Associated Societies vacancy

Secretary of the Associated Societies Vacancy:

The Associated Societies is responsible for overseeing the Co-Curricular Societies at St John’s. The current secretary of the Associated Societies is graduating this year, and no junior member has yet been found willing to take on the role. It is a relatively light workload, which consists primarily of the organisation of the AGM at which funds for the coming year are allocated, along with occasional administrative matters which may arise over the course of the year.

If you are interested in applying for this role, email

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CUSU LGBT+ and the big Cambridge LGBT+ survey

CUSU LGBT+ is the Cambridge campaign for LGBT+ students – our goals are to provide social events, welfare, representation and political campaigning for LGBT+ students across the university. If you missed our events in Michaelmas, it’s never too late to join! We’re always very happy to see you come to our events and contact us. If you have any questions, worries or concerns about LGBT+ life at Cambridge, please feel free to send an email to To keep up with our events, here are useful links:

CUSU LGBT+ group:

CUSU LGBT+ page:

CUSU LGBT+ website:

Join the mailing list:

We also have a secret LGBT+ Facebook group, so that anyone who’s not publicly out on Facebook can still follow us and come to our events. If you wish to be added to this group, please send a message on Facebook to Simon Percelay (Chair), Ali Hyde (President) or to another member of committee, as there is no other way to be added!
Finally, we have just released an extensive survey to learn more about the issues facing LGBT+ people at Cambridge. It’s quite long, but its results would be extremely helpful to us, and you have the chance of winning one of two £25 Amazon vouchers! The survey will be closed at 6pm on January 27th, so make sure to fill it out before then ?

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Life on a bench talk & clothes collection with CHOP

The Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme have two exciting events at St John’s College at the start of term. Our “Life on a bench” event, held in coordination with Jimmy’s Cambridge, will feature guests of Jimmy’s talking about their own firsthand experiences of homelessness, giving an insider’s view on what living without a fixed home is really like, with a chance for questions and conversation afterwards. Come along to the Castlereagh Room, Tuesday 23rd January at 6pm. We’ll also be collecting donations of clothes and woolly items to donate to Wintercomfort, so if you have any to donate, please bring them to Teaching Room 2 (Old Divinity School), Monday 22nd January 5.30-7pm, or Tuesday 23rd January 12.30-2pm. Thank you!

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Bee Movie Screening

“According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.”

Come along to the St John’s College Beekeepers Society screening of Bee Movie at 7pm on the 1st March for an evening of bee-inspired fun – all are welcome, so invite your friends! 

If ya like jazz, ya’ll love this.
Further details can be found here.

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CATS at Clare Formal

Come to CATS @ Clare! A drinks reception with fantastic guest speaker Zeena Beale, followed by formal dinner.

This charity formal is £18, with all profit going to CATS Cambridge, to fund important cancer awareness campaigns.

TOMMOROW is the LAST day to get tickets! BOOK here:

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Do you read the paper? Have you heard of the rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran? Concerned about the Syrian conflict and Trump’s Muslim ban? Do you want to learn more on this?

Join the Culture Hub in the College Bar Saturday 25th February 4PM to discuss the connection between Islam and contemporary politics. Drinks covered!

This event is part of the Religion and State series

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I, Daniel Blake Viewing

St John’s Picturehouse, St John’s Chaplaincy, & St John’s MedSoc present a FREE screening of I, Daniel Blake. 

A British drama in which a 59-year-old joiner, unable to work due to a recent heart attack, befriends a young single mother as they both struggle with the red tape of the British benefits system.

The screening will be followed by commentaries from inter-disciplinary Cambridge academics with real life experiences of food banks in Newcastle. There will also be opportunity for discussion.

Taking place in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College on 18th February at 15:0017:30, it is not one to miss!
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Hacking the Future: Cambridge Coding Academy

Imagine creating the next app that can help distribute medicine
in the developing world. Or a programme that can help solve global hunger by
reducing waste. The next great idea will need community involvement but also
mad computing skills. Enter Cambridge Coding Academy: The Khan Academy of
coding! In the third talk of this term, Beyond Profit sits down with the
company to discuss the oncoming coding revolution and how you can get in on the
action and get your coding fix!

Join us for this FREE event on Wed 8th Feb in the
Castlereagh Room, Fisher Building, St. John’s College from 19:00 to 20:00.

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Cambridge Taiwanese Society Film Festival

The Cambridge Taiwanese Society presents to you our FILM SERIES: A Journey through 21st Century Taiwanese Cinema!
We will be screening an acclaimed film WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES every Friday night (7pm) in February:
– 3/02, Cannot Live Without You
– 10/02, The Shoe Fairy
– 17/02, Three Times
– 24/02, Yang Yang
in Bowett Room, Queen’s College.

Screenings are FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE incl. non-members and refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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More Than Honey – Film Screening

Do you love bees? Come along to the St John’s College Beekeepers Society’s next event, a screening of “More Than Honey” by Academy Award-nominated director Markus Imhoof. This documentary explores the lives of honey bees worldwide, asking the question of what a decline in bee populations may mean for the human race. Guaranteed to be a fascinating watch! 

The screening will take place at 8:30pm on Tuesday 29th November in the Main Lecture Theatre of the Divinity School. All are welcome!

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