symposium 2015

For the eighth year running, the Clare community of grads, undergrads, CRAs and fellows gathered in the Gillespie centre for a day of sharing ideas. In true humanistic fashion, the breadth of topics covered...

Clare College Guide Dog

Guide Dogs at the MCR

Meet the New members of the Clare MCR: Jemma and Bobby from the Guide Dog Puppy Party. Post by Clare College.


Lent Term Week 1

Dear Clare MCR,

Well, it’s Week 1 so welcome back!  I thought I would update you on what we have in store this term. As well as the usual plethora of formals, bops and Clareity events that you would expect at Clare (more…)


Open MCR Meeting 12/12/14

Hey Clare MCR! On Friday 12th December we shall be holding an Open MCR Meeting in the Latimer Room at 18:45hrs. We shall be discussing the future of the MCR. Everyone is welcome and...


Week 7 Blues? Certainly Not!

Dear Clare MCR,

So it might have got a bit darker. It might have got *a lot* colder. But we’re definitely on the straight and narrow to end this term on a high. And given that we’ve now moved into Week 7 the MCR Committee really, really wants to remind you that we are here for YOU!


Clare MCR Membership

Dear Clare MCR, Recently we’ve had several questions about who can be a member of the MCR and what this entails. To (hopefully) clarify the situation we’ve created a document that sets out the...

Cambridge Gowns

Dear Freshers’,

As some of you will have seen in the Fresher’s Guide, Cambridge Gowns are an archaic Cambridge tradition. Until half way through the twentieth century, students had to wear them whenever they left their college room, attended lectures, sat exams, and generally did anything other than shower. Now, gowns are generally only used formal occasions: Matriculation, Formal Halls (recommended at Clare), Graduation, and when voting for a new University Chancellor. You are required to have a gown only twice in your degree – once when you Matriculate and once when you Graduate.

Some people choose not to buy one, and instead choose to borrow or hire one for special occasions. If you do buy one then you can also wear it to formal dinners and some other one-off events. Gowns cost about £100 new, or around £50 second hand. Whether or not you buy one is up to you. A Gown Marketplace has been created to facilitate the exchange of second hand gowns.


Freshers’ Schedule

Good morning to ya Clare MCR,

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal this year’s Freshers’ Week schedule. It’s been a labour of love for the committee and we hope you’ll find a good mixture of fun and useful events packed in there, to welcome you into our post-grad community.

The complete Freshers’ Guide is available here, on the MCR website .
And the contact details of the committee are here.

See you soon!
Georgie (VP)