Easter Week 1

MCR Events

Conference on Everything 28 April @ 13:00 in the Fellows Dining Room

Join us today for a start of term conference from your fellow MCR members on their current research projects! There will be tea and biscuits at the poster sessions.

MCR Yoga Thursdays @ 6PM in Seminar Room 3/4

The classes will be free to attend and partners are welcome, as always. Mats will be provided but please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Classes will be taught by Rebecca Freund, a certified instructor.

Churchill Croquet Cuppers Team

Churchill Croquet Cuppers Team

We are making preparations for Croquet Cuppers next term, the
intercollegiate knockout tournament, and noticed that Churchill
haven’t entered a team for a few years, although you have done so in
the past.

I would be most grateful if you could publicise the existence of the
tournament. Some suitable explanatory text is below.

As Easter term approaches, so too does the perfect antidote to the
graft of revision: Croquet Cuppers! Some fresh air and a jug of Pimm’s
make an excellent break from the library. The standard is very
relaxed, so players of all levels of expertise should consider
entering. Teams are formed of four members of the same College.
Details and rules of the tournament can be found on the Cuppers
website, http://croquet.soc.srcf.net/cuppers.php. If you would like to
field a team, please contact the CUACC Cuppers Secretary, James Brind

Churchill Connect Networking Platform

Announcing our exciting new networking platform – Churchill Connect!

We invite alumni to join our exciting new website just for Churchill members, where alumni can reconnect with old friends and share memories, as well as create groups by subject or matriculation year.

It also allows users to network with other alumni who are in a position to help with career advancement – whether by offering quick advice by message or arranging a meeting: you can choose the level of help you are prepared to offer others. Users also can advertise job or internship opportunities.

Find out more!


Give Me Inspiration! Series Continues Thursday 9 May, 5.30pm

Students are invited to attend the next in the Master’s conversation events on Thursday 9 May at 5.30pm followed by a drinks reception.

This regular series of conversations hosted Professor Dame Athene Donald, explores the individual paths of distinguished professional women 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?

From 1 April 2018, Professor Melanie Welham has been Executive Chair of BBSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation, and for two years prior to this she served as Interim Chief Executive of the Council. Melanie joined BBSRC in October 2012 as Director of Science, initially on secondment from the University of Bath.

The event is free and open to all.

Thursday 9 May, 5.30pm followed by a drinks reception.

Churchill College, Wolfson Theatre

Register online: www.facebook.com/events/2088206227968726  

Learn Chinese This Summer

Want to learn Chinese, intern abroad or travel for free this summer?– Homestay in China for 4-12 weeks- Free Chinese lessons or internship, cultural activities and trips

– Free flights, luxury homestay accommodation and insurance

– Bonus 2000 RMB for those who can commit to a full 8 weeks in Beijing/ Shanghai/ Hangzhou

– Tutor English and assist with light housework

For more details, reviews, blog posts and to apply, visit www.abridgeeducamp.com/educare! The final application deadline for this summer will be the 10th May to allow sufficient time for preparations and visa applications.


Language Courses Open in Easter Term

Enrolment is now open for semi-intensive language courses starting in Easter Term at the Language Centre. Open to all current staff and students of the University, our CULP (Cambridge University Language Programmes) courses could be valuable for future employability, open up overseas placement or study opportunities, enhance academic options, or simply enhance your future travel experiences. Courses are available in over a dozen languages and in a variety of levels from Basic to Advanced. For further information, costs and to book a place, please visit the online booking system . For those wishing to explore alternative modes of language study, please visit our Language Advising pages for details of Conversation Hours, supported self-study and other opportunities.

Camvision Education Mentoring Opportunity


CamVision Education are looking for enthusiastic University of Cambridge students or alumni to work as mentors on our summer programmes. We are running 4 programmes for international students this summer between July 8th to August 22nd, 3 in the UK and 1 in China – and are recruiting Summer Programme Mentors now!

Our UK programmes are aimed at immersing 13-to-16-year-old students in the best of British education and culture, through a variety of exciting educational excursions, classes and activities. Our UK programmes will be held in Tonbridge School and Cambridge, lasting 2 weeks each. The China camp will be based around an exciting parliament-style debate workshop.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Take an active role in designing and delivering lessons (English Language and Culture and Academic Courses) to our students.
  • Lead our debating workshop (China programme only).
  • Share your passion for education and learning.
  • Tutor and mentor small groups of students.
  • Organise and co-ordinate exciting educational activities and. Provide pastoral care and support to students.
  • Organise social activities and make the programme a fun and exciting experience for our students!

Programme Dates:

Applicants can apply for as many or as few programmes as they would like.

Programme 1: 8th-22nd July 2019: Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, UK. Programme 2: 22nd July-5th August 2019: Cambridge, UK.
Programme 3: 8th-22nd August 2019: Tonbridge School, Tonbridge UK.
Programme 4: 15th July-12th August 2019: China


UK programmes: £325 per week (including full accommodation and board)

China programme: £1600 in total (including accommodation and full-board; excluding flights, so you can travel before and after the programme).

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply or want to find out more, email info@camvision.co (yes, it really is .co ☺) attaching your CV and cover letter and informing us which programme(s) you are keen to get involved in.

