Sports Results

St. John’s Women’s Netball 30 – Murray Edwards 12

In the charity Netball match between the Blackboys and Women’s Netball team, the women won 17 – 7, and £55 was raised for Pink Week in the process! 

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CamExpress Education Consultancy

CamExpress is an educational consultancy firm, established in Shanghai
> and London (UK registered 06932043), which aims to introduce Chinese
> A-level students to Western approaches to their studies and prepare
> them for student life in the UK. Participating interns therefore
> provide subject tuition but, perhaps more importantly, also offer
> Chinese students the opportunity to network and engage with
> British-based undergraduates before they embark on a degree in the UK.
> Since its establishment, the company has recruited current Oxbridge
> students as university application mentors. Within the Shanghai
> market, CamExpress has developed the industry’s leading university
> preparation summer camps and other value-adding educational services
> for Chinese students. This is backed up by the consistency of our
> results: right now, there are around 80 former CamExpress students
> currently studying at Oxbridge.
> If this following recruitment information appeals and excites you,
> please
> BY _SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018_. _Places are quickly filling up, apply
> now as we recruit on ROLLING BASIS._
> Interviews will be held shortly after this date. If you have any
> further questions or simply want to find out more about the programme,
> please do get in touch with one of our representatives at
> ——————————————————————————————————
> For the 2018 summer programme (based in Shanghai and Qingdao, China),
> CamExpress are once again seeking hard-working, highly motivated and
> enthusiastic individuals with a consistent academic record and a
> desire to add significant value to the students and overall programme.
> * Being based in China for a period of 8 weeks during summer 2018
> * A travel grant of £600 to cover flight costs
> * Free accommodation
> * A weekly stipend
> * Organised weekend entertainment and trips
> * Excellent academic track record
> * Strong command of both written and spoken English
> * High levels of motivation
> * Ability to work well in a team
> * Passionate about education consulting
> * Degree course in one of the following subjects: engineering,
> natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology), mathematics, medicine,
> computer science, finance and accounting, land economy or economics
> major, history, philosophy, HSPS, etc.
> [2]

Travel Award

The award provides funding for two students to visit six University Alumni Groups around the world during the summer or Christmas vacations and promote them as a resource to students.
Why apply?
·         Win a £1,500 grant to visit locations of personal and career interests
·         Increase your self-confidence by travelling solo
·         Boost your skills and have something different to talk about at interview
·         Develop social and professional networks with alumni
·         Help Alumni Groups to provide effective support to students and recent graduates.
We welcome applications from registered undergraduate and PhD students who are not in their final year of study.
Deadline for applications
12pm (noon) on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.
Q&A session
Find out more at the Q&A session: 6pm on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at Development and Alumni Relations (map). To book a place, email
Read more and apply

Goldsmith and Co. Job Opportunity

By way of introduction my name is Simon Mousdale and I graduated from Oxford in 2017. I now work in New York as a Research Analyst for Goldsmith & Co, a boutique Executive Search firm that recruits for Asset Management. We have recently begun our search for a 2018 Graduate to join the team. The position lasts for one year, and Goldsmith & Co will sponsor the successful candidate on a J-1 visa.

For more information regarding this, email me and I can forward Simon’s email with the job description. 

