MCR Gazette / Easter Week 7

Hello MCR,gazette

What a beautiful Sunday morning! Soon we are coming to the last week of quiet period and then we can truly welcome the summer (hopefully – you never know what the weather will be like).

You can tell it is approaching the end of exam term as everything seems to be reviving across the university and even the Gazette is getting longer again.

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



College/MCR Events

[ASAP] Runners needed for Chariots of Fire Race in September

College is already looking ahead to the annual Chariots of Fire race held in September. See

We usually like to enter a fellows-MCR team and have done very well in the past. If you are interested in joining the team please contact Rebecca @ TAS.

[11/Jun/2015] MCR Academic Seminar, Constance Wu, MCR TV Room, 7.30pm – 9pm



University/Society Events

[Jun/2015] Audition for The Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Sorcerer

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Sorcerer, taking place this September, is auditioning for cast members! The show runs from 7 Sep – 12 Sep at the beautiful open-air Minack Theatre in Cornwall, after intensive rehearsals in the two weeks immediately prior. To audition, simply prepare a song (it doesn’t have to be G&S, though if it isn’t, bring the sheet music so we can accompany you); extracts will be provided on the door.

Auditions are taking place:
– Sunday 7 June: 12:30 pm to 4 pm – Christ’s College Music Practice Room
– Tuesday 9 June: 2 pm to 7 pm – Jesus College Picken Room
– Thursday 11 June: 7 pm to 10 pm – Christ’s College Music Practice Room

If you can’t make any of those times, or you have questions or would like more information, please get in touch with and we’ll get back to you ASAP.


[9/Jun/2015] ‘Leave to Remain’ film screening & panel discussion with Director

Please join us for the Cambridge screening of the award-winning feature film ‘Leave to remain’ (2013), followed by a panel discussion about young refugees and asylum seekers in Britain.

‘Leave to Remain’ (2013) is set in London and explores the journey of an unaccompanied Afghan teenager, who is in the process of having his refugee status decided in Britain. The low-budget film is based on real-life stories and features a cast of non-professional young actors, all from migrant backgrounds.

For the post-screening discussion, we will be joined by an exciting panel. Confirmed panellists include:
– Professor Madeleine Arnot (Faculty of Education/ Co-Founder Cambridge Migration Research Network)
– Rita Chadha (Chief Executive, Refugee and Migrant Council of Essex and London)
– Ebrahim Esmail (young actor, refugee, British Red Cross and Refugee Council volunteer)
– Bruce Goodison (BAFTA award winning Director).

Tuesday 9th June 2015
Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College, Cambridge

Film: 18.30 – 20.00
Panel discussion: 20.00 – 21.00

Free and open to all.

Film Website:
FB event page:

The event has kindly been supported by the Cambridge Migration Research (CAMMIGRES) Forum and Christ’s Amnesty Society.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sundeep Lidher ( or CAMMIGRES (
CAMMIGRES website:


[11/Jun/2015] Cambridge University Scavenger Hunt

The Cambridge University Scavenger Hunt (CUSH) is back! That means that it’s once again time to prepare for a memorable 36 hours, where you will scavenge for items, do silly activities you never thought you’d find yourself doing, and generally enjoy yourselves in the Cambridge sun.

This year, CUSH 2015 will be running from 9AM on THURSDAY 11TH JUNE until 9PM on FRIDAY 12TH JUNE.

Get together a team of up to 5 and email it to

or just arrive outside Great St Mary’s Church on Thursday at 9AM when we’ll provide you with the scavenger list, and then the race begins!


[12/June/2015] Cambridge University Data Science Society (CUDSS) – “Insights Into Data Science”.

Data Science is an exciting new interdisciplinary field emerging from the application of data mining and predictive analytics to all areas of our data-rich world with a substantial and ever-increasing talent shortage.

This time we welcome data scientists from EE & Metail.

How do these companies use data science? What kind of challenges do they face and solve daily? What opportunities does this emerging area hold for you? You will hear how data scientists use their skills in areas of telecommunications and fashion retail.

Join us for a great evening!

Date: 12 June, 6pm
Venue: Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre, Cambridge

Networking session with light refreshments afterwards.
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This bumper is shortly due for publication and features Prof. Raymond Geuss ‘Who may make fun of whom?’, Prof. Paul Cartledge ’10 Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy’, as well as articles and reviews on topics as diverse as Seamus Heaney, the late historian Sir Christopher Bayly, Indian art, counterfactual history and much more. Buy a year subscription for our next three issues for just £5 on our website, which includes free entry to the CHR Literary Festival and Garden Party, held on the 18th June at the beautiful venue of Leckhampton House, with live jazz, speakers including Lord Maurice Glasman and Professor Christine Carpenter, food and drink:



Conferences and Grants

[19/Jun/2015] Judge Business School Women Leadership Initiative Conference

CJBS WLI is hosting an inaugural conference on Friday June 19 at the Cambridge Judge Business School. The conference CJBS Women: Achievements, Opportunities, Challenges is an opportunity to engage participants (both men and women) through an open and collaborative discussion of tangible actions through which to promote a shared vision of women’s leadership in business, and of how WLI can support existing gender and equality programmes and projects within and outside CJBS.

More information can be found here:


[26/Jun/2015] Technology Ventures Conference: Future Resource abundance

Cambridge’s Technology Ventures Conference (TVC) is one of the largest non-profit student-led entrepreneurship conferences in the world. We bring together more than 400 ENTREPRENEURS, INVESTORS, TECHNOLOGISTS, ACADEMICS, AND STUDENTS to share, collaborate, and connect with visionary thinkers on all aspects of technology and entrepreneurship.

This year’s focus will be on how innovation and entrepreneurship can save resources to boost growth, enhance global welfare, and enable a sustainable future. Topics that will be covered include CLEANTECH, ENERGY, BIOTECH, MEDTECH, MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING, FOOD, AND WATER.

Organizer: Cambridge Technology & Enterprise Club
Date: June 26th (8am-7pm)
Location: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

MAIN EVENT: keynote speeches, plenary sessions, workshops, and pitching sessions.
OPPORTUNITIES: investment, recruitment, and collaboration through showcases and exhibitions.
COMPETITIONS: startup challenge, 3D printing innovation award, scientific poster award, sustainable futures challenge, i-Teams showcase.

_Ticket discounts are available._
_Early bird tickets are available until June 7th._




[Ongoing] UN Women’s campaign – stand up for gender equality.

HeForShe, the UN Gender Equality campaign is coming to Cambridge.

If you think human rights shouldn’t be dependent on your gender, join the University and show your support of the UN women’s campaign for gender equality.



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