Gazette: Lent Week 8

MCR Events

Guest night

Get your tickets NOW!


Guest Night tickets are finally out! We are so, so, so excited to share this experience with you and to have a rockin evening.

Tickets are available here!

About the details:

  • The day of the night is 19 March and the reception begins at 6:45 PM (18:45).
  • Wine and prosecco are included in the price of the tickets, so you do not need to bring your own.
  • On the catering form, you must indicate if you would like to take part in the free wine for the meal – it is not automatically checked.
  • Dress code: something dazzling.
  • You must also list the full names of any guest you bring to the event (you are allowed up to 3 guests).
  • As a safety precaution, everyone will be required to wear MCR-provided wrist bands for the entirety of the event. You must have a wrist band to purchase alcohol and you may be asked to leave if do not have one.
  • Wrist bands can be picked up on 18 March from 7 to 10pm (19:00-22:00) (the night before). If you are unable to pick up you and your guests’ bands at this time, we will put them in your pigeonhole. Your guest does not need to present for wrist band pick up.
We are so excited to celebrate the evening with you and your guests! We are also excited that Mercury ✨isn’t✨ in Retrograde, and that the vibes are predicted to look pretty good for the evening. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shany (sr962) or Maddie (mrh75).


This week’s yoga session will be the perfect opportunity to relax at the end of the term! Join us on Wednesday (16 March) at 6pm at the Jock Colville Hall. Let’s stretch together!


Join us for the next CHUTalk on 17 March (next Thursday) at 7 pm in the Tizard Room.

Arya Bhomic will talk about The control centre in your brain driving the pulsatile secretion of reproductive hormones, and how it changes over the menstrual cycle. 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.

Make sure you do a lateral flow test (LFT) before arriving 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 me (

MCR Photo Competition

Check the wonderful photos sent to our Giving Day competition on our Instagram @churchillmcr.

The winners will be announced next week.

Around the College

Telephone Campaign 2022 Caller Application

Deadline TODAY

Are you a current Churchill student looking for a paid job in September?
Don’t forget to apply by midnight on Sunday 13 March for your chance to join the calling team.
Visit the website to find out more or apply direct here!

Giving Day

Thanks to our fantastic Churchill College community, the Giving Day has been able to raise £213,134 – far beyond what was ever anticipated! Also, the donor goal was more than doubled with an incredible 440 donors enthusiastically showing their support. The Development Office would like to say thank you: “whether you’ve made a gift, helped to spread the word via your personal networks or just opened your emails to see how we’ve been getting along, thank you so much!”

Statement on Ukraine

Based on the message form Professor Dame Athene Donald  DBE FRS, Master of Churchill College. 

Churchill College stands with the people of Ukraine, and strongly condemns Putin’s unprovoked attack on the country and its civilians.

The University has set up resources for our community, led by the statement from the Vice-Chancellor. For further details, click here!

Update from the College Library

Including borrowing and access over Easter

As we approach the end of term, here are a few notices from the College Library team:

Face coverings

The College policy on face coverings is still in effect. When you in a communal indoor space such as the library, you must wear a face covering unless medically exempt.

Vacation borrowing

Books and DVDs borrowed from the College Library will continue to automatically renew over the University vacation period.

During the vacation, it will not be possible to request items that are on loan to other readers. The request function on iDiscover will be switched off from 15th March until 26th April.  Please could I remind you to return any items that you have finished using, so that they are available to other readers over the vacation.
If you find that any books that you need over this period are not available, please email (or come and see us); we will do our best to source another copy.
College Library and Office opening hours over Easter

The library reading rooms will remain open 24/7 as usual throughout the vacation. The library office will be open with reduced hours throughout the vacation; we will post the opening hours on the office door.
Personal belongings left in the library

Please ensure that you take your personal belongings (including files, papers etc.) away with you when you are not working in the library. Easter Term is always the busiest time of year in the College Library, so please be advised that library staff will be clearing unattended desks and moving personal possessions to lost property if they are preventing others from using the space to study.
Special Collections on iDiscover

We have recently made it easier to browse our special collections on iDiscover.
Some collections that may be of interest at this time of year include Dissertations and ThesesWriting for PublicationAnxiety, Stress and Relaxation, and CVs, Applications and Interviews. Alternatively you may like to browse our DVD collection, or take a look at the newest additions to the library collection.

