Gazette: Easter week 2

MCR Events

Termly General Meeting

The upcoming TGM has been postponed until a later date (time to be announced) due to the great number of requests sent by the students. Instead, we will have an Opened Meeting on Tuesday 3rd May 7pm in the Jock Coville Hall to discuss the potential changes in the MCR Constitution and the Rules and Procedures.

If you are interested in the topic, please join us or if you cannot be there in person, please submit your questions, suggestions, or comments by filling in this form.

Based on the discussion, another version including further changes will be proposed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact


Brainstorming: MCR Bar and Rooms Refurbishing

As it has been raised several times, our beloved MCR rooms are ready to be refurbished and we would like to give the opportunity to contribute to the brainstorming for everyone interested in the topic.

Every MCR member is welcomed be part of the discussion on Wednesday 4th May from 7pm in the Jock Coville Hall. Please, RSVP here if you join the meeting.

The aim of the meeting to collect ideas that we can distribute in a form for the MCR to ask for everyone’s opinion on the subject.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact



Welfare yoga sessions are back on after the break. Come unwind after a day of classes, research, revisions or otherwise as we practise yoga.

Let’s meet at 6pm on Thursday 5th May at the Music Center Recital Hall to stretch together!


Cuisine from around the world

Need a break from study? Love eating food? Missing the taste of home? Looking for something different?We are organising themed cuisine formals where everyone can submit their favourite dish(es) from different cultures to be served.The kitchen will try to accommodate the different dishes depending on the number of submissions and the availability of ingredients. The number of such events and dates is yet to be confirmed.Please, fill in this form so we can see how many are interested and everyone’s favourite foods by Monday 2nd May 6pm.


Around the College

Churchill Music – Easter Term Concerts

There will be two music series’ running throughout the Easter Term. All events are open to anyone from within and outside of the Churchill college community. All events are free to attend.

The Inter Alios choir alternate every Sunday between performing Music & Words in the Murray Edwards FDR and evensong in the Chapel at Churchill. Churchill members are very welcome to our Music & Words events, which this term will focus on Ukrainian cultural identity and the climate crisis. See poster for further details.

Churchill Music Society (CHUMS) present weekly recitals featuring a broad spectrum of musical styles and performers. These events are designed to combine easily with formal hall. See attached poster for further details.

6 May                   Incantati – Rachel Stott (viola d’amore), Emma Murphy (recorders) & Ibrahim Aziz (viola da gamba)

13 May                 Lotti Anstee (flute) Jill Morton (piano)

20 May                 Music Theatre Review

27 May                 Francine Maas (baroque violin) & Dan Tidhar (harpsichord)

3 June                   Open Stage

10 June                Composition Concert

Open Stage, Friday 3 June (6:15pm)

This recital is open to any member of Churchill College who would like to present a short performance. All styles are welcome. Contact Music Sizar Jack Webb (jdw88) to sign up. The stage is yours!


Annual Antcliffe Lecture

Click here for further details and to book your place.


Give me Inspiration! The Paradigm Shift with Professor Devi Sridhar

What do academics actually do? What motivates them to get out of bed each morning and to deliver what is — or in many cases what isn’t – expected of them? Join the Give me Inspiration! series to join the discussion about these and similar questions. The next in this series of conversations will be with Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh.This is a hybrid event, taking place in person in the Wolfson Theatre (subject to the Covid situation/guidelines at that time), but also live-streamed online as a Zoom webinar. Please use this form to book for either format, you will be asked to specify which ticket you require.The event will be followed by a drinks reception at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Places are free but bookings are essential.

For booking and further details, visit the Eventbrite.


Churchill Connect

Churchill Connect is a special networking platform just for Churchillians.

It works a bit like a cross between Facebook and LinkedIn (you can use it for tracking down/keeping up with friends after you graduate, as well as informal networking and mentoring from alumni), but with no ads and no selling your data to anyone!

This is the website we use particularly to advertise opportunities that we hear about such as internships, and you can also reach out to alumni who have marked themselves as willing to help, in order to get some career-related advice.

You can search for users by degree, industry, company, etc, and message them within the platform to ask for help, perhaps by looking over your CV.

Registration is free, join here: Churchill Connect.


Safety and lighting on campus

There is an initiative circulating amongst colleges regarding to welfare, safety, and lighting at night. In order to better serve our Churchill family, I was wanting to gain insight and feedback about what areas people feel are safe or unsafe and think could potentially be made to feel safer at night.

