Events

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.

Academic

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, regular academic seminars are given by MCR members. These can be a handy way of practicing your presentation skills. 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.

Social

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 form an event, please contact the Social Secretary or Bar Secretary as appropriate.

Sport

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

Garden Experience Day @ MCR Vegetable Garden
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hi, come and join the MCR gardeners on our “Garden Experience Day”. We will plant seeds, seedlings, make flower bed and do some weeding. Opportunities are always open for you to join the gardening group.
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mentoring Common Table @ Dining Hall
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at one of this term’s mentoring common tables. Always an enjoyable occasion and with much to be learnt from our amazing SCR fellows at Churchill, this is a great[...]
Whisk[e]y Tasting! @ The Vicious Penguin
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Whisk[e]y Tasting! @ The Vicious Penguin
Be a connoisseur for the evening and relax at the Vicious Penguin (the MCR bar) with a choice selection of Whiskeys!
Poker Night @ The MCR
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Poker Night @ The MCR
Show off your poker-face! All levels of player welcome to this friendly poker tournament. Refreshments will be provided. Look out for more details coming up via emails… All you really need to know though is[...]
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – May 23 @ 10:30 pm
Join other beer enthusiasts in a trip to the 42nd Cambridge Beer Festival. Details to follow by email!
MCR Formal Hall @ Dining Hall
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Get to know your MCR colleagues over dinner! Pre- and post-dinner drinks served in the MCR. Sign-up online.
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Termly General Meeting (TGM) @ The MCR
Find out what the MCR committee is doing and have your say in MCR matters! It’s a great chance for the MCR committee to get some feedback from our wonderful students too and hopefully for[...]
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mentoring Common Table @ Dining Hall
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at one of this term’s mentoring common tables. Always an enjoyable occasion and with much to be learnt from our amazing SCR fellows at Churchill, this is a great[...]
May Bumps @ The Cam
Jun 10 – Jun 13 all-day
May Bumps @ The Cam
Enjoy summer by the Cam and watch some rowing! Come see why rowing is the most popular Cambridge Uni sport and cheer on the ever successful Churchill rowing teams! (you can visit the College site[...]