Call for Contributors – Sidney Sussex Arts Festival 2015

WANTED: painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, inventors, artists, architects, engineers. FOR : putting on a dynamic exhibition of visual art at the Sidney Sussex Arts Festival, 20th June 2015. A team of curators is looking for any artists in the student body interested in getting involved in an exciting exhibition this May Week. This exhibition will be moving, and about movement. From the big – seismic shifts, tectonic tremors – to the small – tears falling, breath whispering – we want to engage with things that MOVE somehow. You might think about cogs, gears, chains of causation and consequence, and crazy contraptions – or about bodies, muscles, tendons and veins. Or about freeze-frames, shutter speeds, time lapses and motion captures. About Rube Goldberg, Heath Robinson, Conrad Shawcross. The brief is open ended and responses should be adventurous. The Sidney Sussex Arts festival forms a cultural highlight of May Week and attracts a huge audience from the university and town. We are curating an exhibition split over two spaces: the Cloister Court, and the Old Library and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever before. We would like artists and practitioners to come and chat to us about their works. We’d love to see some of your pieces and discuss any ideas you may have for the project. We’re looking for a select group to join the team and work either individually or more collaboratively toward the June exhibition, responding to the stimulus. Your work will feature alongside that of an established ‘star’ artist, who will help to shape the direction of the exhibition. In order to apply, send us an email telling us who you are and what your work is about at . We’ll be looking to hold meetings on the 9th November so there isn’t much time – apply now!

Cambridge RAG challenges

For those of you who couldn’t make the info evening, hopefully you will find everything you need below. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions because spaces are limited.


*** KILIMANJARO *** with Hope for Children:

Check out the choose a challenge website ( here you can look at the trip itinerary, info pack, and sign up!!

(more info attached)


*** INDIA CYCLE *** with Childreach:

We are super excited about this one, again sign up and info can be found online at .


*** UGANDAN GORILLA TREK *** with East African Playgrounds:

EAP is an amazing charity: it is relatively small and doesn’t go though any profit making travel organisations so you can see exactly where all the money you raise is going.

(find attached more details)

(flexible dates – email me for more details)


The info pack:

and the sign up sheet:


Let me know which one(s) you fancy doing!


RAG love,



Cambridge RAG Challenges Coordinator


p.s. please please don’t let the fundraising put you off. We (at RAG) help you every step of the way and no one we have helped has ever missed their fundraising targets. The charities also provide fundraising packs (t-shirts bucket collection kit etc). + fundraising is actually part of the FUN!!

Professor Peter Mandler: ‘The State as Patron of Humanities Research: A Historical Perspective’

Professor Peter Mandler‘The State as Patron of Humanities Research: A Historical Perspective’
Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

Wednesday 29th October 5pm

The first talk in a new series ‘Lectures in the Humanities’ hosted by the Cambridge Humanities Review, Professor of Modern Cultural History Peter Mandler will speak on his recent research on the history of universities and the effects of state patronage on humanities research. Professor Mandler writes on the political, social, cultural and intellectual history of Britain since 1800. His most recent publication is Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War. £5 year annual subscriptions to the CHR magazine will be available to purchase on the day. For more details see:

Stokes Society Talk

Dr Robert Asher on “Jesus Loves Evolution: Perspectives on Science/Religion Compatibility”
Wednesday 29 October, 9pm
Old Library, Pembroke College

Can a scientist believe in God? As a paleontologist and a religious believer, Dr Robert Asher constantly confronts the perceived conflict between his occupation and his faith. He talks Darwinian evolution, biodiversity and whether atheism is the inevitable conclusion of evolutionary theory.

Free for members, £1 for non-members
Food and wine provided!

Centrica Midstream

Centrica Midstream Presentation – Thursday 30th October Are you a 2nd or Final year student (including post grads) studying Economics, Financial Management (Investment Banking type), Engineering (not Civil), Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry or Biology? Centrica is the largest supplier of gas to domestic customers in the UK, and one of the largest suppliers of electricity, operating under the trading name of British Gas. Our Midstream Analyst function is holding an informal networking event where you can speak to current graduate and senior stakeholder to find out more what the job entails. This is an invitation only event. To apply for a ticket, please e-mail your most up to date CV to If you are successful in securing a ticket, an e-mail will be sent to you with exact time and location of this special event. You can sign up to Centrica’s mailing list here: Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to find out more: Facebook: Twitter:

Volunteering Opportunity

Volunteer with Education Partnerships Africa in Summer 2015!

Date: 5th November
Time: 20:00
Where: Bateman Auditorium

Interested in development, but skeptical of “unsustainable gap year” projects?

EPAfrica works in over twenty schools across three regions in Kenya and Uganda and we recruit around fifty students each year from universities in Oxford, Cambridge, and London. EPAfrica aims to make a long-term impact in the schools we work in through the investment of durable educational resources and the creation of sustainable health, careers and gender equality programmes. We do not ask our volunteers to be teachers or builders, we ask them to immerse themselves in the school environment and make as large and sustainable an impact as possible.

Interested? Come along to our information evening; arrive at 19:40 for a quick chat, and 20:00 for a presentation.

Apply now at! Applications close at midnight 8th November. For any questions, please email





American Football

Did you know Cambridge has it’s own American Football team?  Or that you can join, irrespective of experience? Come to a training session to give it a try!

Head to see when we’re holding our next one.

The Cambridge University American Football Team (the Cambridge “Pythons”) re-formed three seasons ago and plays full contact against other universities in BUCS, reaching the National Playoffs last season. The team is looking to recruit more players than ever this year to build on our success. This season we have an expanded coaching staff, awesome new kit, are applying for Blues status, and will beplaying Varsity in Cambridge at Grange Road(CURUFC home ground).  It’s going to be a great year, whether you want to play or support!

You don’t need to have played or even watched the game before. Most of the team had never played before coming to Cambridge and were a complete mixture of shapes/heights/builds – don’t think you won’t be right for it. There’s a position for everyone on an American Football team and all kit is provided, so there is no need to worry about that.

We’ve had a big influx in new players, most of whom are new to the sport, but are still looking for more people to join us.  If you’re interested in what all the fuss is about we’d love to meet you and show you the ropes and under the guidance of a large and experienced coaching staff you’ll develop quickly into a play-maker.

If you feel like giving it the UK’s fastest growing sport a go, check out our events page (, drop our Facebook page a message ( and join the ‘New Players Forum: Cambridge University Pythons American Football’ group ( to ask any questions you may have – it’s full of returners and new recruits who were once in the same position as you that will be happy to help.

Freshers Play – The Importance of Being Earnest

Hi Freshers!

The Importance of Being Earnest is looking for a cast! We are holding open auditions for students from all colleges on:

Tue 21 Oct, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Walters Room, Selwyn College

Wed 22 Oct, 12:00pm-3:00pm, The Diamond, Selwyn College

Please come and audition. There’s no need to prepare anything, we’ll give you a piece on arrival.

You can sign up for auditions at and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me (sb2031) and I’ll be able to help.

Thank you!


Cambridge Uni Ice Hockey

On the heels of an incredible season last year, the Cambridge University Ice Hockey Team (the “Light Blues”) is presently looking to recruit new players from across the university to play for the varsity squad. If you have played ice hockey at any amateur, competitive or elite level in your lifetime, the Ice Hockey Team wants to hear from you. Training will begin in early October and will last until early March, with on-ice training everySunday night. Have a look at our website for more information: For more information, please contact Captain Jaason Geerts, Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details, training times, and to arrange for any equipment. Hope to see you all on the ice in the coming weeks.  GDBO!