About CamVision Education Ltd.

CamVision Education Ltd. is a UK-based EdTech company which was established to bridge the gap between the Chinese and UK education sectors. We provide exceptional educational services to target this gap and make UK education more accessible. CamVision Education Ltd. offers high-quality online tuition, educational consultancy and bespoke educational programmes. The company was founded by University of Cambridge graduates and continues to employ individuals with excellent academic backgrounds to design and deliver our bespoke services.

For more information about what we do, check out our website at https://camvision-edu.com

Teach English in Shanghai

Position: Teacher/Tutor
Location: Taicang (session I) /Hangzhou(Session II)/Fuzhou(Session III)
Deadline: 10th May 2019
Duration: Session I (1st July – 10th July), Session II (15th July – 27th July), Session III (21st July – 30th July)
Application: please email cover letter and CV to info@ukvarsity.co.uk

Job Description:
Taicang Whalton Foreign Language School is the only private full-residence bilingual school in Taicang, Jiangsu Province. It covers kindergarten to high school. It was founded by Chiway Education International Service Co., Ltd. (CEIS) which has invested 14 education specialist schools, such a Etonhouse International School Suzhou, Suzhou Foreign Language School, Hefei World Foreign Language School, Taicang Whalton Foreign Language School. CEIS has 13500 students across the country. It has the largest independent investment group and is one of the most well-known domestic education business group at present. The summer camp invites native speakers from the top universities in the United Kingdom, which offers a variety of English-speaking courses for the Chinese students. During the camps, you need to lead your own campers (Chinese children ages 10-16, 15-20). Through the 11-day summer camp, the students would complete the thematic English courses and collective projects and establish long-term friendships with tutors and teachers.

Share Your Personal Science Stories

Story Collider is bringing its science storytelling show back to Cambridge on Thursday 13th June. They’re seeking YOUR true stories about personal experiences with science, to be included in the show. Stories are typically eight to ten minutes long and can be about anything, from how you first fell in love with science to how your work has affected your personal life, to challenges you’ve faced in your work to something else completely different. For examples of great stories, you can hear their podcast at www.storycollider.org/podcast.

If you’re interested and would like more information please let me know. Alternatively you can email a short (1-2 paragraphs) summary of your story to stories@storycollider.org including “Cambridge” in the subject line. If they think it might be a good fit for the show, they’ll get in touch

Cambridge University Music Society President Application Open

CUMS is looking for a new president for the 2019/20 season.

As President you will be intimately involved with all areas of the 
vision and running of CUMS, whether co-ordinating programming, chairing 
meetings of the Management Committee, being the student representative 
at the Board of Trustees, representing the interests of students, 
welcoming guest conductors and soloists, and, ultimately, being able to 
enjoy not only the planning and preparation of fine concerts across all 
ensembles, but their performance too.

If you are interested in applying please read the further particulars 
attached to this email and send Katharine Ambrose (kla39) a CV and 
covering letter.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 26 April. CUMS looks 
forward to receiving your applications.

Civis Analytics Job openings

A message from a Churchill alumn working at Civis Analytics:

“I work for a company called Civis Analytics (which was founded by alumni from the 2012 Obama campaign), and while I work on our political team, as a company we have a wide range of roles and industries –– from data science R&D to software engineering to teams working on flood recovery with the City of Houston. Given the international nature of Churchill, I thought that it might make sense to reach out in case there were any students keen to work in the US, particularly Americans who find themselves looking for employment back in the states.

This is a link to our job board that will flag for me any applicants who apply via that link, and I would be more than happy to talk more about the company or the work or anything that might be helpful! Thank you for your time, and for all of the help and advice you gave when I was a student!”

Around the University

Robert Cohen directs Cambridge University Orchestra

Saturday 4 May 2019, 8.00pm

Rossini Overture from ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’
Haydn Cello Concerto in D
Bloch From Jewish Life
Mozart Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’ K.551

Cambridge University Orchestra
Robert Cohen cello/director

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students and under-18s: £5
Available here

St. Edmunds Food Trucks Sundays at 8PM

Nanna Mexico will be at St. Edmunds College Sunday evenings throughout term time

CamBRAIN (Cambridge Neuroscience Society) Neuroethics Panel Discussion: Cannabinoids and the Brain

Speakers include: Dr David Potter, GW Pharmaceuticals; Priya Devendran, Anglia Ruskin University; Dr Yewande Okuleye, University of Leicester; Dr Sagnik Bhattacharyya, King’s College London.
Details: 6-9pm Thursday 2nd May St John’s Old Divinity School
FREE Registration Open to All:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cannabinoids-and-the-brain-tickets-60207412993?fbclid=IwAR3_ZQ5ze1r__QiK4jRzRoICQ88ZZ2-EzMk1pHQwEQHaQpWvxZlS238R9t4

Psychology Study Openings

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry are recruiting healthy 
people for a study on time perception in which we investigate variation 
in people’s perception of time and how this may be affected by regular 
use of alcohol or cannabis.

We are looking for healthy people, aged between 18 – 48, who use alcohol 
and/or cannabis regularly or not at all.

The total assessment takes up to 90 minutes, for which you will receive 
£10 cash as compensation.

For more information/registration: