Trouble in Tahiti

TROUBLE IN TAHITI is a one act jazz opera by Leonard Bernstein, at Trinity College Chapel, 2pm and 4pm, on the 19th June.

Sam and Dinah, like all of their cheery suburban neighbours, appear to be happily married and lead normal lives. Follow Sam and Dinah as they live through a normal day, uncovering as we go the dark heart of Fifties America.

Accompanied by a jazzy orchestral score and a scat trio of singers, we see the true state of the couple’s life. Amidst the daily lunches and appointments are scattered lies, selfishness, sexism, and a sad recognition that life is not like an island paradise movie.

Have a look and listen at

Tickets via ADC ticketing.

Syrian Fundraiser and Awareness Event

Dear all,

Exams are over! For most of us anyway…

In the past few months, while we were all studying hard, the situation in Syria has been rapidly deteriorating. Thousands of men, children and women have been killed, and millions are displaced.

A Syrian Fundraiser and Awareness Event: “Hand in Hand for Syria: A Mother’s Journey”, will be held on Tuesday 18 June, 7 pm at St Columba’s Church (Downing Street, near Emma/New Museums). Iman Mujahid from the UK-based charity, Hand in Hand for Syria, will be talking about her recent trip to Syria, offering a unique perspective as a non-Syrian and as a mother.

Delicious, homemade Middle Eastern-themed food will be sold for charity afterwards. Please bring lots of change and lots of your friends. Join the event on Facebook:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes


Earn £500 with OxbridgeSciences and OxbridgeHumanities

We are looking for current undergraduate students in Oxford and Cambridge  to tutor A-level applicants for the 2013 applications.

OxbridgeSciences and OxbridgeHumanities ( and are two sister companies set up and run by former and current Oxbridge students committed to providing top-quality tutoring programmes to bright A-level students with a passion for their subject.

As a tutor you would be required to tutor a student for 12 hours over the course of 3 months helping with the personal statements, college choices, further reading and interview technique as well as preparing them for specific entrance exams. This is arranged at a location and time convenient for both you and your tutee. You will submit progress reports and help students create a plan to structure their preparation for interview. You will be paid a total of 500 pounds for each student you tutor.

We are also looking to fill a limited number of part and full-time positions within OxbridgeSciences and OxbridgeHumanities, and we will be selecting candidates over the next few months. If you or anyone you know would like to be involved on a long-term basis with a highly-specialised tutoring company please contact us.

If you are interested in being a tutor or applying for a more permanent position please send your CV to and we will be in touch.

The OxbridgeSciences and OxbridgeHumanities team

Magic workshop

On Sun 9th June at 3pm in the Boys Smith room I will be holding a magic workshop followed by a short magic show. In the workshop I will teach a coin routine, which is not too hard but is nice to study elements of misdirection.

“Misdirection” is the art of making the audience look at the right hand. It was created by a friend of mine for a national competition and included in his book on misdirection. Everyone is welcome. No previous knowledge required, but they should bring four £2 coins with them, to work with.

The show will contain some material I am working on the moment. The workshop will last 2h at most and the show will be between 30 and 45 minutes long. If you’ve finished exams and are looking for things to fill up your weekend, then come along! See you on Sunday!


NSPCC Auction – May Ball tickets on offer!

On the 14th June at 7.30pm in Benson Hall, Magdalene College, our Sotheby’s auctioneer will be auctioning a huge variety of lots donated by local businesses, Cambridge colleges and individuals, with all proceeds going to the NSPCC. Highlights include collections of college-crested items, an overnight spa break, and tickets to Trinity, Corpus Christi and Pembroke May Balls.

The evening will be introduced by guest speaker Nicholas Parsons OBE, host of the radio show “Just a Minute”.

Tickets will be on sale until *Monday June 10th* for what promises to be a fantastic evening of drinks, canapés and bidding.

Dress code: Cocktail attire.

Facebook event:

Tickets: £15, or £10 for students, available at

For a full list of lots visit where you can also place commission bids if you are unable to attend the event.

Live and work in Astana, Kazakhstan

Riviera Tutors ( is offering a unique opportunity to live and work in Astana, Kazakhstan.

A tutor is required to teach English and French to a 10 year old girl, whose first language is Russian. The tuition would be for two hours per day: one hour in English, and one hour in French.

A basic proficiency in English, French and Russian is mandatory. Furthermore, the candidate would need to be well-presented, highly articulate, both in a written and verbal context, and personable at all times.

The rate of remuneration for this position is extremely competitive, with a yearly salary starting at £45,000. In addition, travel and agreed expenses will be met by the client. The client family is prestigious, and prospective candidates must therefore be confident of their ability to acclimatise to such an environment, as they would be potentially becoming a part of the family. The candidate would be well-looked after in all respects, and there would also be frequent opportunity for international travel with the family.The successful applicant will be provided with their own apartment in Astana.

This is an excellent opportunity for the suitable candidate to live and work in a cosmopolitan and emergent capital city, living with a successful and welcoming employer, while earning an extremely generous rate of pay, as well as gaining invaluable experience and Russian language practice.

Interested parties should apply via our tutor signup at, sending a photo along with their CV. They can also email

CURAS Garden Party

The Cambridge University Real Ale Society (CURAS) will be having their Garden Party on Friday, June 14th from 4-7pm at Jesus Green (near Park Parade). Entry is FREE for members (£3 for non-members) and will feature at least two different ales (possibly three) – one of which is a custom brew from Bexar Country Brewery made exclusively for this party.

Women in Technology Day

Women in Technology Day.

19th June 2013

IBM UK Laboratories, Hursley Park, Winchester .

Smart. Now there’s a word that seems to be everywhere these days. Smart phones, smart thinking, smart cars. But what about a smarter planet? That’s what we’re all about here at IBM. Using technology to make the world a smarter place to be. There’s a lot to do, and we need people with ideas. People just like you. So come along and meet us – learn about our smarter planet initiative, take part in a mini project, learn about career opportunities from successful women IBMers and have all your questions answered.

Event details:

The event will take place at IBM UK Laboratories, Hursley Park, Winchester, SO21 2JN. Participants will be expected to make their own travel arrangements, however we will cover up to £50 of personal travel expenses. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.


The draft agenda for the day is:

09:30         Coffee and arrival

10:00        Introduction to the day and Smarter Planet workshop

11:00        Break out into Smarter Planet project teams

12:00        Lunch

14:30        Presentation by project teams

15:30        CV workshop  ( Students can bring their CVs along and get advice on format, content, interviews etc )

Q&A with IBMers

16:15        Presentation of awards and closing remarks


Register now:

Email your details and a short statement on why you should be chosen to attend to: by Friday 14th June.

Join us. Let’s build a smarter planet.

Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS)

Fancy learning to fly, improve your skiing, undertaking overseas expeditions or doing a parachute jump for free? Look no further, Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS) has opened its recruiting for next year and we offer all this plus much, much more. In addition to the flying training, varied sports and adventurous training opportunities, the unit dedicates a lot of its time to offering leadership and management training in a military environment.

Check out our facebook page ( and webpage ( to see what we have been up to recently. CUAS provides the perfect introduction if you are considering an RAF career but there is no obligation whatsoever to join. The leadership and personal development skills you will gain from your time on the squadron will be beneficial for any career path and at the same time you can gain qualifications in a range of activities from sailing and climbing to first aid. CUAS is a truly unique organisation offering unparalleled opportunity; if you’re interested in bringing a little adventure to your life, get involved today!

If you’d like to learn more about all the fantastic opportunities open to you on CUAS, come along to our Open Day Garden Event on Wednesday 19th June at 2 Chaucer Road, CB2 7EB. We will also have stalls at Freshers Fair in October.

The 10th Technology Ventures Conference (Get 20% off before 8th June!)

A Faster Future: The Accelerating Pace of Innovation

21st June 2013 | Robinson College Cambridge | 8am-6.30pm

(Register now to get 20% off, available until 8th June, use “june_prmote” discount code)

Join us at one of the largest student-led entrepreneurial conferences in the world, where we bring together more than 400 entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, academics, and students to share, collaborate and connect with visionary thinkers on all aspects of entrepreneurship.

To mark the 10th anniversary of our conference we invite you to examine accelerating technology developments which are leading to profound changes in society. With segments on 3D Printing, Biotech, Big Data and Emerging Technology Markets, the conference draws upon concrete examples of the ways entrepreneurs are using technology to systematically disrupt industries and pave the way for new sectors to emerge. What magnitude of transformation will be experienced by society as more and more industrial processes are able to be harnessed by the individual? What are the implications of these technologies to our economy, businesses, and everyday lives? And how can today’s entrepreneurs systematically apply these lessons to increase the impact of their ventures on the world around them?

To attend, please purchase your ticket at:


TVC 2013 Speakers

J.P. Rangaswami – Chief Scientist,, a leading CRM Software provider

Joe Justice – Founder, WikiSpeed, a green automotive-prototyping company .

3D Printing Segment

Alice Taylor – CEO, MakieLab,  3D printing for toys

Dr. Adrian Bowyer – Founder, RepRap, humanity’s first self-replicating manufacturing machine. 

Andras Forgacs  –  CEO, Modern Meadow, 3D printing of edible meat for sustainable future

Biotech Segment

Richard Resnick – CEO, GenomeQuest, a genomic software applications provider

Dr Gordon Sanghera – CEO & Co-Founder, Oxford Nanopore, the provider of a molecule analysis platform

Prof. Chris Lowe – Director of the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

Dr. Rob Carlson –  Principal ,  Biodesic,  driving synthetic biology movement

Big Data Segment

Nicholas Halstead – Founder & CTO, DataSift, a leading Social Data Platform

Ulrich Kerzel – Blue Yonder, a provider of data analysis and forecasting software.

Sarah McVittie – CEO Dressipi, a free fashion advice and recommendation service.

Roxanne Varza – Head of startup initiatives at Microsoft France

Emerging Technology Markets Segment

Gunter Pauli – Founder, ZERI, Author of “The Blue Economy”, serial entrepreneur and initiator

Jon Bradford – Managing Director, TechStars.

Bert Twaalfhoven  – Founder, European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research, a forum which promotes  research and teaching in entrepreneurship.

Ken Banks – Founder, and FrontlineSMS, utilising mobile technology for positive change in the developing world.

Technology  Showcase

Prof .  Harald Haas – Chair of Mobile Communications, The University of Edinburgh

David Bolinksy – Co-Founder, XVIVO, maker of bio-molecular films.

..and many more confirming..

For more information on speakers and agenda visit: