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

Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sign up for university societies and see what’s on offer; there’s something for everyone.
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For all interested in using the Churchill Gym. The talk will focus on the facilities, expected behaviour and give you an opportunity to book an induction. You must attend an induction to gain card access[...]
International Food Potluck @ Seminar Rooms 3 & 4
Oct 6 @ 7:20 pm – 9:00 pm
International Food Potluck @ Seminar Rooms 3 & 4
Cook/buy something specific to your area and impress us with your cooking skills/food.
LGBT+ Night @ Buttery
Oct 6 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 7 @ 1:30 am
`Spectrum’ – Cambridge’s weekly LGBT+ night at Revs in town. Join the JCR in the bar and make our way to Revs together. Everybody is welcome. Bring cash for the club!
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sign up for university societies and see what’s on offer; there’s something for everyone.
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sign up for college societies and see what we all get up to here in our spare time.
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Churchill Chapel Choir Taster Session @ Chapel | Cambridge | England | United Kingdom
Come try Churchill’s Chapel Choir with a taster session featuring works including Palestrina and Arvo Pärt!
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Curry and Quiz @ P'lodge
Meet at the P’lodge before heading to a local curry restaurant for food and a general knowledge quiz. Organizers will also be in charge of setting up the  questions and so forth. Sign up required.
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
A formal dinner in Hall – suits and ties all round… except for the ladies. Sign up online.
Try Rowing Day @ Churchill College Boat House
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Try Rowing Day @ Churchill College Boat House | Cambridge | United Kingdom
Go down to the boat house and have a go at rowing – a true Cambridge classic.
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Churchill MCR Football - First Game of the Season @ Churchill College Sports Ground
First game of the season (home game) against St. Edmund’s College. Come and watch or play (get in touch – ch634) for the MCR team.
Matriculation Photo and Welcome Address @ P'lodge the Jock Colville Hall
Oct 10 @ 2:50 pm – 4:30 pm
Compulsory event – hear all about who’s who in the corridor of power, and how they’ll be helping you during your time at Churchill. Also get a photo to commemorate your matriculation. Followed by drinks[...]
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Churchill Chorus Taster Session @ Recital Room | Cambridge | England | United Kingdom
  Come along to the open rehearsals for Churchill Chorus, Churchill’s secular choir! Rehearsals will take place in the Recital Room (inside the Music Centre, the black glass building near the Møller Centre).
Pub Crawl @ P'lodge
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pub Crawl @ P'lodge
Get to know some of the most important Cambridge pubs with new friends. Bring money for a few pints!
Oct 11 @ 9:15 am – 6:30 pm
Chartwell Trip @ P'lodge
Sign up outside the TAS Office to go and see Chartwell, the home of our founder Sir Winston Churchill.
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to operate the MCR bar and what perks you may get for doing so.
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Foosball Challege and play some video games
Oct 16 @ 7:45 pm – Oct 17 @ 1:00 am
Get to know our college neighbours, and go to some different college bars!
Sports Day @ Next to the Gym
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sports Day @ Next to the Gym
Join in a leisurely sporting day at Churchill grounds (Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Croquet, Squash, yay!)
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A chance to chill out and relax while listening to Jazz performed by the Churchill Music Society.
Families’ Event @ Wolfson Flats
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wolfson flat-ers; meet your neighbours! All couples, families and children are welcome!
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Matriculation Dinner @ Hall
A (free!) lavish formal dinner, known as a feast, to celebrate that you are now officially a Churchillian! To make sure there’s a seat for you, please RSVP when you receive the invitation from TAS.