Gazette – Easter Week 6

Good morning Churchillians,

I am pleased to bring you your Gazette with a roundup of interesting events and opportunities around the University. I hope to see some of you at the CHUtalk this Wednesday.

Best wishes,


MCR Events

CHUyoga continues – Mondays @ 18:00

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

CHUtalks – Wednesday @ 19:30

Ananth Kumar speaks on his research. Look out for an email from your academic officer for more details.


CSAR: The secret lives of fish – Monday @ 19:30

Dr. Helen Scales. 19:30 Mon 4 June 2018. The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College.

Everything you always wanted to know about fish, but were afraid to ask.

The conservation of plastics – Thursday @ 16:00

The Rathgen Society Presents

The conservation of plastics: emerging issues and current practices

Thursday 7 June, 4pm | The Whipple Museum

Synthetic plastics are a very recent addition to humanity’s palate of materials. Developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this versatile family with endlessly variable composition and properties has become quickly indispensable and ubiquitous. The low cost and ease of producing plastics has ushered in a new age of ephemeral objects, designed for immediate convenience rather than longevity. Join us as we examine the consequences of this shift for collections containing modern artefacts, and learn about the measures that are used to detect, control, and prevent the degradation of plastics in a museum environment.

The Rathgen Society has arranged a seminar with Claire Wallace, the Collections Manager at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, which houses one of the largest collections of artefacts containing synthetic plastics in Cambridge. Claire shall discuss with us the nature of degradation in museum collections, and the special considerations that must be taken with materials that degrade actively and aggressively.

Please email to reserve your place!


Varsity Education is recruiting for July and August 2018! 

Varsity Education is a not-for-profit education organisation that runs summer programmes in both Oxford and Cambridge. Students attending our programmes are aged 15-18 and are keen to learn more about their chosen subjects and looking to apply to top UK Universities. 

We are running two two-week programmes in Cambridge between 8th July – 5th August and one two-week programme in Oxford between 7th August – 21st August.

 We are looking for advanced undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates from Oxford and Cambridge to lead students in small group classes in the below subjects:

– Biological Sciences

– Economics

– Law

– Psychology

– Business & Management*

– Computer Science*

 * Please note that there is a £50 referral reward for these two roles, even if you refer yourself!

 Most applicants will be required to be available for the full two-week session they apply for however, there will also be some part-time work available with flexible hours. Pay will be between £300-£400 per week depending on the role. 

If you would like to find out more, please email us at or apply by clicking on this link.

Research Studies

Impact of glucose on cognitive performance (30-40min = £7)

The study involves consuming a 330ml glass of Appletiser ®, and completing some questionnaires and other short tasks. It should last between 30-45 minutes, and you would be reimbursed with £7 for your time and expenses.

You can take part if you: 

– have not taken part in my previous experiment;

– are aged 18 or over;

– are in good physical health;

– have English as a first language/equivalent level of fluency;

– are prepared to consume a drink that contains sugar;

– have no known allergies to the ingredients in Appletiser ®.

The study takes place in Christ’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU.

If you would like to sign up, please contact Tess on, or sign up using Sona here: