What we do outside Rotary

A sample of our members' varied interests and significant contributions to the local community


Rotarian Neil Whiteside appears regularly on local radio.

Neil handles Outreach & Community Development for Cambridge 105 Radio and appears regularly on the station with his own programme.

Cambridge 105 Radio is the community radio station for the city of Cambridge, a volunteer-run, community-owned, not-for-profit organisation. The station broadcasts from its studios on the Gwydir Street Enterprise Centre across the City and South Cambridgeshire on 105FM, online and DAB Digital Radio seven days a week.

Neil also covers IT support on a freelance basis and produces podcasts for a number of organisations. In his spare time Neil is a radio ham.


Rotarian Clare Waterhouse runs her own relocation business, Cambridge Property Search Limited.

Founded in 2007 her business became successful and is now thriving.  Clare started with work from the Judge Business School and now has contracts with all of Cambridge University.

In her spare time she teaches English and American Literature at the U3A and has an interest in art and art history as well as an interest in Russian and Spanish cinema.



Rotarian Jenny Chapman-Hay is the former Business Editor of The Cambridge News.

Jenny has written a number of books, both novels and non-fiction, and since retiring she has started a small antiques business. She is a volunteer with Cambridge Re-Use, the charity based on The Paddocks Industrial Estate off Cherry Hinton Road where good quality donated furniture is sold to those on low incomes. She also tackles the Daily Telegraph cryptic crossword and enjoys reading.


Rotarian Rosemary Turner helps with Victim Support for those who have experienced criminal incidents.

Rosemary also has three dogs from unsettled homes that she exercises twice a day with her husband John. That is George in the photo.

Formerly she was Head of Education at Meldreth Manor Scope School for youngsters with profound and multiple learning difficulties.


Rotarian Julian Landy, a retired Solicitor, started Homes for the Homeless in 2017 with a mission to reduce rough sleeping in Cambridge.

He has also written a number of books.

He started Friends for the National Trust for Scotland raising about £15,000 since this was formed and has also launched a dual-gender book club in Cambridge.


Patsy Glazebrook BEM retired from her professional career of Nursing in 2018 after 47 years service.

She was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2015 for her volunteer role as Vice President and Event Organiser since 2000 for The Cambridge Fundraising Committee for The Sick Children's Trust Charity. The charity owns Acorn House and Chestnut House where families can stay when a child is ill in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

She was the Cambridgeshire Assistant County Organiser for 18 years for The National Garden Scheme, judging gardens for entry into the NGS Open Days calendar.

As a Granta Arts Society Committee member she enjoys organising their Special Interest Days at Churchill College. She is also a member of three other Arts Societies.

She is a Committee member of the Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland.

She has been a member of the Cambridge Women's Luncheon Club for 27 years, and an enthusiastic member of the Gog Magog Golf Club for 28 years; her handicap is unprintable.

She and her husband Clive have 2 dogs and they enjoy dog walking, travelling and gardening.


Jeremy Waller has been a member of Rotary for 25 years since he joined in Nairobi, where he presided over a Club. In Africa he helped distribute Polio vaccine and supported disabled children. He has been a member of our Club for 15 years.

Jeremy has always been interested in British art and design since studying art as a student and as an artist himself. He likes designing and making things as he has done over the years, and now owns and directs a British contemporary Art and Crafts gallery in Cambridge - Primavera - with three windows opening onto the street in the City - on King's Parade, Magdalene Street and Northampton Street. When out of lockdown it displays over 6,000 items of fine British contemporary jewellery, together with many more items of ceramics, studio glass, sculpture and paintings. Primavera is now concentrating on reaching out through its website - www.primaveragallery.co.uk

As a director, engineer and designer, in date order, Jeremy has lived and worked in London, Beirut Lebanon (during the civil war), Paris, Nairobi, Lusaka, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. On his return to the UK he owned and directed First Edition Translations in Cambridge for many years. He is a qualified cost and management accountant, and studied law to become a barrister.

He read history at Cambridge University, likes music, is interested in foreign languages and cultures, enjoys gardening (he and his wife Sheila open their garden at College Farm Haddenham each year for charity - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/30941) and he supports the history of British manufacturing (every year in September co-hosting the Haddenham Steam Rally). 

Currently Jeremy is building a new arts centre at College Farm to support British artists and makers, where he already has a permanent gallery of British artwork, as well as his own.



Robert Ransom spent 50 years practising as a Chartered Civil Engineer working in South Africa and Hong Kong as well as the UK, where he was a Technical Director with one of the country's largest consultancies. Following retirement he acted as Secretary for the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry for a number of years. His interests range from travel to things mechanical, combining both in his passion for classic cars. He sits on the committees of two car clubs, one of which he helped set up in 1995, and edits magazines for both.




Rotarian Dr Antony Warren was a GP in Cambridge for 30 years up to 2012 following medical training in Oxford. He had a wide range of patients from both Town and Gown and got to know the City and its surrounding villages well. He took a special interest in medicines, dermatology, family planning, child care, asthma and GP IT

In retirement he is Chairman of the Foundation of Edward Storey almshouse charity, which houses 90 residents on three sites and financially supports clergywomen and others with links to the Church of England

He is a qualified Local Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists, mentoring drivers who wish to take the Advanced driving test.

His main hobby is choral singing to a high amateur standard. He is currently a regular or occasional member of four choirs, performing in and around Cambridge and London, and in English Cathedrals.



