MCR Gazette / Michaelmas Week 3

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Now that term is well under way, I hope that all of our new students are feeling relatively settled in here at Churchill. Around the MCR, we have our next MCR academic seminar coming up this Wednesday, our Halloween party this Friday, and our families’ Halloween costume party this Sunday. Other upcoming events around Cambridge can be found below.

Have a good week!


Cambridge University Ice Hockey Team recruitment

On the heels of an incredible season last year, the Cambridge University Ice Hockey Team (the “Light Blues”) is presently looking to recruit new players from across the university to play for the varsity squad. If you have played ice hockey at any amateur, competitive or elite level in your lifetime, the Ice Hockey Team wants to hear from you. Training will begin in early October and will last until early March, with on-ice training every Sunday night. Have a look at our website for more information: For more information, please contact Captain Jaason Geerts, Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details, training times, and to arrange for any equipment. Hope to see you all on the ice in the coming weeks.  GDBO!

Living with Elephants on Our Wild World (interview with Tobias Nyumba, Churchill PhD student) [27/10/14]

Monday at 8 AM Pacific
October 27, 2014: Living with Elephants with Tobias Nyumba, Kenya

Conflict between humans and elephants is a long one fraught with controversy and debate between mitigation models created vs. the reality of the impacts on the ground at the local level, where villagers who must live with the negative impacts of elephants in their daily survival results in a gap where both people and elephants lose. At the local level, communities often lack the tools, infrastructure, technology or political support to implement workable solutions where everyone benefits. Tobias Nyumba is working to assess and satisfy this gap, by modifying these models to real-life situations.

The interview is scheduled to be aired live on Voice of America Radio. The episode announcement can be found at 

CUCIEC Talk: Are you the next “Soros” [28/10/14]

Organizer: CU Chinese Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club (
How: Event Registration Form: ( Free Sandwiches and beverages will be served.)

When: 4:00pm-6:00pm, 2014/10/28
Where: LT1, Department of Engineering
What: Join us for an industry talk with the global fin-tech start-up, Financial Data Technologies. Learn about their prestigious “Investment Incubator” program, where you can earn seed capital to become your own fund manager.
The presentation will also include an exciting introduction to ForexMaster (, a new mobile game that simulates currency trading. With the free mobile app, you can put your skills to the ultimate test. Compete against your classmates, friends, and professors to see if you have what it takes to be the next George Soros.
At the event, we’ll walk you step-by-step through the app’s features and provide details about the upcoming November Challenge, where you could win your very own brand-new iPhone 6 injust less than a week.

BioSoc lecture: Professor Sir Peter Lachmann FRS on “Active and Passive Immunization against Infectious Disease” [29/10/14]

Active and Passive Immunization against Infectious Disease | Professor Sir Peter Lachmann FRS | Wed 29th October 7pm | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre | |

Prof. Sir Peter Lachmann FRS will be speaking on “Active and Passive Immunization against Infectious Disease”. Sir Lachmann is emeritus Sheila Joan Smith Professor of Immunology at the University of Cambridge and has held a number of distinguished positions including President of the Royal College of Pathologists, Biological Secretary of the Royal Society, and Founder President of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences. Make sure you take the opportunity to hear this distinguished speaker!

Check out the facebook event for the chance to have dinner with Professor Sir Peter Lachmann!

Free for members, £2 for non-members, £10 for annual membership, £15 for lifetime membership

Cambridge Humanities Review talk: Professor Peter Mandler on ‘The State as Patron of Humanities Research: A Historical Perspective’ [29/10/14]

Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College
Wednesday 29th October 5pm

The first talk in a new series ‘Lectures in the Humanities’ hosted by the Cambridge Humanities Review, Professor of Modern Cultural History Peter Mandler will speak on his recent research on the history of universities and the effects of state patronage on humanities research. Professor Mandler writes on the political, social, cultural and intellectual history of Britain since 1800. His most recent publication is Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War. £5 annual subscription to the CHR magazine will be available to purchase on the day. For more details see:

Stokes Society talk: Dr Robert Asher on “Jesus Loves Evolution: Perspectives on Science/Religion Compatibility” [29/10/14]

Wednesday 29 October, 9pm
Old Library, Pembroke College

Can a scientist believe in God? As a paleontologist and a religious believer, Dr Robert Asher constantly confronts the perceived conflict between his occupation and his faith. He talks Darwinian evolution, biodiversity and whether atheism is the inevitable conclusion of evolutionary theory.

Free for members, £1 for non-members
Food and wine provided!

Cambridge Student Switch Off training session [30/10/14]

The Cambridge Student Switch Off is looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students to become Ambassadors for their campaign. They would love to meet anyone who is interested at their training session on Thursday 30th October. You can sign-up for the event here:

The session will be a fun and interactive workshop providing you with skills in communication, social media and environmental campaigning. It will look at the Student Switch Off campaign ( as a practical example of how to encourage behaviour change. Their tips and tricks on effective communication will be transferable to your academic and extra-curricular activities and attending will look great on your CV!

As a bonus they will provide you with a Climate Neutral Student Switch Off t-shirt!


Thursday 30th October
12:05-12.50pm, 1:05-1:50pm, 4:05-4:50pm or 5:05-5:50pm
Knox-Shaw room, Cloister Court, Sidney Sussex College (ask at reception if you need directions)

If you have any queries or access requirements, contact Neil Jennings (


Newnham College Cambridge Seminars on Career Women: Careers in Public Life [30/10/14]

Thursday 30th October 2014, Principal’s Lodge Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

Careers in public life can be many and varied. Come and hear writer & journalist Melissa Benn question three women who have created successful, challenging careers for themselves.

Our panel will comprise:

  • Dorothy Gregson – Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office
  • Ann Radmore – Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service
  • Bryony Rudkin – County Councillor, Suffolk County Council

Please contact the Principal’s Secretary for a free admission ticket:

Team Up at Cambridge [application deadline 30/10/14]

Only 1 in 3 pupils from low income backgrounds leave school with basic qualifications.

We’ve teamed up with 5 top employers and 30 universities to train, support and recognize the UK’s most outstanding university students who can make this statistic a thing of the past.

Join the Team Up movement of over 2,000 students who transform the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.

You will participate in our Leadership Development Programme to:
1. Train. Learn a range of leadership and teaching skills.
2. Apply. Use the skills you learn to provide small group tuition to children from low income backgrounds. You can also become a committee member or Schools Officer to create an active movement for change on your campus.
3. Develop. Gain an accredited qualification and, in some cases, be fast-tracked to an interview with a leading employer.


Ratuken coming to Cambridge [31/10/14]

Leading Japanese E-Commerce Conglomerate, Rakuten, will be on campus to introduce their company and job opportunities. More information in the attached: Brochure_Rakuten seminar -Cambridge

Ultimate Student DJ Competition with Cam FM and Big Fish [09/11/14]

Think you can DJ? Prove it… At Lola Lo!!!
Cam FM and Big Fish are running Cambridge’s biggest student DJ competition this term and if you think you’ve got what it takes (or know someone who does…) then this is for you!

On Sunday November 9th we’ll be pitting the best of the best Cambridge student DJs against one another in an epic battle to the death (ok, maybe not quiet that far) to find out who will win the title of Cambridge’s greatest student DJ legend. The winner will have the opportunity to gain a residency at one of Big Fish’s nights, a Big Fish VIP card (Q jump, and free entry +1 at all big fish nights) and will receive a bottle of Vodka to enjoy with their friends for the rest of the night. Runner up will receive a Big Fish VIP card and a bottle of bubbly.

If you want to enter, please just fill your details in on the form at this link and tell us why you think you should be given the chance to win and show off your DJing prowess at Lola Lo.

Entries close at 6pm on Wednesday 5th November and we’ll announce the final qualifying competitors on 7th.

Eden McCallum Analyst Programme [application deadline 11/01/15]

Eden McCallum is a management consulting firm with offices in London and Amsterdam. Founded in 2000, we help clients tackle their most pressing business problems, including strategy, performance improvement, change management and hands-on implementation. Clients include public and private companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, governments and non-governmental organizations. We have delivered over 1000 projects for over 300 clients internationally, including 40 of the Global Fortune 500, one-third of the world’s largest private equity houses, and one-third of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies.

The uniqueness of the model and its success have been recognized in cases and articles by Harvard Business School and London Business School academics, articles in the Financial Times and The Economist, and growth awards in the Sunday Times Fast Track.

We are now recruiting for our analyst programme. The attached document gives a more detailed description of the programme, and how to apply: Eden McCallum Analyst Job Description 2015


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