Our history

Cambridge100 was created in 2004, originally as a meeting point for Interim Managers meet business owners and senior managers, to discuss and swap intelligence on the business scene in Cambridge.

Over the following 15 years, Cambridge100 has developed into a business dining club where senior execs, professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, technologists and scientists meet four times a year over a gourmet dinner, to catch up and network with like-minded business people. Our guests are not to be found on the normal Cambridge network circuits and our dinners usually attract between 40 to 60 guests,(60 being the maximum for the size of the dinning room).

We welcome a number of eminent speakers, drawn mainly from the Cambridge area, who enlighten and entertain us with subjects ranging from polar research to developing mobile payment platforms; from the global fight against antibiotic resistance to combating cyber-crime, and much much more. We host our dinners under the Chatham House rule.

Our dinners are hosted at Jesus College, one of the leading colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was established between 1496 and 1516 on the site of a twelfth-century Benedictine nunnery, whose ruinous buildings were adapted to house it.  Today these buildings remain at the College’s centre.  Five spacious, three-sided courts containing rooms for students and Fellows, and beyond them twenty-four acres of gardens and playing fields, surround the nuns’ cloisters. The Prioress’s Room, where Cambridge100 meets, gives onto a tranquil courtyard at the heart of the College.

While we host our Dinners at Jesus College, we have no formal links to Jesus College, Cambridge.