MCR Gazette/Lent Week 4

Good Morning Churchillians,

I’m your new General Secretary, Megan McGregor. I hope my first MCR Gazette finds you well, and looking forward to Churchill Spring Ball next week! For the moment, I will be sticking to Yuhua’s tried and tested Gazette formula, but if you have any suggestions about how it can be improved, please let me know. If you have questions or would like to add anything to the Gazette, just email



College/MCR Events

7th Feb 2016 – Super Bowl Party @ MCR, 23:00, Kick-off 23:30

11th Feb 2016 – Movie Night @ MCR, 20:00

12th Feb 2016 – Pre-formal Recital Series – Christina McMaster, professional pianist @ Recital Room, 18:15 – 19:00

13th Feb 2016 – Churchill Spring Ball: Vault @ Churchill College, Feb 13th 20:00 – Feb 14th 03:00

The Vault will soon be sealed for Churchill Spring Ball. Starting on Thursday 11th of Feb, the Games Room will be closed off with the JCR computer room and TV room following suit on Friday. The Games Room will be back to normal by lunch-time on Monday 15th. The entire main building – including both libraries – will be inaccessible for ALL students from 16:00 on Saturday 13th, and there will be no food served in hall that day.

University/Society Events

12th Feb 2016 – St Catharine’s College MCR Symposium @ McGrath Centre

It is with great pleasure that the MCR Co-Presidents of St. Catharine’s College invite you to attend the first-ever St. Catharine’s College MCR Symposium this year. The Symposium will be held in the McGrath Centre at St. Catharine’s College, from 9:00‒17:00, on Saturday, 27 February 2016. It is an interdisciplinary symposium that features research conducted by the College’s graduates. Four Fellows of the College will deliver keynote addresses:

  • Dr. Joanne Harris, MBE (award-winning author of Chocolat);
  • Prof. Peter Barnes (Head of Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London);
  • Dr. Gillian Carr (Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Cambridge);
  • Dr. Rona Fairhead, CBE (Chairman of BBC Trust, Director of HSBC).

To cover the costs of registration and refreshments on the day, there is a £7 fee. You will be contacted upon registration concerning the payment method.

If you would like to attend the Symposium, you may register by Friday, 12 February 2016, using this Google form:

Ongoing – Cambridge Humanities Review – Recruiting new team members & issue 10 available now!

Join the Cambridge Humanities Review magazine team In the words of celebrated writer Robert Macfarlane: ‘The CHR is a very impressive young magazine, distinguished by me for its combination of intellectual seriousness, adventure and diversity’. We’re currently recruiting new team members, so if you want to join us, especially in developing our programme of events, website, social media and sponsorship, e-mail

Issue 10 of the CHR, covering topics as diverse as the music of Lana Del Rey, the poetry of J.H. Prynne, and the letters of Hugh Trevor-Roper, is currently on sale at Kings News newsagents, King’s Parade for £2.50. To buy a £5 year student subscription, with issues 10-12 delivered to your college, visit:


19th April 2016 – Churchill College Chapel Society Trust – Travel Grants for Summer 2016

The Chapel Trustees have a small fund to provide for the award of a number of bursaries for undergraduates and postgraduate students of Churchill College.  The bursaries are to assist with the cost of some specific travel, ideally having a religious connection.  Awards will be made in the region of £200 and the Trustees will request a short account from travel bursary holders at a Chapel service during the Michaelmas Term 2016.  In recent years awards have supported trips to the USA, the Holy Land, India, and more locally, a choral tour in Devon.

These bursaries are independent of College travel grants and it is perfectly acceptable to apply for both. To apply for a bursary, write a single document of no more than 2 A4 pages giving details of the itinerary, purpose and approximate cost of the travel. Send it as a PDF or Word attachment to the Chairman of the Trustees, Dr Martyn Johnson (, to arrive no later than 19 April 2016. You can expect to hear the result of your application by 2 May 2016.


Career Opportunities

10th Feb 2016 – Adventurous Education: Summer Camp opportunities in Cambridge

Want to inspire Chinese teenagers over summer in Cambridge? Join us at Adventurous Education and lead our uniquely-Cambridge summer camps!

What can you get: 1. Generous scholarship to help you fund your accommodation and food. 2. Lifelong friendship with the students. You might potentially be the most inspiring teacher in their life! 3. An internship that truly stretches you to help you gain not only teaching skills, but also leadership and teamwork skills. 4. A good reason to stay in Cambridge!

