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CUSU Bulletin: Week 1, Lent 2011-2012

Sent at: 2:53 am, 24th January 2012.

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Hello all,

As expected, Week 1 of Term brings with it a huge number of opportunities
and events to feast your eyes on. As far as CUSU goes, the first SU Council
of term will be deciding if we should affiliate to the NUS this year, there
are exciting announcements from the Ethical Affairs Campaign, and the
'Sexperts' are recruiting...

There's also a plethora of May Ball and June Event Committees looking for
workers and performers in this bulletin, along with the usual hefty mix of
societies' events and other listings. Make sure to give this bulletin at
least a quick once-over, as chances are there's something in it for

Hope you all have a great week,

Gerard Tully
CUSU President

# CUSU news

# 1. Women in Power in Cambridge: workshops on how to win

Date: Sunday 29th January
Time: 12 – 3
Where: Cambridge Union Society Blue Room

78% of MPs are male; 90% of CUSU Presidents are male; 72% of JCR Presidents are male, and the list goes on...

For far too long women have been under-represented in positions of power, and this is just as true in Cambridge University. It is time for this to change. Come along to a workshop on how to run for positions, and win.

This event includes:
- Public speaking/debating workshop
- How to win an election: campaign training
- Talks/Q&A with powerful women in Cambridge, from JCR Presidents to May Ball Presidents, on how they got there.
- Free lunch!

All self-defining women welcome, and if you could RSVP so we know how many people we need to provide lunch for, that would be very useful.
Email to RSVP, or with any questions/for more details.

Facebook event:


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# 2. CUSU Council Lent I

Date: Monday 30 January
Time: 7:15pm
Where: Small Exams Hall, New Museums Site

CUSU Council is the body which makes decisions about CUSU and our policy. Your College and Faculty representatives vote on your behalf, and any student can come, join the debate, and submit your own motions.

At this Council the decisions will include: whether CUSU should affiliate to the NUS for the next year, changes to how the cross-campus elections will work, and of course updates from the Sabbatical Team as to what we've all been working on in your name.

You have until Wednesday night to send proposed motions to, who will be happy to help you out with structure and wording.


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# 3. Sexual Health Week and Sexperts

We're looking for eager individuals to become trained Sexperts to form part of a student run Sexual Health Outreach team, to help with activities during Sexual Health Awareness Fortnight (1st-16th Feb).

Becoming a Sexpert is an enjoyable yet rewarding way to meet new people, talk to students about sexual health and get involved with campaigning for improved sexual health awareness ,as well as a great way to hone your social, organizational, peer-support and peer-education skills, and will look great on your CV, and involve only a limited commitment and time use (but with exciting opportunities to expand next year as the Sexperts programme gets bigger and better)

Time commitment is flexible - you can commit yourself to as much or as little as you want!


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# 4. Cambridge Green Week

Date: Monday 6 February to Sunday 12 February

Get ready for a host of environmental events from thought-provoking film screenings to vegetarian formals and from entertaining pub quizzes to a great rally. Take the carbon challenge and sign the energy saving pledge, take part in an online climate quiz and enter into a draw to win a solar-powered phone charger!

Green week is about taking some time to think about our environmental impact and what we could do for the environment, rather than what the environment does for us. Take a look at the many events organised by CUSU Ethical Affairs and other actors in Cambridge for green week and pencil them into your calendar:


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# 5. Facilitation Training for the Disabled Students' Campaign

Date: Wednesday 25th January
Time: 10:45am - 4:50pm with breaks
Where: Chetwynd Room of King's College

The Disabled Students' Campaign are holding Facilitation Training run by Seeds for Change. Anyone with an interest in receiving training on running and facilitating meetings and campaigns is welcome to come.

This event will be divided into two sessions as follows:

10:45-1.05 - Session 1: making campaigns and meetings effective and participatory - addressing participation, the flow of meetings, and action points

2.30-4.50 - Session 2: facilitation - identifying what facilitation is and practising skills

There will be a twenty minute break where refreshments (including a gluten and wheat free and a fruit or veg option) will be provided. There will be an option to lunch together.

Directions to the Chetwynd Room are available on our website.


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# 6. Eating Disorder Support Group

Date: Wednesday 25th of January
Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Where: CUSU conference room (CUSU offices, New Museum Site)

This is a non-judgmental, non-critical, confidential support group for anyone who suffers from eating disorders. The group is part of the B-eat network, a national charity for eating disorders, and facilitated by fully trained B-eat volunteers.

The groups run as small groups of individuals, and are guided by two b-eat trained facilitators who will ensure the meeting is conducted to include and support all members in a safe and constructive environment. Facilitators are bound by strict confidentiality agreements, national codes of practice and undergo constant reflection, evaluation and supervision so they can best support the group.

The sessions are always user led, so you can talk as much or as little as you like - no one asks you to stand up and recite your life story, and simply coming along to listen is fine! Members are also more than welcome to bring a friend along.


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# 7. Autistic Spectrum/Aspergers Social Group

Date: Friday 27th January
Time: every Friday lunch time: 1-2pm, feel free to bring your lunch
Where: DRC Bridget's meeting room, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, map:

The group is for anyone who identifies with Asperger Syndrome/HF Autism and is studying at the University of Cambridge. We meet as a small group to chat about a variety of topics, share and enjoy individual interests, meet other students from across the University, share problems and solutions, do activities and contribute to improving the student experience.

New members are always welcome, so feel free to bring a friend or invite new members.


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# Societies news

# 1. St John's Films: Dying for Drugs and Tintin

Where: Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St. John's College

This week at St John's Films:

Dying for Drugs - Thurs 26th Jan - 9pm - In association with Medsin Cambridge
Medsin Cambridge and St John's Films bring you this powerful international investigation into just how far big pharamaceutical companies are prepared to go to get their drugs approved. What will companies do to make sure they get the prices they want? And what happens when profits are put before people?

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - Sun 29th Jan - 7pm & 10pm
The story of Tintin, an intrepid young reporter who buys a cheap model ship called the Unicorn. Unaware as to the model's true contents, Tintin, his trusty dog Snowy and his friend Captain Haddock are caught up in one of the best animated adventures of 2011.

Cost: £3 (anyone can attend)

All films are shown with 35mm film (except Dying for Drugs) and Dolby Surround Sound.


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# 2. CUCDW Dance Show: SWAGGER

Date: 24th-28th January
Time: 7:45pm
Where: ADC Theatre

Do you have SWAGGER? Continuing their annual tradition of sell-out dance
shows, the Cambridge University Contemporary Dance Workshop Society (CUCDW)
returns to the ADC with some of the hottest, classiest, and most talented
dancers that Cambridge has to offer. SWAGGER will feature performances
ranging from ballet to hip hop, to Classical Indian Bharatanatyam, and all
things in between! SWAGGER is all about displaying funky fresh ways to move
and groove. Come and shimmy with the belly dancers, pop with the
hip-hoppers, pirouette with the ballerinas and shake it with the
rock'n'rollers! With unique twists and turns, expect the unexpected and
don't miss the chance to strut your stuff and SWAGGER!

SWAGGER, 24th-28th January 2012. Tickets £6 Tues-Thursday, £8 Fri-Saturday.
Book at the ADC box office or online.


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# 3. Zero Carbon Society are recruiting

We are currently recruiting a new committee and work team for the academic year 2012-13. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a dynamic student society, which has a number of links with influential climate change related organisations and research centres. By taking on responsibility within the society, you will gain valuable skills and experience which will help your future advancement. Positions available include President, Vice-President, Secretary and members of our Speaker Series, Research and Website teams. For full details, visit:

The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd February.


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# 4. CUQS - Pub Quizzes at the Mitre

Time: 8.30pm
Where: The Mitre, Bridge Street

Don't forget, Cambridge University Quiz Society are running pub quizzes every Sunday evening in term from 20.30 at the Mitre. So come along for the most challenging pub quiz in Cambridge! Prizes to be won!
Max of 6 per team, £1 per person.


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# 5. Varsity does Post secret

Want to get something off your chest? Varsity newspaper want to hear your
stories anonymously through re-creating the Post Secret Campaign, in conjunction with Cambridge Mental Wealth Group.

All you have to do is:
A) Decorate a postcard (by hand, or in a computer image of similar
dimensions), which features an experience you'd like to share. There are
no restrictions on content, but please keep it anonymous.

B) Freepost to: "CUSU, Varsity, Zoe Large" and ask your porters to put it inside the CUSU mailbox. Or email it to the address below.

A selection will be posted on Varsity Online as part of Mental Health Week,
16th-22nd of February. We look forward to hearing whatever you need to say.


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# 6. Cambridge Charity Fair

Date: Friday 27 January
Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Where: Cambridge Union Society

In a first for the Union, this unique event will bring Cambridge’s up-and-coming charities together to provide information on what their charity stands for, details about how to get involved and plentiful entertainment including food workshops, a personal dressfitting service from Alora (perfect if you want to organise your May Ball outfit early), live music, food and an opportunity to learn more about forging a rewarding career in the not-for-profit sector.

This event is open to everybody, and will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the wonderful world of charitable work.


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# 7. Sakhya Film Club - Dharavi: Slum for Sale

Date: Tuesday, 24th January
Time: 8.00 pm
Where: TV Room, Darwin College

The Sakhya film club brings you interesting and entertaining documentaries highlighting current issues in India. Details of next week's film are:

Film: Dharavi: Slum for Sale by Lutz Konermann
Date: Tue, 24th January, 8-10pm
Location: TV Room, Darwin College

At the heart of the continuously growing metropolis of Mumbai lies Dharavi, the largest slum in India. Close to a million immigrants from all over the country live and work here, contributing a vital share to the city's economy. This former marshland has now turned into prime real estate as Mukesh Mehta, urban planner and consultant to the government’s Dharavi Redevelopment Project, attempts to usher in a new twist in Mumbai's slum rehabilitation policies. In the wake of this impending destruction, the film questions the very nature and benefit of development, as it follows the struggle between tradition and modernity.

Seating is first come, first served and limited to 25.


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# 8. CU LWOB Anti-Trafficking Project - applications now open!

Cambridge University Lawyers Without Borders Student Division is opening applications for its Anti-Trafficking Project! The Project directly supports the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons and her staff at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): assignments last term included a report to brief the SR on a country she was about to visit and a background paper for her 2012 thematic report to the General Assembly. The work demands a high degree of quality and commitment from those involved, but it is fascinating and a wonderful opportunity for anyone keen to develop their knowledge of human rights, international law and the United Nations. You need not be studying Law!

We are looking for (1) people to contribute to research and writing, and (2) people to edit, coordinate and/or generally oversee work-in-progress. Applicants for either of these roles should email for an application form to be submitted by 6.00pm on Saturday 28 January.


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# 9. TCLS Poetry Reading: Michael Symmons Roberts and Gwyneth Lewis

Date: Tuesday 24th January
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Junior Parlour, Trinity College [NB: not disabled accessible]

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Gwyneth Lewis
Tuesday 24th January, Trinity College Junior Parlour, 6.30pm (wine served)

Michael Symmons Roberts is a Whitbread award-winning poet and librettist. He has published five volumes of poetry with Random House and often collaborates with the BBC.

'Informed by a sence of grace, of transcendence...subtly luminous' - the Guardian

Gwynneth Lewis is a Welsh-born poet. The Nobel Literature prize-winner Joseph Brodsky has described her work as 'felicitous, urbane, heartbreaking'.

Both poets will be reading selections of their work and taking questions. The event is open to anyone so please come along!


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# 10. CULSC Introductory Day

Date: Sunday 29th January
Time: 10am
Where: Wilberforce Road Sports Pavilion [NB: not disabled accessible]

Do you know how to deal with choking? Would you be able to tow an unconscious body 50m? Can you can pull a drowning person 15m in under ten seconds using only a rope? Want to know how?

