Perform at Corpus May Ball

Corpus Christi May Ball 2013 is holding auditions for ALL student acts on the 2nd and 3rd February. The auditions will be held in the McCrum lecture theatre (next to the Eagle pub, Bene’t Street).

This year we are looking for a whole variety of acts, both musical and non-musical. We are especially keen to find acoustic/a cappella acts and cover bands, as well as any circus related acts, acrobats, jugglers, dancers, magicians, face painters or even anyone with a loud voice. The more spectacular and bizarre your talent is the better. Even if you think your act doesn’t necessarily fit in with this, we would still love to hear from you!

Please fill out the online application form that can be found via our facebook page (just search for ‘Corpus Christi May Ball auditions’) and you will be allocated a time slot. If you have any queries or questions don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Perform at Clare May Ball

Would you like to perform at The Clare College May Ball on Monday 17th June, 2013? If so, please like our Facebook page ( and send us a message specifying the name and nature of your act, as well as a suggested appearance fee for a 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour set. Once we have these details, you will be invited to book a 15 minute audition slot, which will take place on Sunday 3rd February. However, whilst we would prefer to see you live, you are more than welcome to send us links to any of your material that can be found online, should you be unable to attend. In short, we look forward to seeing if you can make this year’s Clare College May Ball the best May Ball of 2013, so please do get in touch.

Volunteers wanted for PhD study

A PhD student in Clinical Pharmacology over on the Addenbrooke’s site is investigating the properties of naturally occurring substances in human blood vessels and would like to conduct studies in healthy volunteers. Healthy people are required for hand vein studies, this will involve a 2 trips over to Addenbrookes, a tiny needle being inserted into a vein in the hand to deliver the substances of interest and a measuring device on the back of the hand to measure change in blood vessel diameter. You would need to be able to lie down for a period of up to 2 hours. There are a number of different studies – we can make volunteering as convenient as possible. Participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses and paid for each visit.

Please contact:

Dr Aimee Brame

01223 296163

Looking for a banking internship? Free dinner courtesy of Macquarie Group’

Are you interested in applying for an internship in banking or finance in

Summer 2013/2014? Macquarie Group is a leading provider of banking,

financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie is

planning to hold a recruitment dinner on Monday 4th February at d’Arry’s on

King Street. Students will be able to meet a few members of the Macquarie

team who will be able to answer questions about applications to the firm

and give you an insight into its various divisions. The dinner will be a

fairly intimate affair with between 10 and 20 places available for

students; as such this event offers a unique opportunity to enlist your

interest with the firm and make an impression on the recruitment team. And

all over a free dinner! Anyone who is interested in signing up should email

Emma Colliver ( to enlist interest. The event is

particularly geared towards first and second year students but applications

from all are welcome

TWS: Public Health, with Una O’Brien

TWS: Public Health, with Una O’Brien

Friday 25th January


Emmanuel College

A Policy Seminar by The Wilberforce Society.

Guest expert: Una O’Brien CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health.

We will discuss David Neal’s fascinating paper on integrating public health into all elements of government.

This issue is particularly topical given the government’s new Health and Social Care Act comes into force in April, and in light of increased pressure (for example from the Public Administration Select Committee) for this type of cross-departmental collaboration in Whitehall.

A brief presentation will be followed by open-floor discussion.

As ever, attendance free and open to all members of the University of Cambridge.

Media careers events

This term there will be a careers focus on Media:


Tuesday 29 January 6.30-8pm (plus networking time)

Speakers from across the media speaking on career paths in, top tips, making a freelance career work and much more. Find out how they got to where they are now (not necessarily a grad scheme!), how they succeed in this highly competitive field. With plenty of time for Q&A plus an opportunity to network with the speakers over refreshments at the Careers Service.


Thursday 31 January 6.30-8pm (plus networking time)

Speakers from a range of publishing careers discuss their angle on the industry. Find out about the similarities and differences of approach, tips for getting in and ask any questions you have. Plenty of time for Q&A and networking at the Careers Service.


Friday 1 February – 2-3pm

A TV series producer/director will share his insights on this ever evolving and competitive industry. Tips and advice for standing out from the crowd, getting work experience and getting your foot in the door.

WORKING IN THE MEDIA – The main Media Careers Event of the year.

Wednesday 13 February – 6-8.30pm

An information event about the media industry – come and find out about course providers, organisations and speak to people working in the media. This isn’t an industry where all organisations have a graduate scheme or internship to offer. This industry thrives on networking, finding your own way and making the most of opportunity. Find out what they look for and how to get the work experience you need.

Use the earlier events to find out more about the range of opportunities in the Media so that you can go to the Working in the Media event on 13 February more informed and knowledgeable about the sector.

For full lists of speakers and more information about all of the above events visit the online diary at Some of these events require booking.

Week 2 ADC Lateshow



Week 2 ADC Lateshow

by Eugene Labiche and Marc-Michel

Featuring Jesus College Big Band

35 Characters. 5 Actors. 1 Farce.

An Italian Straw Hat follows the hapless bridegroom Fadinard on his wedding day as he blazes through the streets of Paris and the idyllic French countryside on a futile quest to return a straw hat to a promiscuous young lady. Along the way Fadinard is followed by his pertinacious father-in-Law and eight cabs of wedding guests throwing at the audience a whirlwind of relentless activity.

Join these five intrepid actors as they are pushed to their limits to provide a dazzling multi-role extravaganza of a show. A celebration of vaudeville, it promises slapstick, dance, puppetry, a live band and cream pies. It will provide unadulterated mirth, joy and anarchy to the late-night Cambridge audiences. Farce like you’ve never seen it before.



Weds £4/£5, Thurs-Sat £5/£6

Book online:

Work at Downing May Ball

Interested in working the Downing May Ball? We are looking for capable  and enthusiastic workers to fill a variety positions. To apply, follow this link to our online application form, Deadline for applications is the 10th February, and interviews will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th February. We hope to hear from you soon!

New Look 20% student event

20% OFF FOR ALL STUDENTS. DJ in store. Qualified beautician offering mini treatments 1-8pm.

Wednesday 23rd January

9am – 10pm

Lion Yard Shopping Centre


Audition for Magdalene chapel choir

The Magdalene chapel choir are looking for altos and sopranos who might be interested in joining. We rehearse on:

Wednesdays: 6-7:15pm

Thursdays 5-6:30pm for evensong which ends at 7:15pm

Sundays 4:30-6:30pm for evensong which ends at 7:30pm

Members of the choir are entitled to free formal hall at Magdalene on Thursdays and Sundays, and receive free singing lessons. The choir have been on a number of tours, and are planning one to Amsterdam in the summer. Our director of music is Mr Jonathan Hellyer-Jones, and our two organ scholars are me (Raphael Colman) and John Dilworth (3rd year music student).

We combine a very friendly atmosphere with a good standard of singing, and this is an exciting time to be part of the choir because as we have a new college master, Dr Rowan Williams. Anyone interested should contact me on, or Jonathan Hellyer-Jones on, to book an audition.