Event

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. 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.

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 for 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

Families’ Event @ Wolfson flats
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2:30 pm
Wolfson flat-ers; meet your neighbours! All couples, families and children are welcome!
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
Compete against your fellow MCR members in Foosball or games on the PS4!
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
6:30 pm
A green formal where we will have the opportunity to hear guest speakers from Greenpeace, Fairtrade, and other environmental organisations about sustainability and environmental protection, followed by dinner in Hall. This event is open to members[...]
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Find out what the MCR committee is doing. Hustings for the MCR elections will follow.
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Title: “Plant Roots – Living and Sensing Underground” Find out what research is going on in Churchill. Cheese and wine to follow.
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am
7:00 pm
Get to know our college neighbours, and go to some different college bars! (Date TBC)
Sports Day @ Next to the Gym
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join in a leisurely sporting day at Churchill grounds (Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Croquet, Squash, yay!)
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Bakers, bring along your signature bite to battle for the title of champion MCR baker. Tasters, come along to help judge! Team entries encouraged.
Halloween Party @ Churchill College MCR
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
8:00 pm
Come enjoy some candy and Halloween themed drinks. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Families’ Halloween Trick or Treat Party @ Wolfson Flats, Churchill College
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Let the kids dress up and enjoy a Halloween themed party. Parents welcome to dress up too, and we will go trick or treating around the flats once dark!
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Title: “Automatic Grammatical Error Correction” Find out what research is going on in Churchill. Cheese and wine to follow.
Bonfire Night @ Midsummer Common
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
9:00 pm
Come along to celebrate King James surviving the Gunpowder Plot. Fireworks and a huge bonfire included.
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Title: “Location, Location, Location (of B cells)” Find out what research is going on in Churchill. Cheese and wine to follow.
MCR Formal Hall @ Churchill College MCR
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm
Get to know your MCR colleagues over dinner! Pre- and post-dinner drinks served in the MCR.
SCR/MCR Common Table @ Churchill College Formal Hall
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this terms’ common tables. Any MCR member may sign up. Free twice a year for those involved with the TAS mentoring scheme.
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this term’s mentoring common tables – free twice a year as a result of the mentoring scheme, or alternatively you can sign up in the usual way.
12:00 am
Send in up to two pictures by November 29 and win one of our great prizes. Winners to be announced at Guest night. Details to follow.
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Title: “The Churchill Archives” Find out what research is going on in Churchill. Cheese and wine to follow.
Cocktail Masterclass @ Churchill College MCR
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Sign up for the bar rota and learn how to make some awesome cocktails in our popular Vicious Penguin cocktail masterclass.
12:00 am
Destination weather dependent. Morning departure. Details to follow.
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Title: “Are the fastest stars in the Milky Way on the run from another galaxy?” Find out what research is going on in Churchill. Cheese and wine to follow.
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Title: “How do pitcher plants capture and retain their prey? Insights from biochemistry and rheology of Nepenthes rafflesiana trapping” Find out what research is going on in Churchill. Cheese and wine to follow.
MCR Guest Night @ Churchill College Hall/MCR
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
7:00 pm
The biggest event of term. A themed formal dinner, followed by a night of cheap drinks, music and entertainment. Sign up online.
Christmas Party! @ Churchill College MCR
Dec 15 all-day
12:00 am
Come celebrate! Family friendly. Exact date and details to be confirmed.
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this term’s mentoring common tables – free twice a year as a result of the mentoring scheme, or alternatively you can sign up in the usual way.
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this term’s mentoring common tables – free twice a year as a result of the mentoring scheme, or alternatively you can sign up in the usual way.
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this term’s mentoring common tables – free twice a year as a result of the mentoring scheme, or alternatively you can sign up in the usual way.
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this term’s mentoring common tables – free twice a year as a result of the mentoring scheme, or alternatively you can sign up in the usual way.