MCR Bulletin 28/11/14
- [VOLUNTEER] SCIENCE OUTREACH – VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHaOS WINTER ROADSHOW
- [ADVERT] Cambridge Hub- Wintercomfort
- [EVENT] Cambridge Pythons varsity match
- [ADVERT] IVSC is recruiting
- [EVENT] BIOSOC Dr Colin Russell – Infectious disease evolution
- [EVENT] CUDGS StarClash 3 – Live E-Sports Gaming Event – Cambridge vs ARU
- [JOB OPPORTUNITY] Seminar Assistants Wanted for Cambridge Academic Development Seminar Programme in January, February, and March 2015
- [AUDITIONS] EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS
- [ADVERT] Dull afternoon ahead? Check out Agora.
- [EVENT] Professor Anil Seth on “Consciousness: What in the World is it?”
[VOLUNTEER] SCIENCE OUTREACH – VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHaOS WINTER ROADSHOW
CHaOS (Cambridge Hands-On Science) is recruiting volunteers for its Winter Roadshow, happening on Thursday 4th – Tuesday 9th December (after the end of term for undergraduates). We will be going to Cambridgeshire schools and public events demonstrating our interactive science experiments for children and families, showing them just how interesting science can be.
We need plenty enthusiastic volunteers to demonstrate the experiments, which range from building bridges and explaining why things glow in the dark to looking at creepy crawlies and introducing children to Boris the skeleton. No experience is necessary – each experiment comes with a description of how it works and what to talk about. You can volunteer for just one day, or more if you like, and all you need to bring is yourself and your passion for science.
If you’d like to volunteer, fill in the sign-up form at http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/node/1640
If you want to find out more, take a look at our website!
[ADVERT] Cambridge Hub- Wintercomfort
The Cambridge Hub needs you to help make this cold winter a little less daunting for the homeless of Cambridge. In partnership with Wintercomfort, we are asking you to donate any unopened and non-perishable food items that you can spare (even if it’s just that tin of beans at the back of your cupboard!). These will be collected at the end of Week 8, so it’s a perfect time to offload those heavy tins that you won’t be taking home with you. Contact publicity for more information, and look out for the designated box or bin bag in your college. If you can’t find one, contact us at the Hub and we can suggest a drop-off point near to you. Thanking you in advance for your kindness.
[EVENT] Cambridge Pythons varsity match
This Sunday (30th November), one of the longest standing and biggest rivalries in sport is being reignited. Cambridge against Oxford.
This time it is the Cambridge Pythons taking on the Oxford Lancers at Varsity Bowl IX. The game is being held under floodlights at the rugby club’s home ground on Grange Road, with kickoff at 4pm. But this is not just going to be an American football game, there will be entertainment both on and off the field.
Apart from the game, there will be cheerleading performances, a halftime pie eating contest, and of course plenty of food and drink at the bar. The game will be announced and commentated on and there will be a gameday programme to get you up to speed with everything that’s going on. Then post-game, the bar will be put to good use before heading into town for the Official Varsity Bowl After Party.
It does not matter if you are the biggest football fan or do not know the rules at all, you will definitely want to see this! Entry is free with a suggested donation.
[ADVERT] IVSC is recruiting
IVSC is recruiting 70 volunteer teachers for summer camp projects in the idyllic southern town of Yangshuo阳朔 as well as other locations including Changsha, Lingshan and Pingjiang. Lonely Planet says of Yangshuo that “pedalling across the rice fields through Yangshuo’s soaring limestone peaks is often the top experience of travellers in China.” The programme provides free bed and board, free TEFL certification, Chinese classes and some remuneration. Travel scholarships are usually available through universities.
Programmes run from 7th July-15th August TBC with some flexibility. Schedules vary between the different schools but generally involve 3-6 hours of English classes per day followed by outdoor activities. Students are aged between six and sixteen, every week teachers accompany the students on fun summer-camp activities. As an example, activities in Yangshuo include; bamboo rafting, rock climbing, camping, caving, touring rural villages such as Xingping, cycling, swimming in the Li river, tubing, Kayaking, white-water rafting and general sports. Teachers will also assist with other summer camp activities including interviewing foreign tourists in the town centre, cookery classes, film-making, and karaoke parties. There are also ample opportunities to study mandarin, martial arts, or cookery, and to go out in the evenings to enjoy the restaurants and nightlife.
In house TEFL certification, Chinese classes, advice regarding visas, free accommodation and food are all offered. Some schools will be able to remunerate teachers. There is no programme fee of any kind, IVSC has been working with UK students since 2007. For more information please contact enquiries or view our websitehttp://www.ivsc.org.uk Positions are offered on a rolling basis.
[EVENT] BIOSOC Dr Colin Russell – Infectious disease evolution
7pm Wednesday 3rd December | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre | https://www.facebook.com/events/575267599270278
Dr. Colin Russell is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and focuses on the interface between infectious disease evolution and epidemiology. He has published a number of ground-breaking papers including “The potential for respiratory droplet transmissible A/H5N1 influenza virus to evolve in a mammalian host” (Russell et al., 2012). Everybody’s favourite lecturer is coming to talk at BioSoc – don’t miss out! You can even sign up to have dinner with him afterwards, places are limited so check out the facebook event page for more info. Free for members, £2 for non-members, £15 for lifetime membership, £10 for annual membership
[EVENT] CUDGS StarClash 3 – Live E-Sports Gaming Event – Cambridge vs ARU
CUDGS StarClash 3 – Cambridge vs ARU
LOL. DOTA2. Hearthstone.
Saturday 29th November
Small Examination Hall, New Museums Site
£2 members/£3 non-members
This is an all-day live gaming event with League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Hearthstone computer games played live in front of an audience watching all the action commentated on a large screen, hosted by the Cambridge University Digital Gaming Society. Teams from Cambridge University will face off against Anglia Ruskin’s finest in an inter-university battle for prizes!
