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University Social Club

Social Club Information

Food & Drink

The University Social Club provides all University card holders and affiliated organisations with good food, inexpensive drinks, a friendly atmosphere, beer festivals and much more.

We stock a range of competitively priced beers, spirits, wines, and soft drinks to suit all tastes. Our guest beers are particularly popular - we usually have two on offer every week, and also host two beer festivals every year.

We serve a wide choice of home-cooked food at lunchtime, which is prepared on the premises and includes a range of seasonal specials.

Click here for current lunch menu.

Room Hire for Private Parties

The USC has various spaces available for hire to University staff, College staff, students and associate members

A refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure a booking. If you have additional requirements please discuss these with the USC Manager.

The rooms we have available to hire are:

Main bar (Downstairs) – max capacity: 130 people

Main hall (Upstairs) – max capacity: 200 people

Bramwell Lounge (Upstairs) – max capacity: 50 people

Small Room (Downstairs) – max capacity: 30 people


Light Refreshments can be provided if required.


We have a variety of facilities available for general use and for bookings:

  • Downstairs Bar
  • Snooker Room
  • Upstairs Main Hall and Bar
  • Bramwell Lounge
  • Small Room

Opening Times

Downstairs Bar:

Monday to Friday
Lunchtimes 12:00 - 2:30
Evenings 5:00 - 10:30

Snooker Room:

Monday to Friday
Lunchtimes 12:00 - 2:30
Evenings 5:00 - 10:30

Information about hiring rooms.



University scholars & employees (permanent or temporary), College staff, students, alumni, CamCard holders and retired staff are automatically members of the University Social Club.

Recognised Membership cards

University Card
University Centre Card
Cam Card
University Social Club Card

Spouses, or partners of members, are also eligible to apply for membership.

There is an agreement between the USC and the University Centre that allows members to use each others facilities.

Approved institutions

Approved institutions are any institution approved for membership by the Management Committee of the University Social Club. For a list of approved institutions click here.

Associate Membership

Non University people can apply for membership of the USC provided they fill in an Application for Membership form and are nominated and seconded by current members of the USC. Cost of yearly membership is £4.00. The USC shall have the right to offer subscriptions at 50% of the annual rate (where applicable) to persons who apply for membership more than 5 months into a fixed term.



USC Manager: Somsri Parker
Chef: Mark Leader


Chairman: Martyn Livett (University Information Services)
Treasurer: Mark Barringer (University Information Services)
Secretary: Lynne Dopson (Safety Office)
Membership Secretary: Martyn Livett (University Information Services)

Other Committee Members

Catriona Freestone (West and North West Cambridge Estates Syndicate)
Keith Wollard ((University Information Services)
Lynn Foot (University Information Services)

 Date: April 2016


Contact Us

Find us on the official University of Cambridge Map.

Postal address

University Social Club
Mill Lane

Telephone - 01223 566397

Internal - 38090

Email -

Staff and Committee

Function Name
USC Manager Somsri Parker
Chef Mark Leader
Chairman Martyn Livett
Treasurer Mark Barringer
Secretary Lynne Dopson
Membership Secretary Martyn Livett





Freshly cooked food, subsidised prices.

View the daily menu.

Regular Events


Lindy Hop 7.30pm - 11.30pm


Tai Chi 6.30pm - 7.30pm


Greek Dancing 7pm - 8.30pm


Salsa 8pm - late

Saturday - monthly

Kizomba 7pm - 1am


Salsa & Bachata Latin party

Hosted by ‘Sensual Tuesday’s

8pm – 1am