Michaelmas Week 3

Messages From College

Writing Basics and Time Management

Part of the Churchill Study Skills workshops

Class: Writing Basics and Time Management

Date: Thursday or Friday, October 17 or 18

Time: 15:30-17:00

Venue: Tizard Room, Churchill College

Sign-up link: https://doodle.com/poll/kis2zayiwhk4z5xf

MCR Events

Grounds and Gardening Day – [Postponed] 

Enjoy a tour (from the porters lodge) over the magnificent grounds of our College given by our Head of Grounds and Gardens. After that, learn how to get involved with the student-run vegetable garden and grow your own organic veggies in the college. Gardening newbies welcome!

If you miss the tour, join us around 30 minutes later in our garden. Our garden is right behind 70 Storey’s Way.

Sunday Roast – TODAY @ 12:15

A classic Sunday lunch served in Hall.

Cambridge Family Scavenger Hunt – TODAY @ 14:30

A tour of the city centre given by members of the MCR committee

Matriculation Dinner – Wednesday @ 19:00

A lavish formal dinner, known as a feast, to celebrate that you are now officially a Churchillian RSVP to the letter from the TAS office is required.

Families’ Event – Saturday @ 14:30

Wolfson flat-ers: meet your neighbours! All couples, families and children are welcome!

Afternoon Fun and Games in the MCR – Saturday @ 15:00

Compete against your fellow MCR members in Foosball or games on the PS4!

Around the University

CSAR: How to be human in the age of the machine – Monday @ 19:30

Dr. Hannah Fry, from UCL, gives a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us.

When? 19:30 Mon 15 October 2018

Where? The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Further details of this event

How can you get more involved in CSAR?

We are always interested to hear from members who might be interested in playing an active part in CSAR. 

On Monday 15 October, there will be a drop-in event between 1830 and the start of the lecture at 1930 hosted by the president of CSAR, Prof. Sir Mike Gregory and other members of council, where you can find out more about what might be involved. Further details are at https://www.csar.org.uk/about-us/

We hope you will be able to join us.

Warm regards,

CSAR Council.

Science and Policy Kick-Off Event – Tuesday @ 18:30

Tuesday 16th October 2017, 6:30 pm

Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Drinks Reception

Join us and a number of other organisations for brief introductions to learn more about the science policy community in Cambridge. 

This drinks reception is the perfect chance to find out about the role of science in policy making, to hear from policy-related organisations and initiatives in Cambridge, such as CUSPE, The Wilberforce Society and Shaping Horizons, and to meet policy professionals, other researchers and students interested in science policy.

This event is free to attend with short talks starting at 6.30 pm.

Due to limited places for this event, don’t forget to sign up here.

Enterprise Tuesday

Enterprise Tuesday is a series of free evening lectures and networking sessions running in November, February and May each year. The sessions aim to introduce participants to the world of business and to encourage individuals to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions. It is open to all University of Cambridge staff and students, members of other universities and the local business community.

Please join us on 6 November for the first session of the 2018-2019 Enterprise Tuesday series: Choosing the Entrepreneurial Path: Truths & Misconceptions. In this session, we aim to debunk common myths and misconceptions. We talk with experienced entrepreneurs – all of whom have thriving businesses – about why they chose the entrepreneurial path, how their beliefs and values influenced their journey and what the key elements were that enabled them to be successful.


Guest speakers

Jess Butcher, Co-Founder and Director, Blippar

Karen Appleton Page, Angel Investor and Advisor, Board Member at Plastiq and Newseum

Rahul Vohra, Co-Founder and CEO of Superhuman; Co-Founder, Rapportive


Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Time: 17:00 – 20:00 (Registration from 17:00; lecture starts at 17:30)

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Cambridge Judge Business School

Register: Please complete the online registration form

See the Enterprise Tuesday timetable to register for upcoming sessions in November, February and May.


MedTech Foundation Innovation Programme

Interested with medical technologies and entrepreneurship?

Want to learn how to develop solutions to real healthcare problems?

Want to build relationships with students in different disciplines?

Cambridge Medtech Foundation are running their own inaugural Innovation Programme across Michaelmas and Lent this year. Small teams of students will compete to design technological solutions to real problems facing NHS patients. Students are supported via our series of workshops, designed to give you the skills needed to design, develop and market your very own piece of medical technology.

Come to our information evening this Wednesday (10th)/Saturday (13th) to hear more about the event!


To learn more, visit our website:


To be the first to know when applications open, like our Facebook page


Opportunities to meet employers, offering engineering graduate and summer placements, really kicks in this week. Look out for our Graduate Schemes and Internships event on Wednesday:

Cam Careers Events

I don’t want to work in the City

Only about 9% of Cambridge graduates go into City careers.

Are you part of the 81% interested in the non-City?

If so, you should attend our Careers Briefing tomorrow afternoon. This one hour briefing will get you started in thinking about the sort of career you might like to pursue (in areas ranging from publishing to conservation and much more), and will signpost key resources and events so that you don’t miss out and can get ahead!

Careers Briefing: ‘I don’t want to work in the City!’

Thursday 11 October 2018, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Room 1.

Engineering related

Mon 15 Oct – 13:00 – GSA Capital Partners LLP – data engineering within hedge funds

Mon 15 Oct – 18:00 – APT (Applied Predictive Technologies) – strategy Consulting in the Age of Big Data

Tue 16 Oct – 13:00 CU Engineering Society Lunchtime Presentation by Rolls-Royce. Non CUES members are welcome

Tue 16 Oct – 18:00 – BP plc – engineering, science and commercial positions


Thu 18 Oct – 18:00 – Shell meet Cambridge grads working at Shell, working life at Shell, grad and intern opportunities.

Shell are also running a CV Clinic and LinkedIn Photoshoot Session on Wed 17th October. Slots from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Browns Restaurant. You can sign up for a slot on Shell’s website

Thu 18 Oct – 19:00 – TPP (The Phoenix Partnership) IT for healthcare

Research Studies

Brain Study While Asleep (£30)

We are looking for left-handers to participate in our Auditory Sleep experiment (£30 reimbursement). These are the next available timeslots:

Thursday        01-Nov  13:30-16:30

Monday          05-Nov  13:30-16:30

Thursday        08-Nov  13:30-16:30

Monday          12-Nov  13:30-16:30

Thursday        15-Nov  13:30-16:30

Monday          19-Nov  13:30-16:30

Thursday        22-Nov  13:30-16:30

Monday          26-Nov  13:30-16:30

Thursday        29-Nov  13:30-16:30

If any of the above slots doesn’t suit you, we can arrange a slot upon discussion.

What does the study involve?

The study uses EEG (electroencephalography) to record brain activity

while you listen to tones and respond using a button-press pad.

In the first half, we will ask you to stay awake and alert, and in the second half, we will ask you to get sleepy and drowsy.

The study will take place on Addenbroke’s Hospital (Herschel Smith Building), and participation will be rewarded with £30.

Am I eligible?

You should:

– Age 18-35

– Be left-handed

– Have no current or history of neurological or psychiatric conditions

– Be an easy sleeper (if you enjoy naps that’d be perfect)

– Not have participated in this experiment before

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in participating, please go to the following link:


There will be two prescreen questionnaires you need to fill out,

after which, you will be able to sign-up for the actual study. We will then contact you to confirm if you are eligible for the study and to give you more info about the day.

Looking forward to meeting you at our lab!

For more information, please contact me at srj34@cam.ac.uk