Lifesaving is a mixture of land-based first aid, CPR and water rescue techniques, which requires knowledge, physical speed, agility and endurance. The Cambridge University Lifesaving Club (CULSC) provides instruction on these vital skills, trains three times a week and competes in a national league.

CULSC is running an introductory session to the world of first-aid, CPR, water rescue and competitive lifesaving on Sunday 29th January starting at 10am in the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground Pavilion. It will finish at 3pm after a session in the Leys School swimming pool.

No previous experience of first-aid, lifesaving or competitive swimming is needed, but we do ask that you can swim 50m confidently.

Please email if you would like to attend.


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# 11. Want to climb Kilimanjaro this summer?

Date: Wednesday 25 January
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Saunders Room, Newnham College [NB: not disabled accessible]

Want to climb Kilimanjaro this summer?

Cambridge RAG have teamed up with Student Adventures to give Cambridge students the chance in a lifetime to climb Kilimanjaro in September 2012. To find out more about the trek itself and the fundraising involved, come to the information evening next week!


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# 12. *Making your Social Enterprise work* - Beyond Profit Event

Date: Thursday 2 February
Time: 7pm
Where: Lecture Room (LR) 6, Department of Engineering, first floor

For this event we are delighted to welcome Jack Graham (The Young Foundation) and Cliff Prior( to discuss the practicalities of how you can be sure that your social enterprise will actually work. Our speakers will aim to help the audience understand common problems faced by social entrepreneurs and their solutions. Jack Graham is a Senior Associate at The Young Foundation and leads Year Here, a new venture that challenges bright, ambitious and socially-conscious school leavers to a year of tackling social issues in their own backyard. Cliff Prior is the CEO of UnLtd, a charity which supports social entrepreneurs: people with vision, drive, commitment and passion who want to change the world for the better. They do this by providing a complete package of funding and support, to help these individuals make their ideas a reality.

The format of the evening will be a 15-20 minute talk by each of the speakers, followed by a plenary discussion and drinks and nibbles (provided).


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# 13. Cambridge University Horse Racing Society

Date: Tuesday 24th January
Time: 7.30pm
Where: The Mitre

Cambridge University Horse Racing Society (CUHRS) aims to encourage students to get involved in the sport of horse racing. This jump season has already delivered so much and promises so much more with the major Spring Festivals still to come. Already we have been treated to the magnificent efforts of Kauto Star at Haydock in the Betfair Chase and at Kempton when he won his fifth King George crown. And now the build up to the Cheltenham Festival begins with the extravaganza just 7 weeks away: who will triumph in the 5th round of Kauto Star v Long Run, will the brilliant but fragile Hurricane Fly retain his Champion Hurdle crown, will the greatest staying hurdler Big Buck's take an unprecedented 4th World Hurdle, and so much more. There has never been a better time to get involved.

Come along to The Mitre to find out what it is all about. No knowledge or experience is necessary, all are welcome. Find us on Facebook (search CUHRS) and Twitter (@TomMarch).


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# 14. Production team application for Minack 2012 now OPEN

Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society are opening applications for


for their production of RUDDIGORE at the Minack Theatre, September 17th -21st.

This annual event has been running for over 30 years and is one of the
biggest showpieces of Cambridge drama, commanding a professional sized
budget and mesmerising audiences time and again.

But the Minack experience is not just about the show. Just imagine having three weeks in Cornwall, in Summer, with University friends, with a pub next door, with a beach down the hill, without academic work! Please email applications to - the deadline is Wednesday 1st February, 6pm.

Applications should include all relevant experience, and why you want to
lead this production. Applicants for Director or Musical Director should
also include any initial artistic ideas. Applicants may be called to
interview - these interviews will take place on the weekend of February


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Where: Cambridge Union Society

Monday 23rd:
7.30pm - Acts of Godfrey Premiere with Simon Callow and Johnny Daukes
8pm – Pub quiz

Tuesday 24th:
7.30pm – Dame Athene Donald

Wednesday 25th:
7.30pm – Jon Culshaw
8pm – Cocktail workshop

Thursday 26th:
7.30pm – Debate: This House Believes the only limit to female success is female ambition
Prop: Rachel Johnson, Liz Jones, Steve Moxon
Opp: Margaret Hodge, Katie Price, Luciana Berger

Friday 27th:
9pm – Charity fair: Brings together Cambridge’s up & coming charities. Food workshops, a personal dress-fitting service, live music, food and an opportunity to learn more about careers in the not-for-profit sector.

Saturday 28th:
10.30am - Yoga (£3 members; £5 non-members)
7.15pm - Zumba (£3/£5

You can get a taste of what the Union does during our Open Period – if you're not a member, come along any time until Wednesday 25th January to see what we do. Go to to become a member today!


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# 16. Audio-Visual Team at the Cambridge Union Society

-- The Cambridge Union Society is looking to expand its Audio-Visual Team.
The AV crew is responsible for filming, recording, amplifying and broadcasting the term's speaker events and debates. Working on the team provides brilliant experience in event management, camera work, or sound production. (Very transferable skills, if you are considering Radio, TV, Theatre or even May Ball production).

You will be working at very high profile events, at the world's largest and oldest public speaking and debating society. The team receives reserved seats and bar-tab for each event in which it takes part. (You can choose individual events on an opt-in basis).

We are happy to accept applications from beginners and experts alike; please contact Hannah Newton,, if you are interested, or if you would like any further information. --


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# 17. Lent Series: Asylum and Academia

Date: Wednesday 25 January
Time: 7.30pm
Where: The Latimer Room, Clare College

*Student Action for Refugees host Latefa, a refugee academic*

Around the world, academics face persecution, war, and violations of academic freedom. Coming to the UK to seek safety is often just the beginning of a long journey to rebuild lives, identities, and an academic career. Latefa will speak about her experiences of fleeing Algeria, seeking asylum in the UK, and integrating into British society and UK University life.

In Algeria, Latefa had a successful academic career, and helped to set up the National Committee for Women at Work, until she was forced to flee due to a destructive civil war. Arriving in the UK, she faced further abuse. Her story casts light on the challenges faced by academics who become refugees in the UK. Her research interests include forced migration, mental health and female academics in the diaspora.

The event aims to build awareness about academic freedom, refugees, and equal access to the university.


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# 18. Professor Jamie Peck ‘Beyond the neoliberal zombieland’

Date: Wednesday 25th January
Time: 7pm
Where: Queen’s Building Emmanuel College

Jamie Peck is professor of geography at the University of British Colombia. In his thirty year career as an economic and social geographer, he has published extensively on political economy, economic restructuring, urban development, and labour studies. With his wide-ranging background and considerable experience, Professor Peck has contributed to three readers on economic geography, of essential reading for any undergraduate.

Free for CUGS members with a valid membership card and £1 for non-members

Webpage: or

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# 19. Chilled Night with a Latin American Flavour

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2012
Time: 7pm
Where: Queens' College Bar

The Exploring Latin America Society invites you to join us in a friendly and relaxed evening with a Latin American flavour.
Whether you want to meet new people, share your experiences of travelling to Latin America, talk about your Gap Yah without boring people, practise a bit of Spanish, or just chill out, come along and enjoy some free snacks with us and nice live Latin American music.


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Date: Thursday 26 January 2012
Time: 7pm
Where: Keynes Hall King's College

The Exploring Latin America Society invites you to this term’s first Latin American Film Evening.

Entrance is *FREE* and free wine will be served. The screening will begin with a short presentation on the film’s context, and will be followed by an informal discussion of the movie.

Film: “Nine Queens” (Nueve Reinas) (2001), Argentina. With English subtitles.


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# 21. Cambridge University Hindu Cultural Society: Rare Sanskrit Manuscripts

Date: Monday 6 February
Time: 7pm
Where: The Blythe Room, Clare College Colony

Join CUHCS for what is set to be a fantastic talk on Cambridge University's project on rare Sanskrit Manuscripts by Dr. Vincenzo Vergiani from the Asian and Middle Eastern Faculty.

Some 2,000 rare Sanskrit manuscripts detailing momentous political and economic events across south Asia and written on fragile birch bark, palm leaf and paper are to form part of a major project undertaken by Cambridge University to document ancient civilisations by studying the language of the time. The collection includes the oldest dated and illustrated Sanskrit manuscript known worldwide. During the talk, Dr. Vergiani will be showing digitalised versions of the beautiful manuscripts, which offer an invaluable glimpse into the founding cultures of South Asia and India.

We hope to see lots of you there!


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# 22. "Is Democracy in Trouble and How Would We Tell" - Dr David Runciman

Date: Monday 30th January
Time: 8:45pm
Where: Thirkill Room, Old Court, Clare College [NB: not disabled accessible]

Clare Politics presents David Runciman, teacher of political theory and fellow of Trinity Hall. His talk is entitled "Is Democracy in Trouble and How Would We Tell", in which he attends to discuss whether the current problems in the US, Eurozone and global economy represent a crisis of democracy or not, comparing to past democratic crises. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session from the audience.

The event is taking place on Monday the 30th of January, beginning at 8:45pm in the Thirkill Room of Old Court, Clare College.

Clare Politics events are free to attend, with free wine, cheese and crackers available as always. Come and bring friends!

For the latest up to date information:


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# Other news

# 1. Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2012!

Date: Wednesday 29th February
Where: Bar Nusha, Cambridge, CB1 7DY

Britain's leading comedy website Chortle is again hunting for the best student comedian of the year.

As well as offering a £2500 prize for the winner, the competition provides a vital springboard for new comedy talent and has previously helped launched the careers of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners), Tom Deacon (Radio One), Lloyd Langford (BBC1's Ask Rhod Gilbert) and Tom Rosenthal.

The Cambridge heat will take place on Wednesday 29th February at Bar Nusha.

The rules are simply that entrants must be 18+ and in full or part-time education. They must have 5 - 7 minutes of original material.

Those interested can apply online:

There will be 12 heats around the country in February and March followed by semi-finals in May and a grand final at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. There is also the opportunity to come and watch. The entrance charge is only £2.50 for students.


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# 2. Mayweek Audition Showcase

Date: Saturday 4 February/Sunday 5 February
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Selwyn Diamond, Grange Road

Come along to the Selwyn audition weekend and audition for multiple mayballs in just one session. There will be representatives from a number of committees sitting in and any kind of performer is welcome. Equipment will be provided (PA, drumkit, keyboard, guitar amp, mics etc.) and sounds techies will always be on hand.

If you are a performer and wish to book at slot at the audition weekend then you can sign up using the following link:

If you represent a mayweek event that wishes to be involved, or for any other general enquiries, feel free to email Tom (tjn26) or Ben (bdg25).


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# 3. Christ's College May Ball auditions

Christ's May ball auditions (musical and non-musical) are being held on Thursday 26th January 7pm-9pm and Saturday 28th January 2pm-6pm in Z basement of Christ's College. Please email with your type of act and your preferred date and time to book a 10 minute slot.


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# 4. Workers needed for the Trinity Hall June Event

Date: 20 June 2012
Time: 7pm - 4am
Where: Trinity Hall [NB: not disabled accessible]

Want to go to one of Cambridge’s best May Week parties? Want to go for free? The Trinity Hall June Event is looking for workers to help make the night amazing. Most roles are half-on, half-off, so you can work for half the evening and then enjoy a great night for free! If you want to sign up or find out more, go to our and fill out an application form, or e-mail by 18 February.


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# 5. Trinity Hall June Event Auditions

Date: Saturday 4 February & Sunday 12 February
Time: 11am-4pm & 1pm-7pm (respectively)
Where: A Staircase, North Court, Trinity Hall

Auditions for Trinity Hall June Event 2012 (Wed 20/06) will take
place on Saturday 04/02 11am–4pm and Sunday 12/02 1pm-7pm. If
you want to audition for a true May Week highlight,
please visit our website to sign up for a 20
minute slot.

We are looking for a wide range of performers from singers to
acrobats, jazz bands to face-painters, acapella groups to actors. Auditions will take place in the Trinity Hall Music Room. To get there, go to A staircase at the top of North Court.

We can provide 1 guitar amp, 1 bass amp, a drum kit and 1 microphone, as well as provision for playing back recordings. Feel free to bring any other necessary portable equipment.

If you can't make auditions but are still interested in performing, please advise us of rehearsal times/links to performances; we will do our best to give you fair consideration. For this and any other special requirements or queries, email us at or


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# 6. Emmanuel June Event 2012 is recruiting musicians and DJs!!!

Date: Sunday 5th February
Time: 1.30-5.30pm
Where: Emmanuel College Queens Building Lecture Theatre

Emmanuel June Event 2012 is recruiting musicians and DJs!!!

On Sunday 5th February auditions for the Emmanuel College June Event will be taking place from 1.30 to 5.30pm in the Queens Building Lecture Theatre at Emmanuel

All bands, DJs and solo musicians are needed to make The Event a roaring success

If you are interested email with a brief description of the act


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# 7. Clare May Ball - Workers Needed

We are now recruiting workers for the Clare May Ball 2012, which will take
place in the grounds of Clare College on Monday 18th June. We are looking
for enthusiastic and focused individuals to help us set up before the
event, run things smoothly during the night and return the College to its
pre Ball state the next day.

If you would like to apply please see the roles we have available by
visiting our website at, read the accompanying
information and terms, and fill out an online application form with your
preferences. The deadline for all applications is 6pm Tuesday 24th January
2012. As well as returning the forms you must select an interview time by
filling in the doodle at

Interviews will be held in Clare Cellars (Clare Bar), located in Clare
College Old Court on the 28th and 29th January.

Please email with any questions


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# 8. Clare May Ball - Performers Needed

Applications for auditions for Clare May Ball 2012 are now open.

It's nearly your time to shine.

If you're interested, click the link below. You'll see a range of audition
slots for you to choose from. Please write the name of your band, or your
name, if appropriate. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your audition time.
Please be aware that auditions have a tendency to overrun, and we reserve
the right to change your audition time if necessary. You don't need to
email us to confirm, just choose a slot, turn up and show us how it's done!
If you have any further questions, pop us an email to

Give it your best shot! Let's make Clare May Ball 2012 the best yet.

James Walker and Jim Logan
Entertainment Coordinators
Clare May Ball 2012


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# 9. Work at Churchill Spring Ball

Date: Friday 10th February
Time: 8pm - 3am
Where: Churchill College

Churchill Spring Ball is recruiting NOW!
Want to earn some money and be part of an amazing event? If so, we would love to hear from you. Lots of positions are available and experience is not necessarily required. Why not apply with a group of friends?
More information and application forms can be found here:
We look forward to hearing from you!


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# 10. WOLFSON JUNE EVENT – Workers & Performers

ELEMENTA, the Wolfson June Event, is looking for keen and motivated people to help out on Friday 22nd June in a variety of roles. Employment will be on a half-on/half-off basis. For more information and to apply, please visit

Interested in performing? We are looking for bands, DJs, acoustic acts and instrumentalists. Auditions will be held on Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th February at Wolfson College. To reserve a slot please email with a short blurb about your act and details of any upcoming live dates. DJs no need to audition; just send us a mix that best captures your style.

We look forward to hearing from you,

The WJE 2012 Committee


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# 11. Trinity Hall June Event 2012 - Tickets now on sale!

Tickets now on sale!

The Four Elements
Fire, Water, Air and Earth

Queue jump tickets sold out in no time at the launch but there are still standard tickets available (£79 each).
Get yours now if you don't want to miss out. Just go to

Want to work/perform at the event? See the website for more details.


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Date: Tuesday 24th of January
Time: 9pm
Where: Hidden Rooms [NB: not disabled accessible]

Newnham June Event 2012 launches on Tuesday 24th January with an incredible party at Hidden Rooms.

