MCR Gazette – Lent Week 4

Good afternoon Churchillians,

I hope those of you that went to Spring Ball had an excellent time (and are not feeling too bad this morning).

As Sam said when he emailed round, MCR formal has been moved to this week, due to Spring Ball, so don’t forget to sign up for the new date – 17th February!





“Ask for Angela” – Campaign information from Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commission

A campaign to keep people safe while dating has been launched this week across Cambridgeshire.

The simple code-word campaign, Ask for Angela, encourages people who are concerned about their safety to discreetly ask for help by going to the bar.  The message then alerts bar staff to the situation so they can phone for a taxi or offer a safe space to contact a family member or friend.

Posters will be on display in pubs across Cambridgeshire thanks to support from PubWatch, and CamBAC (Cambridge Business Against Crime) and includes phone numbers for Cambridge Rape Crisis and Peterborough Rape Crisis for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or assault or needs to talk.



15th February – ChuTalks: Adam Jermyn on “Meridional Flows and Mixing in Massive Rotating Stars” @ MCR TV Room, 19:30


17th February – MCR Formal @ 19:00



18th February – Varsity Wind Orchestra Concert @ Trinity College Chapel, 16:30

Programme to include:
Coates London Suite
Dan Price An American Tale
Arnold Scottish Dances

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Bristol University Symphonic Winds
Jack Bazalgette, Liam Leonard conductors

Following CUWO’s fantastic trip to Bristol last year, Bristol University Symphonic Winds come to Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, for a Varsity concert.

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3

Link to online booking:


20th February – Café Synthetique: Biology as Technology @ Panton Arms, 18:00

Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. This month’s theme is Biology as Technology, and will focus on how biology is used as technology, with a particular focus on how we have and will continue to shape plant crop species. 

You can also join the Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup for newson all synbio events: [2]


13th March – The Rivionia Trial Talk @ Magdalene College Cripps Auditorium, 17:00

On 13th March 2017 Mandela’s defence attorney, Lord Joel Joffe, will be giving a talk on the trial that changed South Africa where Mandela was convicted and given a life sentence.

The talk is entitled ‘The Rivonia Trial – Transformed into a trial of the Apartheid Government by Nelson Mandela and his co-accused who were on trial for their lives’ and begins at 5:00pm in the Magdalene College Cripps Auditorium. A drinks reception will then follow. Although the talk and drinks reception are free to attend, booking for each is essential. To book please email and if there are any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.



ASAP – Want to Earn £90+? Hiring Now! Interviewers for The Times Final Year Student Survey 2017

Applicants must:

– Know 20+ final year undergraduate students

– Be organised and reliable

– Hold high levels of communication and social skills

– Be available for approximately 8-10 hours during the live period (which commences after the training session) 


– You will be paid the £90+ directly into your bank account after completing your surveys 

– You will receive a full reference on completion of the role 

– You can complete all work around your own personal schedule 

– You can significantly enhance your CV by demonstrating time management, organisational and planning skills 

– You will be provided with a number of ‘freebies’ from our Survey sponsors! 


Final few places are limited so get in touch ASAP. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to apply, please contact your University Manager Michael Lane at ASAP expressing your interest in the role.


15th February – Intern with socially impactful organisation

Don’t know what to do with your life? Long weeks of summer vacation still to be filled? Want to make a difference?

Cambridge Hub’s Social Impact Internship Scheme places students who are passionate about social change with social-action orientated host organisations.


Want to know more?!

Come along to our Information Event on Wednesday 15th Feb @ 6:00-7:30pm in the Nihon Room, Pembroke College (Step free access is available at this venue).

(Facebook Event –

Alongside their placements, you will get access to exclusive training featuring sessions designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in the social impact sector. You will also be able to take responsibility for your own project, with chances to continue on even after the summer. This is your chance to make a difference whilst gaining work experience, great contacts, new skills and an insight into the world of social impact careers!

Last year 87% of our students agreed that they gained valuable work experience and a useful insight into the social impact sector.

On Weds evening there will be a presentation on the Social Impact Internship Scheme, a chance to hear about internship experiences from students who have participated in the scheme, and time to ask questions! You’ll also have the chance to learn more about ways to get involved with other Cambridge Hub projects and joining the Cambridge Hub Committee which will be recruiting throughout Lent.

We are committed to supporting the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible – contact with any queries.


Ongoing – Citrecycle is looking for someone to join it’s entrepreneurial journey as CTO

We are currently looking for someone to drive technology development, but also to become a key member of the founding team as Citrecycle grows. The process uses basic chemical and biological processes, therefore up-to-date knowledge is vital.

Citrecycle focuses on the safe disposal and clean regeneration of lead from lead-acid batteries. We replace hazardous recycling practices with a clean, safe and highly profitable alternative.

Lead is the biggest industrial pollution problem in the world and improper lead acid battery recycling is a major cause. Lead binds with bones and blocks proper brain function causing a lifetime of irreversible physical and mental damage. In India alone, 300 million people are affected, costing an estimated $260 billion in lost gdp.

We take a new process, apply it using a distributed plant system, and embed it in an unserved market.

Recognised as pioneers in this sector, we are currently forging and negotiating exciting partnerships with major players. Some of our achievements are listed below:

  • Awarded Silver Winner at Venturefest East 2016 and Pitchfest 2016 Finalist
  • Awarded a development grant from Cambridge University Judge Business School
  • Participant on the Cambridge University Judge Business School Accelerate Programme.


Duties include:

  • Developing the company’s technical vision and objectives
  • Leading and implementing all aspects of the company’s technological development
  • Directing the company’s technological strategic direction, development and future growth
  • Working with the CEO to provide leadership that supports the company’s culture, mission and values
  • Small team so initially a hands-on role


Skills and Type of Person:

  • Competent and confident in chemistry
  • Passion and flair for business and business development
  • Ability to be flexible and think creatively – problem solving
  • Desire to work as a team, but ability to work individually and to lead
  • Ambitious, determined and committed to make a difference in the world.

Interested in saving lives AND developing a successful business? Email


Ongoing – 2017 Summer teaching opportunity with Reach Cambridge


Reach Cambridge is looking for Postgraduate students, Postdocs and professionals to teach on summer school courses in July and August 2017. We are looking for candidates who are passionate and dedicated to teaching to deliver a high-quality academic content to classes of young international students 14-18 years old. We offer supportive atmosphere, teachers training and feedback sessions, no supervisory duties outside of classes, autonomy in course planning and availability of resources and class budget for activities, experiments and excursions. We provide flexibility in adjusting the teaching schedule to other commitments of our teachers and coordinators. Candidates with previous teaching experience will be preferred.

For questions and to apply please contact Monika at or visit



Ongoing: Paid Participants Needed for Psychology Study

We are looking for healthy volunteers that will be paid to take part in a study involving an emotion processing task (computer based) with some general cognitive tests.

Participants should meet the following criteria:

–       Aged 18 and over

–       Native English speaker

–       No diagnosis of developmental dyslexia

The study will take no longer than 2 hours and participants will be reimbursed £7.50/hour

If you are interested, sign up at

Please contact Angela at if you require more information



Ongoing – OurParks Programme has launched!

OurParks, a City Council initiative, is leading free fitness sessions in Histon Road Recreation Ground (over the road from Churchill).

The session times are as follows:

Tuesday 6.45 – 7.45am – Abs, Bums & Thighs

Thursday 6 – 7pm – Bootcamp

Saturday 8 – 9am – BoxFit

All absolutely FREE, all welcome.



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