MCR Gazette / Michaelmas Week 4

We currently have nine candidates standing for various roles in the MCR committee Michaelmas elections, which makes these the most competitive elections we’ve had for quite a long time. This means it’s very important that you cast your vote before the deadline, if you haven’t done so already. The online ballot will close at midday (12pm) Saturday Nov 2. Please review the candidate manifestos and proceed to the voting site – it only takes a few minutes.

Have a spectacular week!



Cambridge Ethical Festival 2013 (on now)

Excellent events with an Ethical Twist…
The Cambridge Ethical Festival 2013, starting on Halloween and ending on Nov 7th, will be exhibiting some of the best events you’ll see all term, each with a little ethical twist…
Vintage Fair – Spoken Word Poetry – Speed Dating – Casino Night – Beer Pong – Dinner in the Dark – Raoul Martinez Film Screening -Performance Art from ice&fire – Networking – Clare Cellars Finale Night
It’s not what you’d expect…


International Baccalaureate Reunion / Tutoring (Nov 2)

Did you study the IB at school? Do you fancy working for a couple of days in January / April with some other fantastic Cambridge former IB students? Fancy earning over £100 a day?

Lanterna Education are an established IB revision course provider and are looking for excellent, eloquent, highly motivated and intelligent Cambridge students like you who studied IB at school. If you’re interested in finding out more, or just want to meet some other IB alumni and moan about ToK, come along to:

The Maypole
7pm this Saturday 2nd November


Indian Classical Arts Society Concert (Nov 4)


Arts & Heritage Careers Panel Discussion (Nov 7)

Thurs 7 Nov at 6pm
Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

6-7pm – A series of six short talks by people working across a variety of arts management settings.

Followed by plenty of time for Q&A with the speakers and then drinks, nibbles and informal discussion at the Careers Service until approx 8.30pm

No need to sign up, but come on time – prompt start

A chance to find out about some of the opportunities in this multi-faceted field from a range of people involved in it. Rather than give you a general overview, we aim to offer real-life accounts of getting in and getting on, and advice from people doing arts jobs in just some of the organisations that contribute to cultural life.

Speakers from the following fields:
• Arts marketing and communications
• Museum administration
• Arts interpretive planning and exhibition design
• Youth Arts
• Museum Conservation
• Arts Therapy

Listen to last year’s talks (by different speakers) –

For full details of speakers for this and other careers events see the online diary at


CUTAZZ Dance Society Ten Year Charity Show (Nov 9)

To celebrate our ten year anniversary CUTAZZ Dance Society is putting on its very first charity show in aid of the Turbo Trust. All money raised will go to this fantastic charity which provides hi-tech mobility equipment to disabled children and adults. Please help us to empower people with the gift of movement by coming along to an evening of dance and music with special guests Fitz Swing, Fitz Sirens and the ballet society. Students: £3 Adults: £5
For more information and to book tickets visit our event page at:
For more info on the society, shows and our dance classes check out our website and like our Facebook page at


CURAS Scavenger Hunt (Nov 9)

You are all invited to join in with the CURAS Real Ale Scavenger Hunt on Saturday the 9th of November.

The Scavenger Hunt is a competition between teams of up to four people and the goal is to identify the best pints and pubs in Cambridge!

Come along to the Mitre at 1pm-2pm or 6pm-7pm to register to join in. You can either register as a team or come along on your own and we’ll find a team to put you with. The team that does the best on the Scavenger Hunt and the runners-up will each win a prize!

CURAS members can join in with the Scavenger Hunt for £1 and non-members can join in for £2. You can pay when you register.

For more information please see

If you have any questions, wish to subscribe to our mailing list or purchase membership for £5, please feel free to contact us at:


Faith In Politics Conference (Nov 12)

Please see the flyer for this conference, which is taking place at Churchill. Sign up using the link below.

Faith in Politics (PDF)


Teach in Nepal Summer 2014 (Deadline Nov 16)

Volunteer to teach in Nepal with Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal (CVN).

How would you like to spend your summer living, teaching and travelling in Nepal?

Every year Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal sends 20 volunteers to three schools in Nepal – one in Kathmandu, one in a Kathmandu valley called Thali, and the other in Western rural countryside. These schools are run by the charitable and incredibly progressive foundation Hindu Vidya Peeth, which we have had a partnership with for over 20 years.

Teaching is in English and extremely flexible – volunteers can teach English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and anything else you can think of that would entertain and interest the students. Help is desperately needed to inject some originality and energy into their education system.

Living with the kids, teaching and playing with them every day, travelling through the beautiful, sometimes mystifying, always fascinating country, or just chatting with some of the friendliest people in the world is an incredible experience and we welcome any and
everyone to apply.

If you’d like to learn more we’ll be running three short presentations of our own experiences in Nepal (lasting no more than 30-40 minutes!) at The Fisher Room, St. John’s College on:

Saturday 2nd November at 3pm
Monday 4th November at 7pm
Tuesday 12th November 8.30pm

Please come along and ask us any questions, find out about the schools, the homes and most importantly the kids. Also check out our website:



Job Opportunities: Acano

Acano is a video conferencing start-up based in Uxbridge. They are currently looking to recruit graduate hardware and software engineers. Please see the information sheets below. For more information, visit their website at, or email former Churchillian Winni Lam:

Acano Graduate Hardware Engineers (PDF)

Acano Graduate Software Engineers (PDF)