Final Music Events of Lent

As the Lent term draws to a close, there will be a flurry of music events in and around Churchill College, all of which are free or by donation:

  • Friday 11 March – 6:15pm

Wolfson Hall, Churchill College

Churchill Big Band present their latest selection of big band tunes.

  • Friday 11 March – 7:30pm

Auditorium, Fitzwilliam College

Orchestra on the Hill will feature no less than 5 conductors and 3 soloists in this programme.

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll

Bach – Brandeburg Concerto No. 5

Haydn – Symphony No. 104

  • Sunday 13 March – 5:45pm

Chapel at Churchill

Inter Alios sing a Passiontide Service with anthems and well-known hymns interspersed between readings of the Crucifixion story.

  • Friday 18 March – 8pm

The Buttery, Churchill College

Open Mic Night – come and celebrate the end of term by supporting an array of student singer-songwriters present their music. Sign up by contacting Jack (jdw88) or Bel (ams316).

Around the University

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2021-22

Through the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards, we will celebrate the students who have shown exceptional achievement and commitment to social  and environmental change. We’re looking for students who have shown ongoing commitment to a cause, inspired others to do the same, and made a real social impact in Cambridge.

This is a great opportunity to nominate someone for the award, and to promote the fantastic and often unsung achievements of other students in your network.

Anyone can nominate students and students can nominate themselves too!

Winners will attend a ceremony where they will be presented with an award by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Stephen Toope and receive tailored social action support from Cambridge Hub.

The deadline to complete the nomination form is the 25th of March, and there’s no limit to how many people you can propose.

Please help us spread the word and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions; otherwise, we look forward to seeing who you nominate!

Darwin College May Ball Student Worker Applications

Applications for working the Darwin May Ball on June 24th, 2022 are now open!

We are looking for enthusiastic and excited staff to work at our May Ball and to help deliver the night of a lifetime.

Brief outlines of each role can be found here.

All general workers will receive pay of £9.50/hr with Team Supervisors receiving £11/hr and refreshments will be provided for you during your breaks.

Further details can be found on the website along with our terms. Any enquiries should be addressed to Julianna at and the link for the application form can be found here.

Applications are due by 18 March and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Other opportunities 

The Cambridge Period Project charity tote bags

The Cambridge Period Project is a student-run society which works to reduce period poverty within the university and the local community in Cambridge, with an overall aim of achieving menstrual equity. Last term, we ran a period-themed art competition, and have designed tote bags using the winning submissions, from Sophie Thwaites and Emily Thompson! They’re £6 each, or 2 for £10, and 100% of the profits will be used to donate period products to help support the amazing work of Jimmy’s, Cambridge Churches Homeless Project, Streetbite and Bloody Good Period.

To order, please, fill out the Google form (sales will close on Thursday March 31st). Orders will be delivered at the beginning of next term.

More information can be found on our Facebook and Instagram @thecambridgeperiodproject.

Volunteering Opportunity with Universify Education

Do you want to increase access to university? 

Universify Education is looking for enthusiastic students or recent graduates to act as Volunteer Coaches to students in Year 10/11 from non-selective state schools, to support them to reach top universities. You will help run our two university residentials in summer 2022 and spring 2023 and coach up to 3 students monthly on our year-long programme

Volunteering with Universify will challenge you to think on your feet, act as a role-model for young people, develop your communication and team working skills, as well as making a real difference to the students we work with.

You will receive 8 hours of training to equip you to work with young people and learn coaching methodology. You will also have the chance to join our leadership training programme including getting certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

To find out more, check out our website and register your interest here.

Recruiting participants for an EEG-tACS experiment

Earn up to £70 in multi-session EEG-tACS study: 3x 2.5h performing an online computer-based task while wearing an EEG cap (x 3) and receiving non-invasive stimulation (x 2).

If you are interested and:

  • 18-35 years old
  • With normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Without history of neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Under no medication
  • tACS safe (we will check that)

then please drop us a line at using tACS 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.