MCR Gazette – Easter Week 2

Good morning everyone,

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 hope to see you at mentoring common table on Wednesday or the CHUtalk this Thursday.

Best wishes,


Messages From College

General Data Protection Regulation for Churchill Societies

On the 25th of May this year, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. It sets new standards for handling personal data about living individuals. There is lots of useful information available on the Information Commissioner’s website about the new regulation and how to comply in general, but we are in particular concerned about college clubs and societies. As all College clubs and societies hold personal data about their members, the clubs and societies need to be aware of the new regulations and make it clear to their members what data they are holding and why. The Bursar and Natalie Adams of the Archives Centre has forwarded on the attached data protection statement (DPS) template which all College clubs and societies must adapt and then use to comply with the legislation. The template has been prepared by the Office of Intercollegiate Services who are supporting the colleges with GDPR compliance.

If you are on the executive board of any college clubs and societies, please use these templates before 25th of May. Please note that the college will not be able to supply clubs and societies with personal data (e.g. lists of students) unless the club or society is compliant with these regulations.

MCR Events

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.

Mentoring Common Table – Wednesday @ 19:30

Dining Hall @ Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS, UK

Enjoy formal hall with the fellows at this term’s mentoring common tables – free twice a year as a result of the mentoring scheme, or alternatively you can sign up in the usual way.

CHUtalks – Thursday @ 19:30

More info coming soon. Look out for an email from your Academic officer.

ChuMS – Friday Concert Series – Music Bursary Holders’ Concert Part II – Friday @ 18:30

Free entry; Venue: Recital Room, Churchill College

Humanist Happenings Series – International Day of Families – Sunday, 6th May @ 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.

University Events

Enterprise Tuesday – Going All the Way to Floating – Tuesday @ 18:00

Hosted by the Judge Business School. Registration link here.

There comes a critical moment with many a startup regarding how and when to float. What are the considerations, benefits and possible pit falls? In fact, why do this at all? Our speakers will relate the experience with their companies and offer tips for if and when it comes to that stage.

Enterprise Tuesday is a series of free evening lectures and networking sessions open to all. It is managed and delivered by the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre. The weekly format consists of a lecture following by an hour of networking. Find out more about future guest speakers and topics.

Heong Gallery Events

Heong Gallery, Downing College

On Wednesdays in term time, Downing College societies take over the gallery with innovative and engaging drop-in arts programmes inspired by the exhibition.

More info can be found on their website.

An Island Utopia – 9th May

6PM Wednesday 9 May

Why are utopias usually set in islands or remote locations in uncharted territory? Join a guided discussion on Sir Thomas More’s Utopia (1516), the first English novel to explore utopia as an island community and reflect on our own island life.

One-Act Play – 16th May

6PM Wednesday 16 May

Cambridge student Juliette Simon was an invigilator at the Court of Redonda at the Venice Biennale and pours her experiences into this two-hander on an eventful summer at the epicentre of the art world.