Entry is FREE all night, but for only £2 you can buy a raffle ticket with the chance to win some amazing prizes, including:

*** FUDGE KITCHEN TREATS *** ... and much much more.

The odds are incredible, but first prize draw is at 9.30pm, you're there and with a ticket before then. We'll be celebrating our launch with music from *** ESPERADA *** and *** ORPHANS OF THE BEEFY INCIDENT ***

And if that wasn't enough, we'll also be selling tickets for Cindies afterwards - they'll be £3 for entry until 1am, including a free shot.

You'll be able to buy your ticket to the June Event from Tuesday onwards at The early bird price of £65 is only available until the 8th February though, so make sure you grab yours soon!

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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# 13. FOUND: gift voucher. Have you lost one?

A gift voucher for one of the shops in town has been found it in the New
Museum Site.

If you have lost a voucher here, it can be picked up in the Genetics Reception and available to the first person to correctly know the name of the shop and the value of the voucher.


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# 14. Rickshaw Theatre Project Tour 2012 (Formerly BackPact) - India and Nep

Date: Deadline: Wednesday 1st February

Love travelling? Love acting? Love children? You'll love the Rickshaw Theatre Project.
We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals to tour manage this year's Theatre in Education trip around India and Nepal.
Over the last six years groups of performers have travelled to India and Nepal in August/September visiting schools and NGOs with the aim of taking theatre to disadvantaged children and teenagers. As tour manager you would be responsible for organising the programme of the tour and deciding which organisations to work with.
The full cost of the tour is around £1000. However, last year we managed to secure a minimum of £400 each for all tour members, and many individuals managed to get additional grants.

Applications should include:
1. Why you want to get involved

2. What you think you would bring

3. An outline of any performance experience

4. An outline of any teaching experience

5. An outline of any experience travelling in other countries


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# 15. Song Session: folk and acoustic singaround

Date: Tuesday 31st January
Time: 9pm
Where: Buckingham Room, Magdalene College

If you like folk and acoustic music, want an opportunity to sing informally
with a group of friendly singers, want an opportunity to try out an
original song, or simply want to join in with some rousing choruses, come
along to our Song Session this and every *Tuesday 9pm*. It's relaxed and
friendly, and there's tea and biscuits too. Email mlo31 for more


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# 16. Tom Porteous, Human Rights Watch - Deputy Program Director

Date: Wednesday 01 February 2012
Time: 17:00-18:30
Where: Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) has launched a practitioner seminar series, partnering with expert speakers from key organisations to delve into the gritty realities of what working in fields like human rights and international development really involves.

***Wednesday 1st February: Tom Porteous, Human Rights Watch - Deputy Program Director***

Tom Porteous is the deputy program director at Human Rights Watch and is based in Washington DC. He joined Human Rights Watch in 2006 as the London director responsible for communications and advocacy in the United Kingdom. Porteous has a background in journalism, diplomacy, and UN peacekeeping. He also served as conflict management adviser for Africa in the UK’s Foreign Office from 2001 to 2003. Porteous studied classics at Oxford University.

All talks will be followed by drinks reception in the Alison Richard Building. Rooms are to be confirmed (see screen at Reception).


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# 17. EsTiD Study

Estrogen in type 1 Diabetes (the EsTiD study)

Are you female and aged between 16 and 30years?
Would you like to help a research project?

Doctors from the Cambridge University Department of Paediatrics are conducting a study looking at the effects of taking the hormone estrogen (most commonly found in the oral contraceptive pill, or hormone replacement therapy) in young women with type 1 diabetes. A control group of healthy women without diabetes are also required. If you would like further information regarding the study please contact the team directly (Contact details - Dr Rachel Williams 01223 763404 or email


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# 18. Volunteers for memory testing

Are you a right-handed, native English speaker aged 18-35? Then science needs you! We’re currently looking for volunteers to take a computer-based memory test that lasts around 30-45 minutes and will be of great help in our part II project.

Testing will take place in the Craik Marshall Building on the Downing Site. Although we can’t offer financial reimbursement, tales of possible reward by chocolate have been reported.

If you’re interested in taking part contact either John ( or Chris ( to arrange a convenient testing time or find out any more details.



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