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.
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.
Come along to the MCR and watch a film with fellow MCR members. Tell us your favourite film, and we’ll get it for you!
Feb 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College Description: On the back of her first solo album release, ‘Pinks and Blues’, Christina McMaster brings a characteristically fascinating programme to Churchill College, featuring works by Scarlatti, Satie, Debussy, Crawford-Seeger,[...]
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 3:00 am
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Venue: St John's College Chapel Description: The Churchill Chapel Choir joins with St John’s Voices and Fitzwilliam Chapel Choir for a choral evensong.
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Find out what research is going on in Churchill with a talk by David Zoltowski. Free cheese and wine to follow. And don’t forget to check out the CHUtalks website to catch up on any[...]
Feb 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College Description: The inaugural outing of a newly formed wind quintet formed entirely of Churchill instrumentalists.
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: The Bar at Churchill College Description: One of Churchill’s most popular musical events, Jazz in the Bar features an eclectic mix of live music from bands and individuals based at Churchill and beyond. There[...]
Be a connoisseur for the evening and relax at the Vicious Penguin with a choice selection of whiskeys and whiskies. Booking details to follow via email.
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Find out what research is going on in Churchill with a talk by Andreas Sommer. Free cheese and wine to follow. And don’t forget to check out the CHUtalks website to catch up on any[...]
Feb 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College Description: Works by women composers.Programme Cecile Louise-Stephanie Chaminade – Angelus Lili Boulanger – Pie Jesu Nadia Boulanger – Cantique Sophie Gail – Nocturne Judith Weir – White eggs in the[...]
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Get to know your MCR colleagues over dinner! Free pre- and post-dinner drinks served in the MCR. Sign-up online through the normal catering page and join us in the MCR for free drinks!
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at one of this terms’ mentoring common tables. If you are enrolled in the College mentoring scheme (check your inbox or contact the TAS office for details) and attending[...]
Mar 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College Description: A joint recital by the Churchill and Fitzwilliam Choruses who have been working together this term.
For both beginners and experts. Come join fellow MCR members for a night playing high stakes poker. More details to follow via email.
Mar 11 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College Description: To finish the series, by-fellow Adrian Bradbury performs repertoire for cello, accompanied by pianist Oliver Davies.
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 1:00 am
The biggest event of the term! Invite your friends from other Colleges to attend – sign up online. More details will follow by email.
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A series of lectures based on the papers of Sir Geoffrey Jackson, held at the Churchill Archives Centre. Programme 11am — Presentation: ‘The Churchill Archives’ by Allen Packwood, Director of the Archives Centre 11.30am —[...]