- 1 Notes from College
- 2 MCR Events
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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.
Churchill smart monitoring for sustainability projects — call for interest
The college is beginning an exciting long term project, and is seeking interest in participation in various aspects. Fill out the form if you’re interested (no firm commitments at this stage) and see below for more information.
About the overarching project
The college is going to install USB sensors measuring various environmental features in college accommodation, starting over the summer. The project is being led on the technical side by Churchill fellow Anna-Maria Kypraiou and her colleague Tashiv Ramsander. The data from the sensors will be available in real-time, and can be used to make informed decisions to improve (for example) heating, lighting and ventilation.
This is a pioneering project which will turn the college into a smart sustainable campus, with contributions from across the college community and an aim to link the efforts to wellbeing.
The sensors will record temperature, pressure, humidity, volatile organic compound concentration, solar influence, and electricity usage.
There are a wide variety of areas in which people from all disciplines can contribute. For example,
- Designing and running surveys to look at the link between the quantitative physical data, and residents’ wellbeing
- The design and development of an online platform to view and explore data gathered
- Analysis of the data
You could get involved directly in these activities, or in co-ordinating collaborative efforts, or mentoring your juniors to carry out some of these things, etc. There is scope for lots of different levels of time commitment.
If any of this interests you at all, please fill out the form linked above so we have your details. You’re not committing to anything at this stage. If you’re really keen and buzzing with ideas, please do indicate them in the form, or feel free to contact me directly. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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.
Last sign-up for MCR tennis – Saturday at 11:00am
Yoga for Children (adults welcome too!) – Sunday at 4:00pm
This event was postponed from Sunday 20 June owing to bad weather.
Sign-up for MCR football
Are you interested in playing a friendly game of football (aka soccer)? If so, sign up here https://forms.gle/yQd1uysp8fKvogUb8.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I bring my own re-usable containers to Churchill Hall?
Yes, you can! You can get food to take out in Churchill College Hall. You can have the food served in one of the College’s disposable containers or you can bring your own container.
Q: How do I get access to tennis racquets?
The MCR used to have several tennis rackets, unfortunately these have disappeared from the MCR cupboard! The MCR Committee is looking to purchase some more tennis rackets. We will send an email to students once these have arrived in the MCR!
You can contact the captain of the Tennis Club (Tom Burke) to find out information on the location of other rackets. Email address: email@example.com.
Q: Can I borrow equipment from the MCR?
Yes, you can! The MCR owns a wide variety of equipment, including squash racquets, craft supplies, books and films. Members are free to borrow this equipment. The Equipment Officer (James Miller) is currently compiling a list of all the equipment for the MCR website. In the meantime, please email him with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The steps to borrow equipment
- You must sign-out the MCR key from the Porters’ Lodge.
- Most of the MCR equipment is located in the cupboard opposite the piano in the MCR room. The books and films are in the MCR TV room (i.e. the first room that you walk into).
- You must sign-out the equipment using the sheet on the cupboard.
- You must return the equipment after you have finished using it. You must contact the Equipment Officer if any of the equipment has been broken or lost.