Gazette: Easter week 7

MCR Events

Come join us for the next CHUTalk, on 9th June (Thursday) at 7 pm in the Tizard Room.

Krish Dey will talk about ‘Metal halide perovskites for combating climate change: 

hope or hype?’ Please see the abstract below for more information.

While listening to the fantastic presentation, you can grab a glass of wine and eat some great cheese with crackers. Non-alcoholic drinks and other snacks will be provided as well.

Participation is free, but to help with the organisation of the event, please express your interest to attend via this form. To keep everyone safe, do not attend if you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have any questions or are thinking about presenting, feel free to contact Lorrie (lj384).


Cuisine Formal: Italian and Indian night

We will be having two themed formals next week:

Italian: Thursday  9 June @ 7:30 pm

Indian: Friday 10 June @ 7:30 pm

Please sign up using the formal link. There are only a few spots left for each formal so get in quick! See some of you there!

The menus for the formals are as follows:




Salad caprese

Tarka dhal soup (Vegan)


Local beef ragout, egg pasta and rocket

Vegetable and lentil ragout and pasta (V)

Braised Lamb masala, mushroom pilaf, and mini popodom on table with dips 

Mock lamb marsala and mushroom rice (vegan)


Tiramisu roulade

Pistachio and cardamom torte

Fruit salad (vegan)



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 9 June at Jock Colville Hall/lawn to stretch together!

If you are interested join the Yoga Club’s new Facebook group for communications.


Churchill College EDI-t

Join us to close the year with JCR/ MCR/ SCR explorations of equality, diversity and inclusion. A space to reflect, engage or just for a cup of tea!

Time: Thursday 16th June 3pm

Venue: to be confirmed 

More information is coming soon!

In case of any questions, please contact Shahnaaz Khan (sk2145).  The event location have step-free access, added seating and designated quiet space will be available as well as food and drink for different dietary requirements alongside scheduled access breaks.


Looking for private accommodation with Churchill Students

You won’t live at College accommodation next year but would like to live with Churchill Students?

Join the Facebook page! The aim of this is helping you to find your fellow Students who are also looking for private accommodation for the next academic year (2022/2023).


Feedback: Hall Food

The kitchens have made a feedback form so you can submit your thoughts on recent food served in the hall, at formals, or otherwise. It is at the bottom of the college dining page.

This is a great way to influence and let the chefs and servers know your thoughts on food (such as last night’s Korean formal or any other occasion) if you would like similar or different food.


Around the College

Study Skills Workshops and Tutorials June 2022

Writing Up for Publication

Thursday, June 9, 2022

4:00-6:00 pm

Venue: Club Room

This interactive workshop will focus on the “highs” and “lows” of writing up your results. It will address concerns and problems as well as explore experiences with this task. The outcome should be more confidence and clarity in accomplishing the task, along with useful tips for writing academic papers and organizing your work and time.

Please bring along your writing plan, dissertation outline, or a sample section of your writing for comparison and discussion.

Participation link is available here.

If you register and cannot attend, send an email to


Poster and Conference Presentation Skills

  • Friday, June 10, 2022 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:00-6:00 pm

Venue: Bevin Room

This interactive workshop will focus on developing your skills in both poster and conference presentation situations. It will especially address your personal effectiveness, media design, and delivery.

Please bring along a sample PowerPoint presentation you have presented or wish to present.

If you register and cannot attend, send an email to


Surviving Your Viva

Monday, June 13, 2022

4:00-6:00 pm

Venue: Bevin Room

This workshop will focus on building skills for presentation and giving you a chance to practice for your viva. Please bring agenda/outline and sample pages of significant parts of your dissertation results. We will practice presentation strategies and question handling. Be prepared to answer questions on your thesis in a viva simulation.

If you register and cannot attend, send an email to


Study Skills Tutorials

  • Friday, June 10
  • Monday, June 13
  • Tuesday, June 14
  • By appointment (email to )

Venue: Staircase 34B

These individual, in-person tutorials will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your current study skills, answer any questions or address any concerns, and provide tips on increasing your efficiency.

Please bring along your questions and any material you wish to discuss in the session.

Participation link is available here.

If you register and cannot attend, send an email to


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.


Other opportunities

Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum

FINAL TICKETS: Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum 2022🌍💚🌱


The 2022 Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum will be held the 11th & 12th of June, at the Cambridge Union. Come along to see a whole host of incredible speakers including Finn Harries, Fehinti Balogun (Dune and I May Destroy You), and Baroness Lola Young!

This year’s theme, ‘A Climate Reset’ seeks to spotlight diverse voices in sustainability, centering intersectionality and non-traditional discussions. Features include:

🌍Panels:‘Decolonising Climate Responses’,‘Representing the Climate Crisis Creatively’, ‘Cambridge Based Activism’.

🌍Discussion: Should ecocide be an international crime?

🌍Green Fair: Showcase of local sustainability initiatives

🌍Art exhibition.

🌍Short film screenings.

🌍An entirely vegan lunch from Aromi and cakes from Thrive, included in the ticket price.😍

The Forum is open to all, at a variety of prices. Tickets can be found here. We cannot wait to see you there!

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


Society of Fellows Nominations 2022

The Society of Fellows is now receiving nominations for three-year Junior Fellowships beginning July 1, 2023. Information regarding the purpose and scope of the fellowship and the current rules for its administration can be found on the website. People interested in any field of study are eligible for the fellowship; they should be of the highest caliber of intellectual achievement, i.e. manifesting extraordinary creativity and shaping the future direction of their chosen field.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 12thAll nominations must be submitted electronically via the nomination form on the website.

The Society has always sought the best possible candidates at an early stage of their scholarly careers, regardless of their fields. No rigid formula governs our choice, but we expect that candidates will have completed their routine training for advanced study and will be far along in the dissertation stage, able to submit samples of independent work (e.g. articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies. If pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be more than one year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship.

Earn up to £150 in multi-session MRI study: 2x 2h MRI scans (Addenbrooke’s), 7x 1h sessions performing an online computer-based task.

We are currently recruiting for a brain imaging study looking into visual learning mechanisms.


MRI Study Advert

If you are interested and:

  • Male
  • 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_TUNING as subject.

Please note that participation in past experiments in our lab may render you ineligible for this study, please get in touch if in doubt.