Easter Week 3

MCR Events

ChuTalks with Andrew Celsus Wednesday May 15th at 7:30 PM

Listen to a talk by Andrew in the Tizard room this Wednesday!

Eurovision May 18th

Watch the annual excitement that is Eurovision this Saturday in the MCR Bar!

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.

Churchill Boat Club Looking for Novice Rowers

If any women are interested in learning to row/cox (cox could be male) then please get in contact as soon as possible.

We’ve almost hit the critical mass required to have a full W3, which would be aiming to attempt to qualify for bumps.

Commitment would be pretty low: 2 compulsory morning (7am) outings a week, 1 option outing in a IV at the weekend and 1 optional erg in Churchill gym a week.

If this is of interest get in touch with Tom Upton tu223 ‘at’ cam.ac.uk

Yoga Now in Jock Colville Hall

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


AfriSTEM Symposium Friday 28th June

Event name: 2019 Africans in STEM Symposium

Venue: Center for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, West Cambridge Site

Event Date: Fri 28 June 2019

Abstract submission deadline: Fri 17 May 2019

Description: The mission of the inaugural Africans in STEM symposium is to highlight Africans conducting research in STEM fields and also any STEM research that is directly related to the African climate and market. The symposium will create an avenue for researchers to connect, share ideas and potentially form collaborations. It is primarily targeted at STEM researchers at all levels of expertise – from undergraduate Part IIs to principal investigators. We strongly encourage young researchers, especially students, to present their work in the form of a poster and/or oral presentation at the symposium. Delegates who are interested in giving a presentation should submit their presentation title and abstract by Fri May 17. This can be done by following the links on our website which is found here: https://www.africansinstem.co.uk/. Details of how to register for the symposium can also be found on the website. We welcome all to attend.

Cambridge Hub Social Action

f you are passionate about integrating into and building community
outside of University contexts, and are concerned about the well-being
of an ageing population, get involved with LinkAges!

Cambridge Hub is looking for a team of PhD students to develop the
LinkAges Community Hubs project, through coordinating and facilitating
Hubs for sheltered housing residents and isolated elderly people in the
local area. You will gain experience in leadership and project
development, and be trained as volunteer coordinators with a
Human-Centred Design approach, while making a massive difference to the
lives of some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

There’s a range of roles available – to find out more and apply, visit
the LinkAges webpage [1].

Scribe for Physics PhD Student Needed

Urgent Recruitment of Study

Assistants (scribes)

We are currently recruiting non-medical helpers to support a PhD
student in the High Energy Physics group in the Cavendish Laboratory.
The student works with the help of a scribe and needs support in this
You will need:
 To have first degree in Physics, Computing or other mathematical
 Knowledge of LaTex is essential, C++ and/or Python preferred
 To have a good command of the English language, and an ability to
listen and take dictation
 To be able to commit to the role for at least a term
Study Assistants are paid £13.50 per hour. Scribes are required to work hours
covering 5-7 days per week, including weekend work. Any availability will be
If you are interested please contact Isabella Lancaster – Disability Support
Co-ordinator nmh@admin.cam.ac.uk as soon as possible.

CSAR Lecture Monday 13th May in Wolfson Hall

19:30 Mon 13 May 2019 
The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS
Further details of this event 

The next CSAR lecture is in one week, on Monday 13th May:
If you are planning to attend any of the next two CSAR lectures, on 13th May and 10th June (and we hope you are), could you please be aware that Churchill College is in its Quiet Period, with students preparing for, and sitting, exams in the College.  Please maintain silence as much as you possibly can, when entering and leaving the Wolfson Hall, and in the vicinity of the library.
Gene Eating: The truth about diets

Each New Year brings new diets and health fads. But what actually works? 

Dr. Giles Yeo, Principal Research Associate, Metabolic Research Laboratories and MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge


University Career Service Events

Monday 13 May
Interview Practice Session  (full)13:00 – 14:30
From Cambridge to the EU – a career as an EU Civil Servant (new entry)15:30 – 16:30
Tuesday 14 May
Working in the UK during & after your studies – for international Masters students 15:30 – 17:00
Friday 17 May
Interview Practice Session  (1 out of 3 left)14:45 – 16:15

Polygeia Global Health Consulting Group Applications Open

Central committee and branch committee roles available

 Do you want to be involved in global health policy? Also looking for an incredible addition to your CV?
Polygeia is looking for driven individuals to join the committee and help lead the student run global think tank. In addition, we are also looking for university students at Oxford, Cambridge and London universities to join the committees of their respective branches. 
If  you are passionate about Global Health issues and would like more experience in working in a team of students across the UK, read the roles below and apply via the Google form.

NOTE- For candidates interested in the Editor in Chief role, please fill in the form AND send a CV and covering letter to internaldirector@polygeia.com

DEADLINE – 30TH MAY 2019 23:59PM

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

Cavendish Inspiring Women Events

Easter Term Talks

SpeakerAffiliationTitleDate and TimeLocation
Prof Hasok ChangHPS, CambridgeThe Meaning of Temperature: From Mercury Columns to Degrees Kelvin14 May  1-2 pmSmall lecture theater, Bragg building
Dr. Joe MartinHPS, CambridgeMildred Dresselhaus and Solid State Pedagogy at MIT21 May 1-2 pmSmall lecture theater, Bragg building

Reach Cambridge summer School Jobs

Reach Cambridge is looking for supervisors and other non-academic staff to work on our academic summer school courses in Cambridge in

July & August 2019

We offer competitive pay, free accommodation in Cambridge, half-board meals excursions across the U.K including places such as London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Brighton and Oxford, scope to lead and help with innumerable fun activities including sports, arts, cultural visits and evening social events.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Brain Scan Participants needed for memory study! Get £42.50 (4h)

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our 7T MRI memory experiment. The study takes 4h – 1.5h MRI scanning and 2.5h of paperwork/behavioural testing. You will receive £42.50 and a picture of your brain. To take part you need to fulfil our recruitment criteria:

– Aged 18-35

– Native English speaker

– Healthy

– Not claustrophobic (comfortable laying in confined space, i.e. MRI scanner)

– No history of neurological or psychiatric disorders

– Normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contacts).

– Right-handed

– Preferably experience participating in MRI studies (3T or 7T), but not required.

– MRI-specific exclusion criteria apply – assessed by MRI safety screening form 

The scanning will take place at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre:

Please contact Andrea (ag898@cam.ac.uk) if you are interested and would like to receive some more information.