MCR Gazette / Easter Week 4

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From this week on we are adding an additional section at the beginning of the Gazette to remind you of the upcoming MCR events. For more details or the most updated version though please still keep checking the MCR Calendar. We will also try to create Facebook pages for more events to make it more interactive.

Please be reminded that the room confirmation deadline is 8am, Monday, 18th of May (tomorrow!). If you would still like to swap rooms with anyone or if you haven’t decided whether you want to take the room you are assigned, you need to hurry up.

As usual, if you have questions or suggestions or items to add to the Gazette, please email me at



College/MCR Events

[20/May/2015] MCR Academic Seminar – John Kam-Wing Wong

[22/May/2015] MCR Formal Hall



University/Society Events

[ASAP] CUSU’s Big Cambridge Survey – win £100!

The Big Cambridge Survey is to give students a chance to feedback on a variety of areas of student life, and give CUSU and campaign groups including CRs data with which to conduct campaigns more effectively. So far we’ve been able to provide data from the survey to help with several college rent negotiations, and campaigns to provide better welfare in colleges. The survey allows us to provide college specific data, and compare colleges on issues so you can demonstrate how your college fares against others in the university. We’ve also been taking data to the first ever University-wide working group on work-related stress, where it has helped us give a real picture of welfare issues in the University.

Take a look at last year’s result if you are interested:

Take part in this year’s survey – the Common Room with the highest level of response in proportion to college population will win £100, and all participants will also be entered into a £100 prize draw!


[12/Jun/2015] Annual Cricket Varsity Twenty20 Match

In the event which kicks off May Week, the Light Blues take on Oxford in the annual Varsity Twenty20 Match at Fenner’s Cricket Ground in Cambridge. This has been a very popular event among students, with crowds of 1000+ in 2011 and 2013, and the match promises to be an exciting start to the 2015 Varsity series.

Tickets available at
£5 per ticket; group discount of £40 for 10

Tickets include a free drink courtesy of EY and queue jump and reduced-price entry to Kuda after the game. There will be a Pol Roger champagne bar, Greene King beer bus and barbecue. Additionally, the Kuda Crowd Catch offers the chance to win an exclusive VIP package for the evening.

Women’s Match : 10.30, Men’s Match : 14.30

Follow the progress of captain Alasdair Pollock and his side in their build up to the big match, by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter or updates on the Blue Bird.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors Greene King for supporting the event.!/cambridgeuniversitycc



Work Opportunities

[27/May/2015] Recruitment event for PhD Graduate Teacher Training Programme

Time: 6pm, 27 May 2015
Place: Elton-Bowring Room, Memorial Court, Clare College

For details please see the documents below:
Info for Universities
Researchers Brochure – UPDATED- Web spreads
Researchers In Schools Poster 2015-16


[30/Jun/2015] Mentors for Oxbridge Academy Courses

Oxbridge Academy Courses are looking for a small team of enthusiastic activity mentors to help us run summer sessions for international high school students here in Cambridge. We’re looking for mentors from across all fields and backgrounds. Payment would be £50-£100 per day for a range of dates ranging from late July to late August.

Oxbridge Academy Courses was formed from Oxbridge Tours, a well established company which has throughout the years been providing students with well paid part time work as tour guides. If you want to be updated about opportunities like this and more, drop us a line.

The deadline for applications is June 30th. Please email Eli Keren (emk37) stating your name, subject and any relevant experience.



Other Cambridge Events


Leckhampton House, Thursday 18th June, 2-7pm
Free for all subscribers to the CHR magazine, £4 for others
The Cambridge Humanities Review welcomes all Cambridge students, staff and local residents to a literary festival and garden party, held in the picturesque grounds of Leckhampton House. Confirmed speakers include Lord Rowan Williams and Lord Maurice Glasman in conversation on the future of ‘Blue Labour’, Professor Christine Carpenter on Magna Carta and Professor Paul Cartledge on ancient Greek democracy. There will also be a Heffers book stall, live music, food and drink. Issue 9 of the CHR will be available to purchase, featuring writing by Professor Cartledge and Professor Raymond Geuss amongst others.
The event is free to all CHR magazine subscribers and £4 for others. To buy a year subscription (for as little as £5), follow the link:


To join the guest list, and for further details follow the link:


[12/Sep/2015] Relay for Life Cambridge

Cancer Research UK‘s Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life and hope. Teams of 8-15 people fundraise to walk or run as a relay for 24 hours to remember cancer survivors, people in treatment and those who have lost the fight.

Last year, Relay For Life Cambridge raised over £52,000 for Cancer Research UK. You could be part of something amazing and raise even more money so we can beat cancer sooner.

For more details please go to:



The Churchill MCR Gazette exists for the purpose of publicizing events to students. The MCR does not back any particular set of political or religious beliefs or lifestyle. Inclusion of events in the Gazette does not imply endorsement by the Churchill MCR.