MCR Gazette / Easter Week 8

Hello everyone!

It’s hard to believe that the end of Easter term is upon us, but here we are. I hope you all have enjoyed this academic year – I know I sure have!

Around College this week, you can go cheer on our Boat Club in the May Bumps through to Saturday – we have four crews racing, in M1, W1, M2, and M3. Division times can be found at

In addition, this term’s MCR Guest Night is taking place this Sunday, June 15. As next week is May Week, there is a lot going on around Cambridge, including May Balls and garden parties, as well as some of the events below.

Hope it’s a good one, and have a lovely summer!



Scheduled computing outage this Saturday, June 14

On Saturday 14th June the Computer Department are undertaking some essential upgrade works to the network in the Library building. This means there will be no wireless internet access in either the Bevin or Bracken libraries. This also means that the Lloyds computer room will be closed, and the Lloyds printer and Bevin colour printer will be unavailable to use. The work is scheduled to start at 10am and continue for most of the day. The finishing time cannot be guaranteed; work of this nature is liable to under- or over-run significantly based on the way the existing equipment is physically installed, much of which generally can’t be established before the work is well underway.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.


Computing Support
Churchill College

Volunteering opportunity with OxFizz

Volunteer your academic skills for good causes!

OxFizz is a social enterprise raising money for charity by providing educational services. We are currently recruiting for workshop leaders for our two-week Summer Schools.

*What? Delivering workshops on a Summer School in Oxford on different dates during July

*Who? Any enthusiastic Oxbridge student

*How big a commitment? Preparing, with our guidance, and then delivering an exciting workshop that helps our bright and motivated 16-18 year old students to develop and practice different skills

*Why? Gain valuable teaching and presentation skills, and raise money for any charity of your choice!

Find out more: email Steph at or call her on 07540 825 349.

Tutoring opportunity with Debate Chamber

Debate Chamber is a small company offering high-end education opportunities for students aged 11-18 in a range of academic subjects. Our events give bright, motivated students the opportunity to explore new subjects and ideas and get a taste of undergraduate level challenges. We are looking for applicants to work with us for our Summer School programme this year. This runs from 19th July – 31st August.

We are looking to recruit tutors in the following areas: Economics, History, Medicine and Physics. You can find out more about our courses on our website here:

The rate of pay is £125 per day. Arrangements will be made to cover reasonable travel expenses. For enquiries or applications, please contact Tom Davies, at or on 0845 5194 827. To find out more about our tutoring positions and to apply please go to:

“Full Moon” ceilidh with Red Rock Ceilidh Band [13/06/14]

The end of term is almost upon us.We like to dance it out in style.Friday 13 June sees the last “Full Moon” ceilidh of this academic year, to be held at Emmanuel URC Chruch on Trumpington Street. Poster here: POSTER – Cambridge Full Moon Ceilidh – June 2014 COLOUR

CUMS May Week Concert [14/06/14]

The grand finale to the CUMS 2013-14 Season sees the annual collaboration of the society’s two largest ensembles: the CUMS Symphony Orchestra and CUMS Chorus. This year features one of the most famous pieces of British music, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, contrasting with less well-known but no less phenomenal Glagolitic Mass by Czech composer Leoš Janáček.Tickets are selling quickly so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Saturday 14 June 2014, 8pm
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

Elgar Enigma Variations
Janáček Glagolitic Mass

CUMS Symphony Orchestra
CUMS Chorus

Stephen Cleobury & Ben Glassberg conductors
Rachel Nicholls soprano
Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano
Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts tenor
Darren Jeffery bass

Tickets £32, £26, £20, £10
Students: £4 reduction of above prices and £5 on the door, subject to availability
Tel: 01223 300085

Saturnalia [14/06/14-16/06/14]

