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January 14, 2016: 5 things to do in Cambridge this spring

It’s a new year and with our Easter vacation bed and breakfast availability now live on our website (see here), we thought we’d explore what Cambridge has to offer visitors this spring. 1. Cambridge Literary Festival (5-14 April 2016) Founded back in 2003, the Cambridge Literary festival offers audiences the opportunity to engage with the newest fiction,…

December 14, 2015: Making Christmas Magical: Tips from Clare College’s Head Chef

Whether you rejoice in the Christmas festivities as early as possible or recoil at adverts appearing on your screen in November, there is no doubt that Christmas is on its way. Some get a thrill from the thought of spending time with the family, others long for the inevitable indulgence of the big Christmas dinner. But with all this excitement does come some trepidation…

November 25, 2015: Blog: Clare College’s History

Clare College was founded in 1326 and therefore has a rich history. We’ve unearthed five historical facts, paired with some of our favourite photos, to share with you about the University of Cambridge’s ‘friendly’ college.   1. Old Court Did you know that the present college buildings which surround the ‘Old Court’ were built over a period…

August 4, 2015: Lynda’s Top Tips for running a successful event

With over 30 years’ experience working in events, our Conference and Events Assistant Lynda Hoppett has a wealth of knowledge. Lynda works very closely with our clients in the lead up to conferences and events taking place at Clare College and therefore has the inside scoop as to what makes an event work. We decided to…

July 27, 2015: Clare College in the Cambridgeshire Cook Book

Clare College’s catering team is excited to announce that they featured in the Cambridgeshire Cook Book, published by Meze Publishers this July. This delightful publication is a celebration of Cambridgeshire cuisine to be tried at home! Clare College’s featured dish devised by our chefs (pictured) is Vanilla Confit Salmon with crispy skin, lime emulsion and pickled…

July 14, 2015: Cambridge & Heidelberg: The Top 5 Similarities

You may have heard of the English city of Cambridge or the German city of Heidelberg but what you might not know is that these two cities are twinned. Their connections don’t just end there however, as Cambridge and Heidelberg are more similar than you first might think! Here are the top five similarities between…

June 6, 2015: Artwork At Clare

The second oldest Cambridge College, Clare College, not only boasts a central location, conferencing and accommodation facilities and gardens renowned for their beauty, it also offers the chance to discover some notable sculptural works. Two Forms (Divided Circle) (1969) is one of six editions of the bronze sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth, known for her…

May 4, 2015: Top 5 Reasons To Celebrate At Clare College

Although there are many reasons why Clare College provides the perfect backdrop for your celebration or event, here we explore our Top 5 reasons to celebrate at Clare. Location, location, location Clare College truly is at the heart of Cambridge. Just a five minute walk from the market place and the hub of City Centre,…

April 4, 2015: Top 5 things to photograph during your stay at Clare College

Cambridge’s second oldest college, Clare College, has some undoubtedly photogenic features. Here we explore the Top 5 things to photograph when attending an event at Clare. 1. The food! Clare’s awarding winning catering team creates outstanding menus that are not only a treat to taste, but a feast for the eyes too!   2. Clare Bridge…

March 2, 2015: Cambridge Culinary Competition 2015

Stewards’ Cup Joint Winners – Clare College and Emmanuel College Clare College is victorious once more with a third consecutive University of Cambridge Culinary Competition win, scooping up 5 out of a possible 16 prizes including Best in Show and the Steward’s Cup. Contestants’ performance and creations were assessed under strict competition conditions by an expert panel of judges including:…