MCR Gazette / Lent Week 6

Hi all! While February seems to have passed by far too quickly, at least the days are getting longer! There is still plenty going on around Cambridge – see below to find out more.



Tango and Salsa lessons and parties at Wolfson College

Meet people from Wolfson and other colleges in a friendly and fun atmosphere. No need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome and you can join at any of the sessions.

Tango: Every Saturday. Lesson 7:30pm-9:00pm then Dancing 9:00pm-11:00pm. More info at

Salsa: Every Thursday. Lesson 8:00pm-9:00pm then Salsa Party 9:00pm-11:00pm. More info at

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) [24/02/14-02/03/14]

Click on this link – – to sign up to try out specific volunteering opportunities.

Cambridge Hub Training: Frontline skills session, Working with Young People in Care [25/02/14]

Tuesday 25th February, 17.00-18.30
Riley Auditorium, Clare College, Cambridge

This skills session will increase participants’ understanding of the experiences of a young person who has spent time in care, provide practical advice on the key principles for establishing a positive and supportive relationship with young people who are care experienced and inform people about Frontline and social work.

Sign up at

Cambridge Hub/RSA event: What does Cambridge need to become a successful future city? [25/02/14]

Tuesday 25th February, 18.30 – 20.00
Chetwynd Room, King’s College
Cambridge Hub and the RSA have teamed up with local organisations to discuss some answers to this question. This interactive workshop will cover 4 themes: Homelessness, Anti-social behavior, Environmental sustainability, and Smart cities and technology. Join local experts in each field, and a wealth of experience from RSA fellows, to discuss any of these issues and help put together a strategy plan for how to effect real positive change.Each theme will have its own expert, and you’ll have the chance to wander around the room and talk to each one, giving your opinions, learning new things, and having the chance to work on solutions to real challenges.

Series Talk: Dame Fiona Reynolds, a joint event between National Trust for Cambridge Students and Cambridge Hub [26/02/14]

Wednesday 26th February, 7.30pm
Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex

The former Director-General of the National Trust and current Master of Emmanuel College will be talking about her experiences during her time at the National Trust, and giving an insight into just what constitutes the role of leading one of the country’s biggest charitable trusts. 

Achieving sustainable growth through entrepreneurship: An interactive discussion with Hermann Hauser [27/02/14]

Come join Hermann Hauser for a discussion on the role of entrepreneurship in re-igniting the embers of the global economy.
As the founder of one of the only companies valued over 10 billion dollars in Cambridge, Hermann’s insights on the role of technology entrepreneurs, and the next wave of game changing innovation too look out are sure to be incisive.

When: 18.30, Thursday 27th of February
Where: Judge Business School, LT1.
Register at:

RAG Week 2014 [27/02/14-05/03/14]

RAG Week 2014 (Week 7) is jam-packed with events so get pencilling them in your diary and help us FUNdraise more money for our ballot charities! Join our facebook event for more details

Week long events
– Formal Freedom – attend a formal at another college
– RAGamuffins @ Fitzbillies- enjoy our delicious RAG themed treats
Thurs 27th Feb
– Launch Night @ Cambridge Union – find out more about RAG week and pick up some freebies
– Club Night @ Lola Lo – clubbing RAG-style
Fri 28th Feb
– London Megaraid – shake a bucket with us in London to raise money for Dementia UK
– Mad Hatter’s Alcoholic Tea Party @ Cambridge Union
Sat 1st March
– Busking Home Raid – perform on the streets of Cambridge to support Childreach International
– Zumbathon – try out the popular fusion dance in our training session
Sun 2nd March
– Yoga Workshop – find your inner zen with help from the University Yoga Society
– Strictly Cam Dancing – watch and learn Ballroom and Latin with the University Dance Team
Mon 3rd March
– Comedy Night with the Impronauts – an evening of laughter with the renowned comedy troupe
Tues 4th March
– Speed Dating – find love with the Romance Society
Weds 5th March
– Take Me Out Finale Event- RAG’s very own version of the popular TV dating show!

Emerge Cambridge: Social Enterprise as a Solution to World Social, Economic and Environmental Issues [01/03/14]

Saturday 1st March, 9.00-18.00
The Judge Business School, Cambridge

Don’t miss out on the inaugural Emerge Cambridge Conference. We will be bringing together students, young professionals, social entrepreneurs and 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. Speakers include key figures from Social Enterprise UK, On Purpose, the Big Issue, Future Business, Peace Child International, Shallow Waters, and many many more!

Visit our website at and buy tickets here:

Join the Cambridge Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance for a night of Harry Potter themed challenges! [01/03/14]

Meet at the Uni Centre on Saturday March 1st at 8.30 to receive your copy of the Marauder’s Map and your team’s first clue to begin charting your journey through a series of Cambridge bars. At each pub there will be themed drinks and Harry Potter themed challenges. Help your team to victory in the Triwizard tournament!

Join the event on Facebook (ChasersHPA). Proceeds from the event will go to Red Balloon Cambridge, a learning centre for children who have suffered bullying or school anxiety.

