Michaelmas Week 8

Messages from College

Invitation to Churchill’s female students

Professor Joanna MacGregor, OBE (New Hall, 1978) will be at Murray Edwards College on Thursday 22 November.  She will start with a talk to students about women in the creative industry, including her own career, and women as leaders.  This will be followed by a short recital.  Joanna is one of the world’s most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator and collaborator. Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London, Joanna is also known as an artistic director of festivals and concerts series, including Bath International Music Festival and Dartington International Summer School.

 As a solo artist Joanna has performed in over 80 countries and is a veteran of over 30 solo recordings, ranging from Bach, Scarlatti, Ravel and Debussy, to jazz and John Cage. We are proud to count her among the College alumnae and to welcome her back to College.

18:30 – 19:00: Recital in the Kaetsu Lecture Theatre

19:15 for 19:30: Drinks and dinner in the FDR

To book your place, go to Eventbrite, using the password JMG221118.

MCR Events

Green Formal – Tuesday @ 18:30

Hear guest speakers from environmental organisations about sustainability and environmental protection, followed by a formal hall dinner.

Tickets: https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/internal/catering/hallbooking/view_meal.php?meal=B9BA2BCA-FFC6-4DE9-BDD1-5BB96BCB38B1

CHUtalks – Wednesday @ 19:30

MCR Academic Seminar: Angela Harper

Title: Crystal Structure Prediction for Next Generation Battery Materials. Cheese and refreshments to follow.

Welfare Tea – Saturday @ 16:00

Decompress, have a chat or steal some caffeine and cake!

Around the University

Give Me Inspiration – Next Wednesday @ 17:30

Give Me Inspiration! The Paradigm Shift with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell — 28 November, 2018 at 5.30pm, Wolfson Hall, Churchill College

A series of conversations exploring the individual paths of distinguished professional women who have made it to the top in their own particular ways. How have they found their own solutions to ‘life’, what tips do they wish they’d been given earlier on, and what might they view, retrospectively, with most pleasure or regret?

On 28 November, Master of Churchill College, Professor Dame Athene Donald will talk to astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Jocelyn is best known for her discovery of pulsars — rotating neutron stars that appear to ‘pulse’ since the beam of radio waves they emit can only be seen when it faces the Earth. Her observation, made together with her supervisor, Antony Hewish, is considered to be one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the twentieth century. Antony went on to receive the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in the discovery.

Jocelyn has since become a role model for young students and female scientists throughout the world. She was appointed to CBE for services to astronomy in 1999, followed by a DBE in 2007. She is currently Visiting Professor of Astrophysics, Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford and Chancellor, University of Dundee.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

The 3MT ( Three Minute Thesis) signs up are now open! We are hoping to expand the competition this year by asking colleges to hold round 1 competitions, alongside societies and departments. Winners will go through to the semi finals organised by the Graduate Union : please click her to sign up https://www.gradunion.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/ThreeMinuteThesis/3mtform or here to find out what 3MT is all about  https://www.gradunion.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/ThreeMinuteThesis. Please join in for 3MT 2019!

CSAR: The Science of Conversation – Next Monday @ 19:30

Who: Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe, Loughborough University  

When: 19:30 Mon 26 November 2018

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

What: The Science of Conversation – How to start thinking about having better conversations