Fruitful discussions and sharing ideas at Clare College, Cambridge


The Dilettante Society meets twice a term in the Thirkill Room, Old Court, to discuss a topic of the speaker’s interest (although not their academic expertise, hence Dilettante!). In true Dilettante tradition, the informal discussions among the students and fellows are ‘On any subject but the subject‘. The society also organises an annual dinner with a distinguished guest speaker, often a Clare alumnus, to speak on a topic of their choice.

For a schedule of Dilettantes evenings, go to the Schedule page

To read more about past and future events, go to the Clareity Events page

If you would like more information, please contact Henry Holms at