MCR Gazette / Michaelmas Week 2

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Seeing the gloomy Sunday sky it’s for sure that winter is just around the corner. Do you have your winter coats/hats/scarfs/gloves ready?

The fresher’s events are also coming to an end. Hope you’ve enjoyed them and will keep getting involved in other MCR events (e.g. the first MCR Seminar with Max Veit this coming Tuesday and the Matriculation Dinner on Wednesday!).

As usual, if you have questions or would like to add anything to the Gazette, please email me at



College/MCR Events

[20/Oct/2015] MCR Academic Seminar – Max Veit @ MCR, 7.30-9:00pm

[21/Oct/2015] Matriculation Dinner @ Hall, 7:00pm – late

[23/Oct/2015] Pre-formal Recital Series\: Freshers’ Recital @ Recital Room, Music Centre, 6:15 pm – 7:10 pm

[13/Nov/2015] The Challenge of Political Leadership Symposium

A collaboration between Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, The Møller Centre, Cambridge University Department of Politics and International Studies and the Faculty of History.

This one day symposium seeks to look at the challenge of understanding, assessing and perhaps improving political leadership. It seeks to bring together historians and political scientists with politicians and practitioners in a multi disciplinary and cross party approach. What better venue for such a discussion than Churchill College, founded as the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston, and the home to two centres for the study of leadership — the Churchill Archives Centre, which houses the personal papers of prominent political leaders of the recent past; and the Møller Centre, which looks to inspire and develop the leaders of today and tomorrow.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Jock Colville Hall.



University/Society Events


Speakeasy is BACK this term in the ADC Bar at 8pm on THIS Sunday evening (18th October), featuring brilliant feature poets and the return of the open slam.

Anyone can sign up to read 3 minutes of their own poetry in the slam, and compete to win honour, glory, and a performance slot at a future Speakeasy!

If you usually love poetry, if you usually hate poetry, if you’ve never heard of performance poetry or spoken word before but fancy giving it a go (/being entertained while having a drink in the ADC Bar), come along! Have a drink, have a listen, if you want to perform get up and speak – it’s easy!

// 8pm // Sunday 18 October // ADC Theatre Bar

Free online ticket booking:

Link to facebook event:

If you want to perform in the slam, just get in touch via the facebook event, or email Paul Tait (pt361)!


[22/Oct/2015] Invitation to the CUE Grand Launch 2015

Date & Time: 22nd October, 6:30pm (6.00pm registration)

Venue: Department of Engineering, LT0

Book your tickets here:

We are extremely excited to invite you to join us for the Grand Launch of the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs  (CUE). Cambridge University Entrepreneurs run one of the most successful business creation competitions in Europe. Since 1999 we have awarded over £500k in prize money to more than 40 start-ups and have seen many of them develop into successful companies. Collectively, our alumni companies have secured over £100 million pounds of investment. Our Grand Launch will mark the start of the first stage of CUE competition (£100 for 100 words).

Our keynote speakers for this Grand Launch are Dr. Steve Marsh, CEO at GeoSpock (CUE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012), Victor Dillard, COO and Co-founder at Desktop Genetics (CUE Life Science Start up of the Year 2012) and Raphael Scheps, Co-founder at Converge (CUE £5K Software winner 2015).



Seminars and Talks

[11/Nov/2015] Gates Annual Lecture – “DEATH PENALTY, DRONES AND TORTURE”

Clive Stafford Smith is a distinguished human rights lawyer and the founder and Director of Reprieve. Reprieve helps people who suffer extreme human rights abuses at the hands of the world’s most powerful governments. He is also the direct representation of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and on death-row as a Louisiana-licensed attorney at law.

More details about the event can be found by following this link:

Date: 11th November 2015
Location: David Li Kwok Po lecture theatre, Faculty of Law, 10 West
Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
Lecture: 6pm – 7pm
Drinks Reception: 7pm – 8pm



Paid/Volunteering Opportunities


Join us to learn a bit more about why Bain & Company is a great place for PhDs to start their career! We will host a brief presentation, go through a case study, and end with networking over drinks and canapés.

Date: Tuesday, October 20th
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Place: Doubletree Hotel, Granta Place, Mill Ln, Cambridge CB2 1RT

RSVP: [8] or here [9]


[Oct-Nov/2015] Caius May Ball Worker

Caius May Ball is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic students to work on the night of the Ball, on Tuesday 14th June 2016. Working is a great way to experience a May Ball, as well as earn some cash for May Week. There are a variety of positions available, including supervisor roles, so apply soon! (Experience not required except for supervisors.) First shift workers will be able to attend the second half of the ball, whilst second shift workers will be paid an hourly rate. Interviews will be run from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd November. To get involved, please complete the application form below: o ignored

Please do let me know if it would be possible to run this in your next newsletter/email and if so, when it would be run.




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