Cambridge University Modern Pentathlon Club – Cuppers

Cambridge University Modern Pentathlon Club is organising PENTATHLON CUPPERS for Saturday 15th June. Pentathlon usually consists of fencing, swimming, riding, and a combined phase of running and shooting, but for the sake of safety/accessibility/fun, the riding and shooting is likely to be missed out. It DOESN’T MATTER if you can barely run/swim or have never fenced! This is a FUN and casual competition to let off a bit of post-exam steam and compete against other colleges; distances will be short and probably in relay format, so barely any level of fitness is required! We will be entering teams of three; these can be mixed (points adjusted for women), but can be organised later if you aren’t bullying your friends into it… If you’re not convinced, the CUMPC garden party will hopefully be held afterwards (still tbc), providing plenty of calorific and alcoholic reimbursement for your hard efforts. The competition will be out of the way for bumps etc, so this is also not a valid excuse 😉 Whether or not you are/ever have been/would be interested in Pentathlon, whether you want to pretend to burn off some May week alcohol or just want to contribute to John’s domination, it would be great to hear from you!

Lottie (cb711)

Union debate this week

This House Believes a Society of Giving is Impossible – with Lily Cole and Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia) 7.30pm, Thursday 16th May, Cambridge Union


Feature Submissions: Fancy a taste of science journalism? Features are around 1200 words long on a scientific subject of your choice, aimed at the interested arts student. Feature submissions should be sent to by 7th June 2013. If successful, your feature will end up being printed in issue 28. Get writing!

Other Submissions: If you’d like to have a go at science writing but don’t want to dive straight in at the deep end there are lots of ways to get involved writing shorter articles. Check out for more details.

Issue Editor: This is a very rewarding role. You have complete control over the content of the magazine, the editing process and production. The issue editor is only involved in the production of one issue of BlueSci (Issue 28). They are responsible for selecting and commissioning articles and thus control the creative vision of the issue. They work closely with the Managing Editor to co-ordinate bringing this all together and ensure that everything stays to deadlines. It’s fantastic experience in team management and organisation.

Wine Tasting Event (A taste of Douro)

Saturday, 25th May, St John’s College, Divinity School.

The Cambridge University Portuguese Speakers Society is pleased to invite you to our wine tasting event: “A Taste of Douro”. The event will have two different sessions:

1 – Port and Douro wines tasting workshop (2.30 pm) – A one-hour workshop led by a guest speaker: Mr. Paulo Osório, MEng, MBA, former Vice President of the Port and Douro Wine Institute (IVDP). It will include a presentation about the Douro Region and its wines and a tasting session guided by the guest speaker, with a selection of top Port and Douro wines. There will be a limit of 25 participants, with advanced tickets. In order to reserve a place please send an email to, with “Wine Tasting Workshop Reservation” as the Subject. We will explain how to proceed with payment. Your reservation will only be confirmed when the payment is received. Tickets will be sold on a ‘first come, first served’ basi

2 – Wine tasting session (4pm – 7pm) – An open wine tasting session where the participants can taste a wide variety of high quality Port and Douro wines. Tickets will be sold at the door subject to the room capacity on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

This is a great chance to know a bit more about the oldest Demarcated Wine-producing Region in the World and its famous Port and Douro wines. We hope you can come for a fun and relaxing afternoon and enjoy one of Portugal’s greatest pleasures!

When: Saturday, May 25th

What time: 2:30pm (Workshop); 4pm (Tasting session)

Where: St. John’s College, Divinity School (

Suggested dress code: Smart casual

Prices: Workshop + Wine tasting session: £8 (members), £12 (non-members); Wine tasting session only: £4 (members);  £6 (non-members)


** Mind before Mischief **

Are you single? is the best chance to meet someone in Cambridge: the society is great fun, pseudonymous, and completely free. We currently have 490 members of the “Cambridge University Flirting Service”, and have made countless people happy. Oxford even called us “Cambridge’s Secret Weapon”.

** May Ball matches **

Do you find yourself with a Double Ticket and without a Date? Or, do you find yourself Single, and without a Ball to go to? Plans laid and Tickets purchased in March may come adrift by May!

Want to teach abroad this summer?

Want to explore Kenya or China?

Free in July?

Then read on!

We are recruiting teachers for summer schools in:

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Shanghai, China

Candidates should be available from 5th July – 4th August.

Each summer school in 2 weeks long.

Current undergraduates and postgraduates are welcome to apply.

You will teach one of the following courses:

  • English and Drama
  • Maths, Science and Computer Science
  • Business and Economics

After the programme is over, you are encouraged to stay in the country for travel and sightseeing.  You have complete flexibility when booking your flights.

We provide your accommodation and food, and refund the cost of your flights and your visa.

For more information please refer to:


To apply send an email to including:


Degree course (and year):


Courses you can teach:

Choose 1 or more from:

  • English and Drama
  • Maths, Science and Computer Science
  • Business and Economics

Any experience related to these courses:

Teaching experience (if applicable):

Leadership experience (if applicable):

If you were trying to show off, what fact(s) about you are the most impressive:

Confirmation that you are available between 5th July and 4th August 2013:

If you are only free from 5th to 20th July, but believe you are an exceptional candidate then you are still welcome to apply.

Applications to be submitted ASAP.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview in Cambridge over the next few weeks.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Finished Exams? Want to burst the bubble and spend a day having fun and raising money for charity PLUS be in with a chance of winning * 2 TRINITY MAY BALL* tickets?! Then get sponsored to take part in **SOScape** run by Cambridge University’s SOS Children’s Villages Society. WHEN: 13th June 2013 DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP: 20th may WHAT? You have 24 hours to get back to Cambridge from an unknown location as quickly as you can, going via a famous landmark, ( which will only be revealed at the start) using only your charm and ingenuity – no money, no help! WHY: To raise as much money as possible for SOS Children’s Villages, a charity that works to stop more than half a million children ending up alone, abandoned or in institutions. (All proceeds go directly to SOS Children’s Villages) The focus this year is the new SOS Village in Chipata, Zambia. See more here:

PRIZE: The pair who gets back to Cambridge quickest wins a pair of Trinity May Ball Tickets!

HOW? 1. Register at

Pay your £20 registration fee (per team, £10 per person)- this covers transport to the drop-off location and an SOS T-shirt. Send a cheque to Elizabeth Hedges at Queens College or email her: 2. Raise £100 min. sponsorship per team


Table Football Players needed

Got any decent table football skills? CUTFC is looking to recruit keen footballers to represent Cambridge University in the 2013 national league. If you’re interested, think you’d enjoy stepping up to competition level table football or simply want to pick up a few new tricks and shots to impress your friends in the bar, then email et323 for details.