Cambridge Union Society

The upcoming events are as follows (events exclusive to this week are in bold):

Debating Workshop – Wednesday 27th at 19:00

Jiu Jitsu (self-defence) – Wednesday 27th at 19:30. Tickets cost £4.50 for members and their guests, and £6.50 for non-members

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This House Fears the Large Scale Collection of Personal Data – Thursday 28th at 19:30

Zumba – Friday 29th at 17:00. Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

RAG Jailbreak Party – Friday 29th at 20:00

Yoga — Monday 1st at 13:15
Women’s Public Speaking — Tuesday 2nd at 19:00 (open to all self-identifying women)

Cambridge Super Bowl Party 2016

Cambridge’s largest American football party will be taking place again this year!  Make sure you join hundreds of other fans for the sixth annual Cambridge Super Bowl Party – hosted by the Cambridge University Pythons American Football Club at its world-famous venue: The Cambridge Union Society.

The game will be shown live on big screens in the historic Chamber and throughout The Union. Food and drink will be available throughout and the American party vibe will be going off, as the we look to bring you both US commentary and commercials from the biggest game of the year.

Buy your tickets now – £5 in advance (£7 on the door) from www.CambridgeSuperBowl.com and click attending on our event https://www.facebook.com/events/995351600532429/. Contact info@pythons.org.uk for more information or if you require a group booking

St John’s Music Society Recitals

The St Johns Music Society host a recital every Thursday lunchtime of term in the New Music Room at 1.15pm (for no more than 45 minutes). Click the links to check out for more details!
4th Feb https://www.facebook.com/events/520982701399641/ 
11th Feb https://www.facebook.com/events/1117230554977021/ 
18th Feb https://www.facebook.com/events/559492870881576/ 
25th Feb https://www.facebook.com/events/221092621558106/ 
3rd March https://www.facebook.com/events/1662193957377752/12493625_967790096590540_1220339575818703174_o

APPLY NOW: EPAFRICA SUMMER PROJECT 2016

Ten week summer project with Education Partnerships Africa (EPAfrica) – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.
Successful applicants will work in teams of two or three in partnership with rural secondary schools in Kenya and Uganda. Our volunteers don’t teach, because we don’t believe that this has a long-term impact. Instead, each team works in partnership with these schools to make a long-term, sustainable impact through the investment of £1,800 in durable educational resources and the creation of sustainable health, sanitation, careers and gender equality programmes.
Find out more information, and apply directly, at www.epafrica.org.uk.

EPAfrica has a system of rolling applications, so apply early to avoid disappointment!
Final deadline: Midnight, 5th February.

CU FoMSF Valentines Day Delivery Service!

The Friends of MSF Society’s Valentines Day special is back! What better way to tell your loved ones and friends how much they mean to you than to have the devoted Friends of MSF committee deliver a surprise to their pigeon holes?

For £1 you can buy a Lindor truffle and for £3.50 a beautiful rose – red for love, or yellow for friendship. Special deal: **a rose and two chocolates for £5**. Each order will be accompanied by a complementary mini card with your personal message. We will take orders until Friday 12th of Feb.

All funds raised will be in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) and their campaigns to provide essential healthcare in crisis-affected areas.

Simply fill in our quick google form: http://goo.gl/forms/Zr3TRDaJAx
Check out our facebook page for payment details: https://www.facebook.com/events/967136530047141/
Any queries please email Fiona: xh224@cam.ac.uk

YOUNG HELPER PROJECT – SIGN UP NOW!

We are now recruiting volunteers for Young Helper Project, the project on which the 14 & 15 year old ex-Campus kids who have shown a high degree of potential are trained to become Young Helpers.  This will be held over the Easter Weekend (Friday 25th – Monday 28th March) at Waddecar Scout Activity Centre, near Preston and will be coordinated by the dream team that is me and Lydia Smith.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP or, if you would like to find out more, please get in touch with me (helenscott_x@hotmail.co.uk) or Lydia (lydia.smith@gmail.com). 

COORDINATORS FOR 2016 SUMMER PROJECTS STILL NEEDED!

Thank you to all those who have expressed an interest in coordinating this summer; I will be in touch with you in the near future.  However, we still need more people to come forward, for both Hippo and Residential, if we are to run projects to full capacity.  A coordinator training day will be run prior to the summer and experienced coordinators are always extremely willing to provide help, support and guidance to those new to the role.  We are also need people to co-ordinate weeks 0/7, to oversee set up and clear up at the beginning and end of summer. The provisional dates during which projects will run this summer are from 23rd July – 28th August.

If you are undecided, but would like to find out more, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!

If you are interested in coordinating, or would like to find out more, please email me with the following:

* Which project(s) you would like to co-ordinate

* If you have in mind anyone with whom you would like to co-ordinate.

* The weeks during which you will be available to co-ordinate

* The number of weeks Campus you have done and in what roles (eg which projects, whether you group led/domesticed etc)

* Any other relevant experience (e.g. previously coordinated, job experience etc)

BIRTHDAY SPEAKEASY

After 5 sold-out shows, Speakeasy is BACK with a very special birthday extravaganza! Come to the ADC Bar at 8pm on Sunday evening (7th February) for another brilliant night of poetry, with the return of the Queen of Speakeasy herself -- founder and former host Charlotte Higgins performing as a feature poet!

And as always, anyone can sign up to read 3 minutes of their own poetry in the slam, and compete to win honour, glory, and a performance slot at a future Speakeasy!

If you usually love poetry, if you usually hate poetry, if you've never heard of performance poetry or spoken word before but fancy giving it a go (/being entertained while having a drink in the ADC Bar), come along! Have a drink, have a listen, if you want to perform get up and speak - it's easy!

/ 8pm // Sunday 7th February // ADC Theatre Bar //

Box office: 01223 300085
Free online booking: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/literary/speakeasy-(1).aspx

Simply comment on the event wall or send me a message (pt361) to sign up for the open slam.

Hope to see many of you there to celebrate two years of Speakeasy! There may or may not be cake.

Miflet

Iolanthe West Road Concert Hall 8pm Wed 3rd Feb to Sat 6th Feb, 2pm Sat 6th Feb Tickets: £11/9 from www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/opera/iolanthe.aspx or 01223 300085.

A troupe of Lords tangle with a swarm of mischievous fairies as they try to woo the much-desired Phyllis. Phyllis, however, is in love with Strephon - half-fairy, half-mortal, a lowly shepherd and nephew of the Fairy Queens.

When the pompous lords break up the happy couple, the fairies vow revenge. Installing one of their own, the hapless Strephon, in Parliament, they incite liberal rebellion. Frivolity ensues as lofty lords and feisty fairies collide in the ever bumpy road to love.