Gazette: Summer vol.1

MCR Events

Silent Disco and Pizza Party!

Don’t miss your chance, tickets for the silent disco are now on sale here!

Book through the formal hall website for a night of dancing and fun at an affordable price!



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

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


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

Tutorial BBQ

All of the Tutors and Tutorial Staff are delighted to invite all Students to the Annual Tutorial BBQ on Monday 20 June at 12.30 on the Jock Colville Lawn for free food and one free beer or soft drink. Just a note, they will be able to cater for vegetarian and vegan options. If you have other dietary requirements, please get in touch with the Tutorial Office so that they can cater for these too.


The Roskill Lecture by Professor Njabulo S Ndebele

Roskill Lecture: ‘Prisons Without Walls: Re-Imagining the Global Community in the Time of Covid-19’

The Nineteenth Stephen Roskill Memorial Lecture will be held in the Wolfson Hall on Monday 20 June at 17.30 and this year it will be given for the first time by an alumnus of Churchill College, namely Professor Njabulo S Ndebele. Professor Ndebele will speak to the assembled (and online) audience on the subject of ‘Prisons Without Walls: Re-Imagining the Global Community in the Time of Covid-19’.

Professor Ndebele was also the first recipient of a South African Bursary award in 1973-4.

This event will be held in person at the Wolfson Hall, Churchill College Cambridge CB3 0DS.

There are a limited number of seats available to book to attend in person. To book to attend the lecture and reception in person. The lecture will also be live streamed and to book to watch online here.

If you require any further information or assistance please email


Concert at the end of term

Wednesday 22 June, 7:30pm

The Dome, Murray Edwards College

Inter Alios and Orchestra on the Hill will team up to perform a programme of orchestral and choral music including Vivaldi’s Gloria.

  • Felix Mendelssohn – The Hebrides Overture
  • Imogen Holst – A Hymne to Christ
  • Maxim Berezowsky – Blessed are they
  • Fanny Mendelssohn – Overture in C
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria

Soloists: Rosina Griffiths; Holly Smith; Max Entwistle

Conductors: Rosie Dunn; Tim Tian; Ewan Campbell


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

Ambassador Opportunity – Saturday 17 September 2022  

The University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations office are looking to recruit a team of energetic, friendly Cambridge students to act as Student Hosts at a prestigious event on Saturday 17 September in Cambridge.

The event is to celebrate the close of the ‘Dear World…Yours, Cambridge’ £2billion fundraising campaign for the University and the 31 Colleges and will see our most generous donors return for a day of intellectual discovery and celebration.

Our aim is that our donors leave with a sense of having been part of something special. We want to ensure they have positive interactions with our top academics and researchers, and a chance to hear from current students.

For more information and to apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete this form.

You will be recompensed for your time and involvement in this event. Many thanks for considering.


Careers Service events for graduation

The Careers Service is holding their Finalist Focus fortnightcommencing Monday 27 June, to help you with your career plans after graduation. The highlights include a series of in-person careers workshops for wherever you are in your career planning, an online graduate jobs fair and opportunity to drop in and talk to the careers team. You can find more information on their website. This is a great opportunity to discuss what’s next in a relaxed, informal setting and the Service hopes to see many of you there!

The Service is also hosting a photographer on Wednesday the 22nd June to take professional headshots of students which you can use in portfolios, LinkedIn, and similar profiles. These photos will be used in future Careers Service graphics as well. You can find more information and sign up for a free headshot here. There are more things happening with the Service as term ends, including a chance to win £100 with, find out more on their FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

There is also a drop box with more information: Here is a dropbox link to all of the graphics made for the event


The Royal Literary Fund Fellow: one-to-one appointments

A free, confidential service to help you improve your writing skills provided by Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow.

Sign up for a one-to-one tutorial to help you:

  • Express your ideas more clearly.
  • Discover reading to improve your writing and editing skills.
  • Increase your writing skills with the aim of improving your performance.
  • Improve any academic writing – essays, reports, theses, dissertations, book chapters.
  • Plan your study time.
  • Focus your reading for report, dissertation or thesis writing.

To book a slot, email directly: (works on Mondays and Tuesdays) or (works on Wednesdays and Thursdays)         

These one to one sessions are for 50 minutes and will be facilitated online.Please state your year group as well as subject/discipline in your initial email requesting a tutorial.

Please note that RLF Writing Fellows do not undertake proofreading or EAP tuition.


SU Summer Party

You’re invited to Cambridge SU’s Summer Party! After a difficult couple of years we’re really excited to once again have the chance to be able to run our annual end-of-year event to say thank you for the contributions you make to the SU and the student community here in Cambridge. Together we’ve had some amazing successes this year, including scrapping the PG application fee; major steps on the Reading Week; progress towards a University Racial Harassment Advisor; free menstrual products in faculties and now colleges; extensions to assessments, and so much more besides. None of that would be possible without the students that give up their time to make Cambridge a better university for everyone.

From 2pm on Friday 24th June we’ll be serving refreshments and drinks in the SU Lounge. Expect music, canapés and Pimms to celebrate the end of exams and the start of summer! The event is open to all students, but we’d especially like to see you there as one of the students that have contributed to the SU over the past year through your involvement in the Campaigns, as an Academic Rep, or on Student Council.

If you’re able to come to the event please let us know in advance by signing up for a free ticket through our website, where we’ll also ask you for information about your dietary requirements and access needs. There’s also a Facebook event for the party. You can find access information for the Lounge on our website.


Freedom Street Film Screening

On Friday, June 24th, from 11:00am – 2:00pm CDI will be partnering with the Cambridge Migration Society and the Oxford Migration Studies Society to present “Freedom Street: Seeking Refuge, Fighting for Freedom,” an exclusive screening of ‘Freedom Street,’ a moving documentary that explores the plight of refugees trapped in Indonesia as a consequence of Australia’s border protection policy.

The documentary film screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A with filmmaker Alfred Pek and some of the refugees starring in the documentary.

Event details:

🎥 Film Screening | Freedom Street (110 minutes long, followed by post-screening conversation)

When: 11:00am-2:00pm BST, Friday 24 June 2022

Where: University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building (Room 119) and on Zoom here.

Please consider donating here.

🍷 Refreshments provided

Facebook event link is available here.

Film Description:

14,000 refugees are trapped in limbo, caught in the crossfire of Australia’s border policy and Indonesia’s indifference. They have one destination: freedom.

Freedom Street Documentary is an independent documentary by Alfred Pek that explores the harrowing plights of Joniad, Ashfaq and Azizah, three refugees who are affected by the consequences of Australia’s policies and who are trapped in Indonesia. This feature-length documentary tells their moving stories whilst deconstructing Australia’s cruel border protection policy in a series of conversations with various experts, illuminating the issue in its entire (dark) historical and contemporary context.

The experts provide insight into Australia’s long history of border control and Australian-Indonesian relations which serve to contextualise the struggle of our three protagonists as they look towards an uncertain future. The documentary highlights the cost of Australia’s undemocratic policies both on the refugees and the Australian taxpayers over the years while urgently sounding the alarm for meaningful and humane solutions to an ever-worsening issue. This film is 110 minutes long.

We look forward to seeing you at these events! Contact Ryan Sutherland at for more information.


New PhD programme: INEOS Oxbridge Doctoral Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

The University of Cambridge has jointly launched a new PhD programme with the INEOS Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research and the University of Oxford.
The new initiative aims to train the next generation of cutting-edge antimicrobial resistance researchers. There are six fully-funded PhD/DPhil studentships available to start in October 2022, and applications are now open until the 30 of June.

The successful candidates will be fully funded for three and a half years, and whilst registered at either Oxford or Cambridge will have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects that span both universities, on opportunities such as using cutting-edge biophysics to combat drug resistance in different microbes and new genetic technologies to support the discovery of new drugs.

In this round, there are six available projects – three registered in Cambridge and three in Oxford, each with collaborations in the other University. You can find the list and details for the projects here.
Importantly, for the application process, there are two steps:
  1. Make initial contact with the primary supervisor of the project you are interested in. Email details are shown in the project description in the provided link.
  2. The supervisors will provide further information about the projects and advice on how to submit a formal application to the correct course via the relevant University’s application portal.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Joyce Nwekwu (
More details about the programme can be found on the programme website.
You can also read more about the news on the Cambridge Infectious Diseases website.



Other opportunities

Volunteering Opportunity with Universify Education

Universify Education is looking for enthusiastic students or recent graduates to act as Group Leaders and 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 (either 13th-20th or 20th-27th August) 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 interpersonal, leadership 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 their website and apply here.



Uncomfortable Cambridge: recruiting summer tour guides!

Uncomfortable Cambridge is a public engagement project that aims to generate discussions about racial inequality, gender and class discrimination, and legacies of empire in Cambridge. It is an expansion of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise which has been running in Oxford since 2018.

Since April we have been running walking tours around the city which raise awareness about ‘uncomfortable’ histories. Tours reflect on the landscape of the city, looking behind the obvious facades and landmarks to uncover the histories of power, privilege, and inequality that have shaped Cambridge over the centuries, and which continue to influence it today.

We are recruiting guides to deliver the Uncomfortable Cambridge walking tours over the summer season. This role has the potential to be extended into next academic year. The tours are discussion-based, with guides delivering information and then facilitating a conversation between tour participants.

We are looking for excellent communicators who are committed to bringing academic research to a public audience. We need guides who can inspire critical thinking and who are dedicated to sensitive, productive and open discussion about ‘uncomfortable’ topics including racism, gender, sexuality, class, slavery, violence and inequality.

This is a paid, part-time position.   £20/hour, number of hours per week depends on tour demand. Applicants must be available for the majority of July and August.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to by 12 p.m. on 17th June. Tell us why you are interested in the project and why you would make a great tour guide! Interviews will be held w/c 20th June.


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.


MRI Study Advert

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.