Science Week Ceilidh

DATE: Monday 10th March 2014
TIME: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
VENUE: Emmanuel United Reform Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR
Played by the RED ROCK CEILIDH BAND – an 8-person amalgam of university musicians from Cambridge and London.
CALLERS: Messrs Ed Emery and Robin Fairey
Featured dances include: The Very Large Hadron Collider and Mr Schrödinger’s Maggot
ADMISSION: £7 (£4 students/unwaged) Under 12s free. Families with children are welcome.


PLEASE NOTE: We recommend booking in advance, by e-mail


Special interlude dancing by the Gog Magog Molly


Soft drinks and biscuits provided!

Feminism, Religion & Women’s Rights

Mona Siddiqui, 2014 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women’s Rights, will deliver three public lectures from 10-12 March, detailed below. Professor Siddiqui will then take part in a concluding symposium on 13 March along with authors Elif Shafak and Haifa Zangana, BBC Arts Correspondent Razia Iqbal, Professor Ash Amin (Cambridge), and a public audience. These events are free and open to all. The Symposium, however, requires registration at our website:

(1) 10 March: Can you Text a Divorce? Negotiating Women’s Rights in Law and Society.
(2) 11 March: Mary in Christian-Muslim Relations.
(3) 12 March: From the Feminine to Feminism: Women in Islamic Thought and Literature.
(4) 13 March: Symposium: Feminism, Religion, and Women’s Rights.

The lectures will take place at the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms from 5pm to 6.30pm including time for audience discussion/Q&As ( The symposium will be held in the Keynes Room at King’s College, from 2pm to 5.30pm.

Mona Siddiqui OBE is the first Muslim holder of the Professorship of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Widely published, she holds public offices including Chair of the BBC’s Religious Advisory Committee and Vice-Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum. She is profiled here:

A University news story about these lectures appeared last week:

Green League Table

The Green League Table conducts annual environmental assessments of the Cambridge Colleges. We are currently recruiting for a range of project roles:

1) Project Lead
– Responsible for overall running of project
– Liaise with other societies / industry professional
– Run training workshops

2) Technical Team
– Coders: Maintaining and developing data web app
– Data Scientists: Working with data to develop new ways of using and analysing
– Designers: Visualising data to increase the legibility of information

3) Thermal Imaging Lead
– Directing thermal imaging team to perform thermal surveys of college buildings
– Liaise with colleges
– Conducting training sessions

4) Communications Officer
– Maintain contact with College Representatives
– Assist colleges in completion of data
– Process feedback

5) College Best Practice Team
– Conducting research into technologies and practices
– Interviewing college bursars/contacts about specific environmental programmes
– Developing a trial of sensors within college buildings

6) Publicity Officer
– Designing posters and invitations to events
– Writing articles on the GLT
– Design supporting booklet for colleges

If you have any questions, please contact:

A hitchhiker’s guide to the Dutch!

When: 13th of March 2014, 7 – 9 pm

Where: Department of Engineering, Cambridge, UK

Who: everyone who is interested in the Dutch culture

Limited spaces available, sign up at:


Straightforward or just blunt? Liberal or creative? Sandwiches or milk and cheese?  Are you interested in what makes the Dutch culture so typically…Dutch? Then this is your chance to learn more about the Dutch culture, art and business. On the 13th of March, the Dutch Society Cambridge will organize a symposium for everyone who is interested in the Dutch culture.


The speakers will be Dr. Nick Darton, who grew up in the Netherlands and has subsequent experience in Dutch industrial collaborations; Colleen Geske, who lives in Amsterdam and is the author of the book “Stuff Dutch People Like”; Dr Meredith Hale, who is a Speelman Fellow in Netherlandish and Flemish Art; and Dr Jenny Rohn, an academic scientist and fiction writer who used to live and work in Amsterdam.





