MCR Gazette – Lent Week 2

Good afternoon Churchill,

I’ll be serving as your human spam filter this weekend! Hope you’re all having a great day, and a great term so far.

We’ve got a great set of MCR Events for you (which, as always, you can also view here, and if you’re as keen as I am (which you should be), automatically add them to your own calendars), along with a similarly magical set of information on University events, Career opportunities, and the most mysterious category of them all, “Other”.

Love, love,






31st January – ChuTalks: Edwin Rose @ MCR TV Room, 19:30


1st February – Mentoring Common Table @ Hall, 19:00


3rd February – Pink Week Cocktail Party @ MCR, 20:00


5th February – Super Bowl Party @ MCR TV Room, 22:30



31st January – Talk: Create a career you can travel with @ Nihon Room, Pembroke College, 19:30

Like the idea of being able to work from a tropical island, but not sure if you want to be a travel writer? There are other options. Earn £££ remotely, by working on your laptop everywhere from Balinese beaches to the jungles of Thailand. From doctors, consultants to web developers, hear the many options for travel loving souls (like you!) who want to have a serious career while exploring the world!

The CU Travel Soc has invited the Clare Harrison, the Founder of Start Me Up ( to share with you opportunities such as startups, freelancing, working as a remote employee and some of the skills that you should learn if you want to live and work in this way.

1st February – CUSPE workshop – Personalised medicine, legal and ethical considerations @ Clare College

Hands-on policy advice:
Personalised medicine, legal and ethical considerations
Date: Wednesday 1st of February 2017
Time: 17:30 – 19:30
Location: Latimer Room, Clare College, Cambridge
Medicinal products indicated for orphan and stratified diseases are among the most expensive drugs on the market, and the funding of such treatments is contentious in light of a limited health care budget. CUSPE invites you to attend our HANDS-ON workshop, where we will engage you in an ethical and legal dialogue on access to effective, personalized health care. We will simulate the development of refined policies to address current insufficiencies.
Introduction by
Timothy Cox – Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Ethical foundation for the provision of orphan & personalized medicinal products
Hanna Roos – Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins, London
Legal foundation for the provision of orphan & personalized medicinal products
After these short introductions, attendants will then be divided into groups representing different stakeholders. By the end of the evening each group will be asked to pitch a policy proposal to Dr Beth Thompson – Senior Policy Advisor at the Wellcome Trust. She will highlight which aspects of the exercise were realistic, and which would be expected to be different in real debate and decision-making. In the closing remarks, Beth will deliver some views from the other side of the table on ‘Refining orphan drug and personalized medicine policy’.
Applications to attend can be send to, participants will be selected based on a short motivation. Please mention your name, e-mail address and affiliation (level of study / occupation and department), together with a short motivation (one or few sentences) on your attendance.

Ongoing – Cambridge Taiwanese Society Film Screenings

The Cambridge Taiwanese Society presents to you our FILM SERIES: A Journey through 21st Century Taiwanese Cinema!
We will be screening an acclaimed film WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES every Friday night (7pm) in February:
– 3/02, Cannot Live Without You
– 10/02, The Shoe Fairy
– 17/02, Three Times
– 24/02, Yang Yang
in Bowett Room, Queen’s College.

Screenings are FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE incl. non-members and refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

4th February – Global Disenchantment: The Wilberforce Society Annual Conference @ St John’s College, 9:30

The Wilberforce Society, the UK’s largest and oldest student run think-tank is hosting our Annual Conference, on how we can overcome Global Disenchantment with our political, economic and social institutions. In a year of Trump, Brexit, Paris Climate Talks and the Syrian Crisis, these questions are more pertinent now than ever. Join us for a day with some of the UK’s leading experts on extremism, economics, international relations, and environmental policy to answer how we can overcome today’s challenges.

Our lineup includes

Professor Brendan Simms -Co-Founder of the Henry Jackson Society
HE Nestor Osorio Londono – Colombian Ambassador to the UK and former Permanent Representative to the UN
Lord Wood of Anfield – Former Economic Advisor to Ed Miliband
Mr Nigel Inskter – Former Head of Special Operations, MI6
Dr Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni – International Expert on Global Networks
Nick Mabey – CEO, E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism)

And many more!

