Easter Term 1

Notes from College

COVID Guidance for All Students

As always, please regularly check the College Coronavirus page for information regarding the Churchill College response to Coronavirus.

The MCR Individual Room Ballot

The MCR Individual Room Ballot will go live at 8:30am on Monday 3rd May. The Individual Room Ballot will close on 4pm on Wednesday 5th May.

MCR Individual Room Ballot link: http://mcr.chu.cam.ac.uk/about/room-ballot-2021/

Give Me Inspiration! The Paradigm Shift

The College is running a series of conversations with distinguished academics hosted by Professor Dame Athene Donalds. This series of conversations aims to explore the individual paths of some eminent academics who have made it to the top in their own particular ways. How have they found their own solutions to ‘life’, what tips do they wish they’d been given earlier on, and what might they view, retrospectively, with most pleasure or regret? The next in the series of conversations will be with Professor Lucie Green, Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at University College London. The event is scheduled for 5:00pm BST on 13th May. There is another event in the series scheduled for 5:00pm BST on 26 May 2021 with Chi Onwurah, Shadow Minister of Digital, Science and Technology.

Conversations with Professor Lucie Green: https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/events/lucie-green/

Conversations with Chi Onwurah: https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/events/give-me-inspiration-paradigm-shift-chi-onwurah

MCR Events

MCR Term Card

The MCR Term Card is available to view on the MCR website. The MCR Committee has organised lots of exciting events for Easter term!

Term card link: http://mcr.chu.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Term-Card-Easter-2021.pdf

Welfare Picnic – Sunday at 4:00pm BST

We are pleased to invite you to the first Welfare picnic of the term! Join us for a relaxed afternoon on the Churchill grounds thisSunday (2nd May) at 4pm.  We’ll provide the snacks, you need only bring a picnic blanket and some friends (no more than six people total, as you are no doubt aware). Members of the welfare team will also be around for a chat, so you’re welcome even if you can’t convince any of your friends that they need fresh air.

We’ll be based in the large tents just beyond the tennis courts, from where you can collect snacks. It’s looking to be a little cold, so wrap up warm!

Yoga – Wednesdays at 6:00pm BST

Join us for yoga over Zoom. Anyone is welcome, regardless of your experience level.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92564786884?pwd=a09NN0k4N0dsLys5UmNNU2taSzR6QT09

Churchill-Caius walk – Saturday

Sign up to have a lockdown walk with a postgraduate student from Churchill or Caius. The deadline to sign-up is Thursday 6th May, 12noon.

Sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFo3BCxp2DhgsvQh5YhjTBkifn4HbIDTjszZR_FrF68s2_fg/viewform

Virtual Pub Quiz – Saturday at 8:00pm BST

Missing University Challenge? Showcase your quizzing prowess at this (virtual) pub quiz. Join with friends, family or sign-up here to be allocated to a team. You can sign up as an individual, a couple or as a group. Everyone is welcome!

Sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchO3EMMh9fuKWP53FcnEayJEWtO8jBfQzTyQMcADUIDQghBQ/viewform

If you wish to be allocated to a team, you must sign up before 9:00pm BST on Friday 7th May.

The pub quiz will be held on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94984604669?pwd=UzZtMGdKK29JT3UwRFpSeFhKeS9vZz09

Grantchester cycle – Sunday at 3:00pm BST

Cycle to Grantchester and have scones at The Orchard; a truly deserved Sunday tradition. You can sign-up here. The deadline for sign-up is Friday 7th May.

Sign-up link: https://forms.gle/QbNdwiwtqECrddtS9

Welfare One-to-One Sessions – Every day

The MCR Welfare Team will be running one-to-one welfare sessions in Easter term. MCR members can sign-up here for a one-to-one session. Members can talk to officers about particular issues or have a general chat. Everyone is welcome – whether you are a first year, third year or a partner of a student!

The MCR Welfare Team are aware that lockdown can be very socially isolating, particularly for those living alone. We strongly encourage members to reach out! The MCR Welfare Team are keen to talk to you. We could all do with a chat over a coffee and a cake at the moment!

Members resident in Cambridge can sign-up for an in-person meeting, which will take the form of a walk. Rebecca (Me!) (General Secretary) and Michaela (Treasurer) are available for in-person walks.

Sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2GnTGGKKgyutGtMkjWFOL6UDbrH-jeMp7SgH7N4v_JTLo5w/viewform

Sign-up for the Fitzwilliam Museum trip

The MCR Committee is organising a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum on Saturday 22nd May. The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. The Fitzwilliam’s exhibits include Egyptian coffins, Impressionist art, Renaissance sculptures and rare coins.
If you wish to attend this event, you must sign-up using this Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OP9VKGzjBD9gqgWMhQqhsRKq890fpsJJc-Jy-fTlmao/edit?usp=sharing. Groups are limited to six people (or a larger group of two households), following government guidance.
Families and couples are strongly encouraged to attend this event. If you are bringing children, please indicate the number of children in your group on the Google sheet. I also have to book tickets for children.

Around the University

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