BBC Three




 The BBC is looking for young people who are currently unemployed to potentially take part in a major new series that aims to tackle youth unemployment in the UK.

 If you or someone you know is finding it hard to get a job and you’re interested in taking part in an amazing new social experiment then we’d love to hear from you!

 For your chance to get involved in this brand new, primetime project please call Cecily now on 0208 088 4975 or e-mail

Paid summer internship opportunity for current Johnians at Skillcapital

Dear all,

I am an alumnus of John’s (matriculated in 1999, graduated 2003) and I now work at a professional services company in London called Skillcapital. We are currently looking for interns to help us with a variety of work, and I wanted to offer the opportunity to current Johnians. I know it is often difficult to decide on a career until you have had a taster, so I thought that this could be valuable – as well as a way to earn some money outside term-time.

Skillcapital is a leading provider of professional services to the private equity market, based in Covent Garden. We do a combination of high level advisory work (similar to at a management consultancy) and executive search, as well as originating deals for our clients. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and hard-working interns to work on a variety of projects. Excellent communication skills and a sense of humour are a must. The internship would be paid.

Please contact Katherine McGill on with your cv for further details.

All the best,


Katherine McGill

Senior Associate, TMT

Cambridge RAG Committee

Want to raise lots of money for charity, meet some great people and have lots of fun in the process? Applications are now open for all roles on the Cambridge RAG Committee!

A colourful diagram of the committee structure and job descriptions can be found here:

To apply, simply fill in this Google form and click submit by 28th April (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary roles) or 5th May (all other roles):

Any questions, don’t hesitate to drop Susie, the RAG President, an email (, or a phone call (01223 330286) or to pop into the RAG office in person.

Cambridge Wordfest

Cambridge Wordfest will be taking place 12th-14th April; this literary festival is overflowing with great authors and super events across a range of genres. Don’t miss parliamentary wit Simon Hoggart, best-selling novelists such as Sandi Toksvig, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rachel Johnson, Elif Shafak and Nadeem Aslam; acclaimed historian Antony Beevor, international news editor Lindsey Hilsum, journalist Seumas Milne, philosopher AC Grayling; travel-writer Robert Macfarlane; singer, songwriter and pop-star Tracey Thorn; drugs-baron-turned-crime-writer Howard Marks; star naturalist Richard Fortey; a celebration of 200 years of Pride and Prejudice; slam poet Kate Fox; science writers Tim Radford and Alok Jha; and lots more.

Full programme:

Box Office: or 01223 300085 (student discounts available)

If you would like to volunteer at the festival, please email us at


SBR Alumni talk – Undergraduates welcome

Ladies and Gents,

To cap off the term with a treat, next Sunday afternoon 17 March, 3.45-5pm, as a warm-up to the Erewhon Dinner, we are offering you a stimulating and intimate conversation with one of our distinguished alumni PLUS a proper British afternoon tea, with tea, scones, jam and cream, courtesy of the Development Office.  It would be GREAT to have a solid turnout for this event, so that we continue to get generous support for similar events in the future, so please come along – it will be well worth your while and an opportunity to be inspired and delighted.  All welcome.

The speaker is Dan Burt, lawyer, businessman, poet, sailor. Dan worked in a butcher shop and as a mate on charter fishing boats off the New Jersey coast, before coming to St John’s at 22 in 1964. Here he read English, sailed twice across the Atlantic (first with the late Meredith Jackson, a Johnian don), and returned to his native America where he studied law at Yale.  In 1975 he founded the first of two successful law firms specialising in international tax and, later, a compliance software company.  He moved to Britain in 1994, became a British subject, and renounced his American citizenship shortly thereafter.  In recent years he published three well received collections of poetry, as well as continuing legal, business, philanthropic, and cultural work.  Dan will be moonlighting at the Erewhon Dinner later on the 17th, under the guise of E.S.P. Haynes.

The talk will be at the Borderer’s Room, Merton House, Queen’s Road. Details are highlighted in the attached poster courtesy of our Academic Officer-Elect, Nishit.

For info on previous alumni talks (with a tech millionaire and a GB rower), please see Please get in touch with Nishit if you can think of other awesome alums we should invite back!

Warmest regards,


The Cambridge Footlights present ‘Cloying’

The Cambridge Footlights present Cloying, a farcical murder mystery and the winner of this year’s Harry Porter Prize for a one-hour comic play.

Written by Tom Powell & Jack Gamble (director: Footlights Spring Revue 2013)

Directed by Jack Gamble & Freddie Crossley

“Packed full of jokes with a fast-moving plot. It launches straight in and never lets go.” – Stefan Golaszweski

When Jolene (Emma Powell: Gerda, Footlights Panto 2012, The Snow Queen) and Michael (Femi Oriogun-Williams) step aboard the cruise ship HMS Cloying, everything seems rather pleasant. There’s plenty of distractions; a lovely sea view. It’s just a bit of a shame about the murderer.

This is the tenth anniversary of the Harry Porter Prize. Cloying was selected by Stefan Golaszweski, member of the sketch group Cowards and creator of BBC Three’s Him & Her.

Join us for a cruise worth killing for.

At the ADC: Thu 14 – Sat 16 March 2013, 11pm

£5 for students

Are you a magician?

The Robinson May Ball ents team are looking for any students who can perform an hour of parlour-based magic at the Robinson May Ball. We can provide either reduced price tickets or payment. If you are a magician or have performed magic in the past, and you’re interested in coming to our ball, please email