Come to play, cast and spectate your favourite games and be part of a great crowd of gamer fans. YOU get to be involved! Loads of games will be played and casted at every level, and we want as many players and casters as we can! Also tune in to watch our live stream athttp://www.twitch.tv/cudgs
Want to play live casted games on the day (LoL, Dota2, Hearthstone)?
Want to cast during the event in front of a live crowd and be streamed online?
Then sign up yourself or as a team using the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/3yW1VhyXNJ
Or just turn up on the day to spectate. See you there!
[JOB OPPORTUNITY] Seminar Assistants Wanted for Cambridge Academic Development Seminar Programme in January, February, and March 2015
Job Description: Several groups of university students from Asia will attend academic exchange seminars (each lasting about 13 or 14 days) in Cambridge in January, February, and March 2015. The programme mainly consists of academic lectures, visits, and social activities, which aims to offer students a taste of studying and living in Cambridge. The position that we are now recruiting includes part time seminar assistants, who will work with a team to accompany students during their 13 or 14 days’ stay in Cambridge. There are 7 time slots available to choose from. Successful applicants can choose any one or more than one time slot from the following:
Slot 1: 21st Jan.—3rd Feb, 2015
Slot 2: 24th Jan.—6th Feb, 2015
Slot 3: 25th Jan.—8th Feb, 2015
Slot 4: 27th Jan.—9th Feb, 2015
Slot 5: 2nd Feb.—15th Feb, 2015
Slot 6: 3rd Feb.—16th Feb, 2015
Slot 7: 1st Mar—14th Mar, 2015
The job of seminar assistants includes:
Lectures: assisting to ensure the smooth flow of the lectures, such as preparing lecture rooms, handout, and other materials that the lecturers may need; supervising students’ final presentation.
Visits: assisting to organise and accompany the visits to help students have a happy and safe tour in Cambridge, London and Oxford.
Social activities: organising and actively participating in social activities; communicating with students to help them gain a better idea of studying and living in Cambridge.
Logistics: helping with airport pickup, welcome reception, and so on.
Cambridge University Members are welcome to apply.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Fluent in English.
Prior experience in event organising is preferred.
Payment: 600 pounds (base salary) + 200 pounds (bonus; depending on the feedback from students and seminar manager)
If you are interested, please send your CV to cads.hr, and state your preferred time slots as many as possible. The deadline for application is 3rd Dec, 2014. Qualified applicants will be invited to attend the interview. We will contact you shortly after receiving your registration.
If you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact Michael at cads.hr
[AUDITIONS] EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS
Applications for directors, musical directors and producers for ‘The Sorcerer’ and ‘The Grand Duke’ are now open!
If you wish to apply, then please read the information below, then send your application by midnight on Wednesday 3rd December to the society secretary, Zowie Sweetland, at zs280
‘THE SORCERER’ AT THE MINACK 2015
Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society are excited to announce that we will perform ‘The Sorcerer’ at the Minack from 14th-19th September 2015.
MORE ABOUT ‘THE SORCERER’
Starry-eyed young lovers Alexis and Aline wish everyone in their village could be as happily besotted as they are. In a moment of inspiration, they decide to hire John Wellington Wells, a distinguished representative of a highly respectable London firm of sorcerers, to brew a love-potion for their fellow citizens. It remains only to slip the potion into the tea at the wedding feast, and well, it’s G&S, you know the rest. Strange infatuations, social satire, and yes, hilarity all ensue. An uproariously funny but subtly dark operetta, The Sorcerer was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first great success. Join CUG&S as we conjure comedy and drama.
‘THE GRAND DUKE’ AT THE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2015
Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are also pleased to announce that we will be performing ‘The Grand Duke’ at the Gilbert and Sullivan International Festival in Harrogate on 11th August 2015.
MORE ABOUT ‘THE GRAND DUKE’
The curtain rises on the market square of Speisesaal where Ernest Dummkopf’s acting troupe is rehearsing for a production of the Greek tragedy Troilus and Cressida. Beneath the theatrical veneer, a conspiracy is afoot among the thespians to overthrow Rudolph, the Grand Duke. However, this in inadvertently betrayed… With conspiracy, intrigue and a statutory duel ‘The Grand Duke’ is sure to be an exciting show.
[ADVERT] Dull afternoon ahead? Check out Agora.
Agora was created by Cambridge students who wanted to know about all the best events happening around the uni. Weekend dance parties, lectures on dark energy and the Human Genome Project, documentary films—these were jus
[EVENT] Professor Anil Seth on “Consciousness: What in the World is it?”
Wednesday 3 December, 9.00pm
Nihon Room, Pembroke College
Consciousness is, for each of us, the presence of a world. Without consciousness there is no world, no self: there is nothing at all. But we do not know much about the material and biological basis of this most central feature of our lives. How do rich multisensory experiences, the senses of self and body, and volition, agency, and ‘will’ emerge from the joint activity of billions of neurons locked inside a bony skull? Once reserved within philosophy and theology, the neuroscience of consciousness has emerged as a one of the great scientific challenges for this century. In this seminar I will sketch the state-of-the-art in the new science of consciousness. I will distinguish between conscious level (how conscious we are), conscious content (what we are conscious of), and conscious self (the ‘I’ behind the eyes), describing in each case how new experiments are shedding light on the underlying neural mechanisms, in normal life and in neurological and psychiatric conditions. Throughout, I will emphasize phenomenology – the way things seem – as the target for any satisfying explanation of how the brain, in conjunction with the body and the environment, gives rise to and shapes conscious experience.
FREE for members
Free wine and nibbles