Rotarians Ed & Gill Coe have a passion for opera and classical music. Our picture shows them at Glyndebourne

Ed was a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a partner of one of the foremost QS firms in the UK and latterly worldwide. As a former Trustee of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity he was involved with planning and building the new hospice.

Gill paints in oils and is a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society.


Rotarian Paul Henry has been a member of our Club for over 35 years.

In the Rotary Club of Cambridge Paul is always ready to lend a hand and outside our club he assists with the Arthur Rank Hospice as well as continuing to take a business interest in home improvements and specifically conservatories, doors and windows.

He puts his back into any of the events that we organise – and he says “very often puts it out!”



Rotarian Colin Greenhalgh was Principal of Hills Road Sixth Form College. In 2003 he was appointed CBE for services to education. A lifelong cricketer, Colin is a member of MCC and kept wicket for Jack Frost Cricket Club after his 75th birthday.


Colin is seen in our picture wearing his green Jack Frost Cricket Club cap. He was also Vice Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals and currently, he is a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Trustee of Cam Academy Trust,a Governor of Long Road Sixth Form College and an Honorary Fellow of Anglia Ruskin University.


He is also a Member of St Botolph's Church PCC and Stapleford Parish Council, and Johnian Obituaries Editor at St John's College, Cambridge.



Rotarian Peter Jones is a keen cruising sailor and has his own yacht.

Although retired he is very involved in Camsail and is a member of BENERA, the Cambridge Rambling Club and the U3A.




Rotarian John Grieve plays viola in the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra since retiring from his well known and eponymous Cambridge veterinary practice.

Amongst his other commitments John is Visits Organiser for Cambridge Society for the Application of Research.



John Barrett is an ordained Methodist Minister who has spent almost all his working life involved in Methodist education. He has been a College lecturer and chaplain, and Head of three Methodist schools, including The Leys School in Cambridge, and founding Principal of the Anglo-Chinese International School, Singapore. He was also the first Chair of the World Methodist Council Education Committee, and was subsequently elected as President of the World Methodist Council (2006-11). Following his retirement, he has served part-time as Minister of Wesley Church, Cambridge and now assists in the Anglican parish of Harston, where he lives with Sally, his wife. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Trustees of Landmark International School, Cambridge


Rotarian John Martin, seen here taking part in our Children in Need collection at the Grafton Centre, is a former Chairman of Cambridge Magistrates.

A retired builder, John was formerly Eastern Area Chairman of the Federation of Master Builders. He is a Trustee of The Cambridge Royal Albert Homes charity.


Rotarian Chris Senior's growing reputation as one of the lead designers in Cambridge is a result of his intuitive approach. Visit his website http://www.dpaarchitects.co.uk/ for more information.


Rotarian Rudolf Hanka has been a keen amateur pilot. "Flying keeps you so busy that you can't think of anything else and you land with your mind completely refreshed"
He has also served during his working career as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Czech Government, Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Professor of Medical Informatics



Rotarian Philip James is Chairman of the Coulson Building Group which has been established for 130 years and turns over £13m per annum on building projects throughout East Anglia.



'What We Do' Main Pages:

At the Centre for Computing History


The winners and runners-up of our local heat

Horatio Martin (11), Intermediate age group District winner. The Eden Project

The results of our annual competition - two of our local winners have also won at District level


We have become one of only four Rotary Clubs to be awarded a Platinum Certificate, in recognition of donations to Shelterbox of £10,200 in 2022-3


Rotary Clubs worldwide are spear-heading the drive to eliminate polio


We have recently started supporting this successful and worthwhile cause


There are many myths and pre-conceptions about Rotary - this page seeks to dispel them.


Several of our entrants last year had success at District level and one was a winner of the National final


34 of our members and friends are walking to plant trees with Treekly


Our annual competition for budding artists - our entrants all won the second stage District Competition last year


Our popular event for school choirs and their families & friends raised over £15,000 for local children's charities


We organise two-day breaks at a National Trust site in N Norfolk for young people aged 12-15 who probably won't get any other holiday


Combating AMR is the focus of this year's President's Charity, Antibiotic Research UK


Our members take part in many hands-on activities as listed below


Our Junior Competition entrant has gone on to win at National Level. Our Intermediate Team won third prize in their group

Chloe Folkes, 3rd National Prizewinner

Our Senior Winner Chloe Folkes has received 3rd Prize in the National Competition


Past President John Martin uses his building skills to help the locals create a community centre for this deprived settlement in The Gambia, only a few miles from the luxurious tourist resorts on the coast


We raised funds supporting Ukrainians both in Ukraine and in Cambridge & East Anglia from several events in 2022


The East Anglian District and National Rotary Magazines feature the wide range of charitable and fellowship activities that Rotary Clubs enjoy


We and our colleagues in the three other Cambridge clubs celebrated 100 years of Rotary service in 2022


Our inaugural competition for budding computer experts, for the Francis Hookham Trophy


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


We are part of a worldwide movement of 46,000 Rotary clubs with a total of 1.4 million members. We enjoy a range of informal fellowship events while supporting local and international charities


Cambridge Aid does great work in support of Cambridge residents in need. In 2019-21 we raised over £12,500 and we continue to support them


RYLA offers an intensive 7-day course for 18-26 year-olds, helping them to develop as future leaders


A sample of our members' varied interests and significant contributions to the local community


A brief history of the Rotary Club of Cambridge together with some records which might be of interest to the wider audience


Our members raised £1366 for Children in Need in Cambridge Market Square on 20 November 2021