MCR Gazette / Lent Week 8

Hi everyone!

Here we are at the end of the Lent term – I hope it has been a good one for all of you! We’ve still got a few events to go for this term, including Guest Night this Friday. I hope to see a lot of you there!

Have a lovely Easter break (and study hard!).


The Importance of Being Improvised [11/03/14]

Do you have week 8 anxiety? Are you already stressing about revision? Are you missing that thing you gave up for Lent that you desperately can’t live without? Have no fear! The Cambridge Impronauts’ production of ‘The Importance of Being Improvised’ will be sure to erase all your worries and end of term stress!

Let the Cambridge Impronauts transport you back to the timeless era of period drama. Join us for a story of dances and debutantes, of ruffs and reticence, of silverware and status anxiety. You choose the period; we’ll supply the drama.

Will the foppish bohemian win the duchess’s hand from the slimy archduke? Will the mistress of the house frolic with the footman, or will he be too busy getting kinky with the kitchen boy? And will anyone ever get a bloody job? Who knows? But an hour of wig-raising, warmongering, butler-bashing and bodice-ripping is sure to straighten things out.

Corpus Playroom, Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th March, 9:30 pm, tickets £5/6 – book online at

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

When: 13th of March 2014, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Department of Engineering Lecture Theatre 6, 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. The Cambridge University Dutch Society presents a symposium for everyone who is interested in the Dutch culture on the 13th of March.

All speakers have a link with The Netherlands and Dutch culture, Dr. Nick Darton grew up in the Netherlands and has subsequent experience in Dutch industrial collaborations; Colleen Geske lives in Amsterdam and is the author of the book “Stuff Dutch People Like”; and Dr Jenny Rohn, an academic scientist and fiction writer, used to live and work in Amsterdam.

OxFizz: An exciting job opportunity in the not-for-profit sector! [applications close 14/03/14]

OxFizz is an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise. We are looking two high quality candidates to be our Sales & Marketing Coordinator and Event’s Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key member of our team, gain important transferable skills and contribute to the success and the direction of OxFizz as we aim to raise £200,000 for charities.

OxFizz seeks to engage recent graduates to make a difference in a different way. Our unique model is based on volunteers donating their time and skills to provide educational services to support young people. We charge those who can afford it, and all our profits go to charities chosen by our volunteers. We also run a bursary scheme.

To find out more about the roles, or apply,please go to our website. More information here: Sales & Marketing Coordinator Job Description and Person Specification 2014

Cam FM’s Grad Guest List – End of term St Patrick’s Day Grad Party [17/03/14]

Monday 17th March @ Lola Lo

After term ends Cam FM and Fat Poppa Daddys are joining forces to keep the party going with a massive blow out Grad End-of-Term St Patrick’s Day party at Lola Lo on Monday 17th March, 10pm-3am.

Full details are on the Facebook event here: Expect the biggest St Patrick’s party in town!

If you would like to book for group entry or book a table, please get in touch with Phil Ashworth directly to ensure you get grad discounts (

Realizing the Chinese Dream-Audio Conference [25/03/14]

***Free Registration + Free Breakfast***

1. When? 7:15am, Tuesday, 25th March, 2014.
2. Where? Judge Business School, detail will be sent to you by email.
3. What? Audio Conference with popular Chinese, such as Yang Lan (杨澜), Wang Shi (王石), Xu Shaochun, Ma Weihua, (more:
4. How? RSVP as soon as possible via the following ink, places are limited. If you have any question, please do not hesitate do get in touch with us (
5. Who are we? The Cambridge Chinese Business Network (CCBN) is the Cambridge student led initiative to promote networking and dialogue about Chinese business. In 2014, two meeting have already been organized. One is by Mr. Jeff Patmore, Former Head of Strategic University Research at BT Group as guest speaker; and the other is by Professor Eden Yin from Judge Business School.

Please connect with CCBN also on LinkedIn:

A Night of Dirty Dancing: The Ultimate Tribute Show [29/03/14]

Saturday 29th March, 2014 ~ 7.30pm
3 Parsons Court, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QE ~ Tickets: £22.50
Box office: 01223 357 851

Arrange an interview with one of the cast or the producer of the show! Or to run a competition to win tickets to see this show – Call Rymen on 01702 427100!

Featuring all the hits from everyone’s favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing, an all-new, spectacular stage show featuring all the hits from the film is coming to town.

Billed as “the s&xiest song and dance sensation of 2014”, music and dance fans have the chance to experience the all-new box office hit A Night of Dirty Dancing, the ultimate tribute show, as it embarks on a brand-new nationwide tour.

“Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time,” says show producer Michael Taylor. “All these hits are superbly performed in this fast-moving, slickly-choreographed theatrical treat.

Dirty Dancing’s score included: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Fans are invited to take a trip back to the summer of ’63, to relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance.

“The whole world loves Dirty Dancing,” says Michael. “It’s truly iconic entertainment.”

The film defines the 1980s. It was the first movie to sell 1 million videos, it produced a number one single and achieved album sales of 42 million worldwide.

“Prepare for a night of dirty dancing with the brand-new sensational, inspirational, ‘aspirational’ box office smash of the year,” says Michael.

“Our sensational production brings all the hits to life, lavishly, live on stage,” says Michael.

The show is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage currently on tour in the UK and worldwide. “It’s an all-new production featuring an all-star cast, the next exciting chapter in the amazing musical legacy that is Dirty Dancing,” says Michael.

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship [application deadline 03/04/14]

See the attached flyer for more information: Cumberland_Lodge

Murray Edwards Garden Party 2014: Castle Hill Carnival Worker applications to the Murray Edwards Garden Party now open! [application deadline 11/04/14]

We are recruiting enthusiastic workers to help out with the best garden party of May Week. Applicants are expected to be available for interview at some stage in the early weeks of Easter term. Once chosen, workers will be expected to attend a short training session prior to the event, and work approximately six hours (tbc) on the afternoon/evening of Sunday June 15th. Payment will be distributed upon completion. Please send your applications to Employment Officers Abby Simkin ( and Freya Sanders ( by Friday 11th April. Your application should address the following: 1) Name 2) College 3) Course year (e.g. 1st year, 2nd year, etc) 4) Do you have a right to work in this country and can you prove this with provision of NI and appropriate ID? 5) Previous relevant experience (200 words MAX) 6) Why are you our ideal worker? (200 words MAX) This is set to be a fantastic event and we’re sure everybody, guest or worker, will have a lot of fun. So get your applications in, and remember – a love of carnivalesque fun is compulsory!

JSPS Invitation Fellowships [applications 01/05/14-09/05/14]

JSPS Invitation Fellowships: Short Term and Short Term S.Application Period: 1 to 9 May 2014 to JSPS Tokyo via host in Japan.
Fellowships must be started between 1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. Our Invitation Fellowships provide the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for single visits of between 7 days to 2 months. Eligible applicants need to be established researchers with an excellent record of research achievements. Eligible research fields are not limited. These fellowships can be awarded to the same researcher multiple times.

** Japanese nationals who have lived outside of Japan for at least 10 years and have been actively engaged in research there throughout this period are also eligible to apply **

Please visit this webpage for further information:


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