MCR Gazette/Easter Week 6

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A fairly short bulletin this week, featuring not one, but two academic seminars taking place in college. Come along and find out what your fellow MCR colleagues are up to!

In other, very important, news Rebecca from the TAS Office is on leave until the 7th of June with no internet access, so if you have an issue you need help with soon, please try and use other systems in college. I’m sure we can all agree that Rebecca deserves a break!

Finally, don’t forget to buy your guest night tickets – it promises to be an excellent end to May Week!





30th May – MCR Academic Seminar – Olivia Remes @ MCR TV Room, 19:30 – 20:30

Listen to Olivia give her talk titled “Anxiety: what is it, what causes it and how can it be treated?” Followed by cheese and wine.

1st June – Mentoring Common Table @ 19:30

Enjoy formal hall with the fellow at the last common table of the year!

2nd June – MCR Academic Seminar – Karen Chan @ MCR TV Room, 19:30 – 20:30

Karen will be talking about “Manipulating bacteria for the discovery of new antimicrobials”. Followed by cheese and wine.



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12th June: Annual River Cam Punt Race @ Darwin College (Darwin Island), 17:00

This year the Annual RIVER CAM PUNT RACE takes place on SUNDAY 12 JUNE at 5.30pm.

End of the year. Exams over. Show your style! Join the madness!

PRIZES: There are two main prizes:

**     £100 for the fastest solo punter to reach the finish

**     £80 for the fastest team crew to reach the finish

College crews are encouraged. Fancy dress is encouraged.

THE COURSE is from Darwin College (Darwin Island) to Trinity Punts. Report to the start at 5.00pm

ENTRY FEE is £5 per boat

HOW TO ENTER: Send an e-mail to

PUNTS: Bring your own punt, pole, paddles. College punt or hire punt.

RULES OF THE RACE: There are no rules of the race except to observe the rules of the Cam Conservancy.

13th June – CUHRS Garden Party @ Lucy Cavendish College,

On Monday 13th June, The Cambridge University Horse Racing Society is bringing Newmarket, the Home of Horse Racing, to Cambridge. For one afternoon, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge will open its beautiful gardens and recreate the glamour and excitement of Horse Racing in Newmarket.

CUHRS would like to invite you to an afternoon of sunshine, flowing bubbly and an array of horse racing themed entertainment, including:

– flowing drinks,

– a wonderful selection of sweet and savour food,

– music and entertainment including inflatables,

– a Photo Booth,

– and the chance to meet some of the trainers and staff from Newmarket Racecourse who are involved in the Varsity Horse Race.

**** On the day we will also be giving away exclusive racing bundle tickets to Dubai Future Champions Festival in October 2016. 10 FREE tickets will be up for grabs and will include a race card, drinks voucher and Tote Bet voucher. ****

Price: £20 per person, including all your food and drink.

Dress Code: Smart (blazers, dresses)


Order your tickets now at:

We can’t wait to see you there!



 15 June – Call for Posters: Perpetration, Complicity, and Collaboration in Nazi-dominated Europe

The UCL Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies invites PhD candidates from any discipline to present their research in a visual format as part of an interdisciplinary one-day workshop. We invite submissions by doctoral students whose research addresses perpetration, complicity and collaboration during the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence and genocide in any time period or geographical location.

In the past two decades, research into perpetrators, collaborators, and bystanders in Nazi-dominated Europe has proliferated. Recent work has focused on the complex and ambiguous behaviours and motivations of those implicated. The workshop will explore wider aspects of perpetration and question current categorisation both in terms of historical concepts, explanations, and definitions, and in relation to different forms of representation and self-representation, including ego-documents, literary works, and other cultural reflections on the Holocaust and its aftermath.

The posters will be presented in an informal event during the workshop’s lunch break to encourage discussion and engagement between established scholars, early career researchers, and PhD candidates. Whilst poster presentations are more common in the sciences, this format will allow doctoral students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to engage with their research in a visual manner.

Please view this guide for formatting and printing your posters:

Email your draft poster OR 250-word abstract and short biography of 100 words to Dr Stefanie Rauch ( by 15 June 2016

Confirmation of acceptance: 1 July 2016

Workshop date: 21 October 2016

Location: Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London

Small bursaries will be available for the expenses of successful applicants.

All accepted applicants are encouraged to submit their posters and write a piece on their research for the public history blog – History to the Public.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Holocaust/Third Reich/Euthanasia/Genocide/Collective Violence
  • Micro-histories and Theoretical Approaches
  • Trials, Justice and Reconciliation
  • Retribution and Reparations
  • Guilt and Responsibility
  • Collective Amnesia, Memory and Commemoration
  • Intergenerational Transmission
  • (Auto)biographical writing
  • Representations in Film and Literature
  • Ego-documents and Oral History
  • Denial and Revisionism

We invite PhD students from any of the following disciplines:

  • Literature
  • Film
  • Political Science
  • History
  • Law
  • Art
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Museum Studies



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