Coding support for academic start-up

Looking for someone with coding experience to aid with the development of an online start-up. The required help is minimal and involves customising an existing software called H5P, using Javascript. If you are interested in a short term challenge with a financial incentive, please respond to Peter (ph396@cam.ac.uk) giving details of your coding experience

Concert This Thursday: James Gilchrist, tenor & Anna Tilbrook, piano £6

James Gilchrist, tenor & Anna Tilbrook, piano
25 February, 8pm

“This is an exceptionally fine performance on the part of both singer and pianist.” Gramophone

This Thursday sees the welcome return of pianist Anna Tilbrook and tenor James Gilchrist, a former choral scholar of King’s College Choir. The acclaimed duo have worked together since 1997 and have made a series of  highly praised recordings. At the Old Divinity School they will perform Leiderkreis, Op.39 and Dichterliebe, Op.48 by Schumann and Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams.

At the Old Divinity School, St John’s College
Tickets: £6 students
Tickets available online, on the door or call 01223 748100

Transhumanism: Resituating Humanity

Apotheosis Trinity College Cambridge is proud to announce the second part of its 2016 Spring Conference – ‘Transhumanism: Resituating Humanity’ on Saturday 12 March. 
 
What are the normative implications of rapid technological developments, such as artificial general intelligence or extreme longevity?
 
What happens if people stop ageing?
Should humanity develop supercomputers even if they might eradicate human kind?
 
The aim of this conference is to gain clarity on the present state of these transhumanist projects and the direct implications of the chances of their success for our thinking about the role of the human being.
 
Tickets are £8 each (until 24th February, tickets are available for £5!)
Book your ticket here (scroll down): http://apotheosis-international.org/ or on our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505896713046098/.

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concerts Committee Applications

The deadline for applications to be on the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series Committee for 2016-17 is approaching this Friday!

If you enjoy attending concerts and would like to find out more about how they are run, don’t miss the opportunity to become involved in Cambridge’s most prestigious lunchtime concert series. Taking place every Tuesday at 13.10 in West Road Concert Hall, these 45-minute recitals showcase the University’s finest musical talent, offering a diverse range of repertoire and regularly attracting a large audience. The committee is a small, hardworking team, responsible for organising the concerts in advance as well as ensuring that everything runs smoothly on the day. Becoming involved with CULC is a particularly good chance to develop skills in the area of arts management and administration.

There are four roles to apply for, each with varying levels of commitment:

President
Concert Manager
Publicity Manager
Front of House Manager

Please see the attached document for job descriptions.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, stating which role you would like to apply for, to Helen McKeown (hlm52@cam.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 26 February. If you are applying for the role of President, the cover letter should include two suggestions of concert programmes which you think would be suitable for CULC and would attract large audiences. The new President will shadow the current President during Easter term.

WRITING/CARTOONING OPPORTUNITY

WRITING/CARTOONING OPPORTUNITY: “The Porter’s Log” (https://www.facebook.com/theporterslog/?fref=ts)

An exciting opportunity has opened up to produce content for this new media start-up which has had critics raving “I think I saw it on my newsfeed”.
Salary: Uncompetitive.
Requirements: Must be expecting 1st Class Degree or lower.
Desired qualities: Misanthropy, infantile sense of humour.
Favourite colour: Burnt sienna.
Journalistic experience: None necessary.
Send a sample of your best satirical writing or a cartoon about life in Cambridge to theporterslog@gmail.com

MedFest 2016: Film Festival THIS SATURDAY

You're are cordially invited to attend MEDFEST 2016 on Saturday 27th
February 19:00-21:30 in the Ramsden Room at St Catharine's College,
Cambridge.

http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/about-us/visiting-college [1]

For those of you who haven't attended before, MEDFEST is a medically
themed film festival run by UK psychiatry trainees and sponsored by the
Royal College of Psychiatry.

http://medfest.co.uk/ [2]

Every Spring, medical schools around the UK and Ireland hold evening
events. A selection of short films, clips and animations are shown and
discussed by distinguished panellists in conjunction with audience
comments.

