Happy new year! I hope you all had a great break and are looking forward to the new term. As a reminder, this term’s MCR events can be found on the Lent Term card, which you should be receiving shortly in your pigeonholes. See below for more events around College and the rest of Cambridge!
- 1 Upcoming GU events
- 2 May Ball worker applications and performer auditions
- 3 CUSAFE recruiting a new head of fundraising
- 4 Global Scholars Symposium and Global Scholars Action Network survey [closing 14/01/15]
- 5 Upcoming events at Kettle’s Yard [15/01/15-01/03/15]
- 6 Cambridge Development Initiative Annual Launch with Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairman of the World’s Largest NGO [16/01/15]
- 7 The Wilberforce Society conference – “The Lost Generation – Youth Disengagement in Politics” [18/01/15]
- 8 Wolfson Howler Featuring John Robins [19/01/15]
- 9 Free preview showing of the film “Night will Fall” [20/01/15]
- 10 CUSPE event: The Future of Education: Evidence and Technology in the Classroom [22/01/15]
- 11 Enlightened Perspectives: An Exhibition Working through Science and Art [submission deadline 01/03/15, exhibition 09/03/15]
- 12 Conference – “Postcards From the Future: Rewriting the Script for Women in STEM” [07/03/15-08/03/15]
Upcoming GU events
This is a summary of all upcoming events and activities, more detailed info, venues, starting dates of weekly events etc. can be found via https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katharina-Greve-GU-Communications-Officer/558771527586915
May Ball worker applications and performer auditions
May Ball Big Audition Weekend [24/01/15-25/01/15]
Interesting in performing at May Balls this June? Audition in front of up to 9 May Balls or June Events at this years Big Audition Weekend!
The Big Audition Weekend is run by the May Ball Presidents’ Committee and will take place on the 24th/25th January at Selwyn College Diamond.
The weekend gives performers the opportunity to audition in front of up to 9 May balls and June events including;
Emmanuel May Ball 2015
Downing College May Ball 2015
Clare May Ball 2015
Selwyn May Ball 2015
Trinity Hall June Event 2015
Pembroke May Ball 2015
Darwin May Ball 2015
Homerton May Ball 2015
Robinson May Ball 2015
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is a charge of £5 per act to cover costs.
Signups can be made via the May Ball Presidents’ Committee website;
Or find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1672490222977928/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_user_joined
Jesus May Ball Worker Applications [deadline 27/02/15]
Jesus May Ball is currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic workers to help make this year’s Ball a success. There are a variety of roles available, including food and drink workers, security stewards, and entertainment runners, as well as opportunities to take on a leadership position in the capacity of a Team Leaders or Court Supervisor. We do not operate a ‘half-on, half-off’ employment policy like many May Balls, and workers are offered a competitive rate which starts at £65 for the night and increases for certain roles.
Applicants must be willing to work as part of a team and should demonstrate charisma and enthusiasm in order to make the 15th of June a spectacular night. Previous experience in hospitality or May Balls, whilst beneficial, is not essential.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting events of the year whilst earning some money. Applications close on the 27th February, with interviews being held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March. To apply, please complete our online application form at http://jesusmayball.com/staffing/, or email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Monday 15th June 2015
Applications to work at Queens’ May Ball 2015 are now open! [deadline 31/01/15]
We are recruiting workers for a range of positions, both during and after the Ball. To view the roles available and apply, please go to:
The deadline for applications is Saturday 31st January 2015, although some streams may be closed earlier depending on the number of applications received. Interviews will commence the following week. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Queens’ May Ball Committee
Applications to work at Pembroke May Ball 2015 are now open!
We are recruiting workers for a range of positions throughout the event at competitive rates. We are looking for enthusiastic people, and previous experience is useful but not essential. For more information, and to apply, please go to http://www.pembrokemayball.co.uk/#workers
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Pembroke May Ball Committee 2015
CUSAFE recruiting a new head of fundraising
CUSAFE – Supporting developmental education since 1980
CUSAFE (Cambridge University Sub-Saharan Fund for Education) is looking for passionate and driven individuals to help push forward our life changing work.
What do we do?
We are a society which designs and implements innovative ways to raise money for educational projects throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. To date, CUSAFE has supported hundreds of charities with the aim of tackling the educational deficit within SSA.
How can you help?
College Positions: Head of Fundraising at – Kings College, Homerton College, Queens College, Gonville and Caius College, and St Johns College.
As Head of Fundraising you will work with the CUSAFE committee to build your own team of dedicated volunteers – designing and delivering fundraising initiatives that transform the lives of those less fortunate. No experience is necessary! Just a willingness to make the world a fairer and more equal place.
*Want to help out in a more informal capacity? We also have a number of flexible positions available*
Fill out our short online for and we’ll be in touch with further details: www.surveymonkey.com/s/HZ7G2FP
For more information visit www.cusafe.wix.com/cusafe#
Global Scholars Symposium and Global Scholars Action Network survey [closing 14/01/15]
Upcoming events at Kettle’s Yard [15/01/15-01/03/15]
See events flyer: Kettles_Yard_events_flyer
Cambridge Development Initiative Annual Launch with Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairman of the World’s Largest NGO [16/01/15]
6pm Friday January 16 at the Cambridge Union
The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) is having its Annual Launch with a keynote by Sir Fazle Abed, founder and chairman of BRAC, the world’s largest NGO. The event will be your opportunity to learn more about our four development projects in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and discover how you can become one of our Summer Volunteers!
