Lent – Week 1

Messages From College

Calling Campaign – Job Opportunity

Are you looking for a summer job?

Would you like to earn money, build skills and support your College?

If so, you could be one of 13 students selected to take part in our twelfth Call Campaign from the 20 June – 9 July 2019. Generous benefits include an excellent hourly rate of pay, £119 per week towards accommodation rent costs in or out of College, a free meal each day of calling, full professional training (paid) and plenty of free time. You will also gain valuable CV points, references and excellent hands-on experience.

Full details about the job can be found by visiting www.chu.cam.ac.uk/calling-campaign where you can also apply online. This not cold calling – all the alumni on the call list are sent a letter and full details about the campaign well in advance of calling starting, with the option to opt-out of receiving a call. You can read endorsements about the job from previous student callers including by reading the FAQs.

Apply now or find out more and meet previous callers at a free drinks / info event on Monday 11 February from 6-7pm in the JCR games room.

Free advisory event in January for budding entrepreneurs!

For anyone interested in finding out more about the Churchill Enterprise Competition, there will be an open advisory session in College on Tuesday 29 January at 7.30pm in the Bevin Room, for prospective entrants to ask questions and gain some one-to-one advice on potential submissions from some of the Enterprise Board members.

·         Why should I enter? All those selected for the final will receive expert mentoring from experienced company directors. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1000 to enable them to develop their ideas further and free part-time membership of ideaSpace for a year. There will also be a £250 prize for the ‘Most Innovative Technology’.

·         What will I have to do?

o   Visit the competition webpage and read the competition rules

o   Think of an idea for an innovative service or product you would like to develop and submit an outline of your idea with an explanation of how the idea will be implemented and an evaluation of the idea’s potential benefits by the submission deadline of Friday 1 March 2019.

o   If your idea is shortlisted for the final you will be invited to give a presentation to the Enterprise board lasting no longer than 20 minutes on Monday 29 April.

For more information visit: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/enterprise-competition

MCR Events

Refreshers’ Social Tea – TODAY @ 15:00

Decompress, have a chat or steal some caffeine and cake!

MCR Elections

Getting involved in the MCR Committee is a great opportunity to host fun events for the rest of the MCR and help promote student welfare. We are opening nominations today so please come forward if you would like to participate in any of the following rolls. Please direct all nominations to the MCR Secretary address.

Committee Hustings – Wednesday @ 19:30

Hustings for the positions will take place this Wednesday on 23rd Jan. at 19:30 in the MCR. Candidates for any contested position will be given time to speak to the MCR about why they want to join the position and what they will do if granted the opportunity. All executive positions will also require the candidates give a speech regardless of if they are contested or not.

Positions up for election

The following rolls are up for election this term: President, Secretary, Bar Treasurer, Internal Social Secretary, External Social Secretary, Families’ Representative, LGBT+ Officer, Men’s Welfare Officer, Women’s Welfare Officer. Information about each roll can be found on the Committee page of our website. We encourage you to get in touch with the current Committee member in the roll to get a first-hand account of the roll.

Burns Night – 26th Jan

A time for dancing and laughter. One of the most enjoyable formal halls you will have the opportunity of attending all year. Sign up like you do for any usual formal with the online booking service. Expect poetry readings; speeches in the name of the poet Robert Burns; haggis, neeps and tatties; whiskey; and a proper kalie.


CSAR: How Science Really Works, and Why It Matters – Monday @ 19:30

Is the scientific enterprise as healthy as we think? How does the system shape what scientists do? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? Can globalization be bad for science? 

Who: Prof. Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge

When: 19:30 Mon 21 January 2019

Where: The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Further details of this event

Humanities Academic Training Programs – University Sponsored

The Office of Scholarly Communication supports you to develop skills that you will find invaluable as you progress through your research – from creating a plan to manage your research information, through to publishing your work, navigating copyright issues, and establishing an online presence to promote your research.

 Booking is now open for our Lent Term training programme for PhD students in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

We invite you to attend as many or as few of the sessions as appeal to you, whether you are just diving into to your research topic or are building up to the next stage of your career. All the sessions are free and are booked through UTBS.

 Stay up-to-date with our events at https://osc.cam.ac.uk/current-events or contact us on info@osc.cam.ac.uk.

 Come along to discover what Open Research means for you!

 Managing your digital information (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Thursday 24 January, 2-4pm, Lecture Room 7, 8 Mill Lane https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/osc/event/2835162

  Journals: publishing your research effectively (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Thursday 31 January, 2-3pm, GR06/07 Faculty of English


 Books: publishing your research effectively (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Thursday 7 February, 2-3pm, GR06/07 Faculty of English


 Copyright: a survival guide (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Thursday 21 February, 3-4pm, 17 Mill Lane Seminar Room G


 Post-publication sharing: publishing your research effectively (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Thursday 14 March, 2-3pm, Lecture Room 5, 8 Mill Lane


 You may also be interested in the following course run by Laura Moss, History of Art Librarian, Faculty of Architecture & History of Art and Susanne Jennings, St Edmunds College Librarian, Woolf Institute Subject Librarian, and Member of the Board for User Services, ARTstor

 The Power of Images: how to ethically source images, navigate copyright & pull together a visually literate presentation using ARTstor

Thursday 24 January, 10am-12 noon, Training Room, Cambridge University Library

To book a place please contact lm810@cam.ac.uk & scj22@cam.ac.uk.

 Images can be a powerful tool with which to convey the message of your research, but do you know how to source images in an ethical manner?

 This practical workshop will demonstrate how to source quality images whilst decoding copyright, and show you how to include images to best effect in a presentation.

 This workshop is open to all and assumes no prior knowledge.



Epafrica is now recruiting for summer 2019!

Application deadline 25th January 2019

        EPAfrica is recruiting committed students to spend 10 weeks in East Africa investing time and money in one of our partner schools. Living and working in a rural community, our volunteers develop essential transferable skills whilst experiencing vibrant Kenyan or Ugandan culture.

       Working in teams of 2 or 3, volunteers collaborate with their school’s various stakeholders to improve the quality of education offered. Focusing on the sustainability of their interventions, they invest in new educational resources, small infrastructure projects and schemes to improve students’ health and welfare. Whilst receiving specialist training and support from the Central Charity, EPAfrica’s volunteers are given the autonomy to decide how to invest their funds, based on their school’s specific needs.

        It also provides a great opportunity for travel and discover other East African nations such as Tanzania and Rwanda.

        Internally, EPAfrica volunteers have access to a wide and diverse alumni network, which provides informal careers advice as well as a formal mentoring scheme. We have alumni working in a diverse range of NGOs, as well as civil servants working for the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, academics working on development-related issues, and in many corporate firms such as Deloitte.

        Find out more at http://epafrica.org.uk/ or for details of our events and socials go to our Facebook page, EPAfrica Cambridge and ARU.

        Apply now at http://epafrica.org.uk/volunteer/project-worker/

Around the University

Jesus College may ball worker applications

Applications to work at the Jesus College May Ball 2019 on Monday 17th June are open! For the opportunity to experience one of the largest May Balls in Cambridge first-hand while earning money, complete an application form before Thursday 14th February by following the link below. You will also find more information on the May Ball and the job positions available.


There are a variety of roles available, including Food and Drink workers, Security Stewards, and Entertainment Runners, as well as opportunities to take on a leadership position as a Team Leader or Court Supervisor. Previous experience in hospitality or May Balls is not essential for most roles.

We do not offer a half on / half off option, but all staff get breaks during the event in which they will be allowed to explore the Ball and sample the food and drink on offer.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alisa and Charlie at staffing@jesusmayball.com

Pay It Forward Voucher – Supporting the Homeless

Pay It Forward Voucher Cambridge has been created to support people in need [ie. homeless] by getting local independent businesses to sell vouchers to their customers and the customer then passes the voucher onto a person in need.  The project is run by a small group of volunteers    The vouchers are currently sold through 4 different businesses [a chipshop, butchers, cafe and latin American bustauraunte]  I am looking to get more businesses on board. 

Where do you come in? 

1.  I am looking for Volunteers to collect the vouchers on an as and when basis to either take to Wintercomfort  or The salvation Army on Mill Road

2.  Buying a voucher and passing it on to either a homeless person, Wintercomfort or the salvation Army

3.  Do you know of an independent business who would be interested in selling the vouchers [it won’t cost them anything]

If you would like to become a volunteer or have any questions then please contact me either via the Facebook or Twitter page or you can email me at pifcambridge@gmail.com.

Inter Alios Choir Recitals

Dear Churchillians,

I would like to invite you to join the Inter Alios Choir (we welcome singers, but also audience members).

We are low on commitment but high on satisfaction, meeting each Sunday for a 2-hour rehearsal (3:30pm) followed by a 45-minute performance (5:45pm). These performances alternate between sung Evensong in the Chapel at Churchill and a ‘Humanist Happening’ in Murray Edwards, and include a vast range of musical styles from Edward Elgar to Joni Mitchell. This term the Happenings will focus on ‘Our Environment’, featuring speakers including psychologist Dr Cameron Brick; Hannah Cubaynes (PhD with the British Antarctic Survey); and the very creative Medwards Head Gardener Jo Cobb.

Each service is followed by a brief drinks reception, and we are treated to dinner at one of our colleges at least once a term. A special event this term includes a rare chance to sing in Ely Cathedral on the 20th February.

I’ve attached the term card of our performances.

If you are interested in singing please get in touch with the college Director of Music Ewan Campbell at eahc2@cam.ac.uk and sign up to our mailing list https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/ucam-inter-alios.

If you are interested in listening please sign up to the Churchill Music Society mailing list https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/chu-music-members

May the voice be with you!