Effective Altruism

Upcoming Effective Altruism Events:
How do we End Poverty Cost-Effectively?: Rachel Glennerster
Saturday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Any economist can tell you that whatever we do, we can’t rely on unlimited resources. Fortunately, Dr Rachel Glennerster is not just any economist.
Dr Glennerster started her career at HM treasury and the International Monetary Fund. She has devoted her time to finding cost-effective ways to alleviate global poverty. As Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, Dr. Glennerster helped establish the Deworm the World Initiative, a GiveWell-recommended charity which assists in deworming millions of children a year. Now Chief Economist of the Department for International Development in the UK, Dr. Glennerster is aiming to help DFID make effective use of evidence to in the design of its programs and in its advice to governments in the “global south.”
She has co-authored the books Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases, and Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide.
Come along to see how academics can help fight poverty directly through their research. This talk will be of special interest to economists. As always, both students and non-students are welcome.
Make your career matter: career workshop with Effective Altruism
Sunday at 2 PM – 5:30 PM
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Work out how to find a fulfilling, high-impact career in this free, research-backed workshop.
“I went in with no idea what I wanted to do – other than a desire to help people – and I’m leaving with clear ideas for first jobs and a plan of action for the next few months.”
– Cat, Cambridge student
*** Apply for a free space today: ***
This workshop will be run by Jamie and Clare from Effective Altruism: Cambridge, based on 80,000 Hours’ research. You have about 80,000 hours in your career. That means your choice of career is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Choose well, and you can help solve the world’s most pressing problems, as well as have a rewarding, interesting life.
80,000 Hours (, was founded in Oxford to help people find fulfilling, high-impact careers. It has done thousands of hours of research into how to choose a career, alongside academics at Oxford, and advises over 1 million online readers each year. It’s backed by Y Combinator and has been featured on the BBC, NPR and Washington Post.
We’ll cover the key advice in the 80,000 Hours online career guide in a series of short talks, plus there’ll be even more interactive exercises to provide interesting discussion and help apply it to your own career, after positive feedback from last term’s series.
At about 5pm we’ll have ***free pizza and drinks*** and can further discuss plans.
Topics include:
1) What makes for a dream job?
We’ll take you through what the latest psychology research shows is most important to being satisfied at work.
2) How can you make a difference?
What are the world’s most pressing problems, and how can you best contribute to them besides working in charity, medicine, teaching and so on?
3) Two common early career mistakes.
What to look for in your first couple of jobs.
4) How to find the right career for you
We’ll apply research on decision-making to help you narrow down your options, and make a plan for the coming years. And we won’t just tell you to “follow your passion”.
5) How to find a job
The best advice out there on following through on your plan and landing the jobs you want.
Cool Earth – Our Best Chance Against Climate Change?
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Webb Library, Jesus College
Cool Earth works alongside indigenous people to halt the destruction of the rainforest, undoing some of the damage that has left half of the world’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years – an approach that has turned out to be impressively effective.
Giving What We Can rated Cool Earth the most effective charity against climate change, estimating that Cool Earth can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1 tonne with each $1.34 donation.
Matthew Owen, Director of Cool Earth, will be speaking about the charity and how their work with indigenous communities is so effective.
As always, both students and non-students are encouraged to come, and snacks and drinks will be provided. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk.

Kettle’s Yard Re-Opening

‘After two years of development work, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge re-opens this Saturday 10 February at 10:45 am!
There’s an opening exhibition called Actions with iconic works by 38 international and British artists as well as the established collection with works by Joan Miró, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and many others. The café space will open as well so you can relax there, browse the revamped museum space and re-discover this classic Cambridge haunt! 
Go to the Facebook event page for more info + link to buy FREE timed tickets:’

Teaching in Kenya

Want to teach in Kenya this summer?
Cambridge Summer Teachers are recruiting staff for their summer school in Nairobi.
2 weeks in July.  Flights, meals, accommodation and trips included.
Undergraduates, graduates, PhD students – all are welcome to apply.  We are looking for a mixture of experiences.
Applications on a rolling basis.  For more details and the application form please visit:
or email

St John\’s Poetry Pamphlet 2018

Submissions are now open for the 2018 St John’s Poetry Pamphlet. We are calling for submissions of POETRY, ART, and PHOTOGRAPHY. Send up to five poems and/or five works of visual art to Tom Bailey at . Submissions close on the 1st of May, 2018. Anyone at St John’s can submit. We look forward to seeing some great work. Click here for more info.

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Sports Results

St Johns Men’s Football 1sts 3 – Homerton 5

St Johns Men’s Rugby 1sts 21 – Robinson 28

St John’s Mixed Hockey 0 – Jesus 2

St John’s Mixed Lacrosse 1 – Emmanuel 1

Looking ahead, as part of Pink Week, the Men’s Football First XI will be playing the Women’s Netball Team in a charity netball match on Saturday 10th at midday.

Send your team’s results to or message George Hearn
to be featured in future!

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The Mays

‘CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Mays Anthology is an annual book of the best new writing and artwork from students at Oxford and Cambridge. The Mays is recognised by literary agents and publishers and will be sold in bookshops across Oxford, Cambridge and London. Students can send in up to three entries for this year’s edition. Poetry submissions should be a maximum of 60 lines; prose submissions should be a maximum of 2000 words. You may submit works in other languages so long as they are accompanied by a translation. For more guidelines on how to submit, visit . Deadline: 15th February 2018.’