Easter Term 7

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.

Summer rowing at Churchill

Join the long tradition of rowing in Cambridge without having to suffer through cold, early mornings! Whether you’ve never been in a boat before or you’re an experienced rower looking for a nice paddle, rowing over the summer is absolutely fantastic.

Good reasons to join summer rowing:
– You want to say that you’ve “rowed at Cambridge”
– You want an excuse to be out in the fabulous weather
– You’ve always wanted to swap sides, but never get the chance to in term outings
– You’ve been trying to explain your rowing obsession to your partner or friends, but they just don’t get it… This is your chance to convince them to come row in a boat with you

Summer rowing aimed at anyone in residence over the summer (or part of the summer), including undergrads, postgrads, postdocs, alumni, friends, and partners. Complete beginners and experienced rowers are all welcome – if enough senior rowers are around, then there is a possibility for a more serious senior boat. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/AyH4CgtB2jPRG5wt9

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

Join us for yoga near the stretch tents on Churchill College fields. Anyone is welcome, regardless of your experience level.

Termly General Meeting – Wednesday at 7:30pm

The MCR Termly General Meeting (TGM) is scheduled for Wednesday 16 June at 7:30pm. The TGM will be held on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 992 4687 3310
Passcode: 939010
The MCR Committee would like to draw your attention to the rent proposal, which is detailed on page 2 and page 3. Samuel Turner (MCR President) has submitted a proposal to formalise the role of the Senior Postgraduate Tutor and MCR Officers in the rent-setting process. The proposal ensures that both the College and MCR Executive must sign-off on rents for the following academic year. This proposal incorporates feedback from the rent consultation meetings, which were held earlier this term. There will be a vote on the proposal in the TGM.

CHUtalk – Thursday at 6:00pm

Come to the last CHUTalk of the term on Thursday, 17th June at 6pm and listen to J Y Irene Leepresenting A Vacuum Space: Naeem Mohaiemen’s Filmic Documentation of Architecture.
Naeem Mohaiemen (b. 1969 in London) is a filmmaker based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and New York. He talks oftentimes about his fascination with the murkiness of the old celluloid film and how the age of the material places him in the time when the work (film) was made. In his creation of Two Meetings and a Funeral (three-channel digital video installation, 2017) for documenta 14, he explores his obsession with buildings as remains of the past. With a special focus on his discussion of ‘a vacuum space’, my presentation navigates the ways in which the gigantic architectural remains of the 1970s and leftist political utopias contained in them are portrayed in his documentary project.
Join the Zoom meeting on Thursday at 6 pm: 

LGBTQ+ Games Night – Thursday at 7:30pm 

Come along and play some free online games with other LGBTQ+ Churchillians, including Among Us and Codenames. Partners and friends are welcome.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88287568527?pwd=T3BZTmhMc0tjYmlaY3BXS0RMOGpuZz09

Croquet – Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been having by playing one quintessentially summer sport. Equipment (and an explanation of the rules) will be provided so novices and experienced players are equally welcome. 
You must sign-up in advance using this Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n8ha2oLjrMxKBvma9NuBrlIzrnn8qIDhsC_CZq7UWNM/edit?usp=sharing. Groups are limited to six people (or two households).

Yoga for Children (adults welcome too!) – Sunday at 4:00pm

To celebrate International Yoga Day’s Wellbeing theme (admittedly one day early but that’s because we’re super keen), the lovely Jaya Dharamdasani is very generously offering her qualified yoga instructor skills and helping us organise a Yoga session for children (and adults are all welcome and will also find it enjoyable!). This will be on Sunday 20th June at 4pm on the playing fields. You will need to bring your own yoga mats. In order to sign up for this event please email mcr-families@chu.cam.ac.uk with your CRSid and the number of people who will be attending. Please provide ages for children.

Sign-up for MCR tennis

The MCR are looking to arrange a series of social sports over the summer. We will start with Tennis and are open to suggestions of other sports, all levels are welcome.

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

Around the University

We are currently recruiting for a study examining the relationship between physiological signals and mental health symptoms using virtual reality. The experiment will take place at Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Rd. Participants are reimbursed at a rate of £10/h, and the study usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.
If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact Lucie at ld589@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Earn up to £150 in multi-session 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.