Alumni societies are a fantastic way to stay in touch with College.

The Sidney Sussex Society arranges events for alumni of the College, all of whom are automatically members.

The Thornely Society honours the memory of John Thornely by supporting Law at Sidney, including arranging both academic and social events. It provides opportunities for Sidney alumni who read Law, or have since qualified as lawyers, to maintain and develop their links with each other and the College.

The Sidney Sussex Medical and Veterinary Society provides a network for medical and veterinary alumni to connect with each other, and also with current students.

Internationally, the Sidney Club of Geneva is a vibrant community of former and current Fellows as well as alumni.

The Sidney Sussex Society

All Sidney alumni are members of the Sidney Sussex Society, which organises regular events to enable members to meet up, including a popular Christmas drinks reception in London, as well as events in Cambridge and other parts of the UK. 

The Society aims to help Sidney members keep in touch with the College, and to offer them opportunities to catch up with each other at its events. The Society is run by a committee, which is made up of both alumni and College Fellows. Mr Tony Willenbruch is the current Chairman and the current Secretary is Mr Ian Stephen.

To find out more about the Sidney Sussex Society, please contact the Development and Membership Office at alumni@sid.cam.ac.uk

The Thornely Society

The Thornely Society provides an opportunity for Sidney alumni who read Law, or have since qualified as lawyers, to maintain and develop their links with each other and the College. 

Sidney has a long tradition of excellence in the teaching of Law, which is inextricably linked with John Thornely; the first lawyer to be elected a Fellow of Sidney whose long and distinguished career at Sidney lasted for over 50 years. Donations to the Thornely Funds enable the College to support two Thornely Law Fellows and offer an extraordinary range of financial support to its Law students -- from bursaries and prizes through to travel awards and support for professional work.

The Society is currently chaired by Professor Kenneth Armstrong, who is a College Fellow and Professor in the Faculty of Law. 

To find out more about the Thornely Society, or to suggest speakers, venues and event ideas, please contact the Development and Membership Office at alumni@sid.cam.ac.uk.

The Medical and Veterinary Society

All Medical and Veterinary alumni of Sidney are automatically members of the Sidney Sussex Medical and Veterinary Society (SSMVS). SSMVS aims to promote friendship, collaboration, and communication between alumni and current students, as well as celebrating the achievements of the Sidney Sussex medical and veterinary community, past and present. 

For more information, please visit the SSMVS page.

Sidney Club of Geneva

The Sidney Club of Geneva consists of Sidney alumni, former and current Fellows and friends of the College with representatives in France, Germany and the UK. It prides itself in offering a well-balanced range of social and intellectual activities. The Club collaborates with the Oxford and Cambridge Dining Club of Geneva and with a similar club in Zurich.

Any current or past members of the College who would like to join the Club, register for an event or find out more about are encouraged to contact the President, Ajit Bhalla, or the Treasurer, Stephen Blockley.

University of Cambridge societies

There are over 400 societies for University of Cambridge alumni across the globe. Visit the University of Cambridge website to find out more.