Gazette – Easter Week 3

Good morning Churchillians,

I hope you are having a nice weekend. Here is your weekly Gazette with a roundup of interesting events and opportunities around the University. I’d like to remind you that our Termly General Meeting is TOMORROW. Please do come along to voice your opinion about how your MCR is organised and how it can support you best.

Also, don’t forget about our CHUtalk this Wednesday. Alex Sorgo will speak on Personal Adornment in Roman-British Fibulae.

Best wishes,


Messages from College

The following are reminders of the email Rebecca sent out last week.

Terminating your accommodation agreement

For those of you leaving College accommodation this summer, could you please let the TAS office know when you are thinking of terminating your accommodation agreement? –30th June, 31st July or 31st August inclusive.

 If you already know the exact date, please let the TAS office know. You will then be charged rent to this date (end of June as a minimum). Any changes thereafter will need to be communicated to the TAS Office at least a month before your departure date for rent to be adjusted. Extensions might not be possible. Students are all expected to move out of their accommodation by 12:00 on the agreed vacation date.

If I haven’t heard from you by the 31st of May, I will assume that you will be moving out on the morning after the date that is shown on your rooms licence.

Graduation Ceremony Details

For those of you wishing to graduate this summer: please take a look at for all the information you need including the application form, tickets and dress code.

Please don’t forget to update CamSIS with your forwarding address details so we are able to forward post and certificates etc. You will also need to return your University card to the TAS office (or Accounts) before you graduate.

Additionally, it is also important that you pass your contact details to the Churchill Alumni Office using this form: so that we can reach you to invite you to reunion dinners and other events, as well as send you news and publications about College, such as the Annual Review. You can visit the alumni pages of our website at to discover the range of benefits the College offers alumni, such as High Table dining rights and discounted accommodation, as well as find  links to sign up for the monthly eBulletin, create a profile page for our online alumni community, pass on your news for the Review, browse upcoming events, etc. We are always keen to keep in touch with our alumni and to hear your news, and hope you will come back to visit.

MCR Events

Termly General Meeting – TOMORROW @ 19:30 in the Sandy Ashmore (MCR)

The Termly General Meeting is a time set for you to hear updates from your Committee about events and services they have been working on for you and voice your opinion about any matters relating to College life. The TGM will take place at 19:30 TOMORROW, Monday, 14th May, in the Sandy Ashmore (MCR) Room. Below is a provisional agenda for the meeting. If there is anything else you would like me to add to the agenda please do not hesitate to contact me (jloh2).

TGM Provisional Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Agreement of Minutes from previous TGM – which may be found here
  3. Committee Updates
  4. Matters for Discussion
    1. Sandy Ashmore Room Upkeep
  5. AOB

CHUyoga continues – Mondays @ 18:00

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

ChuMS – Inter Alios – Allegri Miserere by Candlelight – Monday @ 18:00

Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Inter Alios choir of Churchill and Murray Edwards CollegesConducted by Mark GothamTickets:  here.

CHUtalks – Wednesday @ 19:30 in the Tizard

Alex Sorgo speaks on Personal Adornment in Roman-British Fibulae. Cheese and wine to follow.

ChuMS – Friday Concert Series – Trans-Nebraska Players – Friday @ 18:30

Free entry; Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College


Cambridge University Nanotechnology – Thursday @ 11:30 in the Maxwell Centre

Cambridge University Nanotechnology Society are hosting their first talk at the Maxwell centre next Thursday the 17th of May at 11:30AM. We have a great location in the Rayleigh Seminar Room and we are pleased to be hosting Assoc. Prof Al-Amin Dhirani from the University of Toronto. Hope to see you there!

Abstract: “Exotic electronic behaviour in nanostructured films”

Chemists have made tremendous advances in synthesising a variety of  nanostructures with control over their size, shape, and chemical  composition. This suggests an opportunity to use nanostructures as  building blocks to fabricate macroscopic materials with controlled and  potentially even new behaviours.  This talk will present a variety of  remarkable electronic behaviours that nanostructured materials –  fashioned from even simple building blocks such as metal nanoparticles  and molecular linkers – can exhibit, such as single electron effects,  metal-insulator transitions, and strong electron-electron interactions  (correlated electronic behaviour). The latter is particularly exciting  since strongly correlated electrons are known to lie at the heart of  some of the most exotic behaviours in condensed matter science (e.g.  high Tc superconductivity in the cuprates and other materials).  The  talk will survey new insights and new opportunities that arise for  exploring electronic behaviour using this nano building block approach.

Coal, steam and British Imperialism in mid-nineteenth century Levant and West Africa – Thursday @ 16:30 in Corpus Christi

Andreas Malm (Lund University) comes to speak in the Rausing Lecture series. Thursday 17 May 2018, 16:30-18:00, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene’t Street. If you have a question about this talk, please contact David Thompson.

University Events

Upcoming Raising and Giving (RAG) Events

More info about RAG can be found on their website.

The RAG Auction – Saturday 12th June 6pm at The Cambridge Union

Get yourself down to The RAG Auction at The Cambridge Union on Saturday 12th May at 6pm for a chance to bid for one of over 50 lots. There’s May Ball tickets, Michelin-starred restaurant vouchers, an Amazon echo and much, much more! Our online May Ball ticket auction is now OPEN ( and there’s tickets for TRINITY, JESUS, CLARE and PEMBROKE up for grabs. Place your bid on as many tickets/balls as you would like but you can only fill the form out once. The highest bid will then be taken forward to the live auction on 12th May where people can bid to take it higher.

The RAG Runderpants Mile 2018 – Tuesday 12th June – 2pm Christs’ Pieces

Sign ups are now open for The RAG Fun Run – RUNDERPANTS! Run a mile in your pants on TUESDAY 12TH JUNE and raise money for The Neuro Foundation. Sign up for only £5 to receive your welcome pack, including a funky pair of RUNDERPANTS and a 20% discount voucher for BooHoo.

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RAG ChariTea Garden Party – Thursday 14th June

Earlybird tickets for the RAG ChariTea Garden Party go on sale next week. With food, drink and entertainment, this truly is the best way to start May Week. Look out on the Cambridge RAG Facebook page for all the latest updates.


On 1st of June (6:30pm, Union Chamber), we will be joined by Colm Tóibín, author of Costa Novel Award Brooklyn and the Man Booker shortlisted The Master, to talk about his latest work House of Names. Lyrical, meditative and artfully stark, Tóibín retells the ancient Greek Tragedy of the House of Atreus. Bringing the mythical characters Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes and Electra to life, Tóibín recounts tales of intimate violence, murderous actions, exile and survival in the most devastatingly human fashion. This is storytelling at its best.

For more information about the event, please visit our website:

Ticket price: £13 full price/£10 concession

CUTEC Technology Ventures Conference 2018


CUTEC (Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club) is excited to announce that Technology Ventures Conference 2018 tickets are now on sale. The 15th edition of the Technology Ventures Conference is featuring a range of exciting speakers and panellists to discuss the future of biotech in healthcare. All information on this year’s program and our speakers can be found on the TVC website [1]. Don’t wait to get your ticket [2] and benefit from our limited early bird discounts.


We are looking for early stage ambitious start-ups to come pitch in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs, professionals and investors. If you have been working on a product or service that could revolutionise the healthcare industry, we want to hear from you! Please sign up here [3] to apply. Pitching start-ups will all be invited for drinks and dinner with potential investors. Prizes include £1,500 worth of IP consultations with IP expert Mathys & Squire and an opportunity to be fast tracked for up to £100,000 investment through Primera Impact.


CUTEC has brought together a range of high profile speakers from big tech companies to biotech start-ups. You can look forward to inspiring key notes and interesting panel discussions. A few are listed below:

Iain Buchan | Microsoft NExT – Director of Healthcare Research Heather Fraser | IBM – Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Lead Paolo Vicini | MedImmune – Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacology Kris Verburgh | Singularity University Laurent Morlet | J&J Innovation – Technology Director Professor Chris Lowe | Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences – Director Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald | Cancer Research UK – Professor of Cancer Prevention Jaime Domingues | Benevolent AI – Senior Product Manager Tim Guilliams | Healx – Founder & CEO Hamish Grierson | Thriva – Founder & CEO Keiron Sparrowhawk | MyCognition – Founder & CEO Henry Farmery | Cambridge Cancer Genomics – Bioinformatician Maddison Masaeli | DeepCell – Founder & CEO Attila Csordas | Agecure – Founder

We look forward to seeing you there!

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