The MCR organises a large number of intriguing and exciting activities. These change on a termly basis; however, there are some permanent fixtures which are described below. A full listing of events and important dates can be obtained from the calendar. You can also keep up-to-date with MCR news by following us on facebook or twitter, which may be a useful form of procrastination. People are always welcome, so please do come along!

If you would like to organise an event for the MCR yourself, you can use this online form to ask for funding from the MCR.


If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, regular academic seminars are given by MCR members. Most talks that are given in the MCR are recorded and uploaded to the official Churchill College website as CHUtalks, so you can always catch up if you miss a date on the seminars calendar. Presenting an academic seminar can be a handy way of practicing your presentation skills and also of bringing a recording of your presentation to a professional platform, via CHUtalks. They are followed by wine and cheese in the Sandy Ashmore Room. You can also learn more about the research done by Churchill’s students at the annual Conference on Everything. If you are interested in taking part in either, please contact the Academic Officer.

Language Mentoring

The MCR is made up of students from all over the world. For many, English is not their first language. The MCR runs a language mentoring programme to help students to improve their English. The mentoring is informal, and many students find it is a good way to meet people they might not have otherwise met. If you would like to get involved, either as a mentee or mentor, please contact the Welfare Officers.


Being a graduate student is hard work. To help students unwind after a long day in the lab or library, the MCR organises a number of social events throughout the year. Even if nothing is planned, then there is always the MCR Bar. We have a mailing list if you interested in playing games. The most popular social events are the termly Guest Nights, which are always a lot of fun. If you have an idea for an event, please contact the Social Secretary or Bar Secretary as appropriate.


MCR members also engage in a variety of sports. College has a range of sports facilities, which can be enjoyed by any MCR member. Those who take things a bit more seriously might be interested in the opportunities offered by the University.


Further information

Yoga (Virtual)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a breather and join us for yoga via Zoom, every Wednesday at 6pm. Everyone is welcome.

Virtual Welfare Tea
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Welfare Tea and ask the MCR Committee and the Welfare officers any questions you may have about the college and welfare support systems both across college and the university.

Coronavirus Student Q&A @ Zoom
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Join in to get the latest up-to-date info about Coronavirus and how the College is managing risk as we go further into the pandemic. Please submit questions online.

Yoga (Virtual)
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a breather and join us for yoga via Zoom, every Wednesday at 6pm. Everyone is welcome.

Welcome to Cambridge for Internationals (In person)
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a leisurely stroll down to the market for lunch, accompanied by a returning MCR member to point out places of interest Sign up and face masks required.

Gelato Crawl (In Person)
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on our quest to sample all of Jack’s Gelato flavours! Sign up  and face mask required. Meet at the porters lodge and walk to town.

Parents’ Night (in person)
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet your college parents, find answers to the burning questions about your new life at Cambridge, and enjoy a glass of wine. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available! Your parents will be in contact to organise this event in small groups.

University Societies’ Freshers Fair (Virtual)
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sign up for university societies and see what’s on offer; there’s something for everyone. https://www.cambridgesu.co.uk/events/6013/2/

The Churchill Mallard (Student Newspaper) Meet and Greet (In person)
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet members of The Churchill Mallard committee and learn how to get involved with Churchill’s student newspaper. Students must sign up to a 30-minute time slot in advance. Groups will be limited to 10. Sign-up sheet will be circulated in advance.