MCR Gazette/Easter Week 7

Good morning Churchillians,

Only a few events going on around the university this week, but there are a couple of initiatives within college that we could really use your help with!

Firstly, Clara is still looking for MCR members to help out with the room design of the new graduate housing. This is a great opportunity to help shape how the college is for future graduates, so if you are interested in this meeting on the 27th July please sign up on the Doodle poll indicating suitable times.

Secondly, we are looking for a new head gardener for the MCR garden! Please see the following message from Bing:

“MCR Head Gardener Wanted!

To all Churchill veggie lovers:

The MCR gardening group is looking for a new leader. The role is to take care of the veggies and fruits in the MCR garden and greenhouse (about 80 sq m in total), as well as to motivate other MCR students/family members to participate in the gardening activities.

Fruits and veggies that have been planted and grow well in our garden include: tomatoes, potatoes, cabbages, kohlrabies, radishes, carrots, courgettes, peas, beans, celeries, spring onions,  chillies, herbs, strawberries … Group members decide what to plant at the beginning of each year and work 1-2 hours per week in the rest of the planting seasons to realise their plans.

We set no rule for you on how to run the garden, as long as the people and your plants are happy. It doesn’t even matter whether you have done gardening before: there are a few experienced group members who are willing to help you to get start and throughout. All we ask for are your passion in gardening, plus some devotion to the group, such as sending emails to find the suitable time for gardening each week.

We welcome any suitable candidates, including the MCR members and family members. You can also join us for a taster session. Please do get in touch if you are interested!”

Bing can be contacted at bz247, so please do let her know if this is something you might be interested in!





10th June – 3rd Annual Africa Together Conference @ Cambridge Union

Africa Together’ is the largest student led conference on Africa at the University of Cambridge. Over the last three years, the ‘Africa Together’ conference has grown into a leading platform that convenes some of Africa’s best minds, policymakers, businessmen and women, scholars, students, and young professionals to discuss issues of critical importance to the continent’s future. With speakers from 15+ countries, this event promises to be one of the largest and most diverse commemorations of Africa Day in the UK.

Panel discussions will explore: the role of African voices in the telling of African narratives, the role of business as well as extractive industries in Africa’s inclusive growth, religion and development, women’s leadership, among other themes. The day will include keynote addresses as well as panel discussions, exhibitions and live performances by African artists.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, CEO, Motsepe Foundation – President of the Cancer Association of South Africa, South Africa’s Most Influential Women 2012
  • Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Award winning investigative journalist – named one of the most influential Africans
  • Tarik Choho, Managing Director, OCP SA and CEO, OCP Africa
  • Prof. David Dunne, Director of the Cambridge-Africa Programme and Extraordinary Fellow, King’s College
  • Fadumo Qasim Dayib, Presidential candidate for Somalia – Feminist of the Year by the Feminist Association Union
  • Olajumoke Adenewo, AD Consulting – named by CNN as ‘Africa’s Starchitect’, leading Architect in Africa
  • Prof. Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary, National University Commission, Nigeria
  • Ahmad Zakari, Chief Operating Officer, General Electric Nigeria
  • Destiny Ekaragha, Director and writer, Gone too Far, Tight Jeans – 3rd British black women who directed a feature-length film that was given theatrical distribution in the U.K
  • Donald Molosi, Broadway actor writer – youngest-ever recipient of the Khama Brilliant Spirit Award
  • Imad Mesdoua, political analyst for Africa Matters Limited and guest commentator for the BBC, Al Jazeera and France 24
  • Tariq Ramadan, Professor, Oxford University – as one of the top 100 most influential thinkers in the world and Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy

Check our website for a complete list of speakers – Follow our page for daily updates on the conference,   #CamAfricaDay @CamAfricaDay

There will be great food – Jollof from Eko Kitchen and Couscous from Bedouin (which Algériennes at Cambridge agree is authentic!) – all included in the ticket.If you have any queries regarding programming or logistics, feel free to contact


17th June – Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference 2016: Growing Together @ Judge Business School, 9:00 – 16:30

Cambridge Judge Business School will host its second conference dedicated to Women’s Leadership on Friday 17 June. This year’s theme ‘Growing Together’ will examine the dynamics of the work environment and asks what it takes for leaders to excel. The focus of the conference is on collaboration and growth, encouraging inclusion of gender diversity in various areas.

This one day conference promises an exciting programme of keynote speakers, workshops and panel discussion by outstanding industry leaders from an array of sectors including education, law, banking, finance, pharmaceutical and biotech. It is a great opportunity for attendants to network and connect with established leaders during the conference. The diverse range of speakers will provide invaluable insights for both men and women wanting a deeper understanding of what makes successful leaders in business. More info can be found here:



9th June – “What is the right path for me?” – An event to introduce women to the opportunities of a consulting career @ Hobson Room, Royal Cambridge Hotel

Curious about consulting, but not sure what it really is? Interested in working for a fast-growing company in a dynamic, team-oriented environment? Looking to be challenged whilst  receiving strong developmental support? Want to better understand how you can balance a rewarding career with some of the choices we face as women?

If you are a female student, from any background and want to know the answers to these questions and more, join BCG in the Hobson Room, Royal Cambridge Hotel on Thursday 9th June. After a brief introduction to consulting and how women at BCG have chartered their own course, we invite you to meet some of our women from all levels. Drinks and nibbles and a relaxed atmosphere are part of the package, absolutely no business experience is required!

If you are interested, please click here, where you will have the opportunity to register your attendance for one of two sessions.

We look forward to meeting you at the event,

The BCG Women’s Initiative Team


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