It was great to see so many of you at the Matriculation Dinner this week. Remember that we’ll be having our Termly General Meeting on Wednesday (Oct 30) at 7.30pm in the MCR bar. This will be followed by hustings for the upcoming committee elections. Also, don’t forget about our Halloween Scavenger Hunt, starting at 8pm tonight (Oct 26)!
If you will be in Cambridge over the winter break, please note that the dining hall will be closed after lunch on the 24th December and re-open for lunch on Friday 3rd January. There will be a reminder sent nearer the time. The TAS office is currently closed as Rebecca takes a well-deserved break – it will re-open on November 5th. Urgent queries should be directed at your tutor or the porters.
Have an exciting week!
- 1 Help our college win the Student Switch Off competition!
- 2 CUMS Season Launch Concert (Oct 26)
- 3 American Express Case-Study (Oct 28)
- 4 CURAS Beer Tasting (Oct 30)
- 5 International Development Documentary Screening (Nov 1)
- 6 ACS Presents CultureFest 2013 (Nov 1)
- 7 OneStart Launch Event (Nov 5)
- 8 Digital Connectivity in Cities: The Role of Policy (Nov 14)
- 9 eSCAMPS PhD Symposium (Nov 18)
- 10 Accelerate Cambridge – Startup Weekend (Nov 22)
- 11 Sparrho: A Bird’s Eye View Of Your Research
- 12 Agora: Your Cambridge Event Planner
Help our college win the Student Switch Off competition!
Our college is competing against 19 of the other Cambridge colleges this year in the Student Switch Off energy-saving campaign. As well as bragging rights we stand the chance of winning money for our summer garden party so please support the campaign by liking the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/
The campaign will be hosting a series of mini-competitions over the year where the colleges are ranked against each other. Students who get involved stand the chance of winning Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, formal hall tickets and Lush cosmetics so there’s loads of great stuff up for grabs for doing your bit for the environment!
Check out http://www.
CUMS Season Launch Concert (Oct 26)
Saturday 26 October 2013, 8pm
West Road Concert Hall
Mozart – Magic Flute Overture
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
David Wong (CUMS Concerto Competition Winner) – clarinet
Peter Stark – conductor
Student tickets only £5!
Cambridge’s finest musicians in Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Peter Stark will perform Mozart’s playful Overture to the “Magic Flute”, followed by his Clarinet concerto with David Wong, winner of Cambridge University Music Society’s Concerto competition. Culminating in Beethoven’s groundbreaking 5th symphony, this concert is shaping up to be an evening not to be missed.
Tickets £20, £14, £10, Concessions: £2 reduction of above prices, £5 Students
Tickets online: http://www.adcticketing.com/wh
American Express Case-Study (Oct 28)
American Express invites you to our case-study presentation. The event will consist of the following:
15.00pm: Welcome & Introduction to SPG
17.00pm: Programme End
The Pitt Building
Cambridge CB2 1RP
You are not required to register in advance however places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Our event is open to final year students from all degree disciplines.
About American Express
American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. We employ more than 60,000 people across four continents and are proud to be recognised as one of the best places to work.
The Full Time Graduate Programme for undergraduate and master’s students starts in September. It’s designed to expand your business expertise while helping you to accelerate your career from day one. You will experience an 18 or 24 month programme which offer real responsibility, challenging assignments, access to senior management, networking, buddy and mentoring initiatives. We have roles available in our London office.
CURAS Beer Tasting (Oct 30)
Introductory beer tasting at The Mill featuring a wide range of beers with plenty of snacks and food included – Wednesday, October 30th from 7:30-9:30pm – £10 for non-CURAS members (£8 for current CURAS members) – 14 spots available, fill out the following form to register (people allocated a spot will be notified by email): http://tinyurl.com/Mill-tastin
International Development Documentary Screening (Nov 1)
This film series covers various themes, starting from the simple recognition that where you are born affects your life opportunities, through notable examples of projects using film to invoke international interest, and including an initiative launched in Cambridge itself which demonstrates the importance of the reinvigoration of the development debate.
Our first screening, The Lottery of Birth, (http://www.facebook.com/
After the film screening Raoul Martinez will hold a Question & Answer session to further explore the ideas his film tackles. There will be wine and refreshments!
ACS Presents CultureFest 2013 (Nov 1)
On stage for one night only, Cambridge University’s African Caribbean Society warmly invites you to our annual showcase, the HIGHLIGHT of the year, the HOTTEST show in Cambridge this term….that is, CULTUREFEST 2013!
When: Doors open @ 7pm, Friday 1st November 2013
Where: West Road Concert Hall
**GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!**
£12 for ACS MEMBERS, £15 Standard price, £12 each for groups of 8
We have an amazing line up, including top performers:
AKALA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
DEAN ATTA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
SAMSON – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from – whether if you are from Cambridge uni or elsewhere, we want this event to be as INCLUSIVE and DIVERSE as possible. There is going to be something for everyone, so buy your tickets soon!
DON’T MISS OUT!
Light refreshments will be served 7-7.45pm.
AFTERPARTY details coming soon
*Please bring a printed copy of your ticket with you to collect your wristbands on the door*
Contact any member of the committee if you have questions: http://cambridgeacs.org/pages/
OneStart Launch Event (Nov 5)
What would you do with £100K? Launch your own innovative product?
Digital Connectivity in Cities: The Role of Policy (Nov 14)
eSCAMPS PhD Symposium (Nov 18)
eSCAMPS is an annual one-day conference for postgraduate students in the life science departments at the University of Cambridge and affiliated institutes. eSCAMPS provides an excellent platform for students to present and discuss their research, to meet other students from across the university and to hear talks and discussions from world leading scientists.
We are excited to be hosting three distinguished keynote speakers this year:
Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate and President of the Royal Society
Prof Tracey Chapman, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics
Dr Ewan Birney, Associate Director of the EMBL- European Bioinformatics Institute.
We will also be holding interactive workshop sessions and there will also be a panel discussion on topical issues in scientific research, featuring:
Dr Alison Woollard, upcoming Christmas lecturer for the Royal Institution
Prof James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy
and other leading experts TBC.
Generous sponsorship means registration is free to all life sciences students. Refreshments throughout the day, lunch and a drinks reception will all be provided.
Abstract submission for posters and talks is now closed. The deadline for general registration is Friday 1st November. Register early – due to limited venue capacity, a waiting list will open when all attendance spots have filled.
Please visit our website http://www.escamps.org/ and follow us on twitter @eSCAMPS_Team for more information and to register for free.
Accelerate Cambridge – Startup Weekend (Nov 22)
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered community leaders, and entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. In the 54 hours of the start-up weekend participants develop their business idea working closely with a team, who believe in their idea. The Cambridge Start-Up Weekend, organised by Accelerate Cambridge is held at the Judge Business School is a hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their start-up ideas are viable.
We also accept applications for the Accelerate Programme, through which people from Cambridge receive entrepreneurship education, mentoring, and access to funding. We are continuously accepting applications.
Sparrho: A Bird’s Eye View Of Your Research
At Sparrho, we recognise that staying on top of all relevant scientific content is still a pain. This frustration was what led a Cambridge PhD graduate to create a discovery platform that aggregates, distills, and recommends the latest information in the form of an easy to read news feed.
- Add all the sources you regularly check (journals, patents, conferences, blogs, anything!), the more you add, the more comprehensive your Sparrho will be. We have a list of the existing sources our users have added and if you run into troubles adding a source, there’s a quick guide on how to add RSS feeds (a guide to adding more generic urls is coming soon).
- Tell us what is relevant (love icon) or not relevant (hate icon) to you so Sparrho can learn what new releases to recommend to you in the future
- Save multiple keywords (topics, protein name, authors, etc), so you can easily browse through all of them at once
- By placing Sparrho as a homepage, we are able to provide a customised magazine for you. In addition, saving relevant articles to come back to at later times has never been more straight-forward.
Agora: Your Cambridge Event Planner
Agora is a centralized organizing platform for MCRs, JCRs, societies, and clubs—and it’s a single, comprehensive website for finding out everything that’s going on at the University of Cambridge. Our snazzy pre-release homepage has just gone live, and we’d be excited if you’d check it out and request an invite to join! Here’s the link: