Michaelmas Week 8

Notes from College

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

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 2021 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 to enable them to develop their ideas further 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 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 Friday 5 March 2021.

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 28 April 2021.

·       How can I find out more? For more information visit: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/enterprise-competition-2021

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 supporting sponsorship from CyberHive and ideaSpace.

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

Bystander Intervention Course Feedback

You all will have received a notice last week from Rebecca Sawalmeh about completing the Active Bystander Intervention Course on Moodle.  Please note that this is a required course for all MCR members.  Once you have completed the course we would like to ask for your feedback on it by filling out this form

Additionally, I would like to draw your attention to the trigger warning at the start of the course which we have added which states:This course features videos on sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and and other hate crimes.  Included with each video is a transcript, if you would prefer to read the scene script rather than watch the videos.  If you feel you’re unable to complete the course because of these images/descriptions please do not hesitate to contact the Postgraduate Office at postgrad@chu.cam.ac.uk

If you have any questions or concerns that you think will not be addressed by filling out the feedback form please feel free to contact either myself or postgrad@chu.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you to everyone who has completed the course already.

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/

Mental Health Monday Talk Nov 30th 7PM

As mentioned in the previous Mental Health Monday talk, next week there will be a talk from the Churchill College counsellor, Tim Ellis, titled ‘Looking after yourself during lockdown’. Please find the blurb for the talk and the Zoom details below.
“Vaccines are on the way, but we’re still in lockdown. What has been the hardest thing for you? What might help you get through the time before we are all vaccineed up to our eyeballs? In a short, informal Zoom session, Tim will try to give you some pointers. And you’re welcome to send any questions in advance, which will help guide the session and make it relevant to you.”
Hope to see many of you there and if you have advance questions please feel free to send them by reply to this email.
All the best,Sam Turner (on behalf of the welfare team)
Churchill MCR Secretary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Mental Health Monday TalkTime: Nov 30, 2020 07:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/94159949618?pwd=d2dpcisvSEc4VHM5Z1cxTHVOU2hQZz09
Meeting ID: 941 5994 9618Passcode: 499917

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).

ChuTalk with Rebecca Heath on Thursday Dec 3rd

Title: Experimental Economics: An Application to Cybercrime and Trust
Presenter: Rebecca Heath
Date: 7 pm 03 December 2020
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/7427784037?pwd=bkhTQWJRRDRUZFROT3BKN3dobWFDQT09

Murder Mystery at Churchill Sunday Nov 29th 7:30PM

Rebecca Heath and Bethany Catchpole are inviting you all to a night of murder, mystery, and fun…join us virtually to solve the mystery.  Details to be confirmed.

Churchill MCR desperately needs your help. There has been a murder in the Chapel. But who could have possibly done it?!  We are calling on all budding detectives to help solve this heinous crime.
We invite you to take part in the Churchill MCR Murder Mystery on Sunday 29th November at 7:30pm. Churchill MCR members will have to work together to solve a fictitious murder. This themed live-action game will be a great way to meet new friends, uncover clues and find out Churchill’s dark secrets!

If you want to take part, you must fill in this Google form before 7:00pm on Tuesday 24th November. Google form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp4gYtKFDZM8-FY3KTkpLY4Zc_4BQiGoKAOImWUg1fmmGWAQ/viewform
If you sign up, you must commit to taking part. No shows will ruin the game!
You can play as an individual or as a pair. Couples are welcome!
We will deliver packages containing everything you need to uncover this mystery. Packages will be delivered to your pigeon hole by 5pm on Thursday.


Jane Street Symposium

This January, we are excited to host our fourth Jane Street Symposium. We’re inviting current and recent PhD students to spend two days learning about the rich set of problems we face as a quantitative trading firm and how we apply mathematical and computational techniques to solve them. The program will consist of lectures by Jane Street researchers, short talks by the symposium attendees, and an interactive workshop. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will be remote this year.

Applications will close on December 1st at 11:59pm ET.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email symposium@janestreet.com.


Jane Street is a research and technology-based quantitative trading firm with over 1000 employees and offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. We employ mathematicians and scientists from top academic programs to create models that allow us to trade billions of dollars around the world every day.

Luca D’Agliano Scholarship

The Scholarship is open to a registered Postgraduate Student of any College who is pursuing a course of research in the area of development economics. In considering students for the award of the Scholarship, the Awarders are required to have regard to their financial need and also to their academic merit. A Scholarship is tenable for one year and a Scholar is eligible for re-election. The award may be used either to support expenses in Cambridge, or for fieldwork expenses elsewhere. The present value of the award is up to a maximum of £500.Anyone who wishes further information about the Scholarship should contact the Senior Postgraduate Tutor, Churchill College, Cambridge postgrad@chu.cam.ac.uk     Completed applications should be received for consideration on/by the 9th December.

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.

Around the University

Cambridge Journal of Political Affairs

The Cambridge Journal of Political Affairs is recruiting for its editorial board! We are excited to announce the opening of applications to the editorial board for the second issue of the CJPA. There are a wide range of roles available suitable for both 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. Applications close on the 30th of November. Read more at https://www.cambridgepoliticalaffairs.co.uk/join-the-team and apply here: https://forms.gle/jqD4LHAM3wTZUYMY8. Candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis.

We would be more than happy to provide further details, should you or your college members have any questions regarding the journal. For more information regarding applications, and to stay updated:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camjpa/ 

Website: https://www.cambridgepoliticalaffairs.co.uk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/42373404

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cjpolaffairs/