Easter Week 2

MCR Events

Blades for Victory!

Churchill College Boat Club (CCBC) was established in 1961 to allow its students to learn to row and compete against other Colleges. The club currently has over 60 members of all abilities.

Despite CCBC’s Women’s First Boat (W1) sitting 11th in the Lent Bumps and 9th in the Mays, their blades have become damaged. We urgently need to raise funds to purchase a new set of blades to help them power to victory in future campaigns! To do this, we have set up Churchill’s first ever crowdfunding appeal to help raise the funds needed by July. The £3,000 we are hoping to raise will cover the cost of a new set of blades, with any additional sum donated going towards the urgent repair costs for one of the Men’s boats, the Canon Duckworth.

CHUMS term card

5 May onwards

Details of this term’s pre-formal recital seriesalong with concerts by Inter-Alios (the combined choir of Churchill and Murray Edwards Colleges) are now available on our website. These events are free and don’t require booking so if you are local or visiting Cambridge do come and listen!

Pre-formal recital programme
Inter Alios term card

Yoga Now in Jock Colville Hall

Thursdays at 6PM through June 13th! Come join and de-stress.


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.


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

University Outreach Program Volunteering Opportunity

ABOUT UNIVERSITY to act as Volunteer Coaches on our summer
residential and 3-day Easter weekend at Oxford University.

We inspire Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to
strive for, apply to, and be accepted at highly-selective
universities. Our intervention starts earlier than most outreach
programmes, giving students the time to develop their goals and
achieve the required GCSE grades to make a good application to
university. Students attend academic sessions, delivered by
academics, and undergraduate volunteers provide student welfare
support and ongoing coaching throughout the programme.

HELP RUN OUR SUMMER PROGRAMME in Oxford between 10th- 17th August,
17th-24th August, or 24th- 31st August 2019 and receive free meals
and accommodation and join our extensive leadership and coaching
training programme. Our volunteers play a vital role in leading
student groups, providing pastoral care and delivering one-to-one
academic coaching. Our team of professional coaches, who specialise
in working with excluded pupils, provide all volunteers with
training in what makes an effective coach. You will also receive
training in mental health first aid and safeguarding. Please visit
our website for further details.

Apply by 31ST MAY 2019 at universifyeducation.com/volunteer/ [1] for
an opportunity to help young people to achieve their dreams of
attending university and to continue breaking down the barriers to
higher education.

Boston Consulting Group Coffee Chats at Fitzbillies


Fitzbillies (51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG)
17 May, 2019
03:00 PM -5:00 PM

Thinking about your life after your Advanced Degree? Looking for a career that will continue to challenge and develop you?

If you’re a PhD, medic or postdoc, and thinking about your options for the
next stage of your career, please join our Advanced Degree (AD) coffee chats to find out what management consulting – and more specifically BCG – can offer. Our team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, theoretical physics, military history, molecular biology, and social anthropology. At our Advanced Degrees coffee chats, you can meet some of our BCGers and find out more about BCG over cakes and hot drinks!

Please register your attendance here by Friday, 10 May. We will send you confirmation of your attendance a week before the event.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

(If you have any questions please contact ukinternationalrecruiting@bcg.com=

Around the University

May Week Alternative

Are you interested in helping shape an award-winning, fast-growing
student movement that is having a global impact? Then now is your 
May Week alternative is an exciting new initiative aiming to put giving 
at the heart of May Week and change the way students think about 
charity, and we are
Next year we are looking for as many new faces as possible, so if you 
are an enthusiastic and motivated individual, looking to inspire others 
and gain fundraising and outreach experience (and maybe even a few CV 
points), WE WANT YOU!
Below are 5 reasons why we think you should apply to #JoinTheTeam TODAY!

See more about us and the available roles here! http://bit.ly/2PlOH4I
And APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/i7kRCzMKSHppCcL9A
Roles we are looking to fill are:
President, Vice President, University and Corporate Partnerships 
Officer(s), Events Officer, Fundraising Officer, College Rep 
Coordinators, Secretary/Treasurer, Publicity Officer, Outreach Officer, 
Communications officer, Webmaster, Graphics officer and EM Officer.
@MayWeekAlternative #FeelGoodDoGood 

Applications close this Sunday!

Are you a healthy person aged 18 years or over? Would you like to be involved in Medical Research? If so, you may be eligible! The study is extra-articular manifestations of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

This is a minimaly-invasive observational study looking at cardiovascular function, skin structure and pain responses.

You will be paid 40GBP per study visit (2 visit maximum).

If you think you may be interested and would like
additional information, please contact our research team:

Sarah Evans
Tel: 01223 216895
Email: sarah.evans45@nhs.net

The Kate Pretty Lecture 2019

Are justice and ethics inextricably connected or increasingly distinct? And where should the balance lie? In this year’s lecture Baroness Onora O’Neill, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and former Principal of Newnham College, argues that the concepts have become dangerously separated, with ethics seen as culturally specific or even a matter of individual conscience, while justice aspires to universal standards. Can justice be realised if we don’t take ethics seriously?

The lecture will take place at Homerton College on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 5.15pm.

The event is free and includes a canapé reception. Tickets and information are available here: www.kateprettylecture.eventbrite.co.uk

Psychology Study

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: