MCR Gazette / Lent Week 4

Dear MCR Members,10628492_749858608403469_1397215444314359903_n

This is your new General Secretary Yuhua sending you her first MCR Gazette. Hope it finds you well! As usual, please do not hesitate to get in touch for questions or items for circulation in the Gazette. Please also let me know if you think the Gazette can be improved in any way. Your Secretary can always be reached at

From now on I will try to organise the content by category and by date, so that hopefully it will be easier for you to navigate. We do have lots of events and jobs information that you should not miss out!

Look forward to the new MCR year with everyone 🙂



Cambridge University/Society Events

[10/Feb/2015] Cambridge Nanotechnology Society Speaker’s Event – Applications of Nanotechnology in LEDs and Solar Cells

Next week on the 10th Feb (Tuesday) from 7:00-9:00pm at Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre (Chemistry Department), Cambridge University Nanotechnology Society is holding an event about “Nanotechnology for Energy Applications”. Two famous speakers are invited to talk about the applications of nanotechnology in LEDs and solar cells.

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys
The Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride (GaN), Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Professor Neil Greenham
Optoelectronics (OE) group, Cavendish Laboratory

Link to sign up the event
A reception with drinks and food will follow the talks. And as usual, all that for FREE !!! All are welcome!


[7/Mar/2015] Cambridge vs. Oxford – 95th Ice Hockey Varsity Match

On 7 March 2015 holds the 95th Cambridge vs. Oxford Ice Hockey Varsity Match. For further information please go to the Facebook page:

Tickets can be bought at:

Please contact Christopher Finch for questions:



[20/Feb/2015] Moving Mountains – Free for Churchill Students to Attend

The College is organising a National Conference entitled ‘Moving Mountains: Making the Impossible Possible through exercise’ on the afternoon of 20th February 2015. The Conference is free to Churchill students, Fellows and staff.

The Conference starts at 2pm in the Wolfson Hall. The Master, Dame Athene Donald, will open the conference which will be chaired by Dr Adrian Crisp (a Churchill Fellow). The Conference is followed by a special dinner at which Professor Stephen Hawking has kindly agreed to be the Guest of Honour. We hope that many students and Fellows will come to the Conference and/or the dinner.

The conference aims to explore the link between exercise and the less obvious health benefits of being active, such as the management of chronic conditions and maintaining strong mental health. A wide range of specialists, students and trainee medics will be attending the conference which will include a brief introduction from one of our alumna, Cathy Elliott GP, and a talk on mental health from one of our own students, Ben Coumbe (3rd year medic) as well as a number of other interesting and diverse speakers.

For more information on the Conference and for registration, please find below a link to our Conference Website Alternatively please e-mail Anny King at

We hope to see many Churchillians at the Conference and/or the special dinner!



[21-24/May/2015] Global Scholars Symposium

You are invited to attend the Global Scholars Symposium (GSS), held at the Cambridge Union Society from May 21-24.

GSS is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with postgraduate students across the UK and hear from incredible speakers in an inspiring atmosphere. Over three days of panels, discussions, speeches and workshops, delegates will explore complex ideas and develop practical skills to help address the issues they care about.

With this year’s theme of “Building Impact: Listen, Learn, Act”, GSS 2015 promises to be a valuable and challenging symposium.

Join us.

For more details and to apply, please visit or contact

Applications close Wednesday 18 February.



Seminars and Talks

[12/Feb/2015] Newnham College – Seminars on Career Women

Newnham College Cambridge Seminars on Career Women

Why are fewer women than men from top universities in graduate level jobs?

Thursday 12th February 2015, Principal’s Lodge



Jobs/Internship Opportunities

[ASAP] Pinterest Volunteer for the Churchill TAS Office

The Churchill TAS Office would like to recruit volunteers to help manage the Pinterest account for Churchill. Volunteers are preferably from different academic backgrounds so that they can post pictures of their research or even anything that they come across while doing their research – things that are interesting, inspiring, or simply pretty!

The current Churchill Pinterest page can be found at:

Please contact Rebecca at TAS Office for interests and questions:


[ASAP] Full-Time Artificial Intelligence Developer for FinGenius in London

FinGenius is a global supplier of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to banks and Fortune 500 companies. Our technology combines Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to allow human-like conversations and simplified interaction with complex data.

The successful candidates would be working as part of a team, under the supervision of the Senior Developer, to develop various AI solutions for FinGenius’s global clients. The main responsibilities include: improving and expanding pre-existing systems, brainstorming to create new systems, and contributing to the experimental development of new technical features.

Further details can be found in the flyer attached below.

To apply for the role please send CV and cover letter (optional) to
Questions can also be referred to Churchill alumnus Leila Harriss


[ASAP] Media Roles for Cambridge Development Initiative

Web designer

  • Being involved in redesigning CDI’s image
  • Rebuilding an entirely new website for CDI
  • Working with the External Affairs team on image and branding

Design Role

  • Being involved in redesigning CDI’s image
  • Designing and editing professional graphics, publications and videos
  • Working with the External Affairs team on image and branding

Please apply by sending (1) your CV and (2) two short paragraphs about why you fit the role to


[May/2015] Workers for Clare May Ball

Worker’s application now open for the Clare May Ball.