Please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey so we can have a bit more info on what we can do!


Around the University

TICKET LAUNCH: Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2022

Tickets have just gone live for the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum! 

The Forum is a two day annual event, organised by students, aimed at increasing awareness of climate change and sustainability. It features a variety of panels, exhibitions and other events, and hosts a diverse range of speakers at the cutting edge of climate research and policy. 🌱🌱🌱

This year’s CCSF will be held on the 11th & 12th of June, at the Cambridge Union. Our theme, ‘A Climate Reset’, seeks to recalibrate our responses to the climate crisis by emphasising diverse voices in sustainability, centering intersectionality and non-traditional discussions. The panel topics range from ‘Decolonising Climate Responses’ to ‘Representing the Climate Crisis Creatively’.

Our speakers include Finn Harries, JoJo Mehta and Amali Tower, to name just a few. We also have a range of other events planned for the Forum: a Green Fair showcasing local sustainability initiatives, an art exhibition, short film screenings and a stimulating discussion on ecocide. An entirely vegan lunch and refreshments will be included in the ticket price, provided by local vendors.

The tickets for CCSF 2022 are now LIVE and can be found here. The Forum is open to all, at a variety of prices. We can’t wait to see you there!

Check out our website, Instagram (@ccsf_camhub), Facebook or LinkedIn to find out more.’


STudent Experiences in the Pandemic: STEP towards Mental Health and Well-Being

STEP study team ran a study into Student Experiences in the Pandemic (STEP) alongside the asymptomatic COVID-19 testing programme at Cambridge. They have worked with members of the student community and the Student Wellbeing Team to redevelop the STEP study for this academic year, as pandemic-related restrictions have decreased, but mental health is still a major concern.
This year’s study involves an introductory survey, a weekly wellbeing survey, and an end-of-term survey, to help us understand student wellbeing in Cambridge and its relationship with other factors, some of which relate to the ongoing pandemic. In return we offer monthly and termly prize draws (£50 and £100 respectively) as well as personalised wellbeing feedback.
STEP is run by a team from the School of Clinical Medicine, led by Professors Tamsin Ford and Peter Jones and funded by the Student Wellbeing Service, who have designed a survey to monitor students’ well-being.
If you are interested in contributing to this research, please follow this link to the participant information sheet to find out more or email


COV-BOOST national vaccination trial at Addenbrooke’s

A team from Cambridge is inviting individuals aged 18 to 30 years to enrol in a national vaccination trial (COV-BOOST), in which they will be randomised to receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) at either full or “fractional” dosage in the Clinical Research Facility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital during a few dates in May.
If immune responses to full and fractional doses are equivalent, this study may change COVID-19 vaccination schedules both in the UK and internationally – with the use of reduced vaccine dosage providing the potential to greatly increase the availability of COVID mRNA vaccines worldwide, including developing nations. If you are interested in taking part, further information is available here.


Stephen Lawrence Day 2022

To mark this year’s Stephen Lawrence Day, Mina Smallman will be in conversation with Ruby Cline and Joy Adeogun at 5.30pm on Friday 6 May 2022 in Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College.

Further details and booking details are available on Eventbrite.


Cambridge Digital Humanities: Learning Programme (Easter 2022)

Are you looking to develop skills to critically investigate, develop, exploit and expandnew ways of doing humanities and social science research using digital technologies? Cambridge Digital Humanities offers a Learning Programme open to all staff and students at the University of Cambridge.
Our Easter term programme is designed to help participants to explore and practice key methods, tools and concepts relevant to humanities and social science research in the digital age, with topics including Visualising Data, Archival Photography, Best Practices in Coding, Digital Design of Musical Scores, and more!

All the sessions can be found on UTBS.

For further details, visit the CDH website.


UCS Easter Term Groups and Workshop timetables

We run three kinds of groups at University Counselling Service (UCS): workshops, focused groups and longer counselling groups.

The workshops are generally one-off events and do not require any ongoing commitment.  The focused groups are for people who want help with a particular issue.  Longer counselling groups offer support over a period of several weeks. To ensure a group experience, we aim to run groups and workshops of six participants or more and if there are insufficient numbers to run a group or workshop it may be cancelled.

For students who want to register their interest, please advise them to complete the relevant registration forms, which can be found on clicking the following link for: Workshop registration form  or Group registration form.

These are currently being held remotely, online via Zoom. In order to for students participate, they would need to either download Zoom ( or install the app on their mobile phone or tablet.

