MCR Gazette / Easter Break Vol. 2

The final term of the academic term is almost upon us, which is usually the busiest period of the year for most students. We wish you all the best in your individual endeavours.

Don’t forget to send your Advanced Students’ Dinner RSVP cards back to Rebecca by Wednesday 17th April. Otherwise you may miss out, as the event is very popular.

Keep an eye on your pigeon hole for the Easter Term Card, which contains a full schedule of MCR events for the upcoming weeks.

Have a wonderful week!


Cambridge International Development Conference (Deadline Apr 16)

Interested in current debate around international development, aid or changing global dynamics? Passionate about advocacy or awareness-raising? Whether your interest is academic or activist, committed or critical, or all of the above- bring your passion to the organising committee of this year’s Cambridge International Development Conference (IDC).

The IDC is an annual student-run conference which brings delegates into contact with the thinkers and decision makers at the forefront of international development. This year’s event has scope to be bigger and better than ever before, reaching out to more people and extending beyond the day itself to foster greater awareness, debate and activity.

For more information about the event or the roles available, or for details on how to apply, please contact
Find out more about the event at

Applications close on Tuesday 16th April.


Temporary Work: Churchill Archives Conservation Intern (Deadline Apr 19)

See the following links for more information on this part-time vacancy.

 Advert – Conservation Assistant Intern

 Job Description – Conservation Assistant Intern


CUSPE: Secrets behind the Cambridge Phenomenon (Apr 25)

Did Cambridge have a strong strategy to promote its Life Science Cluster to one of the most successful in the world? What are the current Life Science Strategies and which role should Government, Industry and Academia play to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences?

Join us for a discussion panel featuring:

  • Professor Sir John Bell FRS Chairman of the Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research
  • Harriet Fear CEO of OneNucleus
  • Chris Green CEO of SQW Group
  • Derek Jones CEO of Babraham Bioscience Technologies

For more information about the topic of dicussion and to view our speakers’ impressive bios please check out the event online here. 

We hope you can make it!

Kind regards,
Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange CUSPE

The event is supported by Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR), Cambridge University Enterprise and Technology Club (CUTEC) and the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP).


Fully Funded Chinese Summer Camp (Deadline May 3)

OCSEP offer 8 week (Jul-Aug) English summer camps in China run by Native English speakers from top universities. We pay for return flight (up to 6000Rmb), accommodation, and a stipend of 2000Rmb. We require students from all disciplines and no knowledge of Mandarin is required, for more information visit , to apply send CV and covering letter to before 3 May.


Visual Cognition Study – Earn £7

I am an MPhil student in the Department of Psychology. I’m currently looking for participants for a new study on visual cognition and hoping my MCR peeps could help me out. The study takes approximately 60 minute and involves making simple judgments about shapes as well as completing a short questionnaire assessing certain personality traits. The study will take place at Downing Site and pays 7 pounds. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mai Nguyen at for more information and eligibility criteria. Thanks!


MCR Cricket: Players Wanted

With the ice finally thawing it is time to think about the possibility of summer arriving. Being in Britain I can’t guarantee sun, but I can guarantee cricket! We play as a combined team with Pembroke MCR; there are several friendlies and a league over the course of the summer. We jointly won the MCR league last year, but that doesn’t mean you have to be really good to play with us. A small amount of prior experience is helpful but not strictly necessary. The invitation is open to all; male/female, including partners and friends. We have team equipment, so don’t worry if you haven’t got a full set of cricket kit.

For more information, email Thomas Collett at, and sign up to the mailing list at


Tutors Wanted: Debate Chamber

Debate Chamber is a small company offering high-end education opportunities for students aged 11-18 in a range of academic subjects. Our events give bright, motivated students the opportunity to explore new subjects and ideas and get a taste of undergraduate level challenges. We are looking for applicants to work with us for our Summer programme running from 22nd July – 1st September 2013.

We are looking to recruit tutors in the following areas:  Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics and Physics. You can find out more about our courses on our website here:

The rate of pay is £125 per day. Arrangements will be made to cover reasonable travel expenses. For enquiries or applications, please contact Tom Davies, at or on 0845 5194 827. To find out more about the tutoring positions and to apply please go to: