Student Parents’ Christmas Party

CUSU is running a Christmas party for all student parents and their families. There’ll be arts and crafts for the children, gingerbread man decorating, a Christmas film and teas and coffees for the parents. It’ll be a fantastic event and all student parents and kids are invited!
Date: Saturday 1st December
Time: 2-5pm
Place: Barbara White Room, Newnham College
See the Facebook event below for more information:

Gladstone Memorial Trust Travel Awards 2013

8 or more Travel Awards are available for Undergraduates in their first or second years from the Gladstone Memorial Trust. See here for more details:

The awards will be of up to £600 each for imaginative travel. The closing date for applications will be 12 February 2013 and interviews of a short list will be held in London on 12 March 2013.

Auditions to Perform at the MedSoc Ball

Auditions to Perform at the MedSoc Ball

The Medsoc Ball is drawing ever closer and is looking for some amazing acts to fill the stages we have for the 9th Feb! We are looking for variety! Doesn’t matter if you are in a band of any genre, pull bunnies out of hats or even a mime who wants to get out of your box; if you have talent we want to see it!!

So if you are interested please email kch30 with a contact name, the act and the number of performers involved and you will be directed to a sign up sheet for an audition either before the end of term or at the start of the next.

We look forward to hearing from you all.



Tuesday 27th November, 9pm at the Graduate Union (map:

£3 for members, £5 for non-members. Dress code: smart casual.

Come and enjoy Panettone, Pandoro and Prosecco at our annual Christmas Party! The evening will include a themed Pub Quiz. A perfect way to celebrate the end of term!

Please sign up on Facebook:

National Trust Society Christmas Social and Volunteer Registration

National Trust Society Christmas Social and Volunteer Registration

Everyone is welcome to come and join us 6-8pm on Friday 30th November in Magdalene Cripps Court Meeting Room 5 for mulled wine, mince pies and festive cheer!

We will have members of the National Trust from Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen on hand so you can discuss and organise volunteering opportunities with them for next term. These volunteer opportunities vary widely – from researching in the comfort of your own home, to coming along to one of the sites to get your hands dirty! There’s something for everyone!

There will also be a chance to find out more about the HLF funded Domestic Wing project at Anglesey Abbey: this project will aim to re-open the engine rooms of the historic house and re-create the atmosphere and activities that took place in the 10 spaces of the domestic wing during Lord Fairhaven’s time. The NT wants to involve the local community, including students, in this project and there are a number of exciting new volunteer roles available. Come along and speak to a member of the house team at the social to find out more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cambridge NT Student Ambassadors

Wolfson Howler

Wolfson Howler with Ben Target

The very last Wolfson Howler of 2012 will be descending on the Wolfson College bar on Monday, November 26th. Come see off Michaelmas Term with some of the best comedy from Cambridge and beyond. We are very excited to announce a headline set from the hugely gifted, multi-talented writer-performer BEN TARGET.

In 2012, Ben received an Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination for his debut solo show, ‘Discover Ben Target’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was a festival highlight and media favourite with sell-out shows and consistently positive reviews. Ben performed on BBC3’s Comedy Marathon and appeared on BBC3’s Live At The Electric. He was selected for the UK tour, ‘Comedy’s New Wave’ alongside Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jonny Sweet and Nick Mohammed. Ben was also invited to represent the UK at the Eindhoven Comedy Festival in The Netherlands with Zoe Lyons.

In 2011, Ben won the prestigious UK stand up competition, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He co-created an online series for BBC3. Ben co-founded PLEB Talks, the sell-out comedy lecture series – embarking on a UK festival tour.

Frequently embraced by critics as one to watch, Ben is crafting his distinct, engaging and wildly creative style.

All topped off with a showcase of the best in Cambridge student comedy, presided over by the brilliant Nish Kumar.

Come join us in Wolfson’s friendly student-run bar and laugh your way out of Michaelmas. Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30 start, tickets just £5 on the door. Capacity is strictly limited so we recommend getting down nice and early to guarantee a seat.

Starry Night jazz event

Starry Night jazz night has CHANGED DATE

Starry Night (jazz night hosted by Cambridge STAR) has CHANGED DATE and will now be held on 28th November.

Come along to hear some of the best jazz acts on the Cambridge scene hosted by Student Action for Refugees.

Entrance is FREE and welcome to all, and we will be selling mince pies, wine and other festive drinks and snacks at superbly low prices.

We will also be running a raffle with some great prizes donated by local businesses, including some special fudge from the Fudge Kitchen!

The line up looks incredibly, the mince pies look tasty… and all of this is for an extremely worthwhile cause: we’ll be raising money for Refugee Support Network, a charity which does amazing work to support young refugees and victims of trafficking.

So come along on Wednesday 28th November from 8.30pm to 11.30pm, Keynes Hall, King’s College, and celebrate the end of term in style!

Psychology Study – earn £10

Earn £10 in psychology study of imagination

We are looking for native English-speaking volunteers ages 18-25 to take part in a study into imagination.  Testing takes around 80 minutes, and takes place on the Downing Site.

Please contact James Thom ( if you’re interested in taking part.

New play: POST


Wednesday 28th November – Saturday 1st December
ADC Theatre
11pm Weds £4/£5, Thu-Sat £5/£6

Terry is a postman with a thousand memories at his fingertips. All he has to do is open them.
Post is a new play written by the president of the Cambridge Footlights, and winner of Best Writer/Play, 24 Hour Plays 2010.
It doesn’t take a lot to blur the lines between funny and sad, reality and fantasy. It just takes a stamp.

Previous praise for writers:
‘You need to see this show – quite unexpected and highly original’ – Varsity
‘What sets this play above other student writing is simple: it’s smarter’ – The Tab
‘Michell’s new play has all the verve and slyness of an Ayckbourn social comedy’ – Varsity
‘Michell is a definite one to watch’ – Whatsonstage

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