Gazette – Easter Week 4

Good morning Churchillians,

Here is your weekly Gazette with a roundup of interesting events and opportunities around College. Rebecca has asked I let you all know she will be away from 25th May to 3rd June inclusive, so please speak with her before she leaves if you need her advice before her return.

In MCR news: the MCR Guest Night tickets will go live tomorrow so get ready to get yours!

Hope you all have a nice Sunday.

Best wishes,


Messages from College

Rebecca is away from 25th May to 3rd June inclusive

Please make sure you speak with Rebecca soon if you need the assistance/support of the TAS office before the 4th June.

MCR Events

‘Humanist Happenings’ Series – Amnesty International Day – Today at 18:00

Venue: Fellows’ Drawing Room, Murray Edwards College

Description: Peaceful events with music, poetry and a short address all organised around a topical theme.With ‘Inter Alios’ choir, dir. Mark Gotham

Guest Night Tickets Go Live Tomorrow!

Guest Night is back again so the Churchill MCR Committee would love to invite you and your guests to Churchill college for our biggest event of the term. 

After a formal dinner, order some of our themed drinks, sing at our karaoke, dance at our silent disco and hear some live music from our very talented performers. All this and more for £16 for college members and £18 for guests. 

Dress code: The theme is tropical so get creative because the best costumes get a prize! (Also just a bow tie with pineapples is fine too 🙂 )

First tickets will be released on Monday 21st May at 7pm on:

Since at the last guest night Churchill members struggled to get tickets we are initially only letting you book on 4 guests, if there are tickets left over after the first release you will the be able to add more guests. This will hopefully stop MCR members paying guest prices 🙂 

CHUyoga continues – Mondays @ 18:00

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


CSAR: Effective terrorist interrogation without torture

“Effective terrorist interrogation without torture – why tough tactics fail, and rapport gets results”

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

The popular mythology of beating confessions from suspects has been shown to be counterproductive, while new research is providing a successful way forward

Emily Alison & Prof. Laurence J. Alison, University of Liverpool

Further details of this event

University Events

Enterprise Tuesday – Friendly-ish “Dragons’ Den” – Tuesday at 18:00

Venue: Cambridge Judge Business School

During this session, you will see pitches by early stage entrepreneurs who are being supported by the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre. You will get a chance to see how much is pitched without breaking confidentiality, what information investors look for, the drive and passion which makes even the earliest stage ideas look interesting. You will also hear the difficult questions and answers for plans for commercialisation. Our panel will give you an idea of what investors seek and find interesting about early stage ideas. How do they identify businesses that can grow and scale? Bring your own questions and join us for this high energy evening to round off the series.

More info on the website.


Cambridge Hands-On Science demonstrators required for Strawberry Fair

CHaOS (Cambridge Hands-On Science) will once again be demonstrating at Strawberry Fair (on Midsummer Common) on Saturday 2nd June to families, children and occasionally a few enthusiastic fair goers! The event will run 12-6pm with set-up/clear-up time either side (approx 10.30am-7.30pm) and will include a FREE LUNCH!

Demonstrating at Strawberry fair is a great way to get some hands-on science demonstrating experience before our summer tour, or a compact alternative if you can’t make it. Whether you need a break leading up to exams (which could still leniently be called revision) or a fun wind down after finishing this is the event for you!

Please sign up by Wednesday 23rd with the link below:

Find out more about CHaOS on our website:

PG Outreach Scheme Applications Open

Calling PhD students! Are you interested in working with young people? Applications are now open for the Cambridge

Admission Office’s Postgraduate Outreach Scheme. We are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly PhD students to join our scheme as Session Leaders.

Session Leaders deliver inspiring and engaging academic taster sessions and workshops to support events run by the Cambridge Admissions Office and the University of Cambridge’s Colleges. The events work with young people from groups currently underrepresented in higher education and aim to help students consider their future choices and to find out more about university. Session Leaders plan, design and then deliver academic sessions drawing on their subject expertise in order to provide young people with a taste of university style learning and teaching.

Session Leaders are paid for their time and will receive training designed to equip you with the skills to work with young people and deliver high quality, engaging sessions.

For more information, including how to apply, go to:

Summer job opportunity to work with a summer program for overseas students

Looking for a worthwhile job opportunity

this summer?

We are seeking Delegate Advisors to facilitate the operation of our Cambridge academic programmes in the summer of 2018.

We provide high-quality University and High-school residential courses for international students. Successful candidates will be part of a strong team of delegate advisors, assisting with a variety of tasks, including;

  • ïLeading cultural visits and activities in and around Cambridge
  • ïAccompanying delegates on excursions to places of interest in the UK
  • ïEnsuring the welfare and safety of all delegates
  • ïCoordinating evening activities
  • ïAssisting faculty members with classroom preparation
  • ïEnsuring the smooth-running of the CBL International conference office
  • ïAssisting with arrivals and departures
  • ïProviding care and support for the High School age students

Applicants should be available between mid-June and end of August, preferably for the whole or most of the summer although fixed periods between these dates will be considered.

We require applicants with a passion for international education. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiasm, charisma, a high level of initiative and intercultural awareness. The nature of the position is dynamic and the ability to work efficiently in a team is essential. Similar work experience is desirable but not essential. Full time and part time contracts are available for varying lengths of time.

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable to Sean Ahern ( with a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the post.

Apply now –  deadline: Monday 4th June 2018

CBL International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and Child Protection training.

Research Studies

Study on how the brain processes the taste of sugar (3hr = £60)

Are you interested in how the brain processes the taste of sugar? 

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are inviting healthy volunteers take part in a brain imaging study on how the brain processes the taste of soft drinks.

The study takes place at MRC, Cognition and Brain Science Unit, and consists of a 30 min screening session and 2.5h hour testing session. We will make functional MRI scans, while you taste soft drinks. We will also ask you to complete some personality questionnaires.

You will be compensated £60 for your time.

Eligibility criteria:


Normal or corrected-to-normal vision

Good command of English

Sometimes drinking soft drinks

18-40 years old

Body mass index (BMI) between 18.5-24.9 kg/m2

No history of brain injury/neurosurgery

Not undergoing current dieting

No neurological disorder, psychiatric condition or psychoactive medication

If you think you might like to participate, please contact Elena Mainetto for more information:


Overnight Study on Eating Disorders (£250)

Do you ever lose control of your eating or binge eat? 

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are inviting women with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging) to participate in a brain imaging study on mood and eating behaviour.

The study involves two visits to Addenbrooke’s Hospital: one screening visit, lasting about 4 hours, and one overnight visit, lasting about 36 hours. At the screening, we will collect a blood sample, measure your body composition and ask you some questions about your health history. We will then ask you to collect some saliva samples at home. For the overnight visit, we will ask you to complete some questionnaires, computer tasks, two MRI scans and more blood sampling. You will be compensated up to £250 for taking part.

Eligibility criteria for women with symptoms of an eating disorder:



Normal or corrected-to-normal vision 

18-40 years old

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging

Body mass index (BMI) below 30 kg/m2

No history of brain injury/neurosurgery

If you think you might like to participate, please contact Maggie Westwater for more information:


Phone: 01223 465249