MCR Bulletin 13/11/14
- [EVENT] EBI-Sanger-Cambridge PhD Symposium (eSCAMPS)
- [EVENT] Tickets available for ‘The Mikado’
- [AUDITIONS] ‘Kiss me Kate’
- [EVENT] 2014 Cambridge International Development Conference
- [NOTICE] Introducing Humans of Cambridge, the bedtime story everyone needs
- [EVENT] Cambridge University Pythons- first match of term
- [EVENT] University’s annual Thanksgiving lunch,
- [EVENT] Tea Yoga
- [EVENT] Intercollegiate Quiz Championship
- [EVENT] Stokes Society: “Messing with Insects’ Minds: The Sneaky World of Plant Viruses”
- [EVENT] First Ethical Teaching Forum – 28th of November 2014, location tbc
- [JOB OPPORTUNITY] Procter & Gamble recruitment drive
- [JOB OPPORTUNITY] CBL International
- [VOLUNTEERS] Paid volunteers for Tetris study
- [EVENT] “Towards One World” An International Law Seminar and Book Launch Reception with His Excellency Judge CG Weeramantry, 21st of November
- [EVENT] RED ROCK CEILIDH BAND – FULL MOON CEILIDH – OPEN TO ALL
- [EVENT] Gog Magog Molly Taster Sessions – 8-10pm Tuesday 18th and Tuesday 25th November
- [EVENT] Professor Alison Bashford: ‘Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth’
- [EVENT] Footysquare- beta launch
[EVENT] EBI-Sanger-Cambridge PhD Symposium (eSCAMPS)
EBI-Sanger-Cambridge PhD Symposium (eSCAMPS) is an annual one-day event for postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge and affiliated institutes. We aim to cover a broad range of topics in biomedical research, including biotechnology and informatics. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
FREE registration and abstract submission are now OPEN for all Cambridge PhD students (subject to capacity limits). The deadline for abstract submission is December 19th.
This year, we have invited five fantastic keynote speakers:
• Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester
• Prof David Colquhoun, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at University College London
• Prof Tony Kouzarides, Deputy Director of the Gurdon Institute
• Prof Simon Tavaré, Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
• Dr Helen Lee, Director of Research in the Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge
Please get in touch with the organisers if you have any queries.
We look forward to seeing you there!
eSCAMPS 2014/2015 Organising Committee
[EVENT] Tickets available for ‘The Mikado’
Tickets are now on sale for The Mikado! The most famous of all Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpieces, ‘The Mikado’ combines biting social commentary with dark gallows humour to tell the story of Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado who disguises himself as a wandering minstrel. Performances are at 8 pm from 19 to 22 Nov, with a matinee performance at 2 pm on 22 Nov, and take place in Robinson College Auditorium. Tickets are £7/6 and can be purchased from http://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/opera/the-mikado.aspx
[AUDITIONS] ‘Kiss me Kate’
Join the cast and crew of Kiss Me Kate, at West Road Concert Hall, 29th-31st January 2015!
Auditions are on:
Fri 14 Nov, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Selwyn Music Room
Tue 18 Nov, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre
Please prepare a song for these (accompanist provided), extracts are available on the door.
Applications for production team roles for Kiss Me Kate at West Road Concert Hall next term are also currently open! We are looking to fill all core roles, including assistant director, choreographer, production manager, technical director, master carpenter, set designer, stage and deputy stage manager chief electrician, lighting designer and costume designer
So if you want to be involved in this fun, frothy, classic musical, please come along to an audition or apply to us at kissmekate2015producers.
[EVENT] 2014 Cambridge International Development Conference
The I.D.C is an annual student-led conference which aims to bring those working in the field together with academics to discuss key development topics. This year our theme is “Pathways to Development: From Diversity to Sustainability”. Throughout the conference a range of top-level speakers from all parts of the international development field will explore how diversity and sustainability are key to the future of international development, including debates on “voluntourism” and the transition from the Millenium Development Goals to the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s conference will take place on the 6th of December at the Cambridge Union. Tickets are available via our website at student and earlybird prices
Here are the links to our website and facebook page.