You can find us on Facebook here: . You can also buy your tickets through tilt here: They’re going quickly!

See you there!

The Wilberforce Team

24th-26th February – IVFDF 2017 – many Ceilidhs in Cambridge

With 3 ceilidhs on Friday evening, 4 on Saturday evening, a Saturday late
night Electronic Dance Music Ceilidh, a survivor’s ceilidh on Sunday
afternoon, a display ceilidh on Saturday afternoon, and 48 ceilidh workshops
running on Saturday and Sunday mornings, all requiring no previous
experience or any dance ability, this is the event of term, all happening at
The Junction and Hills Road Sixth Form College near the station. Get your
tickets for IVFDF 2017 at (and if you do it before
the end of January, you get an early bird discount – only £20 for THE ENTIRE
WEEKEND for students (slightly more for others), and cheaper individual
event tickets are available, or stewarding for cheaper tickets also
available)!!! Running over 24th-26th February, with already 200 tickets
sold, this is going to be the most awesome event of term!!!

10th March – Building Bridges in Medical Sciences @ St John’s College

We are very pleased to let you know that Cambridge’s own student-organised interdisciplinary biomedicine conference, Building Bridges in Medical Sciences, is now open for registrations. This year, the conference will be held on Friday 10th March, 2017 at St John’s College, Cambridge.

We provide a diverse range of talks on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s research to space technology and medicine, delivered by experts in the field. We also feature pitches from local health startups showcasing their work, networking opportunities and a competitive poster session.  The conference is free to attend for all undergraduates, graduates, university staff and industry representatives, and includes lunch/refreshments on the day.

For more details, please visit our website: .
If you would like to register for free, please visit our registration page: .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

The BBMS 2017 Organising Committee




30th January – Assessment Centre Workshop with EY @ Tizard Room

EY, one of the ‘Big 4’ professional services firm, will be holding an assessment centre workshop on Monday 30th January at 6.30pm in the Tizard Room. Attending an assessment centre is part of most recruitment applications. Employees from EY will host a practice group exercise and attendees will receive individual feedback and lots of tips. If you’ve got an interview or assessment centre coming up, you may find it very useful! Please email Patrick Deady, JCR President (pd421), if you would like to attend.

Deadline 12th February  – McKinsey & Company Insight programme (PhD students as well as Rhodes, Marshall and Gates Scholars only)

We would like to invite all PhD students, Post-Docs and Scholars graduating in 2017 or 2018 to apply to our 3 day Insight programme in Austria from 04 – 06 May 2017. If you are interested in exciting work that makes a difference, with colleagues and mentors at the top of their fields, opportunities to apply your unique skills in a project based, consulting environment, this is a great opportunity to find out more.

About McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a place where you can serve leading clients, develop your talent and be part of a team that generates high-calibre ideas. It is also one of the few places where you can have immediate and direct contact with some of the world’s top CEOs and public leaders and where you are encouraged to give your opinion. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.
As one of the world’s leading Management Consultancies, our goal is to provide distinctive and long-lasting performance improvements to our clients, who range from governments and multinationals to charities and entrepreneurial firms. Our work cuts across every business sector – from multimedia to energy, banking to retail, e-commerce to healthcare. We currently have over 100 offices operating in over 60+ countries.

The Insight Programme

The Insight programme offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the day-to-day life of a consultant, learn about different techniques for solving problems and experience a live case study. The 3 day programme offers you the chance to meet consultants with diverse backgrounds from McKinsey’s world-wide offices and work together in teams to solve a typical McKinsey case. You also have the opportunity to get to know us and ask any questions in a relaxed and informal atmosphere in the Austrian mountains and to evaluate whether this is a career option for you.

To find out more & to apply

The application deadline is Sunday 12 February 2017 at 23:45. You will need to complete a short online form and attach a CV. We will be inviting short-listed applicants to take an online assessment during the week of 20 February.

Please visit our Insight Programme website for further information

and to apply:

We hope this opportunity appeals to you and look forward to hearing from you!

Deadline 10th February – Programme Assistant Summer vacancies @ Pembroke College

The Department of International Programmes at Pembroke College is recruiting Programme Assistants to work on its Summer vacation programmes (varying dates from Tuesday 27th June to Thursday 7th September 2017).
Programme Assistants (PAs) are important to the successful delivery of both the Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP) and of the Japanese vacation programmes in Pembroke College. PAs welcome visiting students, help them settle into their new surroundings, organise social events and support classroom teaching. All Cambridge students are welcome to apply for these positions.
Anyone who has previously worked for the Department of International Programmes is invited to re-apply.