Who we are: We are a team of Cambridge alumni and students with the vision of a world in which high quality educational resources are accessed and shared freely across the borders. As the first step, we have organised and run our first series of Summer Programmes for secondary school students from China in 2015 and received passionate feedback from the participants and their parents on our excellent Mentors and programmes.

More about our camps: Our top priority is the quality of our participants’ educational and cultural experience. We strive to design programmes with a balance of life-coaching, academic lessons and cultural experience, including day trips to nearby cities in the UK. We also unique in providing truly Cambridge experience, with all the Management and Mentors being current students/alumni of Cambridge and Cambridge-style lectures, supervisions, activities such as formal dinner, punting, and graduation.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:



Job description: You will work with other Mentors to design and lead activities and lessons in a 2 or 3 week summer camp in Cambridge. You will be given freedom to edit existing activities and lessons from last year or creatively design new ones. For your chosen lessons and activities, you will also be responsible for preparing other Mentors for the sessions. You will interact closely with the students and report their feedback at daily meetings.

Skills required: You should be a current student or a recent graduate of Cambridge University. You should have a strong passion for education and be willing to spend much time with teenagers. Team-work and organisational skills are essential, and teaching experience is also highly appreciated. Both native English speakers and mandarin speakers are welcome.



Job description: As one of the three members in the management, you will help to keep the summer camps running smoothly. You will be in charge of the logistics, such as food, accommodation and transportation before and throughout the camps, as well as liaison between the management and teachers.

Skills required: You should be meticulous in nature, have good communication skills, and excellent planning and organisation skills.

Job starting date: early July

Duration: 2 or 3 weeks

Application deadline: 10th Feb 2016 Here is the link to the application form:

Welfare: Generous scholarship intended to help you fund your accommodation, and a bonus, depending on your specific role

Updates and further information will be notified on our Facebook page at

Post any questions on this page, or email Haijing or Kayeon at or

1st March 2016 – The Bar: What’s it like for women? @ Clare College Master’s Lodge, 18:00 – 20:00

Successful women barristers from a leading set of commercial chambers talk about their lives and their work
All welcome: women and men, law and non-law students
Tuesday 1 March 2016
Master’s Lodge, Clare College Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL
6.00pm: Welcome drinks

6.15 – 6.45 pm: Talks by three women barristers

6.45 – 8.00 pm: Drinks with barristers and clerks from One Essex Court
To book your place email:

September 2016 – Titanium Tutors: Beijing Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity available for a teaching placement based in a school in Beijing for Chinese students who are aspiring to get into UK public schools.

Students attend classes after school in their building and have 1-to-1 tuition with high-flying UK graduates!

Tutors with experience in Science and Maths are particularly sought, as well as Business Studies and Psychology, and experience with UK public schools would be a bonus.

The salary will be between £4,500 and £5,000 per month (before tax), depending on experience, and after the probationary period a further £1000 per month will be provided as a housing allowance.

The client will also pay for flights and any costs associated with the visa process.

To find out more, or apply for the job, please send your CV and your application to

Ongoing – Summer School Tutoring Opportunities at Debate Chamber 2016

We are a small educational company established in 2003. We offer students a taste of their chosen subject at undergraduate level, enabling them to make a more informed choice about their university options, as well as to have fun getting really stuck into some challenging academic material together with equally enthusiastic peers.

We’re a little different to other tutoring companies, in that we don’t coach students to pass their school exams, and we don’t give university interview or other applications advice. Instead, we seek to appeal to students with a genuine intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore academic material in a more sophisticated way than is often available in schools.

At Debate Chamber we believe in a style of learning which is not constrained by the requirements of examinations, and which offers students the chance to engage with material for its own sake, rather than in an instrumental way. We encourage students to explore more independently, pursuing their own interests and questions, rather than trying to second guess the desires of an examiner, interviewer or teacher.

We are looking for applicants to work with us on our Summer School programme 2016.

We are looking to recruit tutors in the following areas: Art History, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English Literature, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics and Physics. You can find out more about our courses on our website here:

The rate of pay is £145 – £175 per day, depending on qualification levels (all lesson plans and teaching materials are supplied). For enquiries or applications, please contact Tom Davies, at or on 0845 5194 827. To find out more about the tutoring positions and to apply please go to:


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