[NOTICE] Introducing Humans of Cambridge, the bedtime story everyone needs
I’ve recently started collecting stories from people around Cambridge. I aim to capture their deepest passions at the instant of our encounter. It’s a great daily motivational digest, and a good dose of fun photos. Mind you, you might find your friend on there! Enjoy! Like and Share our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/humansofcamb!
[EVENT] Cambridge University Pythons- first match of term
Cambridge University Pythons season starts on Sunday! After a 7-1 season last year, we kick off the new season by hosting the Oxford Brookes Panthers on the 16th of November.
Following a great practice scrimmage against ARU two weeks before, the Pythons are ready to take a team on in a proper game. Because teams only play each other once in the season, each game is vital to make it into the playoffs! It will be a great game and we would love to have people supporting the team.
The game is at Coldham’s Common on Sunday, with kickoff at 1pm, The team will be around from 11am for warmups and pre-game rituals, so do come along anytime from then!
American Football is the UK’s fastest growing sport, so if you want to find out more check out our events page at https://www.facebook.com/CambridgePythons/events and if you have any questions drop us a message at https://www.facebook.com/CambridgePythons.
You can also join us here (http://bit.do/NewPlayersForum) where you can ask questions to both returners and new recruits who are happy to answer any queries you may have, as a spectator or a potential player!
[EVENT] University’s annual Thanksgiving lunch,
Thursday 27 November. Timings:
12:15 – 12:40 Guests arrive and are seated
12:45 Welcome from Dr Jennifer Barnes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International Strategy
12:50 Grace from an American student
Venue: University Centre, Grant Place
Pre-book by Monday 24 November at: https://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=212&reset=1
[EVENT] Tea Yoga
On next Sunday there will be another ‘tea yoga’ session. This time, we will learn the fourth chapter of Tea Yoga, which is ‘transporting Qi meditation’ （运气观想). We will also go through the earlier chapters of ‘tea facial steaming meditation’ (茶熏得气), ‘Daoyin breathing exercise’ （导引呼吸）, and ‘Supplement of Qi by Fairy Maiden’ (仙女补气). No matter whether you have attended any tea yoga sessions before or not, you are more than welcome to join it this time.
Time: 10.00-12.00 am, 23rd Nov 2014
Venue: Downing College, Music Room
The session is totally free for all participants, although donation is more than welcome. Again, because the space and equipment are limited, we can only
accommodate 10 people for one session. If you would like to join, please register at the following link as soon as possible:
You will receive an email to confirm your attendance by next Wednesday.
Introduction to tea yoga:
Tea yoga is a system of healthy maintenance practice, created by Zen master Jingyan in recent years based on the traditional method of vapor therapy in ancient China and yoga from India. In the practice, we use tea leaves as the spices in the facial steaming meditation. Tea steam opens the skin’s pores while deeply cleansing and rejuvenating the skin; tea steam comes into the body and helps to open our acupuncture points and channels, clearing blockages, and stimulates the organs to balance themselves, and improve the immune system. During the whole process, you are relaxed and become more aware of your body and yourself. It helps people to release pressure, harmonize the heart, the body, and the affairs in daily life. Especially, for people who work hard at desk, the tea steaming meditation helps to cure the tiredness of the eyes and improve the eyesight, Yoga and Daoyin exercise help to relieve the pain and stress on the shoulders and neck.
[EVENT] Intercollegiate Quiz Championship
The Cambridge University Quiz Society is running its annual quiz competition starting this week. We accept all entries from societies, college university challenge teams or groups of friends that enjoy trivia and would like to get an opportunity to pit their knowledge against other enthusiasts.
The tournament will be a buzzer quiz format with 4 people on each team. In a similar style to University Challenge each starter will be followed by 3 bonus questions. Teams can consist of up to 5 people but only 4 can take part in any individual games.
If you wish to enter a team then email el399 with your name, what college/society/group you are representing and who the people on your team are.
If you do not yet have a full team then let us know and it can be sorted out later. We will also accept individual entries that we can then sort into a team. The deadline for entry is 20th November but the earlier you get back to us the earlier you can start playing. The cost of entry is £10, which goes towards the questions and prizes. The format will be a bracket with winners progressing however high scoring losers will progress as well and we will aim to give all teams at least two games.
Last year 34 teams entered, it’d be great to beat that number this year!
[EVENT] Stokes Society: “Messing with Insects’ Minds: The Sneaky World of Plant Viruses”
Wednesday 12 November, 9.00pm
Nihon Room, Pembroke College
This cheery topic from Dr John Carr is sure to chase away those Week 5 blues! We’re back in the Nihon room so we can make up for last week’s lack of food and drink.
FREE for members
Free wine and nibbles
[EVENT] First Ethical Teaching Forum – 28th of November 2014, location tbc
A brand new space to share skills and talk through problems among supervisors, with the aim of considering what ethical teaching looks like, and how to use our supervisor powers for good!
A particular emphasis will be placed on intersectional analysis of power structures in the supervision room – how to make sure everyone can benefit equally from supervisions, taking into account factors of race, class, disability, sexuality, gender identity etc.
There will also be room to share all kinds of supervising concerns (how much time do we spend marking? how can we reach out to students who are struggling while maintaining appropriate boundaries? how to compensate for the holes in faculty training?) and solutions we’ve come up with!
[JOB OPPORTUNITY] Procter & Gamble recruitment drive
ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE?
ARE YOU IN YOUR FINAL YEAR OF A PhD IN SCIENCE OR ENGINEERING?
Please see Poster for information about the Procter & Gamble recruitment drive for academic year 2014/2015. The closing date this year is Thursday November 13th 2014.
P&G are offering fantastic opportunities to experience the innovative world of our R&D organisation through a 4 day European R&D PhD seminar (April 20th – 23rd 2015). Successful seminar applicants may also be offered full-time jobs with P&G – this is our main method of PhD recruitment.
Remember application deadline is Thursday 13th Nov 2014
Apply now at: http://we.experiencepg.com/; Job code: RND00002744
Can’t make one of these events? Contact Myrna Carlebur (carlebur.m) to arrange a phone call.
[JOB OPPORTUNITY] CBL International
CBL International Oxford King’s College operating in partnership with Oriel College (University of Oxford) and Magdalene College (University of Cambridge) offers summer programmes in Oxford and Cambridge covering a myriad of subjects, including Business, Law, Economics & Management, International Relations and Politics, as well as Natural Science to name but a few, to a vast diversity of the most prestigious academic institutes from around the world.
At the moment we are preparing these programmes coming up between July and September 2015 in great detail and part of this process includes recruiting members of the student body from all colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. They are looking for:
Junior Deans (part time or full time)
Residential Advisors (part time or full time)
All applicants should send a CV (including motivational statement) and a photograph to: administration
[VOLUNTEERS] Paid volunteers for Tetris study
We are looking for healthy male volunteers to take part in a study on Tetris game and decision making. Experience of Tetris is not required. You will need to attend a 1.5 hour testing session, and you will receive £12 for your involvement with the study, with additional award depending on your performance in the Tetris Game. Testing will be conducted at Psychological Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, CB2 3EB. If you are interested and would like more information then please contact Mr. Yin Wu for further information by yw330
[EVENT] “Towards One World” An International Law Seminar and Book Launch Reception with His Excellency Judge CG Weeramantry, 21st of November
Date: Friday, 21 November 2014
Time: Seminar 4pm-6pm, followed by Book Launch Reception 6pm-7pm
Where: Lauterpacht Centre, 5 Cranmer Road, Cambridge
The Lauterpacht Centre for International law, in collaboration with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), is hosting an international law seminar and book launching reception with His Excellency Judge CG Weeramantry, former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, and UNESCO Prize for Peace Education Laureate, known especially for his international legal contributions to sustainable development, disarmament and human rights.
