Societies

Clubs and societies are typically open to all Christ's students (undergraduates and postgraduates), and membership is always free. Some clubs and societies may charge for tickets at certain optional events. The JCR oversees all activities by clubs, including their financial conduct, and encourages them to engage with new members. The JCR is also the ultimate owner of all property held by clubs and societies that are part of the Amalgamated Clubs. Any queries about clubs and societies can be directed to JCR Officers, as well as club/society leaders themselves.

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Access Society (Christ's Reps)
💸 Independent

Christ's Representatives (CReps) encourage prospective students from all backgrounds to apply to Christ's. They do this by being there at events and open days, and sometimes give presentations and Q&A sessions about student life.

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Art Society
💰 JCR Funded

Christ's Art Society is Christ's premier society catering for all forms of art. We provide free equipment and a chill environment, so that anyone - regardless of artistic skill or confidence - can express themselves creatively and take a break from the work.

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Badminton Club
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's College Badminton Club provides badminton-loving students of all levels from beginner to professional with an opportunity to play. Badminton Club holds weekly social sessions at Kelsey Kerridge, and organises two teams to particiapte in an inter-collegiate Badminton league.

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Basketball
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's College Basketball Club offers all students the chance to join in and play. It organises weekly training sessions and sometimes matches.

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Boat Club
💸 Independent
⚤ Mixed Sport
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Card Game Society
💰 JCR Funded

Christ's Card Game Society offers an opportunity for people of all levels and experiences to play card games, including poker, and to meet new people in a friendly environment.

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Christ's Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS)
💸 Independent

CADS is Christ's friendly theatrical hub, funding comedy and drama around Cambridge and organising shows within College, most notably the Freshers’ Shows, Pantomimes, and May Week Shakespeare.

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Christian Union (joint with Sidney Sussex)
💰 JCR Funded

The Sidney-Christ's Christian Union is an outward-looking, open community of Christians who aim to reflect the love of Jesus within our college. Anyone and everyone is welcome as we explore what it means to be followers of Jesus.

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Climbing Club
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's Climbing Club caters for anyone with an interest in climbing, regardless of ability or experience. It organises group climbing sessions, socials and events throughout the year, as well as making this activity more affordable for Christ's students.

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Cricket Club
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's Cricket Club encourages anyone with an interest in the sport (whatever their ability) to play. The club organises frequent sessions and events during the year.

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Darts Corporation
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Darts Corporation aims to promote the sport of darts in Christ's, as a sport that can be played by anyone, regardless of skill or background.

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Darwin Society
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

The Darwin Society is Christ's science society, which seeks to provide a space for people interested in science to connect and explore their interests together. It organises talks, socials, and formals, culminating in the annual black-tie Darwin Dinner!

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Engineering Society (CCES)
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

CCES aims to provide opportunities for students studying any degree to explore the rich field of engineering outside the lecture halls. It organises the CCES Lecture Series, Project Talks, and Engineering Socials. Previous lecture speakers have included those working for the European Space Agency, Samsung AI Research Centre, and many more (detailed on CCES' website)!

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Hippolytans
💸 Independent
♀ Women's Sport

The Hippolytan's (affectionally named the Hippos) is Christ's College Women and Non-Binary Sports Society. We are a group of likeminded individuals who share a passion for sport and socialising, and throughout term time we hold a number of social events such as swaps, BBQ's, and sports days.

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History Society
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

Christ's History Society caters for all Christ's students with an interest in History, whether or not they study it in their degree. It offers a variety of events throughout the year, including academic talks, lectures, and socials.

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Hot Wheelz Society
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Hot Wheelz is Christ's open group dedicated to providing a safe and fun space for those interested in starting or developing their roller skating/blading/scootering/skateboarding skills. All abilities welcome!

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Law Society
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

Christ's Law Society is open to all Christ's students with an interest in Law, whether or not they study it in their degree. It offers a variety of events throughout the year, including talks, dinners and socials.