Wolfson Howler featuring John Kearns

The Howler is back for a totally bonkers night of stand up comedy! The next event takes place on Monday 3rd March, 8pm in the Wolfson College bar. The Howler provides a unique opportunity to see professional and up-and-coming stand up acts taking the stage together in Cambridge. What’s more, the event is open to everyone, not just students, and tickets are just £5 on the door (FREE to Wolfson members). Please see our events page for directions and more info:


We’re really excited to welcome John Kearns as our headline act. The last year has been an amazing one for John, who has won the prestigious Fosters Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award 2013 (previously won by Steve Coogan) and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut ‘Sight Gags for Perverts’ has received a truly impressive response:


“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.”


Steve Bennett, Chortle


“A true comedy original”


Time Out


“Perhaps his finest achievement is that in the course of the whole show, there’s nothing you can actually identify as a joke.”

The Guardian


“Extremely funny”


The Scotsman


“Spike Milligan, Vic & Bob, John Kearns. Say hello to comedy’s latest lunatic.”


Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke


Our regular compere and professional comedian, Nish Kumar, will be joining us on the night alongside a host of semi-pro and student support acts including Andy Field, Alex Kealy, Bryan Ghosh and Tom McClelland.


Come along and join us for what is set to be a brilliant night of comedy!

Watersprite Film Festival

Watersprite Film Festival: Book events now!

After receiving over 325 submissions from 43 countries on 6 continents, we are delighted to announce the events programme that will be running alongside the nominated screenings in contention for a Watersprite Award.

Our Opening Ceremony on 7th March will see Richard Curtis grace the Bateman Auditorium in Gonville and Caius College. Throughout Saturday and Sunday we will be hosting a wide range of talks, workshops (Production design, Costume Design, CGI, Documentary panels, Script Lab, Young Actor’s panel, African Film, Sound for Film) and screenings.

Our Closing Gala can now be booked via our website or ticketing system, and we’re thrilled to announce that acting legend Jim Broadbent will be appearing in a Q&A session to end the festival on Sunday 9th March.

All of our events are completely free and open to all to attend. Seats are already going fast, so view the rest of the schedule and reserve your place now.

Book Here:

Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) is a nationwide celebration of student volunteering. This year at Cambridge, we will showcase the diverse positive impact that we already make in our local communities, inspire new or further engagement with social issues, and highlight how easy it is to get involved as a student. This week is organised by students for students, and whether you volunteer weekly, in the holidays, or not at all, there’s something for everyone. See the attached form for the full schedule and start signing up for volunteering opportunities now at:

Image | Object | Image

Image | Object | Image: New Modes of Representation is Cambridge’s biggest contemporary art exhibition and cultural event of the year. Art has been gathered from all over the world from a mix of practising artists and students, with the theme exploring our relationship with images in our image saturated culture. There will be live music and drinks at the opening party, starting at 7.30pm on the 28th February, to which everyone is welcome. For more info and updates, join the event page: The exhibition is being held in the Judith E. Wilson studio in the English faculty – we hope to see you there!

Enactus Recruitement

Are you keen on making a positive impact on society? Are you interested in getting to know the inside of social-entrepreneurial organizations?

If yes, join Enactus Cambridge! Enactus (formerly SIFE) is an international non-profit organisation. It works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilise university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Being on the committee will not only give you the opportunity to make a visible difference to the lives within Cambridge as well as internationally, but it will also bring you into contact with thousands of like-minded students the world  – and not to mention, it will put you in a great position for taking on any entrepreneurial roles in the future!

Positions open now include:
-Corporate Relations Executive (CRE)
-Director of Fundraising
-Director of Marketing

You may apply for up to two positions, and please state your first and second preferences. To apply, please send in your CV and statement (less than 250 words, please) outlining:

1) Why are you interested in Enactus?

2) What makes you suited to the role you are applying for?
3) What would you do under your role, if you are recruited?

Please do not hesitate to contact me (Minwei Sun, with any questions, as I would be very happy to talk with you and I greatly look forward to receiving your application. If you would like to know more about Enactus, I encourage you to browse our website (

Thank you very much and have a great term!