Skills Fest: Free skillshares, talks, stalls and a swapshop! [02/03/14]
When & Where: 2-5.30pm, ARU, Broad St entrance, off East Road, CB1 1PT

An opportunity for the Cambridge community to come together with Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge University students to share & learn new skills. Try your hand at knitting, learn to repair your bike, speak to representatives from volunteering organisations in Cambridge and so much more!

Visit for the full timetable and to register.

The Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable’s event “Contesting Cancer” [03/03/14]

What is tomorrow’s hottest story in cancer research? On Monday, March 3rd, at 7 pm, young researchers from academia and industry present their ideas across a wide range of topics, including cancer metabolism, genomics, and immune therapy. They will receive feedback from Prof. Kevin Brindle (CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge), and Dr. Robert Wilkinson (Director of Oncology, MedImmune). The best presentation will be awarded the OBR Cambridge Speech Prize. Please register for free:

RAG Week Speed Dating with the Romance Society [04/03/14]

In collaboration with the Romance Society, RAG is giving you the opportunity to find true love for only £9 (bargain!). Join us on **Tuesday 4th March** for an evening of ‘musical chairs with chemistry’ (otherwise known as speed dating). Remember-there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Places are limited so sign up soon to avoid missing out! To buy a ticket* visit
*includes wine 😉

A peek into the future of our cities: Inventing and developing for the future [05/03/14]

How would our cities look like in 10, 20 or even 50 years from now? Will we be closer to a futuristic looking utopian paradise or a smog filled industrial dystopia? This topic will be addressed by:

How would our cities look like in 10, 20 or even 50 years from now? Will we be closer to a futuristic looking utopian paradise or a smog filled industrial dystopia? This topic will be addressed by:
• Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and former Research Business Manager at ARUP, will explain to us what are Smart Cities and why we need it.
• Dr Andy Stanford-Clark, FBCS., IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Master Inventor and a visiting professor at the Newcastle University, will speak about the Internet of Things and the art of interconnectivity of the future.
•Peter Guthrie (TBA) shall discuss about the human challenges faced in the future climatic situation and policies that can assist toward building future-proofing cities.

Date and time: Wednesday 5th of March, 6-8pm
Venue: Queens Building Theatre, Emmanuel College,

Join us for the first joint event between the Cambridge presence of the two of the world’s largest professional organisations: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and EWB (Engineers Without Borders).

For enquiries, please contact: or or visit our website: or

HubNight and Sleepout [09/03/14]

Sunday 9th March, 20.000 – 02.000
The Cambridge Union

Under the streetlights and strobe lights, join us to raise money for homelessness! Featuring *live music* (Lorelai, Laurie Lewis & the Fat Cats (tbc), DJ sets), *poets and comics*, *Benedict Cumberbatch film screening*, *panel discussion*, and an *all night bar*. This will be a night of fun but not frivolity, featuring more information about what you can do to take on homelessness in Cambridge and fundraising for the valuable causes of: Jimmy’s Night Shelter, FLACK (a magazine run by, and for, the homeless community), and the Cambridge Hub. Tickets £5 on the door, event open to all.

HubNight will be followed by a SLEEPOUT, outside the Union. Come along and raise money for homelessness yourself!

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club’s ‘Into the Woods’ at the ADC Theatre [12/03/14-22/03/14]

Weaving the familiar tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel with a new story, ‘Into the Woods’ will take you on an enchanting journey unlike any storybook, exploring what follows ‘happily ever after’; this is one journey into the woods you certainly won’t forget.  Watch as your best loved fairytale characters come to life in a musical fable regarding friends, family and fairness.With a captivating score and dazzling illusions, this show is at once heart-warmingly funny, devastatingly tragic, and inspiringly hopeful, teaching that ‘nice is different than good’.

Filled with some of Sondheim’s best and most famous songs, this wonderfully clever plot is one of the most exciting spectacles to come to the ADC, a show that utilises various illusionary techniques from the Victorian to the present day, adding to the fantasy aspects of the show. This will also be one of the most impressive and technically advanced stages ever brought to the theatre allowing audience members to experience a full spectacle.

This should be a really exciting show and one we hope your MCR wont miss out on. If you are coming in a group then make use of our group discount which gets you 1 in every 10 tickets free!

Tickets can be booked via the box office on 01223 300085 or Follow us on twitter @IntoTheWoodsADC and facebook

For more details please email us back on

A hitchhiker’s guide to the Dutch! [13/03/14]

When: 13th of March 2014, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Department of Engineering, Cambridge, UK
Who: everyone who is interested in the Dutch culture
Limited spaces available, sign up at:

Straightforward or just blunt? Liberal or creative? Sandwiches or milk and cheese?  Are you interested in what makes the Dutch culture so typically…Dutch? Then this is your chance to learn more about the Dutch culture, art and business. On the 13th of March, the Dutch Society Cambridge will organize a symposium for everyone who is interested in the Dutch culture.

The speakers will be Dr. Nick Darton, who grew up in the Netherlands and has subsequent experience in Dutch industrial collaborations; Colleen Geske, who lives in Amsterdam and is the author of the book “Stuff Dutch People Like”; Dr Meredith Hale, who is a Speelman Fellow in Netherlandish and Flemish Art; and Dr Jenny Rohn, an academic scientist and fiction writer who used to live and work in Amsterdam.