MCR Gazette – Easter Week 1

Good morning Churchillians,

Here is your roundup of interesting events and opportunities around the University. If you want to apply for accommodation in College for next academic year should be aware that the housing ballot opens tomorrow.

I hope you have a great week this week and I hope to see you at the CHUtalk this Wednesday or at the MCR formal hall on Friday.

Best wishes,



Messages From College

Rooms ballot opens TOMORROW

Don’t forget to enter the rooms ballot if you are looking for Graduate Accommodation for 2018-19. The Individual Rooms Ballot opens TOMORROW at 08:30 and closes on Wednesday 2nd May at 16:00:

MCR Events

CHUyoga continues – Mondays @ 18:00

Free yoga class taking place in the Bevin Room. Any questions, email Janosz (jwd43).

Welcome Back LGBTea – Tuesday, 19:00–20:00

Meet and talk to each other over tea and cakes in the Tizard Room. Contact Max (mcr- for more information.

MCR Academic Seminar: Janosz Dewberry – Wednesday @ 19:30 in the Tizard

Title: Astrophysical accretion disks: waves and instabilities. Cheese and wine to follow.

MCR Formal Hall – Friday Evening

Get to know your MCR colleagues over a three course dinner! Pre-drinks in the MCR from 19:00.

Welfare Social Tea – Saturday, 16:00-18:00

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


Understanding Dementia – Master of St John’s College – Monday 30 April 2018, 19:00-20:00

Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John’s College.

Dementia is a condition which is rapidly becoming the major healthcare struggle of the century, yet its insidious origins are currently not well understood… millions slowly lose their memories, while many more cling to the hope of a therapy.

Join us for our first, last and only talk of Easter term from the inspirational Professor Chris Dobson – a leading global voice on neurodegenerative disease. In this comprehensive and optimistic talk, Prof Dobson will focus on amyloid, which is believed to be the major culprit in these diseases. He will discuss recent progress in understanding the nature and properties of the amyloid state, the kinetics and mechanism of its formation, the nature and origins of its links with disease and the manner in which its formation may be inhibited or suppressed for therapeutic purposes.

Members – Free entry Non-members – £3 entry


This talk is part of the Cambridge University Biological Society series.


Development i-Teams – Application deadline Tuesday May 1st.

Have you ever wondered how new ideas can help people in the developing world? Are you interested in what Cambridge can do to help? If so, then our Development i-Teams programme is for you!

This term focuses on technologies developed by the British Antarctic Survey for use in Antarctica, and looks at how these can be adapted for the needs of the developing world. Projects include using low-CO stoves to improve health, using drones and soil samples to monitor plastic pollution, and using BAS’s expertise in radio waves to predict the duration and impact of solar flares. 

The course runs on Tuesday evenings from May 8th to June 12th, with approximately 4 hours of individual work needed each week, mostly involving gathering real-world feedback from experts in international development.
For more details and to apply for a place on a team, see – apply by TUESDAY MAY 1st. Applications are welcomed from all students (undergraduates and post-graduates), post-docs and staff, as well as all members of the Centre for Global Equality – anyone with an interest in how technology can make the world a better place for the world’s poorest.

Universify Education seeks volunteer coaches

Universify Education seeks volunteer coaches for our 2018-19 programme, which involves a week-long summer course in August, a 3 day Easter residential, and monthly coaching with up to 3 Universify students throughout the programme.

Universify is a charity that exists to counter educational inequality by inspiring Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to make a successful application to a highly selective university, such as the University of Oxford. We are looking for people passionate about education with experience in access and outreach. For more information about how to get involved please see our website at

Cambridge startup is recruiting online English tutors, work at home, £20/hour

We are PINK, a new educational company founded by Cambridge students. In our program “Talent Kids” we deliver online English courses to primary school students (age 6-12) in China, most of whom have very limited knowledge in English. Now we are recruiting students and graduates from Cambridge and Oxford as our long-term tutors, with £20 per hour payment. The tutor should speak English at native or fluent level, can normally commit to at least 2 hours work per week (full flexibility on the work time), and most importantly, have a passion in language education. Experiences in teaching especially in teaching Chinese kids will be beneficial but not necessary. Speaking Mandarin is absolutely unnecessary. The tutor will follow our standard curriculum, and deliver video chat with Chinese kids through an interactive virtual blackboard to improve their listening and speaking skills. If you are interested please send CV to our recruitment officer, Mr. Jieyi Liu, at who will later arrange an interview at Cambridge. Any questions or concerns can be sent to him as well. This job advertisement is valid till October 2018.

Research Study Recruitment

Male Volunteers Wanted for Research Study (£250)

 We are looking for healthy, non-smoking, male volunteers aged between 18-40 years for a research study to understand how overeating can affect your hormones.

 You have the opportunity to earn up to £250

 The study involves 2 visits to Addenbrookes Hospital:

The first visit is a screening visit for approx. 1 hr

The second visit is the main study visit for 5 days and 4 nights

  If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact Eleonora on: