As a reminder, our Michaelmas Termly General Meeting and the hustings for this term’s elections will be taking place this Tuesday (Nov. 4) in the bar – feel free to come out and find out more about what the committee has been up to over the past few months!
Other upcoming events and opportunities around college and Cambridge can be found below.
Have a good week!
- 1 Churchill Spring Ball – join the committee [event 14/02/15; launch formal 07/11/14]
- 2 Summer camp teaching opportunity with IVSC
- 3 Non-Musical Ball Performers Wanted
- 4 Cambridge University Railway Club
- 5 Upcoming Events at Kettle’s Yard
- 6 Wolfson Howler [03/11/14]
- 7 CAMMIGRES Forum LAUNCH EVENT – Cambridge Migration Research Forum [04/11/14]
- 8 Freshers’ Recital Room [04/11/14]
- 9 Stokes Society talk – Professor Roger Penrose on “Cosmology: Before the Beginning and Beyond Eternity” [05/11/14]
- 10 BioSoc Internship Event [05/11/14]
- 11 Pro Bono Opportunities in a Global Legal Practice [06/11/14]
- 12 The Wilberforce Society talk – “What to Do with a Problem Called Kim – North Korean Reform in the 21st Century” [07/11/14]
- 13 CU Duke of Edinburgh Society brunch [08/11/14]
- 14 Polygeia Global Health Conference [15/11/14]
Churchill Spring Ball – join the committee [event 14/02/15; launch formal 07/11/14]
Spring Ball is Churchill’s biggest event and is held annually: this year it will be held on the 14th February and we’d like to invite all the MCR to come! It is basically a massive party with unlimited food, drink and entertainment; with regard to the latter we have a big headline act that comes as well as some university-based bands too! The launch formal is happening on the 7th November and that is when ticket sales will start too. We hope many of you can make it! If you’d like to be more involved than just attending, we would love to have an MCR rep or two so that we can make it a great experience for all parts of the Churchill community – so please email Maud McCaffrey email@example.com or Tom Clark firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be interested in that sort of role.
Maud and Tom
Summer camp teaching opportunity with IVSC
IVSC is recruiting 70 volunteer teachers for summer camp projects in the idyllic southern town of Yangshuo阳朔 as well as other locations including Changsha, Lingshan and Pingjiang. Lonely Planet says of Yangshuo that “pedalling across the rice fields through Yangshuo’s soaring limestone peaks is often the top experience of travellers in China.” The programme provides free bed and board, free TEFL certification, Chinese classes and some remuneration. Travel scholarships are usually available through universities.
Programmes run from 7th July-15th August TBC with some flexibility. Schedules vary between the different schools but generally involve 3-6 hours of English classes per day followed by outdoor activities. Students are aged between six and sixteen, every week teachers accompany the students on fun summer-camp activities. As an example, activities in Yangshuo include; bamboo rafting, rock climbing, camping, caving, touring rural villages such as Xingping, cycling, swimming in the Li river, tubing, Kayaking, white-water rafting and general sports. Teachers will also assist with other summer camp activities including interviewing foreign tourists in the town centre, cookery classes, film-making, and karaoke parties. There are also ample opportunities to study mandarin, martial arts, or cookery, and to go out in the evenings to enjoy the restaurants and nightlife.
In house TEFL certification, Chinese classes, advice regarding visas, free accommodation and food are all offered. Some schools will be able to remunerate teachers. There is no programme fee of any kind, IVSC has been working with UK students since 2007. For more information please contact email@example.com or view our website www.ivsc.org.uk Positions are offered on a rolling basis.
Non-Musical Ball Performers Wanted
The Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit is holding its 20th Anniversary Ball in Lent Term next year, and with a guest list numbering up to 250 people, we need some entertainment!
Ideally, we want skilled magicians, street performers, mime artists, etc, to perform for between 2 and 4 hours on the night of March 13th 2015. Performance would be non-stage based, amongst the crowds at the venue, indoor and out. Performers can be individuals or small groups. Location is in Cambridge, and the work would of course be paid.
So do you have a few tricks up your sleeve? Please get in touch with Officer Cadet Abby Simkin on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested. Employment offers will be based on a demonstration of abilities.
Cambridge University Railway Club
The Cambridge University Railway Club is the second oldest railway club in the UK, we meet weekly on either Wednesdays or Fridays to hear from directors of travel and freight operating companies as well as leading figures from Network Rail, HS2, DfT, Hitachi and several other leading railway industry players (even model trains!)
The role of meeting is to hear from these speakers about the operations of their businesses on the railways, whether this is about fare pricing, open access, intermodal freight, new line construction, day to day operation or just loving trains; we have a wide selection of speakers to hear from. Recent highlights have included DRS, HS2, Network Rail and Hitachi.
As well as speaker events, we arrange visits to railway sites around the country. Recently this has included Plasser UK and RVEL and this academic year we are looking forward to visiting Old Oak Common (First Great Western), Siemens (Manchester) and the GCR Nottinghamshire to have a cab ride in the HST prototype 41001.
If you are interested in knowing more or coming along please do drop me or the email@example.com an email.
Events for Michaelmas term: CURC Mich Termcard
Upcoming Events at Kettle’s Yard
Until 23 November
Past, Present, Somewhere
A rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by artist duo Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, in this their first gallery exhibition since they won the Northern Art Prize in 2008.