To apply go to


[June/2015] Workers for Trinity Hall June Event

Applications to work at Trinity Hall June Event 2015 are now open. We are looking for personable, enthusiastic individuals to work during the event on the night of Wednesday the 17th of June. The June Event is renowned for its lively, informal atmosphere, as reflected by the comments of both our workers and guests. This is a great opportunity to experience one of the best events of May Week and to earn some money in the process.

We are offering five different full night positions this year, as well as a limited number of half on/half off roles.

For more information and to apply:

If you have any questions about the applications process, please email Tom at


[Summer/2015] Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme

For all final year undergraduate or postgraduate students to take part in a Tata ISES internship project in India in July and August 2015. Application deadline – 6 April 2015. Interviews will be held in the end of April, and successful applicants will be informed by 1 May.



Small Grants

[Apr/2015] Churchill College Chapel Society Trust – Travel Grants for Summer 2015

The Chapel Trustees have a small fund to provide for the award of a number of bursaries for undergraduates and postgraduate students of Churchill College. The bursaries are to assist with the cost of some specific travel, ideally having a religious connection. Awards will be made in the region of £200 and the Trustees will request a short account from travel bursary holders at a Chapel service during the Michaelmas Term 2015. In recent years awards have supported educational charities in Uganda and Kenya, a choral tour of the Holy Land, and a medical elective in Zambia. These bursaries are independent of College travel grants and it is perfectly acceptable to apply for both.

To apply for a bursary, write a single document of no more than 2 A4 pages giving details of the itinerary, purpose and approximate cost of the travel. Send it as a PDF or Word attachment to the Chairman of the Trustees, Dr Martyn Johnson (, to arrive no later than 21 April 2015. You can expect to hear the result of your application by 4 May 2015.



Other Events in Cambridge

[Feb/2015] Kettle’s Yard Events


Beauty and Revolution: The Poetry and Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay – Until Sunday 1 March 2015
Ian Hamilton Finlay’s works range from the witty and whimsical to the dark and thought-provoking. Recurring themes include classical writers, maritime subjects, the French Revolution and war. Join us for free lunchtime talks exploring the exhibition on 5 February & 26 February.

Evening Events

Kettle’s Yard House Artist: Henry Moore and open-air sculpture – 7pm, Tuesday 17 February
Dr Jennifer Powell, Senior Curator at Kettle’s Yard and curator of the Henry Moore display at Tate Britain will discuss Moore’s 1960s open air sculptures.
£6 or FREE for students

Circuit Gatherings – Tuesday 24 February, 7-8pm
Join us for a lively talk and discussion with Catherine Flood, co-curator of Disobedient Objects at the V&A. Catherine will discuss the practicalities of curating an exhibition of this scale and some of the challenges involved in bringing activist objects into a major museum. Learn about how she worked with activist groups, designed the exhibition space and found innovative ways to bring the objects alive for the public.

The Practice Sessions – 6 – 8pm, Friday 27 February
Enjoy a glass of wine and see the Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition, followed by a screening of More Love than Money, a short film by Jared Schiller. The film explores the Kettle’s Yard inspired home of collector Ronnie Duncan, whose collection includes many works by Ian Hamilton Finlay.
£5, includes a free drink.


Jonathan Plowright, piano – 5 February 2015, 8pm, doors 7.30pm
Bach/ Busoni, Brahms, Liszt & Schumann
To book click here, call 01223 748100 or tickets also available on the door
£16 or £6 students

Kafka Fragments Aisha Orazbayeva, violin & Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano – Thursday 19 February, 8pm, doors 7.30pm
profoundly radical and inventive
(The Sound Projector). The duo of internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg and upcoming violinist Aisha Orazbayeva perform Gyorgy Kurtag’s masterpiece Kafka Fragments – 40 tiny pieces based on writings by Franz Kafka.
To book click here, call 01223 748100 or tickets also available on the door

Heath String Quartet – 26 February, 8pm, doors 7.30pm
Haydn, Tippett, Dvořák
To book click here call 01223 748100 or tickets also available on the door
£16 (£6).


[7/May/2015] Electoral Registration for Voting in Cambridge

Get involved in Cambridge – register to vote!

Elections are coming to Cambridge on Thursday 7 May – don’t miss out because you’re not registered to vote.

You can be part of the student voice in Cambridge and beyond – get registered, get motivated and get involved!

  • You can register if you are a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen
  • Your college can no longer register you to vote – you need to do it yourself!
  • Register to vote online at
  • You’ll need your national insurance number (unless you are a foreign student and have not been issued with one), but it’s easy to do and will only take you five minutes
  • Make sure you give the address in Cambridge where you are actually living – not your college correspondence address please
  • If you have previously lived at another term-time address in Cambridge please give details at the section ‘moved in the last 12 months’

Don’t leave it too late! 

  • The deadline for registering at the elections on 7 May is Monday 20 April
  • You can register at both your term address and your family home address – as long as you only vote from one address in the General election
  • As well as the General election on 7 May, Cambridge also has elections for some of its city councillors and if your family home address is outside of the City, you can vote in both place for these local elections

Your college has given us a list of college members and we’ll shortly be writing to everyone who isn’t registered – look out for the letter in your college pigeon hole and make sure you’re ready to vote and make the student voice heard on 7 May! 

Visit our website for more information

Thank you!

Cambridge Electoral Services team
Tel: 01223 457048



The Churchill MCR Gazette exists for the purpose of publicizing events to students. The MCR does not back any particular set of political or religious beliefs or lifestyle. Inclusion of events in the Gazette does not imply endorsement by the Churchill MCR.