MCR Bulletin 16/1/15
- [EVENT] Prof. Margaret Stanley OBE – HPV vaccines – are they doing their job? | Wednesday 21/01/15 7pm | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre
- [EVENT] Cambridge University Railway Club Special Debate on Railway Fares
- [EVENT] WHAT?: First meeting of alternative relationship styles discussion group. 22nd Jan, 8 – 10pm, Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College.
- [VOLUNTEER] Teach on the Oxford and Cambridge Summer School 2015
- [JOB OPPORTUNITY] SUMMER TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES IN CAMBRIDGE
- [MAY BALL WORK] Applications to work at Pembroke May Ball 2015 are now open!
- [EVENT] WOLFSON HOWLER FEATURING JOHN ROBINS
- [MAY BALLS] Big audition weekend
- [EVENT] Stokes Society presents: Professor Andrea Ferrari on “Graphene: Future Emerging Technology”
- [RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS] Part II Psychology project
- [EVENT] Kettle’s yard event programme
- [EVENT] Work in sustainable educational resource investment in Summer 2015 with EPAfrica!
- [EVENT] Cambridge Development Initiative Annual Launch with Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairman of the World’s Largest NGO
- [EVENT] Enlightened Perspectives: An Exhibition Working through Science and Art
- [EVENT] ***CUDS Annual Dance Show 2015: EVOLUTION***
[EVENT] Prof. Margaret Stanley OBE – HPV vaccines – are they doing their job? | Wednesday 21/01/15 7pm | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre
Professor Stanley is Emeritus Professor of Epithelial Biology in the University of Cambridge and in 2004 was awarded the OBE for services to Virology. She is a research scientist and her research has focussed on how the body defends itself against infections with HPV (human papillomavirus) the cause of cervical cancer in women, how to develop vaccines that prevent HPV infection as well as those that might treat HPV infection and has more than 200 publications on these topics.
Check out the facebook page for more info! Free for BioSoc members, £2 for non-members. £15 for lifetime membership.
[EVENT] Cambridge University Railway Club Special Debate on Railway Fares
I am delighted to announce this Friday we have a very special event on rail fares and financing which shall include several leading railway industry figures and local general election parliamentary candidates. The discussion shall give us a chance to learn where farepayers (and taxpayers) money goes in the industry and we shall be able to make more informed contributions to the upcoming political debates.
- Charles Robarts, Director of Regulation and Planning, Network Rail
- Linda McCord, Passenger Manager, Passenger Focus
- Andrew Allen, Policy Analyst, Campaign for Better Transport
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Cambridge:
- Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge, Liberal Democrat Party
- Daniel Zeichner, Labour Party
- Chamali Fernando, Conservative Party
- Rupert Read, Green Party
Each speaker will talk for a five minutes and then there will be a Question and Answer on fares and financing-related topics of at least an hour.
Please do join us at 19:00 for 19:30 this Friday 16th January in the Riley Auditorium in Clare College Memorial Court.
Hope to see as many as you on Friday.
More information is attached below and available on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/875694265798798/?fref=ts
[EVENT] WHAT?: First meeting of alternative relationship styles discussion group. 22nd Jan, 8 – 10pm, Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College.
This term sees the launch of a brand new discussion group, the University of Cambridge Open Relationship and Non-monogamy Society (UniCORNS). We will be hosting open meetups with no strict agenda, for anyone interested in the theory, practicalities, and issues surrounding open relationships, non-monogamy, polyamoury, or any other member of the huge family of alternative relationship styles. Instead of speeches and question-and-answer style discussions, we’ll be hosting multiple conversations that give everyone more of a chance to engage and contribute. So if you’re already a practicing polyamorite, or if you have no idea what this bulletin is even about but want to hear more, come to one of our meetups for informal discussion and socializing.
Our first meetup is called WHAT?. We’ll be talking about what exactly alternative relationship styles are, and what the many different terms for them mean. It’ll take place on the 22nd January, 8pm, in Sidgwick Hall, Newnham. Latecomers and early leavers welcome!
Join the Facebook event to hear the latest, AND for information about how to stay in touch for future meetings, even if you can’t make it this time.
[VOLUNTEER] Teach on the Oxford and Cambridge Summer School 2015
Volunteer your academic skills for good causes!
OxFizz is a social enterprise, now into its seventh year, raising money for charity by providing educational services. We’re currently recruiting tutors for our two-week summer schools (July and August).
*What? Delivering tutorials on a summer school in Oxford. Whilst we are eager to hear from anyone who is interested in getting involved, we are particularly eager to hear from those who study/have studied: Economics, Biological Sciences, Bio-medical Sciences, Psychology, Engineering, Politics and IR, History, English and Law.
*Who? Any enthusiastic postgraduate student or postdoc
*How big a commitment? Designing and delivering an exciting and challenging course of eight tutorials, and teaching them to small groups of bright and motivated 16-18 year old students
*Why? Raise money for any charity of your choice (about £1500 per two weeks) and gain valuable teaching experience!
Find out more: email Georgina at georgina.feary or call her on 02076075370
[JOB OPPORTUNITY] SUMMER TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES IN CAMBRIDGE
Oxbridge Academic Programs leads two summer study programs in Cambridge; these are The Cambridge Tradition, held in Jesus College, and The Cambridge Prep, held in Peterhouse. The programs, which take place during July, are well-established and academically rigorous. A wide variety of courses is offered on in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and creative arts. Oxbridge is seeking teachers in all of these areas. These are paid positions. Applicants should be well-qualified graduates who either have obtained or are working towards an appropriate postgraduate qualification (MSc, MPhil, PhD). For additional information on the positions and the programs, including a complete list of courses offered, visit: http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/employment. To apply, email a CV and a covering letter to: Justin Bangs, Coordinator of Faculty, justin. Candidates should identify in the covering letter the course or courses in which they are interested. The deadline to apply is Monday 2 February 2015. Interviews will be held in Peterhouse, Cambridge, during early March 2015.
[MAY BALL WORK] Applications to work at Pembroke May Ball 2015 are now open!
We are recruiting workers for a range of positions throughout the event at competitive rates. We are looking for enthusiastic people, and previous experience is useful but not essential. For more information, and to apply, please go to
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Pembroke May Ball Committee 2015
[EVENT] WOLFSON HOWLER FEATURING JOHN ROBINS
The first Howler of 2015 takes place on Monday 19th Jan, 8pm in the Wolfson College bar.
If you’ve not yet heard of the Howler, it’s a regular comedy night at the University that features up-and-coming Cambridge talent, with a professional compere and a big-name headline act (past performers include Russell Howard, Milton Jones, Tim Key, Josh Widdicombe and Jon Richardson).
We’re delighted to have the brilliant John Robins joining us as our headline act for this event. John’s solo show ‘Where is my mind’ was the highest reviewed show of the Edinburgh festival with ThreeWeeks awarding him their Editor’s Choice Award. He’s also appeared on 8 out of 10 cats, Russell Howard’s Good News and Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club, while he has written for Stand Up For The Week and Twit of The Year.
We hope that you’ll be able to join us!!
Here’s what the press has to say about John Robins:
“A former flatmate of a clutch of successful Bristol-based comics that included Russell Howard and Jon Richardson, John Robins could be the next of his peer group to go on to greater things.”
– The Independent ****
“An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining”
– Chortle ****
“One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen”
[MAY BALLS] Big audition weekend
Interesting in performing at May Balls this June? Audition in front of up to 9 May Balls or June Events at this years Big Audition Weekend!
The Big Audition Weekend is run by the May Ball Presidents’ Committee and will take place on the 24th/25th January at Selwyn College Diamond.
The weekend gives performers the opportunity to audition in front of up to 9 May balls and June events including;
- Emmanuel May Ball 2015
- Downing College May Ball 2015
- Clare May Ball 2015
- Selwyn May Ball 2015
- Trinity Hall June Event 2015
- Pembroke May Ball 2015
- Darwin May Ball 2015
- Homerton May Ball 2015
- Robinson May Ball 2015
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is a charge of £5 per act to cover costs.