Free lunchtime talks
Open Archives – 12.30-1pm – Exploration of experiences of WWI through archival material with Frieda Midgley, Kettle’s Yard Archivist
Introduction to Cobbing – 12.30-1pm – By Kate Edwards, cob-building tutor
Kettle’s Yard House and the role of Jim Ede – 12.30-1pm – With Lucy Wheeler, Learning & Engagement Officer
Frances Spalding on Gwen Raverat – 7-8pm – £8 (£6 for students) – Art historian, critic and Gwen Raverat biographer, Spalding will discuss the artist, author and great celebrant of Cambridge
Screening of The Closer We Get – 7-9pm – £8 (FREE for students) – A preview of Somewhere’s latest feature documentary; a bittersweet, first-hand account of director Karen Guthrie’s family coming to terms with the aftermath of her mother’s stroke.
The (New) Public Art in Cambridge – 6-8pm – FREE – What is the future of public art in the city? There is currently an unprecedented concentration of public art being developed across Cambridge. To what extent is this activity contributing to the cultural development of the city? Join us to debate the issues.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin & Huw Watkins, piano – 8-10pm – £16 (£6 students)
Debussy: Sonata for violin in G minor, L140
Ives: Decoration Day
Ravel: Sonata No.2 for violin and piano in G major
Poulenc: Sonata for violin and piano, Op.119
Gershwin: Five selections from ‘Porgy and Bess’
FourFour– 12-1pm – Free Lunchtime Concert
Rees Webster– 12-1pm – Free Lunchtime Concert
Jack Oades & Rachel Kay – 12-1pm – Free Lunchtime Concert
Clare Hammond, piano – 8-10pm – £16 (£6 students)
Bach: Italian Concerto BWV971
Scriabin: Prelude & Nocturne for left hand
Sibelius: The Trees, Op.75
Lipatti: Sonatine for left hand
Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’
Chopin: Selection from the Etudes, Op.25
Wolfson Howler [03/11/14]
CAMMIGRES Forum LAUNCH EVENT – Cambridge Migration Research Forum [04/11/14]
*Dr Philippe Bourbeau* (POLIS)
Migration, Security & Resilience: Towards a triangular relationship
*Dr David Howarth* (POLIS)
Immigration in the UK General Election 2015 and beyond
*Dr Jeff Miley* (Sociology)
The politics of belonging in Europe
This is a public event – it is FREE and OPEN TO ALL
Tuesday 4th November, 5pm – to 7pm + drinks
B3 & B4, Institute of Criminology
For more information about this event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stokes Society talk – Professor Roger Penrose on “Cosmology: Before the Beginning and Beyond Eternity” [05/11/14]
Professor Roger Penrose on “Cosmology: Before the Beginning and Beyond Eternity”
Wednesday 5 November, 9pm
Mill Lane Lecture Room 3
You don’t want to miss this one! We’ve got the one and only Professor Sir Roger Penrose coming to Cambridge to talk the Big Bang, the end of the universe and other exciting things. We’re in a lecture hall this time so there should be plenty of seats, but as always, turn up early if you want a good one!
FREE for members
BioSoc Internship Event [05/11/14]
Internship Event | 5th November 7pm | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre | https://www.facebook.com/events/1481416402119667/
Come to hear from the Careers service and students about internship schemes and how to spend your summer productively.
Ideal for undergrads looking to find out whether research is for them, there’s nothing better than earning money and getting work experience during the summer! This is one of our most popular events of the year so we hope to see you there!
Free for members, £2 for non-members, £15 for lifetime membership, £10 for annual membership
Pro Bono Opportunities in a Global Legal Practice [06/11/14]
The Cambridge University Students’ Pro Bono Society is holding our first speakers event of the year THIS THURSDAY. Pro Bono work is becoming an increasing important aspect of legal practice, so for any aspiring lawyers the talk should be very useful and insightful. The event “PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES IN A GLOBAL LEGAL PRACTICE” will take place at 7.30 on Thursday 6th November in the Law Faculty (B16). It will start with a talk from lawyers at NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT followed by opportunities for questions. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Lawyers and Non-Lawyers are both very welcome!
For more information, please take a look at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/902972173048364/
The Wilberforce Society talk – “What to Do with a Problem Called Kim – North Korean Reform in the 21st Century” [07/11/14]
Friday, 7 November – 17:00 – Main Lecture Theatre, Divinity School, St John’s College
We are excited to announce the presentation of a policy paper on North Korean Reform in the 21st Century, written by Isar Bhattacharjee, Tom Daniel, Helena Roy, and Roland Nathaniel; edited by Chris Watkins. Our authors develop stimulating insights into how the present-day state of affairs in North Korea came about; they make sense of the ways in which the country is currently changing; they analyse what the future has in store for North Korea; and they point out how the UK government could help promote change.
Our guest speakers for the evening include:
- John Everard, former British ambassadorto the DPRK and leading expert on North Korean issues. Author of a book on North Korea, titled Only Beautiful Please.
- Hamish MacDonald, contributor to the NKNewswebsite, a source of quality information about events inside the country with an extensive network of sources.
- Edward Schwarck, research fellow for the RUSI(Royal United Services Institute), specialist on Sino-Korean relations.
As always, the event is free and open to all – so do come along to learn about a country that has often remained a mystery to Western publics and commentators alike!
CU Duke of Edinburgh Society brunch [08/11/14]
Polygeia Global Health Conference [15/11/14]
Polygeia, a student-led group designed to empower students to research and write policy on global health issues would like to invite you to our launch conference on Saturday 15 November at St John’s College Cambridge.
At the conference we will be presenting and discussing the policies that we are working on with a series of high-profile guests – our keynote speaker is Dr Lorenzo Savioli, the former WHO Director for the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases who will be discussing the recent Ebola crisis. You can find a full list of guests here – http://www.polygeia.com/conference/speakers .
Tickets are selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment: http://www.polygeia.com/conference/conference-tickets/ We have a student price of £15 including lunch and tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
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