Michaelmas Term 3

Around College

2022 Churchill College Enterprise Competition

We would like to invite all current Churchill students and alumni interested in developing a business idea to compete in the 2022 Churchill College Enterprise Competition

  • Why should I enter? All those selected for the final will receive expert mentoring from experienced company directors. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1000 and there will also be a £250 prize for the ‘Most Innovative Technology’.
  • What will I have to do?

o   Visit the competition webpage and read the competition rules

o   Think of an idea for an innovative service or product you would like to develop (this can include your academic research project) and submit an outline of your idea with an explanation of how the idea will be implemented and an evaluation of the idea’s potential benefits by the submission deadline of Sunday 6 March 2022.

o   If your idea is shortlisted for the final you will be invited to give a presentation to the Enterprise board lasting no longer than 20 minutes on Wednesday 27 April.


If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Annabel Busher in the Alumni & Development office: development@chu.cam.ac.uk

The competition is sponsored by the Federation of Shenzhen Commerce (FSC) with an additional prize supported by CyberHive

MCR Events

Sign-up for the Conference on Everything – 6 November!

Conference on Everything, our annual event celebrating the outstanding success stories of Churchill College is coming.

Prepare with a presentation or design a poster!

You also can participate just as a member of the audience who is eager to discover the diverse and prosperous scientific life of our College.

Date: 6 November (Saturday) 1pm-6pm

Venue: in-person at the Wolfson Hall – Bevin Room and online via Zoom Live Stream

Participation is free, but registration is required.

Please, fill in the form (for presenter and attendees):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw_5V7E-myQ-NDW58TZVtAEkA5FNHbVXEGx2YsSgioHIpYQA/viewform?usp=sf_link

In case, the link does not work when you click on, please, copy and paste it into your browser.

In-person and online participants are equally encouraged to attend the conference.


MCR Academic Officer

LGBTQ+ Night – Tuesday at 7:30pm

Tuesday at 7:30pm is our first MCR LGBT+ Night of the year!

The MCR bar will be open for drinks, and the event is open to everyone (not just freshers!) to get to know the LGBT+ community in College, and (optionally) go to Glitterbomb after 🏳️‍🌈


Welfare info: http://mcr.chu.cam.ac.uk/useful-stuff/welfare/esday at 6:00pm

Yoga – Wednesday at 6:00pm

Join our regular Wednesday evening yoga class. The class is all-levels and attendance is free to members of Churchill and their partners.

You’re welcome to bring your own mat if you have one, though we will also provide mats.

The yoga will be located in the Recital Hall (Music Center).

You can stay up-to-date with yoga by joining the MCR Facebook group. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chumcrmembers/.


Step-free access: Yes.

Padded seating: No.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: Not applicable.

Access breaks: Not applicable.

Accessibility contact: etv21@cam.ac.uk

Social Night in the Bar – Wednesday at 8:00pm

As you may have heard, tomorrow there will be a uni-wide boycott of nightclubs due to concerns surrounding their handling of spiking incidents. This is part of the ‘Girls Night In’ movement (more info on this below). Our night in at Churchill is going to be a CLASSY SOCIAL in the bar. So, dress up nice and smart (1920s vibes strongly encouraged), and come along from 8pm for proper old fashioneds, fancy G&Ts and some smooth jazz.  There will be a prize for the best-dressed (read: fanciest) individual!

I would also like to respectfully request that if you are planning on going out tomorrow, you do not use the bar for pre-drinks.

Accessibility Contact: Paul Heller (ph515@cam.ac.uk)

CHUtalk – Thursday at 7:00pm

CHUTalks are back IN-PERSON!

Come and join us on 28th October (Thursday) at 7pm in the Tizard Room.

While listening to Amila Jayasinghe’s talk about How to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings?, you can grab a glass of wine and greatcheese with crackers. Non-alcoholic drinks and other snacks are included as well.

Participation is free, but please help the preparation with expressing your interest to attend via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde2rJ_sj0QgprTPaYFCIsPjS2LRAfNuulqUB5K-A_bKUK4CQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

In case, the link does not work, please, copy and paste it into your browser and make sure you are logged in the Google account with your Cambridge email address (@cam.ac.uk).  

For all attendees, it is mandatory to participate in the weekly asymptomatic pooled testing or to take a lateral flow test (LFT) 24h before the event.

If you have any questions or thinking about presenting, please contact me via mcr-academic@chu.cam.ac.uk.

See you on Thursday!


MCR Academic Officer


Step-free access: Yes.

Padded seating: Yes.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: No.

Access breaks: Not applicable.

Accessibility contact: ebb26@cam.ac.uk

MCR Halloween party – Saturday at 7:00pm

The MCR Halloween party is Saturday 30 October from 7-9 pm to celebrate all things haunted and spooky! Activities planned include free food and drinks, including pumpkin carving, and a best costume competition. So come on by to catchup with your fellow Churchillians and enjoy an evening of spooky fun!

🕸  Halloween themed snacks and food will be provided.

🍸  The MCR bar will be open and serving a collection of drinks, including Halloween themed Jell-O shots and cocktails!

🎃 Everything will be provided for the pumpkin carving competition, including pumpkins! 🎃🎃🎃 Sign up by Tuesday 26 October is required (so we can make sure there are enough pumpkins).

👻  There will also be a best costume competition, with two prizes for best costume overall and laziest costume (for those who put in the minimal effort).

Guests and friends are welcome, but please limit this to one guest per MCR member.

Everyone who attends MUST take part in the asymptomatic testing program, or take an LFT in the 24 hours prior to the party.

We can’t wait to see you there! 🕷

Michaela, Shany, and Madeline


Step-free access: Yes.

Padded seating: Yes.

Non-alcohol/gluten-free/sugar-free options and allergen information: Yes.

Designated quiet space: No.

Access breaks: Not applicable.

Accessibility contact: mrt50@cam.ac.uk

Around the University

Brain Stimulation Study, £35​​

Hi! We are looking for participants to take part in our study investigating learning and vision. The study involves two sessions on consecutive days and you would receive £35. In the first session, you would learn a new computer-based task while we record your brain activity using EEG. For a short period of time we also apply brain stimulation while you are doing the task. The second session is computer-based only. We are looking for participants aged 18-35 with normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses only). To find out more or to take part, please contact Lizzie: abgresearch@psychol.cam.ac.uk, using the subject “GPEntrain”.