The dual aims of MedFest are to increase interest in psychiatry and to
inspire people through film.

Entrance is open to everyone who would like to attend and we would
encourage your support to fuel discussion and enthuse the next
generation of Psychiatrists. There will a selection of free snacks and
drinks prior to the event and further refreshments during intermission.
A certificate of attendance will be provided.

This years theme is 'FRAMING TRAUMA: CONFLICT AND MEDICINE'. The
evening with consider the depiction of trauma in film and its
relationship with healthcare and medicine. We will encourage audience
reflection on the impact of conflict in a variety of contexts on both
physical and mental well being. We will also discuss the role of both
medicine and mental health care in these situations as well as
considering positive coping mechanisms and resilience in face of
difficulties.

Our panellists are:

· Dr David Christmas: Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry who is helping
lead the further development of Undergraduate Psychiatry teaching at
Cambridge University. Dr Christmas has a special interest in Trauma
Psychiatry.

· Ian Shields OBE: Fellow of Pembroke College with a 32-year RAF career
as an aviator and senior leader, reaching the rank of Group Captain. Ian
now runs the International Relations course at Anglia Ruskin University
and has a special interest in war studies. Ian regularly offers national
and local media commentary on breaking news with international security
implications.

· William Beharrell: Stage 3 Graduate Medical Student who has worked
extensively on global development projects in regions affected by
conflict in the Middle East prior to studying Medicine.

· Dr Konstantinos Ionnidis: General Adult Psychiatrist ST4 and visiting
researcher of Cambridge University. Dr Ionnidis has a special interest
in medical education and co-organizes the regional MRCPsych Course. He
also has a creative interest in film having sound engineered an award
winning short film and a piece shown at the Thessaloniki International
Film Festival 2013. Dr Ionnidis chaired the Cambridge Medfest Events in
2013 and 2014.

This Week at Christ’s Films

This Week at Christ’s Films // The Lion King– Saturday  5th  March – 9pm

At the end of term it’s time for us all the remember the wise words of Timon and Pumbaa and ‘Hakuna Matata’! Join us for a nostalgia filled sing-a-long to the Disney classic The Lion King, reliving childhood memories as we follow the journey of Simba (Matthew Broderick) on his search for identity, as he encounters mild peril in the form of scheming uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons) and finds love in the form of Nala (Moira Kelly).

Singing and fancy dress is definitely encouraged!

Join the facebook event here for updates:

https://www.facebook.com/events/148468985527275/

Tickets: £4 for university members

Location: Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College

Find out more about Christ’s Films on our website: http://bit.ly/christsfilms

Cambridge Union – UPCOMING EVENTS

Yoga – Monday 22nd  at 13:30Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members. 
Women’s Public Speaking – Tuesday 23rd at 19:00 
Debating Workshop – Wednesday 24th  at 19:00
Jiu Jitsu (self-defence) – Wednesday 24th at 19:30Tickets cost £4.50 for members and their guests, and £6.50 for non-members. 
Simon Armitage, Oxford Professor of Poetry-Thursday 3rd at 17:00
Political Violence Debate- Thursday 25th at 19:30
Zumba- Friday 26th at 17:00Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members. 
Union Spring Ball!-Saturday 27th at 20:00

Summer Teaching in Kenya

Want to teach abroad this summer?  Want a trip to Kenya?  Free in July?

Cambridge Summer Teachers are recruiting staff for their summer school in Nairobi, Kenya.  

The summer school is 2 weeks long. Candidates should be available from 8th – 24th July. We provide accommodation and meals, and refund the cost of your flights. Oh, and we take you on Safari.

Undergraduates, graduates, PhD students – all are welcome to apply.  We are looking for a mixture of experiences.

Applications close on 20th April.  For more details, and how to apply, please visit: www.cambridgesummerteachers.com.
Alternatively, feel free to email hello@cambridgesummerteachers.com