Pembroke College Graduate Parlour

Societies, Clubs and Teams

University Societies

During Freshers’ week there will be  a University-wide Societies fair at in central Cambridge, and we will have groups walking over to show you the way. Here, most of the university-wide clubs and societies will be present to encourage you to sign up; you can browse the most up-to-date list of official societies here. Many Societies and Groups are related to subject areas, but many involve sports, leisure activities, religions and beliefs, but also include more esoteric interests such as chocolate, bell-ringing, craft beer and beards. 

Pembroke Societies

In addition to those college-wide societies, there are also a number of more local College-based societies set up each year. Some run yearly and others are set up each year. Students are also invited to set up and incorporate their own societies, which can be sometimes receive support from College with things like drinks, advertising and rooms for hosting events. Below are a list of current college societies on record, but these might change as the term begins, societies drop in and out, and contacts change. Any changes can be found here and the following will be updated regularly:

Societies Contact CRSiD
1347 Committee Owen oj228
Board Games Ben Mortishire-Smith bm491
Cambridge Girl Talk Bea bmc39
Catan Ben bm491
Collage Myles, Elliot, Aaron mm2189, einf2, ag937
First Person View (Drones) Elliott, John eml51, jplh4
Foreign Films Bence Kasza
Jo Cox FemSoc Maya Tutton mrt47
Orchard Society Hazell Ransome hbr23
PemArt Mairi, Amber, Tobias, Lara mawe3, ajs321, tws38, lbem2
Pembroke Chapel Rachael rg578
Pembroke Choir Owen ops24
Pembroke College Bridge Club Aland hyc43
Pembroke College Christian Union Lily, Max ecr48, mem78
Pembroke Debating Cal ch789
Pembroke Gardening Society Verner jvv21
Pembroke History Society Nathan, Molly nmm40, mmmw2
Pembroke Players Ellen ejs203
Pembroke Politics Will Melling wjm46
Pembroke Street Magazine Mairi, Catherine, Jess mawe3, csl47, jcb215
Stokes Chisato ct516
Trumpington Street Orchestra Sam sam254
Varsity Ski Trip Bea bmc39
Winnie-the-Pooh Cal ch789



Some members of Pembroke College Rowing Team on the River Cam.

Some members of Pembroke College Rowing Team on the River Cam.


Alongside the numerous societies on offer, if you are interested in playing sport our graduates can join many of the sports teams, both at Pembroke and at the University level. Cambridge hosts over 100 sports teams ( not including specific college teams. Pembroke sports tend to be mixed, with undergrads and grads playing in the same team, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet others in the College that you would not otherwise have the chance to meet through your course or the GP. There is a sport for people of all skills and if you’ve never tried a sport, you are made very welcome to try it as a beginner! Depending on the amount of time you wish to set aside, you can find a sport and level that suits.If you are very enthusiastic and think you have what it takes to take it all up a notch, you can always trial and join one of the University sports teams to be a University Blue (a Blue is anyone who does a sport at the University level). The GP also hosts regular sporting events and outings, as well as arranging group sports viewings in the Parlour itself. The current list of sports societies can be found below.

Sports Clubs Contact CRSiD
Basketball Tom Booker tjb90
ChrEmBroke House Ultimate Frisbee Samuel Clarke sc2101
Hockey Toby Chesser tc442
Mixed Netball Josh Cudby jjcc2
Pembroke Badminton Abhinav Heble ah2020
Pembroke College Boat Club Jenny Hill jfh54
Pembroke Cricket Max Clark mc2124
Pembroke Men’s Football Hadyn Francis (1s), Cavan West (2s), Nick Lloyd (3s) hf302, cw969, njrl2
Pembroke Rugby Will Melling wjm46
Pembroke Table Tennis Max Clark mc2124
Pembroke Tennis Jay Shann jps88
Pembroke Women’s Football Mariana Barona (1s), Mairi Eyres & Katie Bennett (2s) mb2201, mawe3, kib27
Pembroke XC/Athletics Lizzy eja59
Pool James Musgrave jbm52
Squash Yash ydp22
Women’s Netball Emma Taylor ect38