MCR Gazette / Easter Week 1

Hello everyone,

So here we are at the start of a new term! I hope your breaks were great. We’re kicking off the semester with the annual Conference on Everything and the Advanced Students’ Dinner this Saturday, and there are plenty of other events coming up. Keep an eye on your pigeonholes for the Easter term card, and welcome back!


April at Kettle’s Yard

New Music: Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin & Roderick Chadwick, piano
Critically acclaimed musicians perform works by Rainier, Donatoni and Causton and two world premieres by Cambridge based composers Kate Honey & Jeremy Thurlow. 
27 April, 12.15pm, coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am, concerts are about an hour long.
£8 (£5 students) call 01223 748100 or book online:

Last chance to see: 
Art & Life 1920 – 1931: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis & William Staite Murray
Until 11 May 2014 
International exhibition Art & Life explores work from two of the UK’s most important 20th Century painters, Ben and Winifred Nicholson. Examining the years of their marriage and their relationships with other contemporary artists, this show gives a unique access into their life and work. “A group of aspiring, like-minded artists, who worked and exhibited together, shared the aim of producing forms of art that were experimental and innovative.” (The New York Times, March 2014)

Two exciting opportunities to become involved with Kettle’s Yard’s and Wysing’s Young Peoples’ Group, Circuit:


Circuit Cambridge invites you to share your photos of landscapes inspired by Kettle’s Yard’s current exhibition Art & Life.  Respond to the landscapes in Art and Life by photographing your own still life, the view outside your window or your surrounding landscape.

Share your take on Art & Life with us by:
•Using the hashtag #myartandlife on Instagram & Twitter @CircuitCambs
•Emailing: (files must be no larger than 5MB)Visit the gallery to see Art & Life first hand and see selected imagery here.
You may send in original photos, or photos of a painting, collage, drawing you have created.
Send in your entries before 11th May.
A selection of photos will be viewable at Kettle’s Yard.
Full details can be found hereCALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: I AM THE WARRIORIf you are aged between 15 and 25 and creativeI am the Warrior is being held in Amphis at Wysing Arts Centre. There are no fees and no judges. You bring it, we show it!ly make things – which could include ceramics, collage, costumes, carving, embroidery, fanzines, fashion, games, masks, music, painting, performance, photography, poems, sculpture, songs, stories, videos and more –  we are inviting you to take part in the open exhibition I am the warrior.

Full details of how to submit work can be found here
Watch the trailer here
Circuit is a joint project between Wysing Arts Centre and Kettle’s Yard​
Twitter: @CircuitCambs
Facebook: Circuit Cambs

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Newnham College Seminars on Career Women – Careers in the Media [28/04/14]

Please see the attached flyer for more information: Newnham Seminars on Career Women Media

“Modelling the Risks of Climate Change” with Dr. Chris Hope [29/04/14]

CUEN cordially invites you to an evening seminar on “Modelling the Risks of Climate Change” with Dr. Chris Hope.
Date: Tuesday, 29 April, 6pm
Location: LT2 Judge Business School, Cambridge

Dr Hope was the specialist advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs Inquiry into aspects of the economics of climate change, and an advisor on the PAGE model to the Stern review on the Economics of Climate Change. He has published extensively in books and peer-reviewed journals. He has recently completed PAGE09, the latest version of the PAGE integrated assessment model. To secure a spot, please sign-up via We are looking forward to meeting plenty of you there.

Flyer: Dr Hope seminar

Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) need student volunteers! [29/04/14]

CHaOS is a student society which aims to show children and families that science is exciting, and something that they can understand. We’re now recruiting volunteers for our 2014 Summer Roadshow – where we take a mini-bus of volunteers and a van full of experiments camping around the country for 7 weeks in the summer, visiting schools, town halls and Scout jamborees. What would I do? Most volunteers come on the roadshow with us for about a week. You’d get to talk to lots of children and families, while playing with fun/noisy/messy science experiments. In the evening we do sociable stuff, such as BBQs at the beach or our campsite. It’s lots of fun, great experience in engaging the public, helpful for your CV and much better than a week of real work (plus it shouldn’t cost you any more than your time)!

Sounds great! How do I sign up? Just fill in our sign-up form **BY TUESDAY 29th APRIL** at Any questions, contact us at

Law Summer Teaching Opportunities [01/05/14]

Please find attached a job advert for a summer teaching opportunity open to PhD Students and Postdocs in Law. Reach Cambridge run academic international summer schools for students aged between 15 and 17 from all over the world, and this is an opportunity to teach on our Law courses in July and August: Law Summer Teaching Opportunities

‘Riots Reframed’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Fahim Alam (Director) [08/05/14]

Please join us on 8th May for the Cambridge screening of the powerful independent documentary film ‘Riots Reframed’.

This feature-length film seeks to reframe London’s 2011 riots through voices of resistance. It takes the view through a journal that begins in Tottenham and spirals out to address issues of racism, police power, government, prison, war and resistance. The film is a radical social commentary and oral history, which synthesises a number of voices, from prominent social, cultural and political analysts, to prisoners still recovering from time inside.

‘Riots Reframed’ was produced and directed by Fahim Alam, an Oxford law graduate raised in Hackney, who was falsely arrested, imprisoned and tagged for ‘violent disorder’ during the 2011 riots. The screening will be followed by an audience-led discussion with Fahim Alam amongst other panellists (details of which will be revealed closer to the time).

Do join us for this exciting event and add your voice to the discussion!

Thursday 8th May 2014, New Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge.
Refreshments: 6.30pm.
Screening: 7.00pm.
Panel Discussion: 8.30pm.
Free. All welcome.

