MCR Gazette – Lent Week 8

Good morning Churchillians,

Happy week 8! For those of you that are counting down the days until the end of term – we’re almost there!

A reminder that the deadline for cancelling guest night tickets has now passed. Please make sure that you have provided the names of your guests and remember that in accordance with college rules, no Churchill JCR members may attend guest night.

See you at guest night!




Don’t forget to register to vote for the upcoming Mayoral Elections!

Elections are coming to Cambridge on 4 May.

– To check if you are registered to vote email or call 01223 457048

– If you are not already registered you can apply now at

-The deadline for 4 May elections is 23:59 on 13 April

– For more details go to

The college will be allowing seminar rooms 3 & 4 to be used as a Polling Station, so it couldn’t be easier to vote!



16th March – ChuTalks: Aditya Dhumuntarao on “Killing the Black Hole Information Paradox” @ TV Room, 19:30

18th March – MCR Guest Night @ 19:00, Churchill Hall



18th March – CUMS Symphony Orchestra play Elgar: Symphony No. 2 @ West Road Concert Hall, 20:00

Shchedrin Concerto for Orchestra No.1, ‘Naughty Limericks’
R. Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Elgar Symphony No.2

For their final concert of Lent Term, CUMS Symphony Orchestra presents a bold and dramatic programme under the baton of Jamie Phillips.

Phillips is one of the most exciting and energetic young professional conductors of today, who has built a strong guest conducting profile including engagements with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. He has been described on Bachtrack as having “an uncommon ability to pick up a familiar piece by the scruff of its neck and shake invigorating new life into it.”

Don’t miss this striking programme, ranging from Shchedrin’s witty ‘Naughty Limericks’ to Strauss’s portrayal of an artist on his deathbed in ‘Death and Transfiguration’, and finishing with Elgar’s Symphony No.2, a gigantic work full of musical and emotional contrast. Tickets for the last two CUMS SO concerts have sold out, so be sure to book your ticket in advance!

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5

Booking:; tel: 01223 300085


Ongoing – Join the Wren Choir

The Wren Choir, also termed “Cambridge’s Graduate Choir” meets for rehearsals and performances almost exclusively during the University Vacations, thus is suitable for those who have a link with the University but are now postgraduates or employed full-time in Cambridge or the surrounding area. It is particularly suitable for those post-grads who either have a Term-time choir, or heavy teaching commitments during Term which mean they miss out on choir membership entirely. Membership is open to anyone who has a past or present link with the University who is an experienced singer, for example, has been a member of a chapel choir for a couple of years.

The commitment is low as members sign up to do a particular performance and the associated rehearsals if they are available. We generally have two ad hoc gigs during the Christmas Vac, one during the Easter Vac, and one each end of the Long Vac. People are not blacklisted if they have a couple of busy vacations and can’t join in for a while. Rehearsals and most performances take place in Pembroke’s “Wren” Chapel, and are always in the evening, normally at 6pm after the working day. The Wrens are social choir, and rehearsals are generally followed by the chance to go to a pub with other choir members.

If you are interested in joining the mailing list, please email Heather Coleman on with your voice type and a brief summary of your prior singing experience.


Ongoing – Join the CUTravelSoc Committee

Do you enjoy travelling and meeting like-minded travellers? And do you want to gain some leadership experience and work in a committee, with flexible workload? Here’s the chance – the CU Travel Society is recruiting a new committee, and roles are now open for application.

Check out this link and simply fill in the form!



Ongoing: Want to solve real challenges in global health & development this summer? Apply for an internship at Simprints!

