MCR Gazette / Michaelmas Week 2

This week’s Gazette is dedicated to Ernest Rutherford: Nobel laureate, former director of the Cavendish Laboratory and supervisor of Churchill College’s first master, John Cockcroft. Rutherford died on this day, 76 years ago. The element named in his honour has 76 electrons in its outer four orbitals.

Have a memorable week!


Black History Month – CUACS (Oct 21 & 23)

To celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2013, the ACS is hosting a series of talks and events featuring the amazing ESTHER STANFORD and DR. GUS CASELY-HAYFORD – don’t miss out!


Date: Monday 21st October
Time: 19:00-21:00
Place: Room N7, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Esther Stanford is is an internationally acclaimed Reparationist, Jurisconsult, dynamic community advocate and radio broadcaster. Esther is recognised for her significant contribution to the Global Pan-African Reparations Movement.

In her BHM talk for us, she will discuss her current PHD research on the historical trajectory and impact of the Social Movement for African Reparations in the UK from the 18th century to the present day. She will focus on the role of women in reparations movement on the continent and the Diaspora.

ENLIGHTENING, INTERESTING and ENGAGING, this woman is one you do not want to miss!


Date: Wednesday 23rd October
Time: 19:00-21:00
Place: Room N7, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Earlier this year Timbuktu became the site of one the most devastating campaigns of modern-day iconoclasm – tombs, ancient records and building were damaged or destroyed. It was an act of vandalism that threatened narratives that extend over ten millennia and that reveal an African history that is too little known. In this exciting and thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford will be discussing these silenced narratives and the powerful impact of this shocking campaign.

Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford has presented in television and radio and written widely on African culture. Former Executive Director of Arts Strategy, Arts Council England, and Ex – Director of the Institute of International Contemporary Art (inIVA), Augustus Casely-Hayford is currently a Research Associate at SOAS, a member of Tate Britain Council and a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

His second Lost Kingdoms of Africa series was broadcast on the BBC in early 2012. Watch clips here:

CAPTIVATING, CHARISMATIC and DYNAMIC, make sure you join us for this compelling talk!


Societies Fair: With A Difference (Oct 22)

Tuesday 22nd October, 3-7pm
The Union, Blue Room and bar extension

After the mayhem of freshers’ week, this is your chance to explore the range of student societies working to make the world (starting with Cambridge!) a better place. Connect up to a thriving student community involved in issues relating to the environment, development, social justice, business with a difference and volunteering – this is your biggest opportunity of the year to meet interesting people, find your niche or get on the path to a meaningful career. Hosted by Cambridge Hub (; the go-to place to connect with social, ethical, environmental and charitable causes in Cambridge University.

Check out the Facebook event here –


Education Partnerships Africa (Oct 29)

Volunteer with Education Partnerships Africa in Summer 2014!

Interested in development, but skeptical of “unsustainable gap year” projects?

EPAfrica works in over twenty schools across three regions in Kenya and Uganda and we recruit around fifty students each year from universities in Oxford, Cambridge, and London.  EPAfrica aims to make a long-term impact in the schools we work in through the investment of durable educational resources and the creation of sustainable health, careers and gender equality programmes. We do not ask our volunteers to be teachers or builders, we ask them to immerse themselves in the school environment and make as large and sustainable an impact as possible.

Interested?  Come along to our information evening 7.30pm October 29th, Gonville and Caius College. You can also apply now over!


Team Up Rising Leaders Programme

Team Up is looking for Cambridge’s brightest students to join a nationally-recognised leadership development programme alongside their degree.

You will complete an accredited qualification, which is run in collaboration with top graduate employers, such as PwC, Norton Rose Fulbright Law, and Barclays, and consists of rigorous training in five professional competencies, including leadership, project management and communication.

These skills will be applied to challenging school-based placement, where you will tutor a small group of secondary school pupils, committing no more than an hour and a half of your time each week towards improving the grades and inspiring the minds of young people in a Cambridge school. You will delivering tuition either on a Tuesday or a Thursday afternoon.

As well as empowering pupils to academic excellence, we are working to find and develop students who are capable of taking on challenging graduate roles. You will have the opportunity to receive professional mentoring, networking opportunities, fast-tracking to competitive internship/graduate scheme interviews and master classes. Of course, the experience you gain with Team Up can also serve as the ideal springboard to a teaching career.

If you think you have what it takes to become a Rising Leader, and want to receive the training and the tools to inspire a new generation of leaders, find out more at, and then apply online at Early applications are encouraged, so apply now to avoid missing out!

Your application – key dates

Weeks commencing 21st and 28th October– Interviews
2nd November – Rising Leaders training session (COMPULSORY)
Week commencing 4th November – First week of school placement


Participants Wanted – Psychology Experiments


At the Department of Psychology we are always looking for people to
take part in our experiments! We will pay you for participation
(payment differs per experiment) and you get to learn a bit about
psychology on top of that. Experiments are always run in the centre
of town, so easy to reach.

Sign up* via the following link for our e-mail list to receive
regular information about what experiments are going on:

Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion (CECE-)laboratory

* Signing up for the e-mail list does not mean you commit to taking
any studies. You can unsubscribe at any time.


Bridge Se Indian Music Group

Do you like Indian music? Do you like a cappella music? If so, come and meet Cambridge University’s premier co-ed Indian fusion a cappella group, Bridge Se! They are recruiting, so if you are keen to join the group, or for more information, contact 


Christians in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

CHAS is an informal network of Christian postgraduate students and faculty members in Cambridge working in the humanities and social sciences. Our purpose is to convene academics who embrace the Christian faith so we can encourage one another in our faith and scholarship and explore together how the two might be integrated. If you have any questions, please contact Judd Birdsall ( or David Parry (


Cam FM Club Night Discounts

Grad Guest List – Club night discounts and Queue Jump from Cam FM – Every Monday and Friday

This year Cam FM have once again negotiated great discounts for grads at club nights.
To be eligible for these discounts for this year all you need to do is be a grad student and put your name on our “Grad Guest List” here:

To start the term off we’ve negotiated discounts to both Mondays and Fridays at Lola Lo (full details at the link above).

If you happen to have a group and would like to book a table with grad discount, get in touch by emailing –