Signups can be made via the May Ball Presidents’ Committee website;
Or find us on Facebook
[EVENT] Stokes Society presents: Professor Andrea Ferrari on “Graphene: Future Emerging Technology”
Wednesday 21 January, 9.00pm
Nihon Room, Pembroke College
Professor Andrea Ferrari, Director of the Graphene Research Centre in Cambridge, is coming to explain the work they are doing and what it might lead to in the future…
FREE for members
Free wine and nibbles
[RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS] Part II Psychology project
I’m a Part II Psychology student conducting a research project to help identify automatic processes involved in the detection of dots. I’m currently looking for participants to take part in a short experiment that will take no more than 20mins. Every participant will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £25 prizes. If you are interested please contact hcm45
[EVENT] Kettle’s yard event programme
Please see attached Kettle’s yard Flyer
[EVENT] Work in sustainable educational resource investment in Summer 2015 with EPAfrica!
Date: 20th January Time: 20:00 Where: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College
Interested in development, but skeptical of “unsustainable gap year” projects? EPAfrica works in over twenty schools across three regions in Kenya and Uganda and we recruit around fifty students each year from universities in Oxford, Cambridge, and London. EPAfrica aims to make a long-term impact in the schools we work in through the investment of durable educational resources and the creation of sustainable health, careers and gender equality programmes. We do not ask our volunteers to be teachers or builders, we ask them to immerse themselves in the school environment and make as large and sustainable an impact as possible. Interested? Come along to our information evening! Apply now at http://www.epafrica.org! Applications close at midnight 22nd January. For any questions, please email epafrica
[EVENT] Cambridge Development Initiative Annual Launch with Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairman of the World’s Largest NGO
6pm Friday January 16 at the Cambridge Union
The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) is having its Annual Launch with a keynote by Sir Fazle Abed, founder and chairman of BRAC, the world’s largest NGO. The event will be your opportunity to learn more about our four development projects in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and discover how you can become one of our Summer Volunteers!
Founded in January of 2013, CDI is a wholly student-led NGO at the University focussed on changing the way student volunteering is done. CDI Volunteers play an active role in our work, using their skills and backgrounds to design project activities and objectives. In Summer 2014, 30 Cambridge students participated on our pilot implementation trip.
The event will take place at 6pm on the 16th of January at the Main Chamber of the Cambridge Union. We look forward to seeing you there!
[EVENT] Enlightened Perspectives: An Exhibition Working through Science and Art
In Cambridge, we are accustomed to seeing Science and Art as separate disciplines, but does this overlook the obvious synergisms? During National Science Week this year, Churchill College is to facilitate an exhibition designed to explore the intersection of Science and Art, and we are looking to display works that position art and science into a dialogue. Are you interested in visualising this fascinating relationship? If this is something you have deliberated, or would just like to explore, then please send photographs or descriptions/ideas of your work to:
Please specify dimensions and medium in this email. We are open to the receipt of all forms of artwork, including photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, models, films, notebooks, instruments, or works in progress.
The theme is intended to be open to interpretation and the encouragement of your exploration of the impact of a fusion of Science and Art. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to showcase your visual interpretations during the prestigious National Science Week.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1st of March 2015
EXHIBITION DATE: 9th of March 2015
[EVENT] ***CUDS Annual Dance Show 2015: EVOLUTION***
Come on down to the ADC from the 20th-24th January, 7.45pm to see
EVOLUTION. To develop, progress, metamorphose. Join Cambridge University
Dance Society for a kaleidoscopic evening of creative dance
collaboration; featuring electric fusions of contemporary, Ballet,
Fosse, Charleston, Hip-Hop, Rock’n’Roll, Ballroom, Belly-dancing,
Folk-dancing, Indian and Bollywood. Don’t miss the ADC’s biggest Dance
show of the year, as Cambridge University Dance Society return to the
ADC stage for their annual variety dance show, which offers a
performance platform for all dancers across every corner of Cambridge
and showcases the spell-binding talent of the Cambridge dance scene!
More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/303352886521142/