14th – 16th June
Peterhouse Scholar’s Garden
The team behind One By One (“Congratulations…whoever you may be” **** – Tab, “Put this on again” 9/10 – TCS) and Grey Matters (“Uplifting, eye opening” **** – Tab; “a superb dramatic experience” ***** – Varsity) return with a brand new immersive show on an unprecedented scale in Cambridge. 
Saturnalia is a garden party like no other. Hosted by the notorious all-female drinking society, the Saturnians, its reputation grows year on year with each fresh controversy that surrounds it. This year, you have the opportunity to join them for an afternoon of hedonistic excess. The Saturnians have thrown off the shackles of propriety a long time ago, and they hope that you will join them. Only the most dedicated disciples of debauchery can hope to earn a seat at their table – do you have what it takes?Food and drink not provided. Please bring your own offerings to the feast.Dress code: smart casual.Contains strong language, partial nudity, and scenes of a sexual nature. Not suitable for under 16s.

CUDGS StarClash [15/06/14]

Play. Cast. Spectate.
Sunday 15th June
Graduate Union Lounge, Silver Street
11am-9pm (11am-2pm LOL, 2-5pm DOTA2, 5-8pm SC2)

This is an all-day live e-sports gaming event with League of Legends, StarCraft 2 and DOTA 2 games played and casted (commentated) live in front of an audience and streamed online, hosted by the Cambridge University Digital Gaming Society.

Come to spectate your favourite games and be part of a great crowd of excited fans. Cheer on your fellow students playing live in front of you! Also tune in to watch our live stream at

The CUDGS StarClash will take place from 11am-9pm on Sunday 15th June in the Graduate Union Lounge, with access from Silver Street.

See you there, it’s going to be amazing!


11th Technology Ventures Conference: Beyond the Now! [23/06/14]

23rd June 2014 | West Road Concert Hall | 8am-6.30pmJoin the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club for its 11th annual Technology Ventures Conference!The Technology Ventures Conference 2014, titled “Beyond the Now”, features 15 TED style talks from world leading entrepreneurs and technologists. Exploring the impact of technology innovation on the future of our society, the talks will be led by keynote speakers including:

Naveen Jain. Mr. Jain is the founder of three companies – Moon Express, InfoSpace, and currently Inome. He is also the  founder and CEO of the World Innovation Institute, and has an established record as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and technology pioneer.

Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is the founder of Ethical Markets Media and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is also a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist and the author of the Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006).

Dr Eric Drexler. Dr. Drexler is often described as “the founding father of nanotechnology”. He introduced this concept to the scientific community through a seminal paper in 1981 and a book-length physics-based analysis entitled “Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation”.

Get your tickets early and you will have the opportunity to sign up for two workshops led by Simon Galbraith (founder of Red Gate) and David J. Brown (CEO of VE Interactive) on “how to become a successful technology entrepreneur”.

For more information on our conference, speakers, and competitions visit or get your ticket now at!

We hope to see you there!


UCCRI Inter-disciplinary Graduate Conservation-Related Conference [01/09/14-02/09/14; abstract deadline 10/07/14]

UCCRI are pleased to announce the first Inter-disciplinary Graduate Conservation-Related Conference

1st and 2nd September 2014, Cambridge, UK

Hosted by University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute with contribution from the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Open to all graduate students working on the environment and biodiversity conservation within the University of Cambridge

The Interdisciplinary Conservation Research Group is pleased to announce its first Conference on “Inter-disciplinarity in Conservation Research”. The conference will gather graduate students from the University of Cambridge working on conservation research across disciplines.

For the first time, the conference will bring together the Cambridge graduate community working on conservation from a variety of perspectives. It will be a place for open conversation about the key research questions, for sharing knowledge and experiences about methods and fieldwork, as well as to put forward the epistemological and ontological debates taking place across the range of arts and humanities, social and natural science disciplines that are relevant to understand biodiversity conservation and its context.. These disciplines include (but are not limited to) conservation biology, economics, development studies, social anthropology, human geography, sociology, and politics.

Papers on all topics of interest to interdisciplinary conservation research may be submitted for presentation within the conference and will be considered by the scientific programme committee. Electronic copies of abstracts should be sent via the UCCRI website ( by 10th of July 2014. Closing date for all other participants is 1st August 2014.

Click here to register

Please also see the attached poster here: Conference Announcement and Call for Papers


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