Find more information here:
Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 10th February 2017.

Interviews will take place between w/c Monday 20th February and w/c Monday 27th February 2017.

**All applicants invited for interview MUST bring their original passport (and any applicable visa) with them as evidence of their right-to-work in the UK.**

Deadline 13th February –  Paid Summer Teaching Opportunities in Cambridge

Oxbridge Academic Programs leads two well-established (est. 1995), academic summer programs for advanced secondary school students in Cambridge – The Cambridge Tradition, held in Jesus College, and The Cambridge Prep, held in Peterhouse. Oxbridge invites applications for teaching positions in the humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, and the creative arts. Further information, including a complete list of courses is available online:  Applicants should be well-qualified graduates who either have obtained or are working towards an appropriate postgraduate qualification (MSc, MPhil, PhD). To apply please email a CV and a brief cover letter to: Justin Bangs, Associate Director of Faculty, The deadline to apply is 13 February 2017. Interviews will be held in Peterhouse during early March 2017.

March 23-25, M&A Workshop, Near Paris

Discover the full extent of mergers and acquisitions with BCG–from the
initial idea to the closing of the deal. Based on a real BCG project,
you will gain insights into a live transaction and be given the
opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired so far in a broader
corporate finance context.

Together with BCG consultants from our dynamic Corporate Finance and
Private Equity practice areas, as well as 60 students from top European
universities, you will analyze the strategic rationale of the deal,
assess the target company, quantify the potential synergies, and
structure the execution of the transaction.

Along the way, you will learn the methodologies and approach of the
world’s leading strategy consultancy and face new challenges that will
allow you to grow personally and professionally.

We are seeking high caliber university students who are studying
finance, economics, business or similarly quantitative subjects to
attend the workshop.

[[MCR edit: we checked with the organiser and physics/engineering/maths/etc are all ‘similarly quantitative’, so feel free to apply as long as you think you can do a little bit of maths!]]


More information & registration can be found at:

Submit your application via our online application form by 12TH FEBRUARY

For enquiries, please contact Emma Calvisi by e-mail at




Deadline 31st January – Audition for Pembroke May Ball 2017

Sign-up your act to audition for this year’s Pembroke May Ball!

We’re looking for musical and non-musical acts alike, all talents are
welcome. Auditions will be held on the weekend of the 4th and 5th February,
more details on the sign-up form. The deadline for applications is 31st

Fill in this form and the attached doodle poll to book an audition:

Deadline 10th February –      Applications for the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom

Applications to direct, produce or write for a show in the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom Summer 2017 season are now open!

Deadline: Friday 10 February at 11am

We welcome applications from all students in Cambridge, regardless of your level of experience or your theatrical background, and particularly urge freshers to consider applying! The only thing you need in order to apply is a creative idea and a passion to see it through.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on

More information can be found on our website at

Best of luck!

Deadline 16th February – Hiring for Emmanuel College May Ball 2017

Emmanuel College May Ball: The Exhibition are hiring! We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our vibrant workforce and help make this year’s May Ball unforgettable. Emmanuel May Ball operates a half on/half off shift system for general workers. By working either the first half or second half of the ball, general workers are welcome to enjoy the other half absolutely free, as payment for their shift. In order for pairs or groups to attend their half of the ball together there is a section on the application form to list who you would like to work with – we will endeavour to make sure these groups are not separated.

Paid work is also available, for impressive applicants looking for leadership and managerial roles. Those working as a Court Supervisor will be responsible for a variety of workers on the night within their designated section. The role will run from 19:15-06:15 and successful applicants will receive a payment of £80. Previous ball or similar experience is required for these roles. We will also require specialised supervisors, covering Entertainment and Drinks. Previous work in either of these areas is encouraged for applicants looking to apply for these roles. Interviews for supervisor positions will be held early in March.

We are also advertising for clear-up staff to work from 07:00-11:00 the morning after the Ball in return for £30.

Applications will close on 16/02/2017. If you have any questions, please email Katie Craven at




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