Speakeasy, ‘Cambridge’s most popular poetry slam’, is BACK for a new term (after selling out 3 of our 4 Michaelmas shows)!!

We’ve got more fantastic feature poets, and the return of the open poetry slam. Anyone can sign up to read 3 minutes of their own poetry, and compete for the title of Speakeasy slam winner.

Whether you’re already a huge fancy of performance poetry, or just fancy something a little bit different, come along! Have a drink, have a listen, if you want to perform get up and speak – it’s easy.

// 8pm // Sunday 1st February // ADC Theatre Bar

Featuring Deborah Stevenson (one of 6 poets shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate London this year) and the Mouthy Poets Collective.

Free online ticket booking: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/literary/speakeasy-(1-feb).aspx
Link to facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/901372516569442/

Cambridge Aspire Society Launch Event – Help level the playing field between State and Private School students

Are you passionate about encouraging State School applicants to apply to top universities? Do you want to inspire and enable AS students to apply to Cambridge?

Join a growing society and make a difference.
– One-off opportunities to develop a subject-specific programme
– Get involved in a marketing campaign to target schools
– Build a relationship with a student through weekly mentoring
– Get involved in fundraising and social events
– Wide range of flexible opportunities available to suit absolutely any commitment level

Drop into Newnham JCR at any time between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday 3rd February to see how you can get involved!

Check out the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/782274908522465/782300771853212/

To be added to our mailing list contact: aspire.cambridge.society@gmail.com

Oliver Wyman Inviting students to SEE INSIDE OLIVER WYMAN

Oliver Wyman is currently accepting applications from first year undergraduates, and second-years on four-year courses, to participate in our INSIDE OLIVER WYMAN days. Join us on dates in April at our London office for an introduction to management consultancy with an Oliver Wyman problem-solving exercise and sessions on CV/cover letter writing. Plus you will get tips on getting the most out of your opportunities at university, and meet some of our consultants and partners at an evening event. Find out more atwww.oliverwyman.com/insideoliverwyman.
The final application deadline is Thursday, February 28th. To request an application form please emailinsideoliverwyman@oliverwyman.com.

Want to watch Super Bowl XLIX at the biggest event in Cambridge

Make sure you join us and hundreds of other fans for the fifth annual Cambridge Super Bowl Party – hosted by the Cambridge University Pythons American Football Club at the world-famous venue, the Cambridge Union on February 1st.

Watch the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Packers in overtime in a thrilling Championship game and are trying to repeat last years success in the Super Bowl, while the Patriots eased past the Colts in their Championship game. The two teams were ranked the two best in the league during the regular season, so it should be an exciting game.

Advanced tickets £5 online (http://www.pythons.org.uk/shop/superbowl-2015-ticket/) or via a Pythons team member and join the Facebook event (http://bit.do/SuperBowlParty15). Contact info@pythons.org.uk for more information.

Tickets are £7 on door. Doors will close shortly after Kick Off.

Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum: “Climate Change, Culture Change”

Date and time: Saturday 7th February 2015 9am-5pm

Venue: St. Catharine’s College

The Cambridge Climate & Sustainability Forum is an all day event packed full of talks, debates, workshops and discussions. We’ve got some huge names already confirmed, like Dame Barbara Stocking (ex-CEO of Oxfam) and Stephen Tindale (ex-head of Greenpeace UK.)

Through our title “Climate Change, Culture Change” we want you to consider climate change from a new perspective and open your eyes to the wider context and issues linked to climate change.

Our speakers will address its interactions with poverty, governance and economics, as well as participating in a panel discussion on whether capitalism and neoliberal governments are capable of tackling the issue of climate change. The workshop sessions will look at practical ways to encourage much needed change.

Included in the ticket price are morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea as well as a programme of the day’s events. Student tickets are just £10, but they’re selling fast so buy yours soon!

