Easter Term 4

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 – Wednesday at 6:00pm BST

Yoga is being held in-person by the stretch tents on Churchill field. The tents are located near the tennis courts.

CHUtalk – Thursday at 6:00pm BST

Come to the first CHUTalk of the term on Thursday, 27th May at 6pm and listen to Jeremy Powell presenting Does a Train Recall the Holocaust?
He will answer questions like: Why, for some, are trains intractably linked to the Holocaust? What about the Holocaust does a train say to these people?
Keywords: Cultural history, memory, World War II, antisemitism.
Join the Zoom meeting on Thursday at 6 pm: 

Rent Consultation Meeting – Friday at 7:30pm BST

We are hosting a rent consultation meeting on Friday 28 May at 7:30pm BST via Zoom. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98941750350?pwd=cThYYWQyeWczb0VNNFlTd1lSNkFuZz09 The MCR Executive Committee is seeking feedback on rent and the room ballot. Topics for discussion include:
  • How should the MCR be involved in setting the price of individual rooms?
  • Do you think that the price of College accommodation is fair?
  • What would you want to change about the room ballot system?
In the rent consultation meeting, we will discuss the MCR Executive Committee’s rent proposal, which is explained in the attached Google document. Rent Proposal Letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HPuCvmZc7vIbh5_HxmmO83RBw_yjP5QVPZvKEEm8aIQ/edit?usp=sharing If you cannot make the meeting, feel free to email the MCR President (mcr-president@chu.cam.ac.uk) or the MCR Secretary (mcr-secretary@chu.cam.ac.uk) with your opinions on rent and the room ballot.

Rent Consultation Drop In – Saturday at 2:00pm BST

We are hosting a rent consultation drop in session on Saturday 29 May at 7:30pm BST. The MCR Executive Committee is seeking feedback on rent and the room ballot. The event will be held in-person in College. We will be located under the gazebos on Churchill field.

Exam Drop-In – Saturday at 2:00pm BST

The MCR Welfare Team will be running a welfare tea on Saturday at 2:00pm BST in the stretch tent by the tennis courts. You can come for exam tips, some de-stressing chat or just free cake!

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

MCR Murder Mystery Formal – Saturday 5 June

You are invited to a Murder Mystery Formal in Churchill College Hall on Saturday 5th June at 8:00pm
Harry Potter has been murdered and you must find the culprit (or risk Bellatrix Lestrange’s wrath)!