Kit and Willow Kemp – Art, Architecture and Design Talk

On Tuesday May 16th, award-winning designer, author, and hotelier Kit Kemp will be speaking on her experiences as Design Director and Co-Owner of the boutique Firmdale Hotel group. Joined by her daughter Willow, who graduated from St John’s in 2009 and is now a designer in her own right, Kit’s talk should appeal to all students interested in art, architecture and design. The evening will conclude with a drinks reception in the Master’s Lodge.
Tuesday 16th May 2017
Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St John’s College

Get paid to take part in a psychology study

We are looking for healthy adult volunteers, aged 18 and over to take part in a psychology study investigating empathy at the Department of Psychology, Downing Site. The study uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) which is a non-invasive, safe technique, frequently used in the areas of cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The study involves two sessions of tDCS (approximately a week apart) and completion of computer task and some questionnaires. You will receive £20 in compensation for your time at the end of the second session.
We would like to hear from if you:
•     have no neurological or psychiatric disorder
•    do not suffer from epilepsy and have no family history of seizures
•    have no metallic object in your body
•    are not pregnant
If you are interested in taking part and meet the above criteria, please email:

CU Entrepreneurs Grand Final

Come join us on May 10 as our Ideas take flight competition finalists in the Social Enterprise, Science & Technology, and the GeoSpock Software streams pitch live on stage for the £5K prize. 
Don’t miss your opportunity to meet our keynote speaker Jacyn Heavens, founder and CEO of Epos Now. Jacyn build his electronic point of sale company without the help of external investment and was able to grow it to a valuation of over $90 million in 2016 – a true self-made entrepreneur who will be sharing his story with us.
Moreover, we will be announcing the winners of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition, who will each receive a £2.5K cash prize along with a 12-month corporate development apprenticeship.
When: 10th May 2017 at 7pm
Where: Engineering department lecture theatre 0
As always, our event is free and open to all Cambridge students, staff and alumni.

Free and Funded Summer in China

Gotoco has now opened applications for its 2017 summer TEFL programmes which take place in diverse locations across China. Teach Chinese students English and gain a TEFL certificate, while learning all about Chinese culture and exploring one of the most diverse countries in the world. Apply today and have an unforgettable summer! 
This year Gotoco will runs summer teaching programmes across 50+ locations around China. Join us to assist with teaching projects in one of our ‘real China’ programmes in a typical Chinese city (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing or elsewhere) to learn about what is really happening in this exciting country. At the end of the programme we offer a free one week holiday to Yangshuo – our base in the mountains to the east of Vietnam, which is Lonely Planet’s top-rated destination in the whole country! (see photo below, or at this link
Exact dates vary for each programme, we aim to be as flexible as possible to cater to the needs of our volunteers. We can offer various programme durations, anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Start dates are flexible, but typically programmes begin at the end of June, mid-July or the beginning of August.
Join us to learn about China and the world while gaining a valuable TEFL certificate, along the way make lifelong friends from among the other volunteers on your teams and the students you help. Pick up valuable CV boosting work experience while earning references for any future jobs you may wish to apply for. Most importantly, have an exciting gap year style adventure and the trip of a lifetime! 
To read about some of the many benefits of taking part, why not check out past volunteer’s testimonials here: 
Taking part in this programme is completely free of charge, we also cover the costs of TEFL certification, Chinese lessons, trips, accommodation and meals, with no additional fees! 
Just buy your flights and get a visa and come join us in China. We also are able to cover the flight costs of those that join us as campus reps.
Next steps?
Check out our website – – to find out more, or apply straight away at this link:

CU Synthetic Biology Society – Committee Call Out

Motivated students from any academic background are invited to join the 2017-18 CUSBS committee. CUSBS is a student-led society engaged in addressing real-world problems through engineering biology.  With over £10,000 of funding from the SynBio SRI and OpenPlant Fund, we’re looking to tackle the threat of emerging antibiotic resistance by developing a sensor for measuring levels of antibiotic contamination in the environment. We’re also working on open-source hardware to help in the lab and in the classroom in the form of a desktop robotic imaging system for synthetic biology.
Apply for general roles in senior management, sponsorship and industry liaison, and events coordination. STEM students are also encouraged to apply for technical advisory and project coordinator roles. You’ll contribute to low-cost technologies for low-resource environments, set the direction of future synthetic biology education in the University, and bring students together to share skills and exchange ideas.
For detailed information on the roles available visit:
To apply: email your interest to
Application deadline: Sunday 7th May 2017.

Tiddlywinks Club – Welfare Winks

If you fancy a new way to de-stress this Easter term why not pop along to “Welfare ‘Winks” for cake and a game of Tiddlywinks or two?. The Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club (CUTwC) would like to welcome all students along to our Wednesday practice sessions at Selwyn College. No previous winking experience is necessary to participate in this engaging table-top strategy game (for more information see just turn up, borrow a squidger and get squopping. It is often said that practicing your wink potting technique is the perfect way to relax from a hard day’s revision (citation needed), and did I mention there’s cake?
Welfare ‘Winks will be held at the following times in the Walters Room, Selwyn College:
Wednesday 10th May from 19.30 onwards
Wednesday 24th May from 19.30 onwards

Subscribe to the Cambridge Humanities Review

Issue 14 of The Cambridge Humanities Review is about to be launched in Cambridge, featuring articles on Zadie Smith, the Cold War, string theory, and abstract expressionism. The Cambridge Humanities Review is a young journal established in 2012 which covers the latest in literature, art, architecture, photography, history, and critical writing.
To purchase an annual subscription for only £5, which includes free delivery to your pigeon-hole and free admission to our events, please visit:

Cambridge Taiwanese Food Festival 2017

The Cambridge Taiwanese Society warmly welcomes you to our annual Taiwanese Food Festival, where our world famous street food is brought straight to your doorsteps! Students and professional vendors from both Cambridge and London come together to serve you a mouth-watering array of Taiwanese food. There will also be music, games and a lucky draw. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 13 May, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St Andrews Street Baptist Church, Cambridge CB2 3AR
Entrance fee £1

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May Ball Dress and Suit Hire

The St John’s May Ball has teamed up with Moss Bros-Savoy Tailor’s Guild and Chic By Choice to help you get your May Week attire sorted. 
Chic by Choice designer dress hire is offering £20 off with the code b2b_johnsball2017 (valid for any event until the end of June).
They offer a unique try-on service, and hassle-free returns, so check them out here
Moss Bros-Savoy Tailor’s Guild (St John’s St) is offering a range of deals including:
Full regular fit for £49.80
Full slim fit for £61.70
Full French Connection hire for £77.00.
Simply mention you are a guest of the Ball and they will apply the discounts. 
Don’t leave it to the last minute!