MCR Gazette / Lent Week 3

1489153_10151835892687966_2010848961_o (1)-003

You may have heard, the MCR is under new management. It has been a pleasure serving on the committee for the past two years.

I’d like to introduce you to your new MCR General Secretary, Alexis Kaminski. She will be taking over the task of collating and delivering you the latest news from around Cambridge. As always, you can send her your advertisements, or any other MCR-related queries or requests, at

Have a good week!



Lloyds Computer Room Temporarily Unavailable

The Lloyds Computer Room is going to be used by College staff for training on some new software packages. This means that during the training sessions, the room will not be available for use by students.

The dates are as follows:

Tuesday         11th    February        0930 – 1230
Thursday        13th    March           0930 – 1630
Friday  14th    March           0930 – 1630
Monday  24th    March           0930 – 1630
Friday  28th    March           0930 – 1630
Monday  31st    March           0930 – 1630
Tuesday 29th    April           0930 – 1230


Super Bowl Party (Feb 2)

The MCR will of course be hosting its own super bowl party (from 10pm Sunday night), but there is also one being organised in the Union, in case anyone is interested.

Super Bowl Party 1



NHS Discussion Group (Feb 4)

Do you care about the NHS? Are you angry about the constant cuts, and the unfair way the NHS is represented in the press, or the government’s plans to deny care to immigrants?

Medsin Cambridge is starting a group for students passionate about the NHS. We want to bring together people like you to create an informal space to share our thoughts and knowledge, and to discuss how we can make change locally, or support national campaigns. We’ve booked a table at The Anchor next Tuesday, February 4th, at 7.30 pm so that we can relax and chat over a pint or two. Students from all backgrounds and all stages of study are welcome.

Don’t need to bring anything but feel free to bring an article, news clip, or anything that you want to share.

Email Charlotte at if you have any questions.


Avenue Q In Cambridge (Feb 5-15)

Avenue Q, the hilarious puppet-based musical is in Cambridge next week: 5th to 15th February.


Showing at the Mumford Theatre on East Road, Cambridge. Tickets are £12/10.

Further details at:

Group bookings receive a free ticket for every nine tickets purchased (contact theatre directly on 0845 196 2320or




Experimental Phonetics and Phonology Workshop (Deadline Feb 14)

This workshop is accepting papers, and will take place on March 17. For more information, see the flyer:

Experimental Phonetics and Phonology Workshop 2014 CFP (PDF)


Sri Lankan and BanglaSoc Emerald Ball (Feb 22)

Prepare to be in awe as we bring a fusion of Bengali and Sri Lankan culture! If the sound of a delicious three course meal doesn’t sound enticing enough, we’ll be providing a scrumptious fuchka and refreshing tea stall. Be excited for our CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN and ice cream stall for the sweet-toothed members. For those who love living on the edge, enjoy our casino, carom board and karaoke. Let’s not forget the mehndi stall and professional photo so that you don’t forget the night. The list doesn’t stop there! So book your tickets NOW:

£ 30 for members
£ 32 for non member students
£ 36 for non students
+ £ 2 for club entry afterwards (optional)

So what are you waiting for?! Get your tickets now by visiting

All proceeds go to selected charities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh


Emerge Cambridge Conference (Mar 1)

Social Enterprise as a Solution to World Social, Economic and Environmental Issues

Don’t miss out on the first ever Emerge Cambridge Conference! We will be bringing together students and young professionals with inspirational leaders who are creating real change for the better. Witness discussions, take part in workshops, and engage in panel sessions to find out how social enterprise can bring new innovations to the social, economic, and environmental challenges faced by our generation.

What are you waiting for? Visit our website at or find us on facebook to find out more



Building Bridges in Medical Science (Mar 7)

Building Bridges in Medical Sciences is hosting its sixth conference organized by graduate students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences. The conference is a one day event open to everyone with an interest in the life sciences.The BBMS Conference aims to focus on an interdisciplinary approach to biomedical research and features prominent speakers from disparate scientific disciplines, such as basic research, clinical practice, public health policy, industrial enterprise and more.

This year the conference will take place on Friday the 7th of March at Robinson College, Cambridge. Registration is free for all attendees and includes complimentary lunch and refreshments.  This year we will also host a poster and image competition, two student talks and various networking sessions.

Registration as well as poster abstract submission is now open: BBMS Registration

For more information, see the flyer: (PDF).


BBC Only Connect – Contestant Call (Deadline Mar 7)

Please see the flyer for details:

Only Connect Series 10 (PDF)


Debate Chamber – Tutor Recruitment

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, Art History, English Literature, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics 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 the tutoring positions and to apply please go to:


Work for Cambridge Immerse this Summer

Cambridge Immerse is a two week residential educational experience that allows participants aged 16-18 to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences, that takes place in July and August 2014. We’re looking for Cambridge University members to fill a variety of positions, from academic tutoring to summer mentoring, and even article writing. Salaries are very competitive, and it’s also a great way spend some extra time in Cambridge this summer, whilst contributing to an enjoyable and memorable programme and gaining valuable experience and skills along the way.

The opportunities that are currently open are as follows:
– Programme Director
– Summer Mentors
– Academic Tutors (in a wide range of subjects)
– Article Writers

Please visit the following web page, which provides greater detail on the roles that we’re currently looking for as well as an online application form. Please note that you have to be a current member of Cambridge University to apply. If you require further information please don’t hesitate to email


Heritage Summers – Tutor Recruitment

We are looking for tutors, ideally doctoral candidates or DPhil holders, who would be interested in teaching on the programme. Depending on the course, this will require an intensive teaching load of 3-hour tutorials each day, five days a week, or 3-hour tutorials, three days a week, in both cases for three weeks during the month of August (10th – 30th).

We are looking for tutors for various disciplines, offer excellent remuneration, and a fantastic experience!

To apply or inquire about the programme, send your CVs, and any queries to this email address: