MCR Gazette / Lent Week 8

As we approach the end of Lent Term, there are still plenty of events happening around the University. If you want to advertise any events in the Gazette, just email the MCR Secretary.

  • There will be a table football tournament in the MCR bar on Thursday.
  • There are still some tickets left for guest night – but not many! Invite your friends and class / office / lab mates.

Have a sensational week!



Architecture As Monument (Now Showing)

8 – 24 MARCH

Churchill College is delighted to present an exhibition of photography by Sam Laughlin from Friday 8th to Sunday 24th of March in the Main Concourse at Churchill College. This exhibition is part of the College’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

This exhibition of photographic works emphasises the Modernist architecture of the College and its status as the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. The project explores the themes of living memorials, monument and Modernism. Sam Laughlin’s work is characterised by the use of a distinct aesthetic treatment and a newfound focus on specific aspects of the College’s architecture. The project builds upon previous works by the photographer that explored meaning and memory as inherent in architectural structures and, in this project, he applies these themes to a vibrant college, the architecture of which stands simultaneously as a form of monument.

A limited edition exhibition catalogue with an introduction by Dr Mark Goldie, Fellow of Churchill College, will be available for purchase for £4.50.

You can also visit the exhibition online here:

For more information:


Join i-Teams for the Easter Term (Deadline Mar 11)

Interested in how new inventions are commercialised? Looking for some hands-on business skills and experience? Then read on!

By joining an i-Team, you will work for a term with students from across the University and a dedicated industry mentor. You will investigate the commercial potential of a real Cambridge invention, gaining hands-on skills and experience.

Next term’s projects:

  1. Using magnetic fields to heat up localised parts of the body, with Dr. Thanos Mitrelias & Dr. Marina Tselepi, Physics & Cavendish Nanotherapeutics
  2. Creating the hydrogen economy using small-scale hydrogen generation, with Enass Abo-Hamed & Dr. Roger Coulston, Chemistry
  3. Inclusive user modelling – a new system for user interface designers, with Dr. Pradipta Biswas, Engineering Design Centre

The programme lasts for a term and includes regular group sessions, team meetings and individual work. i-Teams present their final recommendations at the end of term to a business and academic audience, and at the annual CUTEC Technology Venture Conference. There is a first session on March 18th and then projects run from April 22nd until the final presentations on June 20th

To find out more about i-Teams and this term’s projects visit

Or have a look at the poster:

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter explaining which projects you want to do and why to Amy Mokady ( no later than MONDAY March 11th. Applications are welcomed from post-graduates, postdocs and 4th year undergraduates and all members of CUTEC and CUE.


Class and Capital in China Today (Mar 11)

Professor Jane Hardy (University of Hertfordshire) will discuss the geo-political dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Chinese state capitalism. How will developments in China affect capital accumulation in the Europe and elsewhere? What are the characteristics of contemporary Chinese imperialism? What are the prospects for workers’ resistance to the Chinese ruling class?

Contact for more information.


Clare Actors Present “Blue / Orange” (Mar 12)

By Joe Penhall
Tue 12th – Sat 16th Mar @ Corpus Playroom, 7pm


When Christopher reveals he is Idi Amin’s son, his doctors must determine whether he is telling the truth – or simply mad.

In Blue/Orange, the creaking Health Service is exposed for being overstretched, underfunded and intensely competitive for its employees. This situation impacts on its patients, leaving people like Christopher lacking unified care. His mental state has led him to hospital – and his heritage may keep him there.

His doctor, Bruce, is determined to see him released to lead a freer life. Senior Consultant Robert is more cautious, but with a research project on race-related mental illness, whose best interests are really at heart?

Blue/Orange questions power, hierarchy and prejudice, and shows Joe Penhall’s writing at its most commanding.

Free online booking available here: 


Vintage Fashion Evening (Mar 14)

19.00 @ Graduate Union, 17 Mill Lane

The Friends of Whitworth House, a local charity supporting homeless young women, will be hosting a VINTAGE FASHION EVENING with a clothes swap on Thursday 14th March, 7-9pm. The GRADUATE UNION will be transformed into a vintage boudoir for the evening, with vintage clothes and accessories on sale, live music, home-baked cupcakes and speciality teas. Take part in our clothes swap and spring clean your wardrobe, bringing along your unwanted clothes, old or new, and swapping them to give your wardrobe a new-season overhaul. Entry on the door will be £3 for students, £5 for non-students.

Facebook: Vintage Fashion Evening


CULES Lent Term Shows (Mar 15)

6pm, Friday 15th March
Queen’s Building, Emmanuel CollegeIn need of some end of term entertainment? CULES presents an exciting and lightly entertaining double bill:

“The Supervillain’s Guide to Ethical Subjectivism” by Joanna Tang

Victor just wants to unleash heinous masterplans on the innocent people of Sameville in peace, but the incompetent mayor, a DIY superhero, and a radioactive gingerbread man keep getting in the way a lot.

“Snow White and the Three Dwarves” by Jessie Wear

Prince Bernard’s Mum wants to marry him off, as she doesn’t think he could manage to run the kingdom alone, and Snow White seems to be the best option – but the mother-in-law is a force to be reckoned with…

All proceeds to charity – admission is a suggested donation of £6 / £4 concessions.


Shanghai Teaching Internship (Deadline Mar 15)

Would you like to spend your summer in vibrant and exciting Shanghai, gaining invaluable work experience whilst developing your skills in communication, leadership and teamwork?

CamExpress, a private educational consultancy firm, is looking for 8 Oxbridge students to work as teachers on summer programmes which aim to prepare Chinese A-level students for UK Universities. The job involves subject tuition, interviews and Personal Statement assistance. Here, your Oxford/Cambridge experience is key.

The programme runs from 24th June until 30th August, payment is 10,000 CNY (approximately £1000) with a £600 travel grant towards the cost of travel to Shanghai. Full reimbursement for Chinese postal visa fee and free accommodation in Shanghai are also available alongside the following benefits:

  • Free holiday trips to the Yellow Mountains, Shenzhen beach and Shanghai Circus
  • Free initial and final gathering banquets
  • Free public transportation card rental and local phone/SIM rental

We are seeking applicants with a strong academic record, fluent in English with good oral and written communication skills. A total of 8 interns are required across the following subjects:

  • Mathematics (2)
  • Engineering (2)
  • Economics (2)
  • Chemistry (2)

Applicants from mixed disciplines (eg. PPE, Maths and Comp Sci, Land Economy, Biochemistry and Nat Sci) are very welcome.

If you are interested please send a CV and covering letter to before the application deadline of Friday 15th March 2013. Interviews will be held at the beginning of next term.

If you have any questions or would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact me at


Arctic Film Festival (Mar 16)


Cam FM’s Grad Fridays – Every Friday at Lola Lo

After an epic first half of term, Cam FM Grad Fridays continues every week through Lent term as Cambridge’s ONLY club night that offers discounts exclusively to grad students!!

Come party with us and enjoy the finest cocktails Cambridge has to offer, the best party anthems and exotic Polynesian surroundings in Cambridge’s classiest night club – Lola Lo, 1-6 Corn Exchange Street.

Entry price:
10 – 11pm: FREE ENTRY plus HALF PRICED cocktails!
11pm – midnight: £3 (usually £5 without discount)
After midnight: £4 (usually £8 without discount)

To have access to the grad discounted entry you must show a valid university card with the GU logo on the back to the door staff. If for some reason you do not have the GU logo on your card (often the case for some taught courses and clinical medics), please email to be put on to our grad only guest list.

Visit for the latest details on offers.

If you would like to get involved as a ticket rep for Grad Fridays, please get in touch with, commission is available for every ticket sold!


A Request for Second Language Learners of Chinese

Are you learning Chinese and want to earn £10?
Hi, my name is Amy and I am a PhD student in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. I am looking for second language learners of Chinese to participate in my PhD research project. The participants simply need to complete some language tests in Chinese, and will be paid £10 for the participation. If you are an English native speaker, having studied Chinese for at least 2 years, and you are interested in taking part, please first complete an online background questionnaire via the link here:

I will contact you later after receiving your response. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me (fyh20).

Many thanks! Amy

Also see: Ling_research_ad_Amy