MCR Gazette / Easter Week 3

Hi all,

Hope you all enjoyed your bank holiday! This week, we have the Mentoring Common Table tonight and an MCR Formal Hall on Friday, as well as the events listed below if you are in need of a break from revising or report-writing.

Have a good week!



CIRF talk – ‘Fear of Childbirth: Who is afraid?’ [06/05/14]

The Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum first event of term is coming up next Tuesday May 6th!

Join us for a talk by Sheena Byrom (Royal College of Midwives) entitled ‘Fear of Childbirth: Who is afraid?’ At the Centre for Family Research Room 606 (Free School Lane) 17:00-18:30

Abstract: The fear of childbirth has become an increasingly debated phenomena over the past 10 years. But where did this fear come from, and what impact is it having on women, babies, maternity care workers and society at large? What, if anything, can be done to reverse the trend? Sheena’s session will explore all of the above, with an aim to maximise potential for a positive childbirth experience for all women.

‘Constellations’ [06/05/14-11/05/14]

“So when you say abroad, you mean abroad and not come back?”

Love. Euthanasia. Infinite possibilities. An explosive play about individual choice within a timeless relationship.

Constellations explores the antagonism between free will and love in the face of the most emotionally challenging question of all: whether to live on.

Jamie Phillips conducts CUCO with Melanie Ragge [10/05/14]

On Saturday 10 May, CUCO will be joined by Jamie Phillips (who was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra aged just 22) to perform a highly diverse programme featuring works by Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven as well as Martinů’s Oboe Concerto, which will be performed by the brilliant Melanie Ragge. All audience members are invited to our post-concert reception to meet Jamie, Melanie and the orchestra.

Saturday 10 May, 8pm
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Jamie Phillips conductor
Melanie Ragge oboe

Haydn Symphony No. 88
Martinů Oboe Concerto
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven Symphony No.8

Tickets £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £2 reduction of above prices
£5 Students

Book now: or call 01223 300085

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Oxbridge Canadian Conference [30/05/14]

Calling all Canadian grads, postgrads and postdocs!!

We’d like to draw your attention to this year’s Oxbridge Canadian Conference at the MacDonald House in London on May 30. This year’s conference theme is “Spotlighting Canadian Contributions to Global Research Excellence” and our keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Palmer, Canadian journalist for CBS Evening news.
We are looking for ATTENDEES as well as 4-5 PRESENTERS, so if you are looking for an opportunity to showcase your research, this is your chance to do so! This conference is open to Canadian graduate students at all UK universities, as well as Canadian early-career researchers who have obtained their PhD within the past two years. Non-Canadian students doing research in a Canada-related field are also welcomed. The conference fee is £35 and includes a superb hot lunch.
If you are interested and would like to either attend, or submit an abstract to present, please contact Rosalind Franklin ASAP ( Details are also on the Oxbridge Canadian Conference website (
We look forward to hearing from you!



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