Michaelmas Week 7

MCR Events

MCR Guest Night Ticket Release – TOMORROW

The first round of tickets for the biggest event of term, the MCR Guest Night, will be released tomorrow on the online booking system. The Guest Night will be on Saturday 1st December. Make sure you get your tickets before they all go. More info about the event can be found on the Facebook page.

CHUtalk – Wednesday @ 19:30

Nathan Smith will speak on Crystal Structure Prediction for Next Generation Battery Materials. Cheese and refreshments to follow. For more details of the event, look out for an email from your Academic Officers.

Around the University

CSAR: Climate Change, Storms, Floods, Uncertainty and Humans? – Tomorrow @ 19:30

The problems infrastructure engineers face in designing for climate change  

Who: Prof. Ian Cluckie, Swansea University  

When: 19:30 Mon 12 November 2018

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

Further details.

CUSPE: Science in Policy Workshop – Wednesday

Bennett Institute for Public Policy: ‘Policy Success and Failure’ 

Where: St. Catherine’s College

What constitutes success and failure in public policy? The focus on the effectiveness of policy delivery by modern governments has thrust questions of policy success and failure firmly into the spotlight. But how do policy-makers interpret and learn from policy successes and failures? How do policy-makers use expert evidence to inform their decisions in the first place? What can different national polities learn from each other about best practice in policy-making? How can we embed a culture of effective policy learning in institutions and governments? This conference brings together practitioners, academics and other policy stakeholders to seek answers to these vital questions on a collaborative basis, using case studies from the UK and internationally.

Due to the interactive nature of the workshop and limited places, don’t forget to sign up here.


EPAfrica:  Recruiting for summer 2019!


EPAfrica is recruiting committed students to spend 10 weeks in East Africa investing time and money in one of our partner schools. Living and working in a rural community, our volunteers develop essential transferable skills whilst experiencing vibrant Kenyan or Ugandan culture.

Working in teams of 2 or 3, volunteers collaborate with their school’s various stakeholders to improve the quality of education offered. Focusing on the sustainability of their interventions, they invest in new educational resources, small infrastructure projects and schemes to improve students’ health and welfare. Whilst receiving specialist training and support from the Central Charity, EPAfrica’s volunteers are given the autonomy to decide how to invest their funds, based on their school’s specific needs.

It also provides a great opportunity for travel and discover other East African nations such as Tanzania and Rwanda.

Internally, EPAfrica volunteers have access to a wide and diverse alumni network, which provides informal careers advice as well as a formal mentoring scheme. We have alumni working in a diverse range of NGOs, as well as civil servants working for the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, academics working on development-related issues, and in many corporate firms such as Deloitte.

Find out more at http://epafrica.org.uk/ or for details of our events and socials go to our Facebook page, EPAfrica Cambridge and ARU.