MCR Gazette / Lent Week 7

It’s a slightly more lightweight Gazette this week. Don’t forget:

Have a spectacular week!



Mays 2013 Open Mic Night (Tonight)

To celebrate the close of submissions and the culmination of a series of workshops on Re-Invention, Speculation and Performance, the Mays 2013 invite writers to bring the fruits of their efforts to the stage at a special night of spoken word. Stories, poems, flash fiction,
non-fiction, slam and collaborative pieces are all encouraged, with performances to fit within five minutes. Sign up on for a slot on the night, or come and enjoy some of the best creative writing in Cambridge in live performance.

Saturday 2nd March, 8pm, Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty.


Entrepreneur First 2013 Drinks (Mar 11)

Monday, 11 March, 7 – 9 pm
Win an invitation to find out where.
(co-hosted by Cambridge Futures)

Entrepreneur First is a startup accelerator for recent grads. Our first batch of companies in EF2012 include one team who was accepted onto YCombinator, and several other startups who have received funding offers of up to £500K — so you can imagine how excited we are for EF2013. Our final 2013 cohort has been set, but we’re already on the lookout for EF2014 and always keen to help more of the UK’s best and brightest start up now. Think you can hack it? Tell us why! If we’re convinced, you’ll win a night of free drinks with some of our newly selected cohort and other Cambridge students looking to build the next big thing. This night is invitation-only.


Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum (Mar 15)

Early bird tickets available now! The Green Hub is pleased to announce the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2013. Join us on the 15th of March for a highly engaging day discussing the theme of “Local Action. Global Change?”. Will technological breakthroughs lead us to a sustainable future? Or will it be individual action that drives the change we need? In addition to speakers from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University who will be touching on what research is being done with regard to climate change mitigation, there will also be local and national student societies sharing stories of their efforts – their successes and the challenges they encountered. Look forward to inspiring talks, interactive workshops and plenty of opportunities to network with the speakers, guests and other organisations. This promises to be one of the highlights of the sustainability calendar – a must for anyone interested in tomorrow’s world! For more information, please visit the forum homepage: To buy tickets, go to:

Twitter: @Camclimateforum
Forum hashtag: #CamCF13


Music Psychology Project – Participants Wanted

Have you ever wondered why humanity has produced such a wide range of music genres? Perhaps your roommate loves Bieber but it drives you up the wall?

There is currently a project underway examining the roots of questions such as these and we need your help.

Thanks to those of you who participated in the studies I have advertised so far. Your participation has produced some very promising results. The project is now progressing to the next round of studies. These studies are part of a project examining music’s psychological effects and would like to ask you to participate in the process.

Just click the link below to participate in this quick psychological study about music listening and learn a bit about the psychological effects of music.

Brent Clickard
PhD Social and Developmental Psychology