Founded in January of 2013, CDI is a wholly student-led NGO at the University focussed on changing the way student volunteering is done. CDI Volunteers play an active role in our work, using their skills and backgrounds to design project activities and objectives. In Summer 2014, 30 Cambridge students participated on our pilot implementation trip.
The event will take place at 6pm on the 16th of January at the Main Chamber of the Cambridge Union. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Wilberforce Society conference – “The Lost Generation – Youth Disengagement in Politics” [18/01/15]
The Lost Generation
Youth Disengagement in Politics
Sunday, 18 January, 10 am – 3 pm, The Bateman Auditorium (Gonville & Caius)
Student-written papers on Youth Unemployment, Youth Disengagement from Politics, and Youth Justice ask whether we are in fact witnessing the emergence of a ‘lost generation’ – a generation struck by economic hardship, lack of political alternatives, and a justice system that is failing them.
A number of excellent speakers will give their views on these issues. They include:
- Lord Adonis, former Minister of State for Education under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
- Lord McNally, current Chair of the Youth Justice Board
- James Cathcart, CEO of the British Youth Council
- Lizzie Crowley, Senior Researcher at The Work Foundation
- Professor Jonathan Tonge, Chair of the British Youth Citizenship Commission
- Laura-Jane Rawlings, founder of Youth Unemployment UK
- Professor Roger Smith, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University.
Lunch and coffee included. Tickets are available at http://www.twsconference.com/. It’s only GBP 5.00 for TWS members!
Wolfson Howler Featuring John Robins [19/01/15]
Free preview showing of the film “Night will Fall” [20/01/15]
Wolfson Theatre, 20th January
The film was produced by Sally Angel, an alumnus of Churchill College, for the Imperial War Museum, and is the first time that much of this film footage, shot in the concentration camps at the end of WW2 has been publicly shown.
***Please note that this is a harrowing film and some may find it disturbing.***
CUSPE event: The Future of Education: Evidence and Technology in the Classroom [22/01/15]
Thursday, 22 January 2015 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
McGrath Centre Auditorium
St. Catharine’s College
CB2 1RL Cambridge
A growing number of teachers, researchers, and policy makers are arguing for the development of an evidence based education system. How can research techniques, such as randomly controlled trials, and recent advances in technology be harnessed to improve the educational experience? And how can policy facilitate these changes? Join the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange as we debate…
Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-education-evidence-and-technology-in-the-classroom-tickets-14888192986?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NzQxNzY3MC9maW9uYS5tLmRvY2hlcnR5QGdtYWlsLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&ref=enivtefor001&utm_term=attend
Enlightened Perspectives: An Exhibition Working through Science and Art [submission deadline 01/03/15, exhibition 09/03/15]
In Cambridge, we are accustomed to seeing Science and Art as separate disciplines, but does this overlook the obvious synergisms? During National Science Week next year, Churchill College is to facilitate an exhibition designed to explore the intersection of Science and Art, and we are looking to display works that position art and science into a dialogue. Are you interested in visualising this fascinating relationship? If this is something you have deliberated, or would just like to explore, then please send photographs or descriptions/ideas of your work to: email@example.com
Please specify dimensions and medium in this email. We are open to the receipt of all forms of artwork, including photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, models, films, notebooks, instruments, or works in progress.
The theme is intended to be open to interpretation and the encouragement of your exploration of the impact of a fusion of Science and Art. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to showcase your visual interpretations during the prestigious National Science Week.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1st of March 2015
EXHIBITION DATE: 9th of March 2015
Conference – “Postcards From the Future: Rewriting the Script for Women in STEM” [07/03/15-08/03/15]
Register now for only £10 including lunches!
Studying or working in a STEM subject?
Interested in how to close the gender gap?
Want to hear great role-models speak about their own experiences?
Then join us for the annual Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology (OxFEST) conference taking place on March 7th- 8th, 2015 in Oxford.
The conference will motivate, inspire, support and promote women across all STEM subjects through a series of talks by prominent members of the STEM community in the UK and EU, panel discussions regarding legislation and support schemes for under-represented women in academia, workshops on personal branding, negotiation and other key employability skills and interactive discussion of men and women roles in the effort for a gender balance in STEM.
Confirmed speakers include:
o Katrina Roberts – Vice President – Interim Head of Global Network and International Consumer Technologies at American Express; winner of Leader of the Year in a corporate organisation at the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards 2014
o Amali de Alwis – PwC Thought Leadership Consultant and manager of the PwC Trust Programme, Head of Code First: Girls
o Prof Alex Blakemore – Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London and Athena SWAN Faculty of Medicine Ambassador for Women 2010-2013
o Dawn Bonfield – CENg, FIMMM, FWES, President of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)
o Dr Ellie Cosgrave – Research Associate at UCL’s Department for Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy and author of ScienceGrrl’s ‘Through Both Eyes’ gender equality report
o Dr Emily Flashman – Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellow for Women in Science 2011, finalist of the ‘Women of the Future Science and Technology’ Awards
o Prof Irene Tracey – Professor of Anaesthetic Science and Director and Co-Founder of NDA and FMRIB at Oxford, Member of the Oxford Athena SWAN Steering Group
o Prof Julie Gray – Professor of Plant Cell signalling at University of Sheffield
This event promises to be filled with exciting activities that will challenge our views of women in the scientific world, and will present an exciting opportunity for you to be inspired, add to your skills, make new connections, discuss your own views with like-minded people and encourage you to goals and careers.
We look forward to meeting you at our conference
OxFEST Team 2014-2015
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