The ‘Towards One World’ International Law Seminar will include a keynote speech by HE Judge CG Weeramantry, and a small legal experts panel commenting on progress in international law over recent decades, and the influence of the Judge’s works on sustainable development, human rights, peace and disarmament, through two decades of successive decisions in international treaty negotiations, principles and practice, and dispute settlement.
A special reception to launch HE Judge CG Weeramantry’s new book, Towards One World, will take place directly afterwards in the Old Library and Hall of the Lauterpacht Centre, with light refreshments, champagne and chocolate.
[EVENT] RED ROCK CEILIDH BAND – FULL MOON CEILIDH – OPEN TO ALL
Wintry nights are drawing in, but we rock the rafters!
The night of the Full Moon beckons.
Once again the Red Rock Ceilidh Band is gearing up for musical madness, and
we invite you to attend our
** FULL MOON CEILIDH **
on Friday 5 December, starting at 8.00pm
VENUE: Emmanuel Church, Trumpington Street [opposite Pembroke College]
Jigs, reels, hornpipes, all kinds of madness. Our caller (local caller, Bob
Ridout) explains the dances, the band starts to play, and the dancing is
kinda wild and rumbustious.
Open to university members and the general public. Families and children
Played by the RED ROCK CEILIDH BAND.
ADMISSION: £7, £4 for concessions.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend reserving places in advance by sending an e-mail
Enough of the Waning, let’s get in the groove with some Waxing!
Cast aside the Rags of Dejection and join us for a night of terpsichorean
Fantasy and Delight.
[EVENT] Gog Magog Molly Taster Sessions – 8-10pm Tuesday 18th and Tuesday 25th November
Gog Magog Molly still meet 8-10pm on Tuesdays in the Stoneyard Centre / St Andrews St Baptist Church next to ‘Spoons on, well, St Andrews St (between the front of Emma and Parker’s Piece). Turn up at 8 in the passage between the church and the insurance shop or ring the bell if late and wait for mollies to appear or join us on the lower ground floor in ‘Spoons from about 7 for a pre-Molly meal.
*First term free*. No previous experience required. Wear shoes and clothes suitable for vigorous exercise and raising your knee to a right angle.
We do molly dancing, the traditional* dancing of the fens. It’s like morris dancing but with bright colours, right-angled limbs, stamping and shouting instead of the bells, hankies and sticks that other morris styles use.
Say you’re coming at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003588843000411/ (even if you can’t make these weeks, give us your email address for future Tuesdays).
[EVENT] Professor Alison Bashford: ‘Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth’
Coleridge Room, Jesus College, Thursday 20th November 5pm
The second talk in the Cambridge Humanities Review series ‘Lectures in the Humanities’ will be delivered by the recently appointed Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History Alison Bashford. Her talk will trace the idea of a world population problem from the 1920s in terms of migration, colonial expansion, globalization and world food plans. Professor Bashford’s research connects the history of modern science and medicine, imperial history and environmental history. Representatives of Heffers Bookshop will be in attendance to sell copies of her most recent book Global Population. £5 year annual subscriptions to the CHR magazine will be available to purchase, the next Issue will be published at the end of November.
For more information on the talk: http://www.cambridgereview.weebly.com
To buy a CHR subscription: http://www.cambridgereview.weebly.com/buy-the-chr
[EVENT] Footysquare- beta launch
Clare College MCR are invited to the beta launch of Footysquare, an interactive web-based platform designed for enthusiasts of the beautiful game.
The target audience for the beta launch is student communities at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Participants will be amongst the very first users to engage in a novel approach to online football banter.
Please find attached an announcement that is intended for distribution to students. Kindly share the document via email or appropriate alternative channels.