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Clare College

Riverside location at college venue with livery animals set in front of college building.
Riverside Location
Our award-winning Gillespie Centre and executive ensuite accommodation, Lerner Court is part of the College's Memorial Court.
Lerner Court
Located across the River Cam from Old Court, Memorial Court
Memorial Court
Clare College's 17th Century site located in the heart of Cambridge.
Old Court Bridge
Fine dining with luxury presentation.
Exclusive Fine Dining
Idyllic garden setting overlooked by the main venue building
Stunning Gardens

Clare College is the second oldest of the University of Cambridge’s colleges and is located in the heart of Cambridge amongst picturesque gardens beside the River Cam and Cambridge ‘backs’. The Gillespie Centre, which opened in 2009, provides modern conference facilities which are available year-round.

Clare College has an award-winning team of chefs, with a first-class reputation of creating outstanding menus and offers fine dining in both intimate and atmospheric dining rooms. For groups dining in the Small Hall, available year round, the College chefs offer the option to create a luxury, bespoke menu tailored for your event.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
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U-Shape
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Boardroom
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Cabaret
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Dimensions
The entire first floor of the Gillespie Centre is occupied by the double-height Elton-Bowring Room with a folding, acoustic screen wall allowing the space to be divided into two seminar rooms. As one room, the Elton-Bowring Room can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style, 96 cabaret-style, 72 classroom-style or 56 boardroom-style. The entire first floor of the Gillespie Centre is occupied by the double-height Elton-Bowring Room with a folding, acoustic screen wall allowing the space to be divided into two seminar rooms. As one room, the Elton-Bowring Room can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style, 96 cabaret-style, 72 classroom-style or 56 boardroom-style. The entire first floor of the Gillespie Centre is occupied by the double-height Elton-Bowring Room with a folding, acoustic screen wall allowing the space to be divided into two seminar rooms. As one room, the Elton-Bowring Room can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style, 96 cabaret-style, 72 classroom-style or 56 boardroom-style. The entire first floor of the Gillespie Centre is occupied by the double-height Elton-Bowring Room with a folding, acoustic screen wall allowing the space to be divided into two seminar rooms. As one room, the Elton-Bowring Room can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style, 96 cabaret-style, 72 classroom-style or 56 boardroom-style.
The Elton-Bowring Room
150
72
44
56
96
Width: 9.6m
Length: 11.6m
The Elton Room is a light space adjoining the Bowring Room and can seat up to 80 delegates theatre-style, 36 classroom-style, 42 boardroom-style or 48 cabaret-style.
The Elton Room
80
36
30
42
48
Width: 7.7m
Length: 7.1m
The Bowring Room is a light space adjoining the Elton Room and can seat up to 48 delegates theatre-style, 24 classroom or boardroom-style or 30 cabaret-style.
The Bowring Room
48
24
21
24
30
Width: 4.4m
Length: 7.7m
The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners.
Garden Room
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70
Width: 11.4m
Length: 7.8m
Our refurbished Latimer Room can accommodate up to 90 delegates and has been fitted with a high quality audio-visual system, which includes an LCD projector, electronic screen, audio PA system and microphones.
The Latimer Room
90
48
32
34
48
Width: 5.6m
Length: 14m
This room seats up to 60 delegates (theatre-style) and has plenty of natural light.
The Bennett Room
60
36
30
36
42
Width: 7.8m
Length: 8.1m
The Glover Room seats up to 35 delegates (theatre-style) and has plenty of natural light. A conference organiser's office supplements the facilities in the main conference centre.
The Glover Room
35
24
12
20
24
Width: 4.6m
Length: 6.5m
Available at both Memorial an Old Court are a range of syndicate rooms for breakout sessions and private meetings seating up to 20-25 delegates.
The Syndicate Room
20
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12
-
Width: -
Length: -
The Neild Room is located in Memorial Court and can be used in conjunction with the Bennett Room and Library Common Room. All the standard AV equipment is available in the Neild Room including an LCD projector, screen and flipcharts.
The Nield Room
60
44
30
40
42
Width: 8.1m
Length: 8.1m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Part of our award-winning Gillespie Centre, the Garden Room is an elegant, contemporary space for dinner. The Garden Room can seat up to 100 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT. Part of our award-winning Gillespie Centre, the Garden Room is an elegant, contemporary space for dinner. The Garden Room can seat up to 100 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT. Part of our award-winning Gillespie Centre, the Garden Room is an elegant, contemporary space for dinner. The Garden Room can seat up to 100 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners.
Garden Room
90
11.4m
7.8m
Located at our 17th Century Old Court site, the Great Hall can seat up to 142 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT. Located at our 17th Century Old Court site, the Great Hall can seat up to 142 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT. Located at our 17th Century Old Court site, the Great Hall can seat up to 142 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT. Located at our 17th Century Old Court site, the Great Hall can seat up to 142 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT.
The Great Hall
142
7.71m
16.69m
Located at our 17th Century Old Court site, the Small Hall is perfect for intimate dinners seating up to 44 diners. Our price for a 3 course dinner with coffee is £39.10+VAT or for 4 courses is £48.90+VAT.
The Small Hall
50
5.37m
9.03m
Located at Old Court, the Buttery offers self-service meals for lunch and dinner.
The Buttery
140
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Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Auditorium room with presentation board & raised seating perfect for speaking engagements.
Riley Auditorium
150
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Width: 11.2m
Length: 14.50m
The entire first floor of the Gillespie Centre is occupied by the double-height Elton-Bowring Room with a folding, acoustic screen wall allowing the space to be divided into two seminar rooms. As one room, the Elton-Bowring Room can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style, 96 cabaret-style, 72 classroom-style or 56 boardroom-style. The entire first floor of the Gillespie Centre is occupied by the double-height Elton-Bowring Room with a folding, acoustic screen wall allowing the space to be divided into two seminar rooms. As one room, the Elton-Bowring Room can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style, 96 cabaret-style, 72 classroom-style or 56 boardroom-style.
The Elton-Bowring Room
150
72
44
56
96
Width: 9.6m
Length: 11.6m
The Elton Room is a light space adjoining the Bowring Room and can seat up to 80 delegates theatre-style, 36 classroom-style, 42 boardroom-style or 48 cabaret-style.
The Elton Room
80
36
30
42
48
Width: 7.7m
Length: 7.1m
The Bowring Room is a light space adjoining the Elton Room and can seat up to 48 delegates theatre-style, 24 classroom or boardroom-style or 30 cabaret-style.
The Bowring Room
48
24
21
24
30
Width: 4.4m
Length: 7.7m
The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners. The Garden Room is a spacious, light-filled area with a portico and terrace extending out into the court - an excellent space for refreshment breaks, buffet lunches, exhibitions, receptions and dining. We can cater for up to 150 delegates in the Garden Room with our Bowl Buffet menu and up to 100 for served dinners.
Garden Room
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70
Width: 11.4m
Length: 7.8m
Our refurbished Latimer Room can accommodate up to 90 delegates and has been fitted with a high quality audio-visual system, which includes an LCD projector, electronic screen, audio PA system and microphones.
The Latimer Room
90
48
32
34
48
Width: 5.6m
Length: 14m
This room seats up to 60 delegates (theatre-style) and has plenty of natural light.
The Bennett Room
60
36
30
36
42
Width: 7.8m
Length: 8.1m
The Glover Room seats up to 35 delegates (theatre-style) and has plenty of natural light. A conference organiser's office supplements the facilities in the main conference centre.
The Glover Room
35
24
12
20
24
Width: 4.6m
Length: 6.5m
The Godwin Room is located in Old Court and is the perfect size for a private meeting. The room can be set up with a rectangular or circular table for up to 12 people and can be used independently or in conjunction with the Latimer Room (located next door).
The Godwin Room
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12
-
Width: 5.6m
Length: 5.3m
Available at both Memorial an Old Court are a range of syndicate rooms for breakout sessions and private meetings seating up to 20-25 delegates. Available at both Memorial an Old Court are a range of syndicate rooms for breakout sessions and private meetings seating up to 20-25 delegates. Available at both Memorial an Old Court are a range of syndicate rooms for breakout sessions and private meetings seating up to 20-25 delegates.
Syndicate Room
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Length: -

