Easter Term 3

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.

Give Me Inspiration! The Paradigm Shift

The College is running a series of conversations with distinguished academics hosted by Professor Dame Athene Donald. 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 Chi Onwurah, Shadow Minister of Digital, Science and Technology. The event is scheduled for 5:00pm BST on 26 May 2021.  

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

Churchill College Music Series

In spite of the challenging circumstances and exams the two Churchill flagship music series’ will continue throughout the Easter Term, with both being filmed for online broadcast on the Music Events page.

Recital Series – broadcast each Friday evening, with the first from Lottie Anstee already available. Please see this term card for full details: 2021 Easter Inter Alios Term Card.

Inter Alios Choir – video released every Sunday afternoon, alternating between Chapel services & our unique Music & Words series – see the attached Inter Alios term card. The first evensong is available online already.  

Music & Words events include a short talk complemented by music & poetry. This terms’ talks are:

16 May – Women’s Leadership – Dr Jill Armstrong

30 MayHow do matrilineal societies survive capitalism? – Dr Helena Pérez Niño

13 June – Why we need hope – Dame Barbara Stocking.

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

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

Philosophy Tea – Friday at 5:00pm BST

As you may know 21st May is the International Tea Day! On this occasion, we would like to invite you to join us for a nice afternoon of philosophy-related discussions and (of course) tea.

Time: 5pm – 7pm, 21st May 2021 (Friday)
Place: Churchill College (details will be announced later)
Choose from a variety of philosophically themed tables or just simply enjoy an open discussion with a good snack and drink.
Please fill in this sign-up form: https://forms.gle/kW8h8STxNnXsQq9D9

Fitzwilliam Museum trip – Saturday all day

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.

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 MCR Bowling (Wednesday 26th May 6:00pm BST)

Let’s bowl and dine together at the Cambridge Leisure (Tenpin Bowling) on Wednesday 26th of May at 6 p.m. You can enjoy any game you’d like – it doesn’t have to be bowling. You can show off your punching, air hockey, or basketball skills! Afterwards you can either see a movie or head to one of the many restaurants there! 
As the bowling centre requires a prepayment for booking I will have to ask you to pay after signing up. I will send out emails asking for payment after assigning your groups. The price of 2 games for a group of 6 (2 hours) is £44.70 – £7.45 per person; Karaoke is £40.00 for 1 hour – £6.66 per person.
If you are a partner of a student at the MCR, we’d love for you to sign up! Just use their CRSid and your own name. 
Sign up using the link below:

Around the University

Participate in an MRI study

Earn up to £150 in multi-session MRI study: 2x 2h MRI scans (Addenbrooke’s), 7x 1h sessions performing an online computer-based task.

We are currently recruiting for a brain imaging study looking into visual learning mechanisms.

If you are interested, right-handed male and also:

  • 18-35 years old
  • With perfect or corrected-to-normal vision (no other visual defects)
  • Without history of neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Under no medication
  • MRI safe (contact us if unsure)

then please drop us a line at psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk using 7T_TUNING as subject.

Please note that participation in past experiments in our lab may render you ineligible for this study, please get in touch if in doubt.