Gazette: Easter week 3

MCR Events

Eurovision 2022 MCR Watch Party

We’ll be joining Turin in Italy for this year’s edition of the biggest singing contest in the world, as your favourite European countries (+ more, incl. Australia!) compete to win, following Måneskin’s success last year.

Why not take a break from revision and dissertation writing to find out what wolves have to do with bananas*, why you should eat your veggies*, and if we’ll have the sixth barefoot winner of Eurovision* ? Will Sam Ryder take the UK to the left side of the leaderboard for the first time since 2011?

Join us on 14th May Saturday at 7.30pm to cheer on your favourites as we watch the live broadcast from 8pm onwards. The location will be announced soon via email.

In case of any questions, please contact Kieran (kph26). Step-free access and padded seating will be confirmed once the venue has been announced. A designed quiet space and scheduled access breaks will not be available due to the live broadcast format of the event, but attendees are welcome to leave/enter whenever they need to.

*subject to qualifying


Art and Tea Break

Get rejuvenated and inspired with some afternoon tea and art on 15th May Sunday. Join your fellow Churchillians at 2.30pm outside by Jock Colville Hall (or in Club room if it rains).

In case of any questions, please contact Emily (ems214) or Landon (lmc97). The event has step-free access and food matching different dietary requirements will be provided.


Cuisine Formal

The MCR is starring a new initiative with the catering team: themed formal dinners for all to enjoy other cultures’ food. The first pilot is an Asian (Korean) style formal hall on 12th May Thursday. Booking should be available soon on the website. Due to the pilot nature of the event, please be patient with any possible disruptions. In case of any questions, please contact us by emailing or



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 12th May at Jock Colville Hall to stretch together!



Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ChuTalk is postponed this week. Keep an eye on your emails for the announcement about the next event.


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.

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.


Around the University

Newnham College Postdoctoral Affiliates

The Newnham College welcomes applications from women in any subject seeking to be affiliated to Newnham College as Postdoctoral Affiliates, strengthening Newnham’s already significant academic community.

Postdoctoral Affiliates are members of the College’s Senior Combination Room, through which they have access to a lively interdisciplinary Fellowship and will receive invitations to attend and give College events, lectures and seminars. These are non-stipendiary positions, though undergraduate teaching and admissions interviewing, and postgraduate student mentoring opportunities may be available in some subjects, for which payment would be made at normal intercollegiate rates.

These affiliations will be for one academic year starting on 1 October 2022 and may be renewed annually at the discretion of the College Council (but not normally renewed beyond three years).

Applicants must hold an established and salaried postdoctoral research position or personal fellowship in the University of Cambridge or one of its associated research institutes, with tenure for at least two years. Applicants must be physically based in Cambridge for the duration of their affiliation and must have completed a PhD. The College is looking to select up to 15 Postdoctoral Affiliates, to add to a cohort which will total 25 Affiliates and aspires to achieve a balance between the arts and the sciences.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found on the College’s website.
Closing date: 20 May 2022


Demand Responsive Transport Trial

The Sustainability Team’s Travel and Transport section are excited to announce that we have launched a Demand Responsive Transport trial along Hills Road to locations on the current Universal bus route. It is now fully operational and is open for all staff and students to use for journeys that begin or end at either Homerton or the Department of Education for the next 10 weeks. Please be mindful that this is a trial (and very innovative use of DRT technology!) so please build in extra time for your journey.

Journeys will cost £1, in line with the Universal bus, with the remainder of the cost being paid by the University. The trial service aims to provide better public transport connections for University and College establishments along Hills Road with the rest of the University.

Please email if you have any feedback from using the service, positive or negative.


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.


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.


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. 



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.