MCR Bulletin 13/6/14
Here is this week’s bulletin. Apologies for being a day late. Good
luck to everyone rowing bumps!
- [EVENT] The Master’s retirement concert – 5th July
11th Technology Ventures Conference: Beyond the Now!
Clare Gala Day- 28th June 2014
- [AUDITIONS] Cambridge Graduate Orchestra
- [EVENT] Book event and talk- 19th June 2014
CUDGS StarClash – Live E-Sports Gaming Event
[EVENT] The Master’s retirement concert- 5th July 2014
A message from The Master
I am delighted that Graham Ross and the choir are putting on a special concert on 5 July 2014 to mark my retirement.
I would like to extend a very warm personal invitation to you, your family and friends to the concert which will be held at the West Road Concert Hall on Saturday 5th July.
The concert, which commences at 7.30pm will be given by the College Choir, supported by former singers and instrumentalists of the College, under Graham’s direction. The programme will include: Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams, ‘Requiem’ (Excerpts) – Johannes Brahms, and ‘Take him, earth, for cherishing’ – Herbert Howells (the anthem Howells composed for JFK’s funeral).
Tickets are priced at £15 (£7.00, concessions).
Booking is through the adc theatre , For more information or to book please Click here
Ruth and I would be delighted if you were free to join us.
[EVENT] 11th Technology Ventures Conference: Beyond the Now!
23rd June 2014 | West Road Concert Hall | 8am-6.30pm
The Technology Ventures Conference 2014, titled “Beyond the Now”, features 15 TED style talks from world leading entrepreneurs and technologists. Exploring the impact of technology innovation on the future of our society, the talks will be led by keynote speakers including: Naveen Jain. Mr. Jain is the founder of three companies – Moon Express, InfoSpace, and currently Inome. He is also the founder and CEO of the World Innovation Institute, and has an established record as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and technology pioneer.
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is the founder of Ethical Markets Media and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is also a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist and the author of the Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006). Dr Eric Drexler. Dr. Drexler is often described as “the founding father of nanotechnology”. He introduced this concept to the scientific community through a seminal paper in 1981 and a book-length physics-based analysis entitled “Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation”.
The next 100 tickets will have a chance to win one of five spots for the CUTEC dinner, to be held at Trinity Hall college, that includes CUTEC members, speakers and advisors, to be held the day before the TVC.
For more information on our conference, speakers, and competitions visit tvc2014.cutec.org/speakers or get your ticket now at http://tvc2014.eventbrite.co.uk! We hope to see you there! The CUTEC team.
[EVENT] Clare Gala Day- 28th June 2014
This year’s Clare Gala Day will take place on Saturday 28 June, at Clare, from 10am to 5:30pm.
Following on from last year’s successful event, we will be putting on a fantastic selection of academic talks, family entertainment, garden tours and live music, to provide a great day out for everyone. You will be welcome to bring your own picnic, to enjoy in the Scholar’s Garden, or treat yourself to a fabulous lunch or afternoon tea, provided by the College’s award-winning catering team.
The full list of speakers include:
- Professor Tony Badger (Master): Gone with the Wind’: A Great Book?
- Dr Toby Wilkinson (Fellow): The Nile: Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present
- Professor Nicky Clayton (Fellow) and Mr Clive Wilkins (Artist in
Residence, Dept. Psychology): Imagination: The Door to Identity
Gala Day is a wonderful opportunity for all Clare alumni to return to College and catch up with old friends and it would be lovely to see some Grads there.
[AUDITIONS] Cambridge Graduate Orchestra
Cambridge Graduate Orchestra is pleased to announce auditions for Concerto soloists for the year 2014-2015. Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested, preferably graduate students. Auditions will take place on the 6th of July.
Candidates are requested to prepare 15 minutes of music – ideally from the concerto they would perform if successful. CGO will not provide an accompanist, but the soloist may bring one if he/she wishes.
To register your interest, please complete the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BDTNCVW by the 1st of July. We will be in touch no later than the 3rd of July with an audition time and place if you’ve
been selected. If you don’t hear from us by then, assume that you did not make
Thank you for your interest in CGO.
[EVENT] Book event and talk- 19th June 2014
Bestselling author and economist Ha-Joon Chang, who was recently voted among the world’s top ten thinkers in a Prospect Magazine poll, will give a talk on his recently published book “Economics: The User’s Guide”. The book is the first in the revived Pelican series – Penguin’s groundbreaking series of intelligent guides to essential topics. It address in a clear, witty and insightful way questions such as: What is economics? What can and can’t it explain about the world? Why does it matter?
Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. His book “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” was a no.1 bestseller and was called by the Observer ‘a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.’ He is a popular columnist at the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
The event is hosted by the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism, and co-sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Social and Economic Development, the Institute for Manufacturing and the Cambridge Humanities Review.
A drinks reception, book selling and book signing will follow the talk. Tickets are free, and seats are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
Date: Thursday 19 June 2014
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (books will be sold from 17:30, the talk will start at 18:00) Venue: Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge
If you are attending, please indicate so on our Facebook event, and invite more friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/249715218565713/?notif_t=plan_edited
For those who do not have Facebook, here is a link to the event on the webpage of Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism: http://www.cambridgepluralism.org/economics-the-users-guide-book-launch.html
[EVENT] CUDGS StarClash – Live E-Sports Gaming Event
Play. Cast. Spectate.
LOL. SC2. DOTA2.
Sunday 15th June
Graduate Union Lounge, Silver Street
(11am-2pm LOL, 2-5pm DOTA2, 5-8pm SC2)
This is an all-day live e-sports gaming event with League of Legends, StarCraft 2 and DOTA 2 games played and casted (commentated) live in front of an audience and streamed online, hosted by the Cambridge University Digital Gaming Society.
Come to spectate your favourite games and be part of a great crowd of excited fans. Cheer on your fellow students playing live in front of you! Also tune in to watch our live stream at www.twitch.tv/cudgs
The CUDGS StarClash will take place from 11am-9pm on Sunday 15th June in the Graduate Union Lounge, with access from Silver Street.
See you there, it’s going to be amazing!