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Some of the things that we do

An engineering challenge for school children who bravely craft their materials into ingenious solutions. Rotarian Graeme Minto, founder of Domino Printing Sciences, led the judging. Picture from Cambridge News.


Two very special Christmas events at Gt St Mary's Church

Carol Concert and Christmas Tree Festival for the homeless and the Arthur Rank Hospice


WW2 operational airfields in the UK

Read the story behind this map and visit any of the operational WW2 UK RAF and USAAF airfields


What we do outside Rotary

Rotarian Patsy Glazebrook BEM was awarded her British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours in 2015 for her work with Charity.


What is our Club all about?


Talks we Enjoyed

This page gives a synopsis of some fascinating recent talks at our club including those by Sir Anthony Brenton, Professor Christopher Dobson and Dr Andy Williams VP of AstraZeneca in Cambridge.


About us

"Making connections whilst working for local and international community projects."

LATEST CLUB NEWS......................

Our Carol Concert was held on 11 December     

Great St Mary's Church in Cambridge was packed.


Don't miss our spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in Great St Mary's Church starting on the same day (11 December) until 15 December.

30 decorated trees will be on display which will be officially opened at 10.30 am on the 11th - why not be there to watch!

Donations can be made to the two charities we are supporting: Cambridge Churches Homeless Project and the Arthur Rank Hospice.

Rotarian Peter Shaw

27 March 1925 - 30 October 2017

We were privileged to have Peter as a member of our Club. Younger members will remember him as a wise and very courteous elder (never elderly) member, whose vigorous approach to life belied his years. They may not be aware of his illustrious career and his commitment to the local community.

A lawyer, as sharp as they come, Peter started his career as an office boy in a law firm in Aylesbury and finished as senior partner in the Cambridge firm of Hewitson & Shaw. He was said to be a very clever advocate (once called the Perry Mason of Saffron Walden), and later helped to develop the firm into one of the most respected and successful in the area, then becoming chairman of the Cambridge  Law Society. He also played a full part in the life of Cambridge, being sometime chairman of the local branches of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute and the Decorative and Fine Arts Society, and of the Cambridge Water Company. An active member of Round Table, he became a member of the Cambridge Rotary Club in 1971, serving as president in 1978/9. His comments were always incisive and to the point. 

He celebrated his 90th birthday by providing a bottle of wine or two at a Club lunch and the Rotary Club of Cambridge members will remember him as a truly excellent role model.

Recently 18 members of the Rotary Club of Cambridge raised an amazing £785 through collections outside Cambridge railway station for Children in Need!


Agrieneth Mascule, an African woman who came to speak to our Club recently, has by her own efforts and with help from her local Rotary Club been able to come to this country in order to promote international understanding and help education in Botswana.

Agrieneth is a teacher from a rural area in Botswana who has been working with the Rotary Club of Gaborone for several years.

District 1080, the Rotary district for East Anglia, was looking for a suitable candidate for a Rotary scholarship and the Rotary club of Cambridge Sawston agreed to sponsor Agrieneth and apply for a Global Grant.

More about our Club

Rotary International is an association of business and professional men and women, committed to using their time, training and experience to serving the community.

We could use your skills, knowledge and input to take part in local, national and international humanitarian opportunities to help others. 

We meet every Tuesday, mainly for lunch, but once a month for breakfast and also for an evening meal, at the Gonville Hotel Cambridge.

If you are interested in finding out how to join us please email our Club Secretary cambridgerotaryuk@gmail.com


Visiting Cambridge?  You may find these links helpful during your stay: 

Local news   

Local museums and collections

If you are a visiting Rotarian you are welcome to come and see us for lunch on Tuesdays.

Why not contact us?

Use this link to do so.

Click this for the list of meetings.


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Rotary Club of Cambridge Christmas Tree Festival Great St Mary’s Church

Monday 11th December - 23.00 Friday 15th December

Rotary Club of Cambridge Christmas Tree Festival Great St Mary’s Church

Annual festival of Christmas trees donated by local charities and businesses. Do come and see this wonderful and varied collection of traditional and imaginative trees which get better and better each year.

Tuesday 19th December 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Christmas Lunch
Host - John Mott; Cashier - Dee Hutley; Reception - Edward Thackray; Equipment - Morris Chudleigh; Projection - Morris Chudleigh

Tuesday 26th December 13.00 -

No meeting. Christmas Break

Tuesday 2nd January 13.00 -

No meeting. Christmas Break

Tuesday 2nd January 18.00 - (members only)

Council meeting

Tuesday 9th January 07.30 -

Monthly Breakfast Meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Cashier - Anthony Nix

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 9th January 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Jonathan Tame 'The Work of the Jubilee Centre'; Host - John Holroyd; Cashier - Paul Henry; Reception - Graham Sanderson; Equipment/projection - Andrew Priest

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at
at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Times vary so see the Programme for time and details. Please give notice of intention to attend by noon on the Friday before by clicking the homepage 'How to contact us' or 'Visiting Rotarian' button

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