Mission Improv-able

Corpus Playroom, 6th – 10th May, 9:30pm
Tickets £7/6

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join the Cambridge Impronauts as we travel to a world of sharp suits, sharp knives and sharper wit, as we take the spy thriller genre, put a gun to its head and give it a thorough shakedown.

Following our signature blend of laughter, song and cold-blooded assassination, each night will feature a whole new host of cunning rogues, monstrous henchmen and devilish schemes. With your suggestions kept firmly in mind, we’ll weave a whole new narrative in the style of your favourite spy film, novel, play or video game.

You provide the intelligence, we’ll provide the action.

No scripts. No rehearsals. No problem.

Last term, The Importance of Being Improvised (***** ‘Genuinely fantastic’- Tab; 9/10 ‘A real humdinger’ – TCS) sold out two nights, so prebooking is your recommended modus operandi: http://www.corpusplayroom.com/whats-on/comedy/mission-improv-able.aspx
And join the mission before it’s too late: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426351540950687/

Varsity Punt Race

Event: Varsity Punt Race

Location: Grantchester Meadows
Date & Time: Wednesday 11th June, 14:30

This year’s Granta Rats Garden Party will accommodate something a bit different: an epic battle between the finest punters from Cambridge and Oxford. The usual light refreshments will also be provided. Everyone is welcome. Mark it in your diary, in preference to May Bumps, NOW. Tell everyone you know and even strangers.

The Granta Rats (a.k.a. Cambridge University Punting Society – http://grantarats.soc.srcf.net/index.php) is looking for student volunteers to take part in the race, either as punters or as other team members who will sit in the punts with kayak paddles. If you (or anyone you know) are a strong punter, or just fancy trying out on the day, email grantarats@cusu.cam.ac.uk to volunteer.

Faculty of Education Careers Event

You are invited to the Careers Expo at Faculty of Education on the 2nd May! A one-day event aimed at those interested in pursuing a career in academia. Covering tips on CV writing and interviews, working in academia, NGOs, the lives of policy researchers, and much more. Questions welcome from the floor on the day. Multiple opportunities for networking with brownies and coffee!


Facebook Event:


Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) need student volunteers!
CHaOS is a student society which aims to show children and families that science is exciting, and something that they can understand. We’re now recruiting volunteers for our 2014 Summer Roadshow – where we take a mini-bus of volunteers and a van full of experiments camping around the country for 7 weeks in the summer, visiting schools, town halls and Scout jamborees. What would I do? Most volunteers come on the roadshow with us for about a week. You’d get to talk to lots of children and families, while playing with fun/noisy/messy science experiments. In the evening we do sociable stuff, such as BBQs at the beach or our campsite. It’s lots of fun, great experience in engaging the public, helpful for your CV and much better than a week of real work (plus it shouldn’t cost you any more than your time)!
Sounds great! How do I sign up? Just fill in our sign-up form **BY TUESDAY 29th APRIL** at http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/node/1576. Any questions, contact us at contact@chaosscience.org.uk.

April at Kettle’s Yard

New Music: Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin & Roderick Chadwick, piano
Critically acclaimed musicians perform works by Rainier, Donatoni and Causton and two world premieres by Cambridge based composers Kate Honey & Jeremy Thurlow. 
27 April, 12.15pm, coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am, concerts are about an hour long.
£8 (£5 students) call 01223 748100 or book online:

Last chance to see: 
Art & Life 1920 – 1931: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis & William Staite Murray
Until 11 May 2014 
International exhibition Art & Life explores work from two of the UK’s most important 20th Century painters, Ben and Winifred Nicholson. Examining the years of their marriage and their relationships with other contemporary artists, this show gives a unique access into their life and work. “A group of aspiring, like-minded artists, who worked and exhibited together, shared the aim of producing forms of art that were experimental and innovative.” (The New York Times, March 2014)

Two exciting opportunities to become involved with Kettle’s Yard’s and Wysing’s Young Peoples’ Group, Circuit:


Circuit Cambridge invites you to share your photos of landscapes inspired by Kettle’s Yard’s current exhibition Art & Life.  Respond to the landscapes in Art and Life by photographing your own still life, the view outside your window or your surrounding landscape.

Share your take on Art & Life with us by:

•Using the hashtag #myartandlife on Instagram & Twitter @CircuitCambs

•Emailing: circuit@wysingartscentre.org (files must be no larger than 5MB)

Visit the gallery to see Art & Life first hand and see selected imagery here.

You may send in original photos, or photos of a painting, collage, drawing you have created.

Send in your entries before 11th May.

A selection of photos will be viewable at Kettle’s Yard.

Full details can be found here


If you are aged between 15 and 25 and creatively make things – which could include ceramics, collage, costumes, carving, embroidery, fanzines, fashion, games, masks, music, painting, performance, photography, poems, sculpture, songs, stories, videos and more –  we are inviting you to take part in the open exhibition I am the warrior.

Echoes of Venice

Echoes of Venice: A rare choral extravaganza that’s so good it’s being
performed twice! The CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR will be joined
THE COMBINED CONSERVATOIRES to perform 40-part motets by Tallis and
Striggio, as well as works by Gabrieli and others. This is a
unique opportunity to hear these sublime pieces of music in beautiful
settings, including perhaps one of the best English Renaissance works of
vocal music: Tallis’ magical _Spem in alium_ for 40 separate vocal
parts. This is definitely not one to be missed….

FRIDAY 2 MAY, 8PM (St John’s College Chapel) Tickets £15, £6
[1] or call 01223 300085

SATURDAY 3 MAY, 8PM (Girton College Great Hall) Tickets £12, £5
[2] or call 01223 300085

Join the Facebook event
here: https://www.facebook.com/events/867364596610536 [3]

Applications for RAG committee

Applications for RAG Committee positions for 2014-15 are now open! (Closing date: Sunday 27th April)


**Online application form**: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qKBq_cXLNnc95_YY0TJUY-rbUgHDSUr2o0noKPE9bGw/viewform


Are you keen to run Jailbreak? Blind Date? LOST?


Or perhaps you’d like to take on a more executive role, strategizing for RAG and helping the society to work on new ways to make more money than ever for its chosen charities?


The applications for RAG Central Committee 2014-15 are now open and there are a number of roles on offer- executive, administrative and events-based.


Do think about applying as it’s a lot of fun and looks great on the CV!


The roles to be filled are…


Executive Committee:





Team Leaders/Executive Committee:

Raids Coordinator

Small Events Coordinator

Publicity Coordinator


Specific Events Officers:

Lost (x3)

Blind Date (x2)



Jailbreak (x4)



Reps Liaison Officer

Sponsorship Officer

Social Secretary



Further roles will open within teams (Raids, Events, Publicity) once the coordinator roles have been filled. If you’d like to find out more, just email president@cambridgerag.org.uk.


How to apply

· If you’re unsure of what the various roles entail then do
read the attached document– it will give you a flavour of each position on offer.
2014-15 looks set to be a fun year for RAG- don’t miss out on your chance to be involved!

Wolfson Howler

Wolfson Howler featuring PAUL SINHA, 28th April, Wolfson College Bar, £5. Please see the events page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/273175116189598/?source=1

Did you miss Paul Sinha, winner of the 2014 Chortle Best Club Comic, when he headlined the Junction this month? Here’s your opportunity to make up for it and see him perform at the intimate Wolfson Howler for just £5.

We’re incredibly excited to see Paul performing, who has too many accolades to mention them all. He is currently appearing on television as the ‘Sinnerman’ on The Chase. You may have also seen him on Mastermind, The Brain of Britain, The Weakest Link and University Challenge – The Professionals. If you haven’t seen his stand up, however, you are missing out! Here’s what the press have to say about him:


Ed Gamble, winner of the 2014 Chortle Comedy Award for ‘Best Compere’, will host the event, with a set of brilliant up and coming Cambridge acts supporting. The Wolfson Howler provides a unique experience to see professional acts perform in a low-key and friendly environment where the drinks are cheap – what’s not to love? Come and see what all the fuss is about!

“The Wolfson Howler has finally overtaken the Footlights Smoker as Cambridge’s best comedy night.” – The Cambridge Student

“The friendly, fun and low-key atmosphere is enough to make sure I will never again not be at the Wolfson Howler.” – The Tab

Bucksmore Education

Bucksmore Education are recruiting students for the position of Activity Leader at their Cambridge summer schools in July and August. Bucksmore welcome international students aged 7 to 19 from all over the world and work with several colleges including Corpus Christi, Magdalene, Clare and Fitzwilliam.


Students attending Bucksmore summer schools receive a combination of 15 hours English language tuition per week and a comprehensive programme of activities and excursions. The activity programme comprises on-site daytime and evening activities alongside full and half day trips to places of historical and cultural interest.


You will be part of a small team of Activity Leaders organizing and implementing the activity programme. The role involves a substantial amount of walking, taking public transport and climbing stairs when accompanying students on excursions. You will also supervise and lead students ensuring they take part in the programme fully and safely. Bucksmore Activity Leader positions in Cambridge are all non-residential. You must be able to provide your own accommodation during the contract period. Contracts of various lengths are available throughout July and August.

For more information please contact Robin Fry by email (robin@isisgroup.co.uk) or by phone (0208 312 8065). More information about Bucksmore can be found on their website www.bucksmore.com.

Johnian Finance Networking Event

Johnian Finance Networking Event – 15th May 2014

Bob Parker, Johnian and Senior Advisor – Investment Strategy & Research at Credit Suisse, and the College’s Development Office have organised a finance and financial services networking event for those of you interested in the sector. It will take place on 15th May from 6.30-9pm at Credit Suisse’s offices in Canary Wharf. As well as offering the chance to network with fellow Johnians over drinks and canapés, Bob will be giving a talk at 7pm, in which he will offer an analysis of recent trends in the global capital markets. This will be an excellent opportunity to network and form links with those in the sector.

Credit Suisse are kindly offering this event free of charge to Johnians. The College has also agreed to provide transport to and from the event, leaving from College. More details will be provided once places have been confirmed. Due to space limits, this opportunity is limited to a maximum of 30 students.

If you would like to attend or have any questions please contact the Development Office. You can book online at http://tinyurl.com/Johns-Networking-Event, alternatively RSVPs can be sent to s.westwood@joh.cam.ac.uk, or by calling 01223 330724.