Thanksgiving Lunch

us on Thursday, 24 November for a traditional Thanksgiving lunch at the
University Centre on Granta Place.

along with your family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving in style. For only
£13, you can enjoy a three-course meal, including roast turkey, pumpkin
pie and wine. Children aged 2-12 may attend for £8 and there’s no charge
for children under two.

Lunch will be served from 12.45pm onwards in the University Centre’s Main
Dining Hall.

your place
now before booking closes at noon on Friday, 18 November.

look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you!

warm regards,

University of Cambridge
Development and Alumni Relations

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Middle East in Crisis: Chaos or Containment?

Don’t miss a candid dialogue between one of the POLIS faculty’s leading Middle East experts, Dr Glen Rangwala, and a high-profile Israeli speaker covering settlements, Syria, ISIS & everything in-between. The name of the Israeli speaker will be announced a week from the event due to security concerns.

Glen Rangwala is a University Lecturer in the faculty of Politics and International Relations (POLIS) and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His academic work focuses on Palestinian politics from 1967 to 1977. He is a member of the Labour Party and an editor of Labour Briefing, and has edited and written for the journal of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign “Palestine News”.

After Dr Rangwala interviews and converses with the Israeli speaker, the floor will be opened to questions from the audience. There will also be an opportunity to meet our committee and other people interested in the Middle East at our inaugural drinks reception after the event. Th
ere will be complimentary drinks for the first 50 guests. Don’t miss this opportunity and get your free ticket using this link: 

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Jesus May Ball 2017 Student Ents Auditions

Jesus May Ball 2017 Student Ents Auditions are now open! From 10am-7pm on Thursday 1st December and Friday 2nd December we will be holding auditions in the Picken Room at Jesus College to discover this year’s talent. 

We are looking for anything entertaining, interesting and inspiring. This means that rock, jazz, pop or country artists, stand-up comedians, the next Houdini, mime artists and so many others, WE WANT YOU TO AUDITION. 

All you have to do is sign up for one of the time slots on the link below and fill out a few details for us. If you would like to send any additional footage or recordings to demonstrate your talent please do so to, along with your contact details and act name. 

The sign-up deadline is Saturday 26th November, so hurry and sign up!

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Barclays Event

Barclays Recruitment Event

Barclays are holding a Fast-Track recruitment event this Saturday. They are recruiting for spring weeks, summer internships and grad schemes, and students from all disciplines and years can apply. This event will be a great chance to meet representatives from across Banking, and to learn more about the industry. Plus, you’ll be able to speed up your application. Apply as soon as possible by clicking here!

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International Development Panel Discussion

Education Partnerships Africa are running a panel discussion on
international development on Friday 4th November, discussing the
problems associated with sending volunteers to developing
countries. The talk will
feature Development academics and Education Partnerships Africa
alumni. Our charity recognises the need to be critical of
international volunteering projects, focusing on investment in
rural secondary schools over a 10 week period.

The talk will draw
out some of the ethical concerns surrounding international
volunteering and the ways in which it can be improved.

The link to the Facebook event is here.

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American Express Opportunities

American Express has opened applications for their 10-week summer internship in a range of departments including Finance, Marketing, Operations, Business and Technology. You’ll enjoy a mix of formal training, practical on-the-job experience, networking and mentoring with the chance to work with and hear from senior business leaders. Perform well over the summer and it could lead to the offer of a place on one of Amex’s full-time, graduate programmes. Deadline to apply is 13th November; apply here

There are also full-time graduate roles available. Opportunities include full-time roles in Amex’s consulting division called the Strategic Planning Group: the talent pipeline for the business with employees rolling out as managers into other departments after a few years. Applications for these roles close 30th October; apply here

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Syria: the road to peace and stable government

Wilberforce Society policy paper presentation by Nora Kalinskij and Thomas Carlile.
Commented on by Glen Rangwala, Middle East specialist from POLIS. This paper endorses:

- a strong government within a unitary state

- a Council of Representatives to veto sectarian laws

- a ‘bottom-up’ approach to reconstruction

All are welcome to learn about the origins of the civil war &
discuss guidelines for long-term peace and stability in Syria.

Friday 4th November, 6:30, Boy's Smith Room.

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CUE: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Workshop I

Come join us for an evening with Dr Darrin Disley, CEO of Horizon Discovery Group who will be kicking off a series of exclusive workshops teaching you the do’s and don’ts en route to becoming the next Young Entrepreneur of the Year! The best part: you don’t need to have a business idea yet to be eligible to enter the competition.

What: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Workshop 1″Hitting a home run in business”

When: Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 at 6:30pm

Where: Department of Engineering, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

The workshop is free to all students, staff, and alumni. However, places fill quickly so we urge you to register your interest on Eventbrite to reserve your seat:

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year track is aimed at identifying those individuals who demonstrate the ambition, determination and vision to pursue the lifelong journey of becoming an entrepreneur. The winners may or may not have the best current business idea or be able to craft a “text-book” business plan but they will demonstrate the key fundamentals.

  • Two awards will be conferred: one in the Life Sciences and one in the IT/Tech/Software sectors.
  • Winners will receive £2,500 along with a certificate, access to a select network, mentoring, and an apprenticeship opportunity.

It is expected that the winners will make the time to participate in all stages of the CUE 2016/17 business plan competition as well as attend the three Young Entrepreneur of the Year workshops.

We hope to see many of you there!

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The Larmor Society FREE talk – Arms Races in Nature: Cuckoos vs Hosts

Get ready for the Larmor Society’s third talk of term, on Thursday 3rd November, 6-7pm in the
Castlereagh Room, Fisher Building. Dr Claire Spottiswoode is speaking about coevolutionary “arms races” that arise between brood-parasitic birds and the host species, focussing on her fieldwork in Zambia. Free of charge,
all welcome no matter your academic field, free wine and other refreshments
available! Check out our Facebook event for more info and updates. Bring friends from other colleges along to our
talks too, the more the merrier!

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Costume and Pumpkin winners announced!!

A massive congrats to everyone who submitted pumpkins for the pumpkin competition. As the JCR we were all truly impressed by the high standard of pumpkin carving and sheer creativity buzzing amidst us. But alas there can only be one winner, and it had to be the dream team Joe Sharpe and Liz Broom with their rendition of ‘The Vom-kin’. In true Johnian spirit there was even a VK carved out which we believed depicted the true essence of Johnsbridge. 

The costume competition was a toughie but our favourites were the Ghost-Buster Crew, consisting of Shahzaib AhmedJohn GreatheadJonathan CarterLewis Thorne, and Ben Hodgkinson-Toay. We were very impressed by the effort from the whole group and loved the enthusiasm! 

Photos of both are located on the JCR facebook page and instagram account (Username: st_johns_college_jcr) Be sure to check them out!

Well done to all the winners and expect to get your prizes pidged to you sometime soon!