Buy tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/kc8h9zz


Volunteer (fully funded!) in China

A fully funded volunteering English teaching program in China this summer!
Interested in teaching children and Chinese culture? Want to do something different and visit China? CUCCS Cambridge English Summer Camp has been successfully hosted for five years. It brings enthusiastic and talented Cambridge students together to inspire and teach Chinese students. Your help will have a great impact on students in China and allow you to share your talents with others, leaving a positive and lasting impact.
Here’s an opportunity for a FULLY FUNDED placement (including flights, accommodation and meals) in Beijing and Shijiangzhuang/Zhongshan this summer!
-Organizer: The Cambridge University Chinese Cultural Society (CUCCS)
-Location: Camford Royal School in Beijing/Shijiazhuang/Zhongshan
and Beijing Newjinghua Experimental School
(you’ll be allocated to either Beijing/Shijiangzhuang camp or Zhongshan camp)
-Dates: from 10th July to 20th August 2015 (including 32 teaching days and 8 non-teaching days) for Camford
11st  July to 31st July 2015 for Xinjinhua
*exact dates are subject to change
-Roles: Teaching English to students age from 8-18 in a summer camp (no previous teaching experience or qualifications are necessary)
Free return flights (maximum reimbursement 600 pounds), accommodation and meals
An extra 2,000RMB pocket allowance
Regular Chinese culture classes offered by the school
Guided sightseeing tours for you to explore China
It will be a highlight on your CV as well as an experience, which you will carry with you for a lifetime.
Native English speakers are preferred.
Deadline for application is Mar 3rd.
Interviews will be held near the end of easter term.
Want to find out more about it? Join us at the information session at:
3.00pm Sunday 8nd February 2015 Keynes Hall Kings College
Volunteers from previous years will be invited and share their experience with us.
Email cuccs.summerprogram@gmail.com if you have any questions.
P.S. You DO NOT need to have any teaching qualifications or knowledge of Mandarin to volunteer.
To apply, please fill in an application form at: http://goo.gl/forms/EpR70DCH3C
Please see our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/327532367455875/

Queen’s Arts Festival accepting submissions

Queens’ Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for the exhibition to be held Sunday March 1, 2015!
Artwork will be displayed in the beautiful setting of Queens’ Old Hall. The Festival has been running for six years, and every year hundreds of students from across Cambridge attend the evening. There will be talks, life drawing, music, food and drink. Admission is free.
If you would like to submit, please send a photo of your work to queensartsfest@gmail.com, including dimensions and whether it is already framed. Multiple submissions are welcome. All work must be submitted by Friday February 20, 2015

Kiss Me, Kate!

Frederick Graham is directing, producing and starring in a new, musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. Unfortunately, his leading lady and star of the show is his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi and the tension between the two is palpable, onstage and off. As if that wasn’t enough, another two of his stars, Lois and Bill, are romantically involved and Bill’s gambling problem has put him on the wrong side of some gangsters. To top it off, Bill used a fake name. What name? Frederick Graham. As the production of the musical progresses, the lives of the actors begin to mirror the action of the plot, and the lines between backstage and on-stage are blurred.

Featuring classics such as ‘Another Op’nin, Another Show’, ‘So in Love’ and ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ is a fun, frothy and fizzy romantic comedy that’s too darn hot to handle!

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP
on Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 January 2015 at 7.45pm with a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Ticket prices:
Band A: £18/£13
Band B: £14/£11

Tickets here: http://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/musical/kiss-me,-kate.aspx  or 01223 300085.

Praise for the G&S Society:

4 stars, Varsity: “can it live up to the hype? The answer is a resounding yes.”

Minack Theatre: “Oh Joy, Oh Rapture, this was a very fine production indeed.”

TCS: “The mixture of playful comic acting… and a solid vocal range … added all the energy that the production needed.”

Study: Dynamics of sexual link formation within and between colleges

Hey guys! My name is Mary-Catherine Anderson and I am an MPhil student in the Department of Biological Anthropology at Cambridge studying social networks. For my thesis project, I am constructing a sexual network of Cambridge University students to explore the dynamics of sexual link formation between and within colleges. In order to construct this network, I need about 1000 survey responses from Cambridge students. Please help me out by completing this super quick survey! At the end of the survey, you will have the option to be entered to win a 25 GBP Amazon.com gift card. The link is provided below. Thank you very much!”


Sidney Sussex Arts Festival

The Sidney Sussex Arts Festival is a biennial celebration of the best drama, literature, visual art, music and dance from Cambridge University students and alumni. Held on June 20th, this year’s festival promises to be one of the highlights of may week.

Auditions for musicians will be held on the 14th and 15th of February. Please fill out the form below to book a slot: