Advent and Festive Hall Tickets

Advent Hall tickets will go on Sale at 09:00 on 5th November and 14:00 on the 6th November, and Festive Hall tickets as from 7th November at 09:00

 

The last hall this term will be the Festive Hall on the 29th November.

African Innovation Prize

AFRICAN INNOVATION PRIZE: VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT 2012/2013!

Are you motivated by social change, international development and a new approach to sustainable business?

A few exciting opportunities have arisen to join and volunteer for the African Innovation Prize in this innovative UK-charity. Our mission is to encourage university entrepreneurship in African universities and offer African students the same opportunities of new venture creation and self-employment as we have in the UK. We aim to integrate entrepreneurship skills training and education through building active entrepreneurial ecosystems in African universities.

Established by students in 2010 at Cambridge University, the African Innovation Prize started work with one university in Rwanda and has now grown to cover 3 national universities in Rwanda and continuing to expand at the university of Sierra Leone.

We are seeking the following four positions for 2012/2013:

Head of Marketing Head of Knowledge Head of Fundraising Head of Design Full job descriptions are found via our website here:http://www.africaninnovationprize.org/?p=1449 AIP strives to be an equal opportunities team and welcomes applications from everyone. These part-time volunteer positions are ideally suited for university students in undergraduate, master’s, MBA-level or PhD level, but we also welcome applications from young working professionals if the following volunteering objectives are of interest and aligned with your values.

If you would like to combine volunteer roles/responsibilities in a unique way, please show initiative and state so in your covering letter.

Application deadline for all positions: October 27, 2012.

Education Reform Event

Education Society Cambridge (ESC)

‘Educational reform – political change or inspirational leaders?’

Friday 2nd November, Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, St Johns.

If you’re interested in Educational policy and reform, don’t miss the
chance to hear from these two pioneering speakers.

Louise Soden is the Senior Education Advisor to the DfE and has had a
long career in Education. She has worked extensively for Her Majesty’s
Inspectorate and for Labour and Conservative education ministers as an
educational policy advisor.

Max Heimendorf, the youngest head teacher in the country, whose
radical, unconventional and dynamic approach to school reform has seen
KSA (a school with three times the national average on free school
meals) labeled the future of Education in England.

Wine will be served from 6.45.

After the event we will be heading to The Punter (at the back of
John’s) for drinks with our speakers.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/169385913199278/
Like our page on Facebook to keep updated on all forthcoming events:
http://www.facebook.com/educationsocietycambridge

Summer Research Project

SUMMER RESEARCH EXPEDITION  WITH OPERATION WALLACEA


Operation Wallacea run biodiversity and conservation management research programmes each year over the summer holidays. The projects are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind, and are situated in some of the most diverse and threatened environments on the planet. These research programmes are open for students to join to gain experience of working with a range of different university academics as research assistants or to gather data for an independent research project. There are more than 200 academics who work on the programme and we have 24 research sites spread across 11 countries.

 

You can come for the experience and strengthen your CV or you can complete your final year dissertation choosing from over 200 topics.

 

Expeditions run from June – August and you can come for 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks.

 

Operation Wallacea are coming to Cambridge on Monday 29th October at 1pm. The presentation is being held in Large Lecture Theatre, Plant Sciences Department, Downing Site.

 

So, if you are interested in sustainable conservation, birds, bats, large and small mammals, invertebrates, botany, herpetofauna, discovering new species, rediscovering species thought to have become extinct, learning about survey techniques and working with some of the best academics that the UK, Ireland, US and Canada have to offer, then please come along. Please forward this email on to all members of your club/society too.

 

 

For further information please visit our website www.opwall.com

 

Thank you and hope to see you at the presentation,

 

Opwall, UK

The Christmas Forest

Live in London? Need some extra cash over the Christmas Vac? Why not sell Christmas trees?
The Christmas Forest is recruiting and needs undergrads who enjoy physical, fun, well-paid (£8-10 per hour) work.
There are seven sites all across London. Open from the 1st – 24th of December, full-time, part-time or weekend work available.
If you’re interested email me (fab40) before 28th October.
Thanks.

Engaging Young People in UK Politics

TWS: Engaging Young People in UK politics

Wednesday 24th October
5-6.30pm Queen’s Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College

Should the voting age be set at 16?
Is citizenship education working?
Is our democracy in decline?

Come and share your views and challenge the opinions of our panel, including Dr. Julie Smith of POLIS and Babs Williams, founder of New Turn. Open floor discussion will be based around Richard Stockwell’s paper on tackling young people’s disengagement from the UK political process.

Seminar free and open to all students.

Knowledge and Transit in Early Medieval Europe

You are cordially invited to the BSR Members' Lecture:

Knowledge in Transit in Early Modern Europe: Did All Roads Lead to Rome?

Professor Peter Burke (Cambridge)

This lecture marks the beginning of a new collaborative research project led by the British School at Rome, Rome and the World from Renaissance to Grand Tour: a Laboratory for the Humanities.

Wednesday, 21st November 2012
6.00 - 8.00 p.m.

The British Academy
10 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH

Please RSVP in case of acceptance to:

Mrs Mary Ellen Mathewson

development@bsrome.it

020 7969 5247

www.bsr.ac.uk

National Trust Walking Festival

National Trust Society: Walk With Us: Grantchester

Saturday 20th October
11am
Meet outside the National Trust Shop on King’s Parade

We are celebrating the National Trust’s Walking Festival with a relaxed walk to The Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester. A pleasant (free!) way to escape the Cambridge bubble!

We will be meeting outside the National Trust Shop on King’s Parade at 11am. Everyone is welcome, there is no need to be a member or book a place, just come along!

Distance: approx 4 mile round trip (shouldn’t take more than 1 hour each way)

Teach in Nepal

Volunteer to teach in Nepal with Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal

How would you like to spend your summer living, teaching, traveling and just generally experiencing Nepal?

Every year Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal sends 16 volunteers, split between two schools and time slots to two schools, one in Kathmandu the other in rural countryside, run by the charitable, incredibly progressive foundation Hindu Vidya Peeth.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, though the inhabitants will often tell you it has boundless wealth in happiness and natural beauty and you’ll soon come to agree with them, and help is desperately needed to inject some sense and energy into their education system.

Teaching is in English and extremely flexible, not just English lessons but Maths, Science, History, Geography and anything else you can think of that would entertain and interest the kids as well.

Living with the kids, teaching and playing with them every day, travelling through the beautiful, sometimes mystifying, always fascinating country or just chatting with some of the friendliest people on earth is an incredible experience and we welcome any and everyone to apply.

If you’d like to learn more we’ll be running two short presentations of our own experiences there on Wednesday the 24th at 8pm and Saturday the 27th (of October) both in Trinity Hall’s Crescent Room. Please come along and ask us any questions, have a look at the schools, the homes and most importantly the kids. Also check out our website https://sites.google.com/site/cambridgevolunteersinnepal/

We’ll announce dates for applications and interviews soon, until then Namaste!

College League Running Race

College League Race
This Saturday 20th October, get keen to represent your college at the 2nd College League fixture of the year, the Fen Ditton Dash!
However fast or slow, you’ll help accumulate points for your college in the inter-college running league. And the titles are up for the
taking as the battle has only just begun!

Registration & number collection from 1:15pm
Men’s race (8.5km) at 2:00pm
Women’s race (5.6km) at 2:05pm

Sign up online at www.cuhh.org.uk if possible or just turn up at on the day.
Meet on Stourbridge Common: follow the path & road (Riverside) along
the river on the opposite side to the boathouses til you get to the
end of the road, cross a cattle grid and reach the common.
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Guides will be leaving St John’s Porters’ Lodge at 1.15pm to lead
runners to the start.
Any questions contact jw681@cam.ac.uk