For more information, visit the UCS website.


Clothes swap

As part of the college-wide Green Week from 2nd-9th May (the programme will be advertised soon!) there will be a clothes swap, taking place at King’s College on Sunday, 8th May, from 11am-3pm. Bring your old clothes and leave with new ones!


Postgrad Academy Student Summer Symposium

The Cambridge Zero Postgraduate Academy is hosting its inaugural Student Summer Symposium on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. The symposium will showcase new research in Climate Change and related fields being undertaken by postgraduate students at the university.Time: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 7th JuneCost: FreeThe one day event will include speakers, panel events and a poster competition showcasing the range of research related to the climate crisis being undertaken across the university.We are currently welcoming applications for presentations and posters for the symposium from current postgraduate students across all fields, disciplines and subject areas. If your work is related to the climate crisis, we want you to apply!

The call for abstracts is now open: Please submit your abstract through the online abstract submission form

Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday, 6 May 2022

Registration for the symposium will open in early May.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

You are also encouraged to subscribe to the Postgrad Academy mailing list here:


CUL Research Skills webinars for Easter Term 2022

As a researcher, you need to find, manage and share information effectively.

Have you ever wondered if you missed a crucial paper in your literature review? Failed to find that really useful piece of data from two years ago? Been unsure in what journal to publish your first article? Asked yourself if sharing an article online would breach copyright? 

Come along to the CUL Research Skills webinars to develop the skills you need to ace your research projects.  

Follow the link to see the full list of webinars and book a place.  


Research Experience Survey 2022

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is now open. You are invited to participate in this short online questionnaire which asks you to rate your experience about your course at Cambridge.

Your responses are important to us and will be combined with those of your peers to help inform your Faculty/Department about the experience of its postgraduate students. The results will assist the University to identify areas of strength, inform future enhancement and allow us to compare our postgraduate provision against other participating Institutions in the sector.

Where areas of concern are identified in our provision, this will be discussed with the Faculty or Department and also in University committees to ensure that our learning and teaching provision is of the highest quality.

All responses are confidential and the results are reported anonymously.

The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  The survey will close on 17 June 2022. 


Brain Imagine Study

Earn up to £130 in multi-session EEG and MRI study: 2x 2h EEG (Downing Site), 2x 2h MRI scans (Addenbrookes), 3 x 1h sessions (Downing Site) performing a computer-based task.  

If you are interested and:

  • 18-35 years old
  • With perfect or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses only, glasses cannot be taken into the scanner)
  • Without history of neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Under no medication
  • MRI safe (contact us if unsure)

then please drop us a line at using 7T_GP as subject.  


Other opportunities

Can you reach net zero by 2050?

See if you can save the planet from the worst effects of climate change in an online game made by the Financial Times in partnership with Infosys.


Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

See the most iconic views of the city, while discovering the histories of town/gown conflict, slavery, colonialism, gender, and sexuality which shaped them. On these discussion-based tours, our guides tell stories and ask questions to spark messy, respectful conversations inspired by the cityscape.

– What should we do with controversial statues?– How should nations teach their histories?– Who has access to university education?For bookings and more information, visit the website.


An exploration of male-to-female sexting behaviours and the digital mediation of intimacy, risk, and trust

  • Are you a self-defining man, aged 18 or over?
  • Based in/around London or in Cambridgeshire?
  • Interested in sharing your experiences of exchanging private sexual images with women?

If your answer to the questions above are all ‘yes’, then I would love to invite you to participate in an interview with me! This interview would make part of my study on adult men’s experiences of exchanging sexual images and texts with women using digital technology and apps. The interview will take about 60 minutes, and can be conducted via video call (e.g., Zoom or Teams) or in a public place of your choosing (e.g., a café). 

The purpose of this project is to learn from adult men about their thoughts on and experiences of ‘sexting’ with women. Sexting is here understood as the exchange of sexual images and texts using digital technology and applications, like mobile phones, social media, and dating apps. A primary focus of this research will be on sexting practices and material that include still or moving images.

Another aim of this research is to better understand how men understand and feel about their own sexting practices with women. The research also seeks to explore how men’s sexting practices with women might influence or be influenced by their understandings of risk, trust, and intimacy. 

For anyone who is interested in taking part, or in learning more about this research, please don’t hesitate to contact me at and I will send a copy of the participant information form and consent form too. 

Dr Rikke Amundsen

Pronouns: She/Her

Lecturer in Digital Innovation Management Education, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London