Do something that matters this summer

Simprints is a nonprofit tech company committed to improving the lives of the poor. Accurately linking people to their digital records is a critical bottleneck in the delivery of mobile services in healthcare, microfinance, and aid distribution. Backed by the Gates Foundation, UKaid, and ARM, we’re building open-source software and biometric hardware to empower the mobile tools used by researchers, NGOs and governments around the world. Join one of the most exciting startups in Cambridge working on the frontlines of global health & development:

  • Awarded Unicef and TechCrunch’s ‘Best Tech: Changing Children’s Lives for Good’
  • Awarded Business Weekly 2015 Startup of the Year
  • 1 of only 14 awardees ever to win Global Innovation Fund investment (out of 6,000 applicants)
  • Media features by Forbes, the Economist, Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and Bloomberg

Internships available:

Content Writer – engage and excite varied audiences through writing

Project Officer – interface with partners eager to use our solution for their programmes

Graphic Designer – enhance the Simprints brand identity through design

Content Developer (Software) – build up Simprints’ open-source identification technologies

Salary: £1,100 per month.

Deadline: 31.03.2017

Start date: June/July for 3 months

See for more details.


Deadline 1st April – Job Opportunities with Reach Cambridge

Reach Cambridge are hiring to fill the following two positions:

Reach Cambridge Supervisor 

Programme 1: 30th June – 22nd July (3 weeks)

Programme 2: 22nd July – 6th August (2 weeks)

Programme 3: 5th August – 20th August (2 weeks)

The Job: Supervisor of international students aged 13-19.

The Dates:

9am Friday 30th June – Saturday 22nd July and/or

9am Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 6th August and/or

9am Saturday 5th August – Sunday 20th August.  

The Pay: £275 per week  

The Free Stuff: Free accommodation in Cambridge; half-board meals.  

The Perks: Excursions across the UK including places such as London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Brighton and Oxford, scope to lead and help with innumerable fun activities including sports, arts, cultural visits and evening social events.


The ideal applicant would be hard-working, approachable, conscientious and responsible. They would also have experience of – and enjoy – working with teenagers, a good knowledge of Cambridge city, and would work well individually and within a team.

As a supervisor you will have direct responsibility of a corridor or staircase of students, and you will be staying onsite with your students throughout the duration of the programme. Supervisory staff are also expected to have the skills necessary to organise fun, inclusive and educational activities on campus and around Cambridge and in accordance with our health and safety guidelines.


More information about the summer school programmes can be found at


Reach Study Abroad Supervisor

5 Weeks

The Job: Supervisor of American college students aged 18 and over studying on a Psychology course.

The Dates: Monday 3rd July – Monday 7th August 2017.

The Pay: £325 per week

The Free Stuff: Free accommodation in Cambridge; free breakfast & dinner Monday – Thursday and excursion days

The Perks: Some weekend excursions which can include London, Paris and York plus cinema and theatre trips, access to sports facilities and equipment.

Please note that First Aid training will be held on Friday 30th June, and RSA Supervisors are expected to attend.


The ideal applicant would have experience of working with young adults and groups, a good knowledge of Cambridge city, and would be friendly, outgoing, hard-working and reliable.

As a supervisor you will be staying onsite with the students throughout the duration of the programme. Supervisory staff are also expected to have the skills necessary to organise fun, inclusive and educational activities on campus and around Cambridge and in accordance with our health and safety guidelines.

More information about the summer school programmes can be found at



For full job descriptions and an application form, please visit:

Please send a completed application form, along with a CV, to Please refer to the appropriate format for documentation submittal. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as interview spaces are limited.  The deadline for applications is 1st April 2017. Successful candidates will then be contacted for interview; interviews will take place the week beginning 25th April 2017.

Reach Cambridge promotes the safeguarding of young people. Should applicants be successful, we will contact at least one referee and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required. Please note that all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.




Participants needed for a research study about memory – earn £10 for 1-1.5 hours of your time!

We are looking for healthy adults with no history of psychiatric or neurological disorders. You must be aged between 18 and 30.

The study consists of a straightforward questionnaire and a computerised memory task.

The study will take place in the Department of Psychology in Cambridge City Centre (Downing Site).

If you would like to participate or would like more information, please contact Simon Kwon at




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