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Lawn Tennis
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's Lawn Tennis Society aims to provide opportunities for tennis players to play socially and competitively. All abilities are welcome!

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Marguerites
💸 Independent
♂ Men's Sport
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Maths Society
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

Christ's Maths Society aims to broaden the mathematical perspectives of maths students beyond the theory taught in the Tripos, as well as to introduce non-mathematicians to ideas without delving deep into technical theory. It offers a variety of events throughout the year, including academic talks, lectures, and socials.

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Medical Society
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

Christ's Medical Society aims to bring together Christ's Medics - for welfare events, social events and academic talks, open to all students with an interest in Medicine.

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Men's Football
💰 JCR Funded
♂ Men's Sport

Men's football is one of the largest college sports societies with two teams playing in Division 3 and 5 of the Cambridge University Association Football League respectively, as well as the annual knock-out tournament (Cuppers). The first team is for players with a high ability whilst the second team is open to all!

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Men's Hockey
💰 JCR Funded
♂ Men's Sport

Christ's Hockey Club is the college's men's hockey team. The club enables Christ's students of all levels of ability to train and participate in matches. The club is currently joint with Pembroke College.

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Men's Rugby Football
💰 JCR Funded
♂ Men's Sport

Christ's Rugby Football Club is the men's rugby team. It is currently merged with Trinity College, and was recently promoted to Division 1. It offers opportunities for those of all levels to play and socialise.

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Mixed Lacrosse
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's Lacrosse Team is a mixed sports team, open to all, which plays in weekly matches.

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Music Society (CCMS)
💰 JCR Funded
🎓 Subject-Affiliated

Christ's College Music Society (CCMS) is one of College's most established and vibrant societies. CCMS puts on concerts and events throughout the year (weekly recitals, Week 5 Blues, Jazz in the Buttery etc.) and with its variety of ensembles - Folk, Pop, Jazz, Orchestra and Voices - open to players of any ability, CCMS has something for everyone.

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Netball
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's College Netball includes a mixed team and a ladies team, and is open to all students of any ability who are interested in getting involved in netball.

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Nollywood Society
💰 JCR Funded

Christ's Nollywood Society seeks to boost the representation of international media (particularly Nigerian cinema) within Christ's. It holds social events featuring Nollywood films, for both Nollywood enthusiasts and for anyone who wants to learn more about the genre.

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Organic Synthesis Society
💸 Independent

Christ's College Organic Synthesis Society (ChrOSS) is a student-run society focussing on organic synthesis, the science of making small molecules such as pharmaceuticals and naturally occuring chemicals.

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Squash
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Squash Society is for anyone looking to try out squash or find more people who play it. It organises weekly friendly sessions, inter-college matches, and socials.

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Swimming
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Swimming Society organises a weekly swim session for Christ's undergraduate and postgraduate students in a private lane. All abilities are welcome, from those doing intense training to those who just want to socialise whilst having a dip.

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Table Tennis
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's Table Tennis Society organises weekly recreational sessions for people of all abilities, and facilitates entry to the College League where students can play matches against other colleges.

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Volleyball
💰 JCR Funded
⚤ Mixed Sport

Christ's Volleyball Society is a community that welcomes volleyball players of all levels. It organises regular sessions for a fun and relaxing time while offering the opportunity to meet other volleyball players. It currently also has members from various other colleges, including Jesus.

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Wine Society
💰 JCR Funded

Wine Society organises tastings each term for everyone from beginners to veterans of the wine world. Expect blind and regional tastings throughout the year for a subsidised price and the chance to explore different wines from across the globe!

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Women's Football
💰 JCR Funded
♀ Women's Sport

The women's football team is open to women and non-binary students at Christ's to play against other colleges in the league and in Cuppers. It is open to all abilities and is an opportunity to learn the sport as well as make new friends and have fun. sIt is currently joint with Churchill and Lucy Cavendish Colleges.

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