New Projects! – Hackbridge

Are you interested in gaining more practical experience in software?
Do you want to get good at technologies like machine learning and blockchain?
Hackbridge is a society that facilitates challenging projects to help students learn and grow. We work with researchers and startups to find problems that students can help solve, and build student teams to work on them. Our projects offer a unique chance for you to learn from experts in industry and gain practical experience by working on real world problems.
We have just launched 11 new projects! Here are just a few of them:
AI for Cardio Monitoring
Integrating IOT Devices With Smart Contracts
Scalable Machine Learning on Massive Images
Building a Computer Vision System to Detect Windows
Article Similarity Clustering With Natural Language Processing
To learn more and apply, go to Applications close February 15th, but apply early because we fill projects on a rolling basis!
To keep up-to-date on new project releases, sign up to our mailing list at (we don’t spam!).
Best wishes,

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The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Festival 2019 is being held on Saturday 16th February in the Fisher Building. This is a one-day festival organised by Cambridge University students and run in partnership with the Cambridge Hub. The Festival aims to increase awareness of climate change, sustainability and 21st Century environmental challenges, motivating people to take unilateral and collective action.

With a theme of “Affecting Every Existence”, there will be something for everyone, from science, to charity (Craig Bennett OBE, CEO: Friends of the Earth), to community action (Dr Cameron Brick, psychology and communication of ’sustainability’) to art (Rachael Pimm). Each panel discussion demonstrates how climate change affects everyone, and that every one of us can play a part.

Tickets have been released!
Secure your ticket now for £5/ £7 (Student/ Non-Student), through the link on our Facebook page. Click ‘going' on the Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest updates for the day

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Diversithon– Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia is one of the most-used websites in the world, and is an important resource for science. This event will train attendees to contribute to and improve the coverage of notable underrepresented scientists on Wikipedia. Dr Jess Wade (physics postdoc at Imperial College London) and Dr Alice White (Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library) will be joining us to lead the session. Dr Jess Wade was recently elected as one of Nature’s 10 People Who Mattered This Year and has received fantastic news coverage of her recent efforts, given that she has written hundreds Wikipedia pages to increase the visibility of female and underrepresented scientists!
Please remember to bring your own laptop!
Refreshments will be provided.

Free registration required:
1:00-2:00pm: Talks by Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College London) and Dr Alice White (Wellcome Trust)
2:00-4:30pm: Edit-a-thon
(no experience required)

This event is part of a series of activities to acknowledge and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to Downing College in 2020.

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Lady Margaret Beaufort Intellectual Connections Competition




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The inaugural Lady Margaret Beaufort Intellectual
Connections Competition Presents

A Brave New World –
Overcoming Climate Change From Every Angle

This inter-disciplinary event is FREE and will feature a
combination of interactive booths and celebrated keynote speakers including:

Energy: The Scientific Potential – Professor Sir Richard

Climate Change and Personal Priorities – Professor Jane Heal

Energy Supply, Demand and the Environment – Professor Andrew

Sustainability at St John’s – Closing remarks by Helen
Murley, Domestic Bursar

The event will take place in the Fisher Building on Friday, the 15th of February,
from 3.15 PM to 6.30 PM. The talks
will be concluded with a drinks reception. We hope to see as many Johnian
undergraduates as possible!

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TEDxCambridgeUniversity- \’Other Worlds\’ Salon 4 and Launch Event

We’d like to invite you all to join us at our final Salon of the year this Wednesday 13th February! In addition to the TEDx Talks given at the Salon, we’ll also be revealing the lineup for our Main Conference, alongside a chance to meet and hear from some of our Conference speakers at the event!

Speaker lineup:

Zareen Roy-Macauley: Co-founder of Slam Poetry collective ‘GlobePoets’ and international award winning slam poet

Richard Hand: Professor of Media Practice and Head of Film, TV and Media Studies at the University of East Anglia

Dr Dario Bressan: Scientist at Cancer Research UK, coordinating a laboratory developing new methods to study breast cancer.

Juan Bermudez-Garcia: Science communicator and a researcher focused on the design of emergent materials for innovative and eco-friendly technologies.

Plus 5 Conference speakers to be revealed!

Wednesday 13th February
Revolution, Downing Street

Tickets are selling fast- please follow the link below if you’d like to reserve a space! Tickets are £10 including entrance, nibbles and the chance to win a free Conference ticket.

We look forward to seeing many of you soon! Please head to our website for full details.

TEDx Love,
Lexi and the TEDxCambridgeUniversity Team

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Cambridge Female Composers Festival

The Cambridge Female Composers Festival is a city-wide festival ran by students to promote the study, performance, and creation of music by female composers. The festival features a wide range of events including concerts, recitals, and evensongs in colleges, churches, and other venues across the city. Many of our events are free, with retiring collections for Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre.


08/02 12:15pm – Kettle’s Yard – FREE
Crossing the Centuries: solo piano music with Ursula Perks

13/02 9pm – Trinity College Chapel -FREE
Cantata series: Cantates Françoises: L’isle de Délos – Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

18/02 1:30pm – Christ’s College Chapel – FREE
Solo string recital with Leora Cohen and Claire Watters

22/02 8pm – Jesus College Chapel – FREE
Contemporary vocal recital with Joanna Ward

23/02 11am – Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College – FREE
Quartet composition workshop with the Granta Quartet

27/02 1pm – Old Labs, Newnham College – FREE
Song recital with Madeline Bryan and Charlie Pemberton

02/03 1pm – St Clement’s Church – FREE
tick tock: experimental vocal music, Pre-concert talk by Naomi Woo

05/03 1pm – Great St Mary’s Church – FREE
Chamber music through the ages with the Arc Quartet

08/03 8pm – Trinity College Chapel – Tickets available at
Festival Concert: conducted by Naomi Woo and Joy Lisney (The only ticketed event – tickets available on our website)

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Week 3 Sports Reports


Good weekend for netballers! The mixed team won 24-2 against Homerton & Peterhouse, and the Ladies 2s won 17-14 vs. Selwyn. 

Ultimate Frisbee

Lining up with a squad half the size of the opposition, this week’s game 
promised to be challenging. In the end the cohesion of our 5 man team 
was too much for Penguins and John’s came out victorious with 10 points 
to 5.


In a very tough match, John’s IIIs managed to come out 6-1 victors against Jesus IIIs in the semi-final of the Vase. It was an end to end first half, but we capitalised on a great penalty save from Kemper to score and lead 2-1 at half time, we switched up a gear in the second half and our quality showed. Goals from Javier, Adil, Roberto, Liam, Nasser and Amine put us into the final. If anyone is interested in playing for us please contact Ryan Walker (rgw39).

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Free Cultural Exchange Trip to China

LoPair Summer Cultural Exchange Program


Fancy spending your summer experiencing
Chinese culture and learning mandarin for free? 

This is a summer cultural exchange
program where you will live with a Chinese host family and teach their children
English for 6 weeks or more. In exchange you receive FREE return flights,
mandarin lessons, cultural experiences, full-board accommodation and training.
Optional time to travel at the end of the program.


To find out more or apply email

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Reach Cambridge Recruitment

Spring & Summer Work Opportunities

Do you enjoy working with teenagers? Apply today!
Reach Cambridge is looking for supervisors and other non-academic staff to work on our academic spring & summer school courses in Cambridge in March & April, July & August 2019.
We offer competitive pay, free accommodation in Cambridge, half-board meals, excursions across the UK including places such as London, Stratford upon Avon, Brighton and Oxford, scope to lead and help with innumerable fun activities including sports, arts, cultural visits and evening social events. 
For more information and to apply, please visit:

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Homelessness and Mental Health panel

Homelessness and mental health are both very important issues which have rightly received a lot of media attention – but there is less understanding of the complex links between them. According to Homeless Link, in 2014, 80% of homeless people in England reported that they had mental health issues, with 45% having been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme and Student Minds Cambridge are co-hosting a panel event on homelessness and mental health on Monday 4th February, 7-8.30pm in the Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School. With speakers from Mind, Cambridge Street and Mental Health Outreach Team, the Dual Diagnosis Team and Victoria Project, this will be an informative event aimed at raising awareness of the intersection between homelessness and mental health, how these issues can be tackled in an integrated in a complex way, and what students can do if they or someone they know is experiencing homelessness and/or mental health problems. We hope to see you there – check out our Facebook event to let us know if you’re coming!

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