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What is our Club all about?


What we do outside Rotary

Paul Henry has been a member of the Rotary Club of Cambridge for 37 years and plays a very active part.


How can we help the homeless in Cambridge?

President Julian Landy explores ways of helping the homeless in Cambridge.


WW2 operational airfields in the UK

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


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.


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.


About us

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

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


The Rotary Club of Cambridge was regaled with stories of the excitement of the early days of flying, and the development of Marshalls, by Terry Holloway, former executive assistant to the company chairman and now official historian of the Marshall Group.

It is difficult to think of an age without aeroplanes. David and Arthur Marshall were there from the start. Marshalls first became involved with aviation in 1912 when their mechanics repaired the engine of a British Army airship which had landed with engine trouble behind Marshalls’ garage in Jesus Lane. Involved with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, David arranged, after the Armistice, a celebration lunch on Parker’s Piece for 21,000 people of Cambridge. Since then the family has been committed both to flying and to Cambridge 

and so the story continued... (click the photo above to open a summary of Terry's talk in a new tab)

The third member of Cambridge's business community to join us this summer.

Welcome to venture capitalist Robert Hook

Robert was born in Cambridge and has lived here and in the surrounding villages all his life.

After joining Cambridge Consultants he took time off to do research at Cambridge University Engineering Department, joining Trinity College and obtaining a PhD in 1973. Returning to the business world he rejoined Cambridge Consultants, shortly thereafter joining the board, where his focus migrated to the commercial exploitation of technology, principally through the creation of new businesses.

In 1985, with the support of his colleages at CCL, he left to form Prelude Ventures, a venture capital company financing early stage technology businesses. He counts himself extraordinarily lucky for being part of the evolving high tech scene, sometimes referred to as the Cambridge Phenomenon, before selling his interest to Esprit Capital Partners and retiring in 2010.

He is married with four children and 9 grandchildren. Aside from parenting and grand parenting in his own family, he has also supported for some years an African boy Okeyo and through him his family and village.

He has a strong interest in classical music and about 10 years ago became Chairman of the Cambridge Philharmonic. 

Our photo shows Robert on the right with President Julian Landy

Working together with the Rotary Club of Helderberg Sunrise, South Africa

Rotary Club of Cambridge President Julian Landy presents visitors from Helderberg Sunrise Club with our latest cheque in support of their literacy campaign in local African schools.

Included in the group are our own members who visited South Africa earlier to see the good work that was going on.



Christmas - surely not!

We have to keep ahead of the flow and luckily for us the Cambridge News are right on our wavelength!

Keep in touch with these pages to find out what we have in store for the "Event of Christmas!"

Believe it or not but plans are afoot for us to support the homeless and another great charity at Christmas. Watch this space!

Chris Elliott of the Cambridge News (centre) with Rotarians John Barrett and John Martin of the Rotary Club of Cambridge in the busy Newsroom at the Cambridge News.



Welcome to Andrew Priest.....

Andrew, a local solicitor, has lived in Suffolk with his wife, son (aged 5 and a half) and two dogs for 3 years. 

Having managed the daily commute to London for 18 months every day he relocated to Cambridge as he wanted to see more of his family.

He always said that we wanted to live in a village community and he is now very fortunate to have a good group of new friends in and around his village.  He and his family regularly participate in the various events which take place at the local village hall (a curry/quiz evening and a wine tasting being two recent examples), most of which is to raise monies for charities and other good causes.

Andrew is Partner (Head of Technology) at Hewitsons LLP and mostly based in the Cambridge office although he does have to make the occasional journeys to their other offices in London, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Andrew Priest is inducted by the new president of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, Julian Landy.


We welcomed Clare Waterhouse as a new member.

Clare grew up in Kent and worked in management before re-training in law, graduating in 1999.

She then worked in law and property before setting up her own relocation business in 2007. She has been running Cambridge Property Search for the last 10 years and is the relocation consultant for Cambridge University and Judge Business School.

Clare is welcomed into the Rotary Club of Cambridge  by past president PeterJones.

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

Tuesday 19th September 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Frugal lunch and Business Meeting
Host - Rosemary Turner; Cashier - Rosemary Turner; Reception - Jenny Shaw; Equipment - Rob Ransom; Projection - Rob Ransom

Tuesday 26th September 19.00 -

Dinner meeting at Fitzwilliam College

President's Evening - this is our first President's Guest Evening. Click 'Details' for more information
Host - John Barrett; Cashier - Philip James; Reception - John Martin; Equipment - Morris Chudleigh; Projection - Morris Chudleigh

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 3rd October 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Caroline Stenner, lawyer and Under Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. “My life and work, including fun and frolics on my Brompton"
Host - David Spreadbury; Cashier - Paul Henry; Reception - Mona Forsberg; Equipment and Projection - Morris Chudleigh

Tuesday 10th October 07.30 -

Monthly Breakfast Meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Cashier - Jeremy Waller

Tuesday 10th October 12.00 -

Administration Committee meeting

Committee meeting to be held at the Gonville Hotel

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 10th October 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Cathy McCulloch, Barrister at St Edmund Chambers. “My life and work defending the wrongly accused”
Host - ANOther; Cashier - Dee Hutley; Reception - Edward Coe; Equipment and Projection - Chris Senior

Tuesday 17th October 11.45 - (members only)

Public Image Committee Meeting

Public Image Committee meeting to be held at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 17th October 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Meeting details TBA
Host - David Ball; Cashier - Rosemary Turner; Reception - John Mott; Equipment - Jo Chan; Projection - Jo Chan

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

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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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