Facebook event page:

‘Riots Reframed is simultaneously engaging, informative, thought-provoking, emotion-stirring, and importantly, a challenge to the media institutions that serve the narrative of the power structure’. (VoiceOver Productions)

This event is kindly supported by the Cambridge Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES), St John’s College History Society, Cambridge University African Caribbean Society and Cambridge BME Campaign.
If you have any questions about the event please contact Sundeep Lidher

King’s College – Gender Equality: Power and Progress [07/05/14]

20.30 to 22.30, Keynes Hall

Is there such a thing as a feminine style of oratory? Do women in history provide role models? Can we learn from men? Or should we look for something entirely new? If so, what? A seminar to explore the authentic, influential and successful speech for women today.

King’s College are organising an evening lecture open to everyone on public speaking and speechwriting for women on 7th May at King’s. Dr Susan Jones has written speeches for three Prime Ministers, five Chancellor’s Budget speeches in a row, trained all the Secretary General of NATO speechwriters and is a highly acclaimed author.

Cambridge Networks Day 2014 [23/05/14]

CNN is pleased to announce the Cambridge Networks Day 2014 (CNDay 2014) – a one-day conference bringing together researchers with an interest in complex networks from various departments and institutes in Cambridge and beyond.
CNDay 2014 will take place on Friday the 23rd of May 2014 at the Sainsbury Laboratory. The event will be free of charge. However, the number of participants is capped at 150 and registration is required.
To register please click here.
This year we are again privileged to have a truly distinguished lineup of speakers. Their interests (and affiliations) span a wide range of fields, from biology to physics, computer science and business, so we hope to see an equally broad audience attend. The list of confirmed speakers for CNDay 2014 includes:
– Prof Mark Newman (Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics – Department of Physics and Centre for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan and Santa Fe Institute, USA)
– Prof Tom Freeman (Division of Genetics and Genomics, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh)
– Dr Martin Rosvall (Umea University, Sweden)
– Dr Rui Carvalho (DPMMS, University of Cambridge)
– Prof Zoubin Ghahramani (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge)
– Dr Vittoria Colizza (Inserm, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
– Dr Fabio Caccioli (Centre for Risk Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge)
The event will also feature a poster session held during lunch and a prize for best poster. If you would like to present a poster on any topic related to networks, please register for the event, then send us an abstract of your poster by the 25th of April (email – you will be notified shortly thereafter about acceptance of your poster as well as poster formatting details).
A more detailed programme will be available soon on our website:
CNN would like to thank the generous sponsorship of King’s College, Cambridge University Press, the University of Cambridge and the Sainsbury Laboratory.
We hope to see many of you there!

11th Technology Ventures Conference – Beyond the Now! [submission deadlines 23/05/14, conference 23/06/14]

23rd June 2014 | West Road Concert Hall | 8am-6.30pm
Organised by Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club

Don’t miss your last chance to attend the largest student-led entrepreneurship conference at the University of Cambridge. The Technology Ventures Conference brings together more than 400 entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, academics, and students to connect, collaborate and debate with visionary speakers on the present and the future of innovation and entrepreneurship.

More info at:

Grab an early-bird ticket before the Monday 23rd of May, and have a chance to win one of the five spots for the CUTEC dinner that includes CUTEC members, speakers and advisors, to be held the day before the TVC.

Register now at:

3D Printing Innovation Award

The Third Industrial Revolution is at hand, and 3D printers are at its forefront. Showcase an innovative use of 3D printing along the themes of TVC. Enter the competition by submitting a concept and a related design (to be printed at the TVC).

Prize: An Ultimaker2 (3D Printer) and a chance to turn your idea into business under the guidance of our sponsor Ultimaker.

Judges: Paul Croft (Ultimaker),  Dr. Adrian Bowyer (RepRap) , Seena Rejal (3DIndustries – TBC).

1st Stage

Submit your idea to:

The submission consists of (a) a written concept and (b) a printable 3D model. For the 3D model acceptable submissions can include (but are not be limited to) the 3D model of the original concept, a proof of concept or an artistic representation (e.g. a logo).

You might find the following places a good place to start designing your 3D model.

CURA 3D design software.
Ultimaker Original and CURA manuals.
SketchUp Make
SketchUp Make Blog

More info and submission guidelines at:
Deadline for submissions: Monday 23rd of May, 2014

Technology Ventures Conference Startup Challenge

CUTEC will be inviting startups from around the world to come to Cambridge University, providing a unique opportunity to showcase their prototypes and business concepts. Apply now for a chance to compete as part of this prestigious event and network with members of one of the UK’s top technology startup hubs.

CUTEC is looking for teams working in around the following topics; The Future of Our Health, The Future of Our Economy, The Future of Our Population and Moonshot Thinking.

Submit your idea to:
Deadline for submissions: Friday 23rd of May, 2014


Register now to attend two exciting workshops at the this year’s TVC:
1. Simon Galbraith (CEO, Red Gate Software) running a feedback session for those of you who are involved in startups
2. ARM offering a workshop on their new embedded solutions.
Don’t miss this opportunity and register now at

CUEN Annual Energy Conference on “GAS – An (Un)Conventional Pathway towards our Energy Future?” [09/06/14]

Take a look at our homepage regarding our Annual Energy Conference on “GAS – An (Un)Conventional Pathway towards Our Energy Future?”: The conference takes place on 9 June 2014 in Jesus College, Cambridge and we will have 12 distinguished speakers from academics, industry and policy. Sign-up opens on 7 April via


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