RAG Charity Auction

RAG Charity Auction –

Got your eye on a pair of Trinity May Ball tickets? Fancy taking a tour around the rooftop of King’s College chapel? Want a holidayin a beautiful Northumberland seaside town? 
All this and much more will be on sale at RAG’s annual auction in aid of Dementia UK, this year hosted by a guest Sotheby’s auctioneer. The event will take place at 7.30pm on the 7th June in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College. Tickets are £12. Wine and canapes will be provided as will musical entertainment.
For more information and to buy your tickets head to www.cambridgerag.org.uk/auction.

CU Scavenger Hunt 2014

The Cambridge University Scavenger Hunt is back! That means that it’s once again time to prepare for a memorable 36 hours (described by one participant last year as ‘the most fun I’ve ever had sober’), where you will scavenge for items, do silly activities you never thought you’d find yourself doing, and generally enjoy yourselves in the Cambridge sun.

This year, CUSH 2014 will be running from 9AM on WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE until 9PM on THURSDAY 12TH JUNE.

A team can be made up of up to five people. To register in advance, send an email to adr34@cam.ac.uk with your team name, the names of the members of your team and, ideally, a team photo.

For more details, including how to register in person on the day and past lists of items, you can check out the website at http://cush.soc.srcf.net/

SOScape 2014

SOScape 2014

Enjoyed ‘Lost’? Or wanted to take part but didn’t get the chance? Take part in this year’s SOScape on Sunday 8th June – a race back to Cambridge which raises money for SOS Children’s Villages, a charity based in Cambridge. In teams of two you will have to make it back to Cambridge within 24 hours from an unknown location whilst also raising as much money as you can and stopping off at a specified location on the way back. Prizes will be given to teams for Fastest Time Back, Most Money Raised and Best Video of the Journey.


  • 2 Union Garden Party tickets
  • £100 book voucher for Cambridge University Press (£50 for each team member)
  • plus others…


SOS Children’s Villages is a global charity dedicated to providing orphans with a family in 125 countries around the world. There are more than 62,000 children currently being cared for thanks to the work of this charity and the number is growing. Our annual fundraising event, SOScape, has been running successfully for the last 10 years and goes to supporting this charity.



To sign up go to…




by 25th May

Cambridge Town and Gown 10k in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campain

The event will take place on the 12th October. It is a multi-terrain and scenic 10K run that starts and finishes on Midsummer Common and stretches along the beautiful Cambridge River. It is a chip-timed event open to runners of all abilities who we encourage to dress in orange and fundraise for the charity.


The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the life of everyone affected by them. We rely on the support of people like you to continue our vital work.


For more information and to register today please visit www.townandgown10K.com

Free Space on Summer Programme in South Korea

A spare place has recently become available on our Summer English Programme which runs from 26th June to 27th July. See below for details. The available place is likely to be taken quickly, so if you are interested we would advise you to apply immediately.
Recruitment: Teachers for OIP-JHC Summer English Programme 2014 in South Korea
Jinju Health College (JHC) is a vocational training college located in Jinju, South Korea. The College has been providing vocational education to students (aged 18-25) from around the country for over 40 years.
Every summer, the College offers a free summer English programme for 200 of its Korean students, designed and operated by a group of 40 Oxbridge students who volunteer as native English teachers for this intensive one-month programme.
– Responsible and enthusiastic undergraduate student of any discipline (you need not hold any teaching qualification) who can bring the best of Oxbridge culture to the students of JHC: love of knowledge and innovative ways of learning.
– Full-time residential commitment to the teaching during the programme dates. Tutors will fly out on the 26th June and return on the27th July (later return flights may also be available).
– FREE return flight to South Korea
– FULL accommodation + food during the programme
– Weekend Excursions (e.g the trips to ancient capital of Korea , Templestay, Homestay with a Korean family)
If you are interested, please contact us at oip.jhc.summer.2014@gmail.com, attaching your CV.

The available place is likely to be taken quickly, so we would advise you to apply immediately.

“A Clockwork Orange” at the ADC

A Clockwork Orange – ADC Theatre, 20th-24th May

Anthony Burgess’ play based upon the controversial and provocative 1962 novella, set in a future society of extreme youth disorder. Involving a huge number of students from St John’s, including Marthe de Ferrer and Ruth O’Connell Brown as directors, Kate Reid in twifhe role of F. Alexander’s e, Lydia Clark as Technical Director, and many more. Come and support them by booking tickets at http://www.adctheatre.com/clockwork

King’s Politics Event

As the 22nd May European and Council Elections draw ever closer, prepare to see the parties battle it out for victory in the closest fought and most unpredictable election season in decades.

Here at King’s Politics we are excited to present you with a unique set of events; Question Time at King’s is your chance to hear directly from the candidates and engage them with your questions, views and issues. Friday’s event focuses on the City Council elections, where candidates from all the main parties will be present. The focus of the debate will be determined by questions from the floor, and afterwards there will be the chance to discuss informally with the candidates over drinks.


Alcohol and Gambling Study

Are you a male who drinks alcohol socially, who has gambled at least once in the past year and who wants to help research?

Then maybe you could be interested in taking part in a study that investigates alcohol and gambling behaviour. Participants will be required to attend a 4-hour afternoon testing session in which you will receive a small or moderate dose of alcohol. You will receive £32 for your involvement in the study – with the opportunity to earn up to £50, depending on the amount you win while performing gambling tasks.

Testing will be conducted at Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind  Sciences (on Addenbrooke’s Site). Travel costs from Cambridge centre will be reimbursed. If you are interested and would like more information then please contact Juliette Tobias-Webb (me) for further information, email: jjt40@cam.ac.uk

The study will be running over the next few months so if you do not have time now to take part, however find you do have time later in the semester, please feel free to contact me.

CUSPE – Annual Policy Review at the Royal Society


10th June, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, The Royal Society, London

CUSPE’s Annual Policy Review will be held on the evening of 10th June at the Royal Society. Each year, the Annual Policy Review uses a current policy topic to consider the complexities that surround evidence-based policy making. By drawing together expert speakers to comment on a particular policy topic, the event will produce recommendations for good practice in evidence-based policy making generally.
This year, we are discussing the issue of minimum alcohol pricing, with a focus on the availability of evidence, the difference of opinion between key stakeholders, and the various other factors that influenced the government’s decision not to introduce the policy. We are delighted to welcome as our speakers:

  • Jill Rutter (Chair), Programme Director at the Institute for Government, former senior civil servant in the Treasury, No. 10, and Defra.
  • Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge.
  • Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, Chair of Alcohol Research UK, Honorary Professor of Public Health at Kings College London.
  • Dr Peter Rice, Chair of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Alcohol Policy Lead for Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), Past Chair of Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland.

More speakers will be announced shortly. The agenda for the evening is as follows: • 6.00pm Arrival and registration • 6.30pm Lecture • 8.00pm Wine reception • 9.30pm Close Members of the Civil Service, Government, academia, and think tanks are all invited to attend. This will be a great opportunity to hear from leading figures at the interface of science and policy on a topical and challenging subject, as well as to network with individuals from diverse sectors with a shared interest in expertise and policy-making, all in the premier scientific academy in the world.

To attend this free event, register here.

Watersprite Recruitment

Watersprite is recruiting!
Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival will soon start preparing for its sixth edition, to be held in March 2015. If you want to play a key role in making next year’s festival larger than ever and support filmmakers from across the globe, then apply now to be an integral part of the 2015 committee.
Part international short film competition, we receive submissions annually from 43 countries on 6 continents and seek out new filmmaking talent. Part programme of events, we host a weekend of free talks in Cambridge which have included some of the industry’s largest names. Past festivals saw speakers such as Jim Broadbent, Eddie Redmayne, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy, Richard Curtis and Neil Gaiman, and it will be up to you to decide who next should share their experiences and advice.
The festival offers the chance to join a close-knit committee, gain impressive, real-world experience of organising a distinguished event, and build contacts in the film industry thanks to our professional partners, including BAFTA, MUBI and the BFI.
Available roles are listed below: Festival Director Head of Awards Head of Events Head of Finance & Sponsorship Head of Marketing More can be found about each position alongside information on how to apply at apply.watersprite.org.uk
The deadline for application is Friday 23rd May, and interviews will be arranged following the end of exams. Any questions can be addressed to directors@watersprite.org , and we look forward to receiving your application!
We will be screening Watersprite’s winning film’s at the Picture House from 9pm on both Mondays 12th and 19th of May. Feel free to pop along as ask us any questions then.