Clare College Accommodation

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Clare College accommodation is located in Memorial Court on Queen's Road or at the College's Castle Court. Single and twin rooms are offered, with either en-suite or shared bathrooms in comfortable student accommodation during vacations. All rooms are serviced daily, have free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. Check-in at 3 pm and check out at 10 am.

We have a range of en suite accommodation available at Clare College, with the majority of rooms being located at Memorial Court, Queens Road. Our bed and breakfast rate for a single ensuite bedroom is £83.60+VAT.
All of these rooms have WiFi access.
Single en suite
143 Rooms
We have a range of en suite accommodation available at Clare College, with the majority of rooms being located at Memorial Court. Our bed and breakfast rate for a twin ensuite bedroom is £121.80+VAT.
All of these rooms have WiFi access.
Twin en suite
30 Rooms
Our twin standard bedrooms are of a high quality and bathrooms are shared between 3-4 bedrooms. Our bed and breakfast rate for a twin standard room is £89.30+VAT.
All of these rooms have WiFi access.
Twin Standard
20 Rooms
Our standard bedrooms are of a high quality and bathrooms are shared between 3-4 bedrooms. Our bed and breakfast rate for a single standard bedroom is £54.80+VAT.
All of these rooms have WiFi access.
Single Standard
66 Rooms
Ideal for residential summer schools or corporate training weeks, this site on Chesterton Lane has 51 recently refurbished en suite bedrooms which can be twins or singles and up to 100 standard bedrooms plus flexible conference space.
Chesterton Lane
151 Rooms
Total
410 Rooms

Green Initiatives

  1. Winner of the Cambridge University Green Impact Platinum Award.
  2. All menus include locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
  3. Environmentally sustainable modern Conference Centre.
  4. Fully committed to reducing carbon emissions and waste by using renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials throughout the College.

Did You Know?

  1. Founded in 1326, Clare is Cambridge's Second Old College.
  2. Set in the centre of Cambridge in a picturesque riverside setting.
  3. In 1972, Clare was one of the first of the Cambridge Colleges to admit women.
  4. Famous Alunmi include Sir David Attenborough.

How To Find Clare College

Clare College
Memorial Court
Queen’s Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AJ

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