Easter Week 4

MCR Events

ChuTalk with Sean Solis, Wednesday May 22nd at 19:30

This week Sean will be discussing  “La Patria Adorada: The Development of Nationalism in the Philippines from Rizal to Revolution”

Wine Tasting in the MCR Bar Saturday May 25th at 20:00

Are you a wine connoisseur (or at least think you are…) join us in the MCR Bar for some ‘dry subtle notes’ and ‘earthy richness’ with a wine tasting this Saturday.


Science Innovation Union Event “Where can your PhD take you?” Monday 3rd June 18:30

Title: Where can your PhD take you? Explore. Meet. Talk.

Time and date: Monday 3rd June at 6:30pm

Venue: Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge

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

If 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].


University Career Service Events

Monday 20 May
Interview Practice Session  (2 out of 3 left)13:00 – 14:30
Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University 13:00 – 14:00
Tuesday 21 May
D. E. Shaw Research Recruiting Talk 18:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 22 May
Interview Practice Session  (2 out of 3 left)14:45 – 16:15
Thursday 23 May
Interview Practice Session  (3 out of 3 left)11:00 – 12:30
Career options for PhDs in physical sciences/technology 14:00 – 17:00
Friday 24 May
Career options for PhDs in physical sciences/technology 09:30 – 12:30

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

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.