Michaelmas Week 6

Thank you to Madelyn Broome for the picture of the college in Autumn! Please send pictures to mcr-secretary@chu.cam.ac.uk if you want to see your photos featured here on the Gazette!

Notes from College

Please see the latest emails from Richard Partington on the latest government guidance about leaving Cambridge for the winter break.

COVID Guidance for All Students

As always please be regularly checking the College Coronavirus page https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance-for-all/ for information regarding the Churchill College response to Coronavirus.

MCR Events

MCR Booking Now Available!

To book out the MCR for your household as a study space fill in the form at the bottom of the page here http://mcr.chu.cam.ac.uk/calendar/mcr-booking/

First Year Fridays!

Obviously lockdown is a challenging time for everyone. The First Year Officer, Bethany, has designed a program where first years can go on one-to-one walks with other people! Hopefully these walks will help you meet people from outside of your household bubble! Contact Bethany at mcr-firstyearrep@chu.cam.ac.uk with questions!

-you can also sign up (as an individual) if you are a partner of a student
-although this is targeted at first years, other MCR members are welcome to join as well!


Yoga Virtual at 6PM on Wednesdays

For more information about joining yoga contact Elre (etv21).

Virtual Games Night Wed Nov 18th 7:30PM

Join us on Zoom for some fun games with your fellow MCR members.  We will be putting people into breakout rooms who want to play Catan, Codenames, or Among Us. Feel free to join as a team, or as individuals and we can sort you into teams accordingly.  

If you want to play Catan, sign up for an account at https://catanuniverse.com/game/ and you can download the game on your phone or play through your browser.

For details on Among Us visit http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php

For details on Codenames visit https://www.horsepaste.com/

See you there!


Meeting ID: 956 2052 7651
Passcode: 528790

CHUTalk with Suraj Pavagada (Virtual) Nov 19th 7PM

Hear from Chioma Achi on “Superbugs: The ticking time bomb” Join the Zoom link at


Meeting ID: 742 778 4037
Passcode: 000111


Cambridge University Science Policy Exchange

We are hosting a Science and Policy Forum with the theme of “a
sustainable future”.

We think that this would be extremely applicable for all our students –
so it would be great if you could circulate it around to your colleges!

The link for the details is below:


If they have any questions, please let me know! (or visit our website:

Eden McCallum Consulting

Founded by two senior female consultants in 2000, Eden McCallum has
redefined management consulting.  We are now recruiting for our analyst
intake for September 2021 and I would be grateful if you were able to
forward the attached details, in your capacity as MCR president, to the
students within your college. The attached provides a brief description
of the analyst role but further information can be found via our website
below.  (Please note that we accept applications from all disciplines
but unable to accept applications from MBA students.)


Eden McCallum career panel event:

I would also like to add that we are hosting an informative event for
students via Zoom on Thursday 26th November from 16:00-17:30 UK.  This
is an opportunity to speak with members from our Leadership Team,
Managers from our Analyst Programme, and with members from our Analyst
and Associate Consultant group.  They will provide insights into
consulting as a career choice, life on a client project, work / life
balance, our internal initiatives (sustainability and NGO work), our
dynamic and exceptional training programme, our mentorship and buddy
schemes – and any other information students may be interested in!

Spaces are limited so in order to register, please RSVP as soon as you
can with the following information to:

        * First and last name
        * College name, discipline and year of expected graduation
        * If you have access/ability to access Zoom meeting rooms
        * Any questions that you would like the panel to address during the

We will contact you with regards to meeting login details, spaces

I thank you for your time in advance and please do contact me should you
have any further queries.

Churchill College Science Society

I’m Sam (second-year NatSci) and, along with some other JCR students, I’m setting up a science society for Churchill to organise and run talks/seminars/other events for anybody that wants to come along and find out about research by fellows and students in College and the University.

But before we start organising events, we need to have a full committee and we still have some positions vacant (including Vice-President!). If you’re at all interested in joining the committee, please send me an email (sjh282) or send me a message on Facebook (Sam Holland) and I can give you some more info and answer any questions.

Also if you have any ideas for events/would like to give a talk about your research at any point in the future, let me know as well!

Applications for committee positions to organise ‘Building Bridges in Medical Sciences 2021’ close TODAY

BBMS is a student-run conference that aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries to discuss the interdisciplinary approaches needed to tackle the global health challenges of the 21st century. 

BBMS-2021 will take place on March 6th 2021 and take the form of live-streamed panel discussions with invited speakers, with the potential for socially distanced events for students (rules permitting). Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity and former CMO, is our first confirmed speaker and has kindly agreed to chair a panel on the “lessons learned” one year after the (first) national lockdown!

So why not join the committee and help invite high-profile speakers, shape the schedule and help organise innovative networking events for students and researchers in the Medical Sciences? Due to the work of previous committees, the conferences have earned a reputation for their high-quality research talks, cross-disciplinary debates, and a welcoming and interactive atmosphere. 

No previous experience is required, just motivation, commitment and some fresh ideas! Please apply by filling out this form: 

If you have any questions about applying, please contact us at bbmscambridge@gmail.com
Applications close on Sunday 8th November 2020.

This is a great opportunity to invite your favourite scientist to Cambridge, join an exciting team, make industry contacts as well as add to your CV.

Around the University

Research Participants Needed

I am looking for English speakers for my PhD research which investigates
English varieties around the world.

Participants must be
•       born and raised in the UK
•       between 18 and 30 years old
•       monolingual in English
•       currently studying at a university in the UK

The PhD study involves narrating a story based on a short animated film
as well as other computer-based linguistic tasks. The whole session is
expected to last around 1 hour. It will be carried out one-on-one with
the researcher via Zoom. Upon completing ALL the tasks, you shall be
reimbursed a £10 Amazon e-voucher for your time. Interested to take part
in the study? Contact Samantha Sie at slws2@cam.ac.uk.Attachments area

Student’s Views on Visitor Policies

I write to you in the context of a research project that looks at students’ views about their College’s visitors policies. The rules appear to vary quite a bit, and we’re interested in how students’ views about the rules are related to the extent to which they follow them. This information could inform how the Colleges and the University implement such rules in the future.

The work is part of a larger initiative to use behavioural science and psychology to support the COVID-19 response in the University sector.

My research team, based in the Department of Psychology, put together brief survey:


It only takes about 5 minutes to complete. As MCR and JCR Presidents and Welfare Officers, would you be willing to circulate the survey to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Churchill?

We’d greatly appreciate at your help! Ideally we would like to get many responses as possible straight away, before any new lockdown rules come into effect.

I would of course be glad to answer any questions about the research. With many thanks in advance,

Dr. Simone Schnall