Psychology Study – earn £10

Earn £10 in psychology study of imagination

We are looking for native English-speaking volunteers ages 18-25 to take part in a study into imagination.  Testing takes around 80 minutes, and takes place on the Downing Site.

Please contact James Thom (jmt57@cam.ac.uk) if you’re interested in taking part.

New play: POST

THE NEW ARCADIANS PRESENT:

POST
Wednesday 28th November – Saturday 1st December
ADC Theatre
11pm Weds £4/£5, Thu-Sat £5/£6

Terry is a postman with a thousand memories at his fingertips. All he has to do is open them.
Post is a new play written by the president of the Cambridge Footlights, and winner of Best Writer/Play, 24 Hour Plays 2010.
It doesn’t take a lot to blur the lines between funny and sad, reality and fantasy. It just takes a stamp.

Previous praise for writers:
‘You need to see this show – quite unexpected and highly original’ – Varsity
‘What sets this play above other student writing is simple: it’s smarter’ – The Tab
‘Michell’s new play has all the verve and slyness of an Ayckbourn social comedy’ – Varsity
‘Michell is a definite one to watch’ – Whatsonstage

BOOK TICKETS NOW:
http://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/drama/post.aspx
or call: 01223 300085

Nine Billion Mouths to Feed

THE TRIPLE HELIX CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE EVENT NINE BILLION MOUTHS TO FEED:SHOULD WE TURBOCHARGE CROP PRODUCTIVITY TO FEED THE WOTHE TRIPLE HELIX CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE EVENT
NINE BILLION MOUTHS TO FEED:SHOULD WE TURBOCHARGE CROP PRODUCTIVITY TO FEED THE WORLD?

The Triple Helix Cambridge would like to invite you for the next exciting and FREE event this term titled ‘Nine Billion Mouths to Feed: Should we turbocharge crop productivity to feed the world?’ with speaker Professor Howard Griffiths from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

Professor Griffiths discusses the food security debate. The world’s population is expected to increase to 9 billion over the upcoming 50 years; can we rely on traditional plant breeding to deliver in the face of intensifying climatic extremes? The solution might lie in engineering plants to enhance photosynthetic rates and therefore crop production, but what are the technical and social challenges of such a scheme? The presentation outlines the details of proposed bio engineering projects – the discussion allows you to debate their implications for the world at large.

Time: Friday 23rd November 2012, 6:00-7:00pm
Place: McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene’t Street (Behind the Eagle Pub)

*** FREE ENTRY *** FREE REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED ***

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesistate to e-mail me at president@camtriplehelix.comRLD? The Triple Helix Cambridge would like to invite you for the next exciting and FREE event this term titled ‘Nine Billion Mouths to Feed: Should we turbocharge crop productivity to feed the world?’ with speaker Professor Howard Griffiths from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. Professor Griffiths discusses the food security debate. The world’s population is expected to increase to 9 billion over the upcoming 50 years; can we rely on traditional plant breeding to deliver in the face of intensifying climatic extremes? The solution might lie in engineering plants to enhance photosynthetic rates and therefore crop production, but what are the technical and social challenges of such a scheme? The presentation outlines the details of proposed bio engineering projects – the discussion allows you to debate their implications for the world at large. Time: Friday 23rd November 2012, 6:00-7:00pm Place: McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene’t Street (Behind the Eagle Pub) *** FREE ENTRY *** FREE REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED *** If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesistate to e-mail me at president@camtriplehelix.com

Christmas Wine Sale!

On 30th November there will be a *Christmas Wine Sale* in the Bar between 12:30 – 13:30 and 18:00 – 19:00. 

Payment should be made in the Bar and wine can be collected from the kitchens.

Enjoy!

Applications Tutoring

Earn £30/hour helping school pupils apply to Cambridge

Would you like to earn £30/hour helping prospective Cambridge students with the application process? How about if that was from the comfort of your own desk?

A new Cambridge student startup- The Oxbridge- has just launched and is looking for sign ups. We connect school pupils applying to Oxford or Cambridge with current ones through video chat.

Whether it involves giving mock interviews or helping them choose colleges it is sure to be both rewarding and to pay very well!

Check it out today at www.theoxbridge.com

Fraser Atkins (fa292@cam.ac.uk)

Hip Hop Psych

HIP HOP PSYCH: THE PORTRAYAL OF MENTAL HEALTH IN HIP HOP LYRICS
Dr Akeem Sule and Dr Becky Inkster
6-8pm, Tuesday 13 November, 2012
Lecture Theatre 2, Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Hip hop is an urban culture which is heavily influencing pop culture and
music. Join Dr Akeem Sule and Dr Becky Inkster as they deconstruct some
lyrics and discuss how mental health is portrayed in hip hop.

Dr Akeem Sule is a Consultant Psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry,
South Essex Partnership Trust, and an Honorary Visiting Research Associate
at the Department of Psychiatry. In 2009, he was the winner of the
Consultant Teacher of the Year award for Bedfordshire and Luton Partnership
Trust and joint winner of the Consultant Teacher for Exams award. Dr Sule
is consistently rated as one of the best teachers on the Stage 2 Psychiatry
course and is a pioneer of the “Old School Hip Hop Method of Teaching”. He
has a special interest in biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology and
psychotherapies.

Dr Becky Inkster is a Project Manager for a large scale Wellcome Trust
strategic award called the NeuroScience in Psychiatry Network (NSPN). She
is currently involved in launching the network’s first study, “U-Change”
(Understanding & Characterising Healthy Adolescent-to-Adult
Neurodevelopmental Growth Effects), which will involve recruitment of
around 2000 participants aged 14-24 in Cambridgeshire and London. She is
also actively involved in a broad range of research areas involving mental
health, including genetics, molecular biology, neuroimaging and
psychosocial/environmental factors.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/124160421067621/
Like our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/psychiatrysociety

Marshall Society Winter Ball

Marshall Society Winter Ball: “A Grand Tour of Europe”

Join us for a whistle-stop tour of the finest culture and cuisine Europe has to offer. Featuring an open bar, casino, laser tag, crazy golf, DJ and live music performances, a ceilidh band and much more! A delectable evening awaits you at the magnificent Anstey Hall. Indulge in a fabulous three course dinner and sweet treats, gamble the night away in our casino and discover some of Cambridge’s favourite live music and comedy acts. With five separate areas packed with entertainment and a fully stocked bar, you’re sure to find plenty to keep you occupied as we party until the early hours. Relax with old friends and make new ones as we put on the biggest party the Marshall Society has ever seen.

To find out more about the event and how you can get hold of tickets, please visit our website http://www.marshallball.co.uk

or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/372015956201371/?fref=ts

We are currently offering discounted ticket rates for groups of 5 or more!

On the Razzle

On The Razzle – ADC freshers show produced and directed by John’s freshers!! Come and support them!
Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th November, 7.45pm, Main Stage @ ADC

“One false move and we’ll have a farce on our hands.”

Every mid-level employee longs for his or her break from the humdrum this and that of everyday life- especially in turn-of-the-century Austria. When rich merchant Herr Zangler jaunts off to Vienna to woo his new mistress, his ward elopes with her penniless suitor and his two assistants decide that this is the time for a big adventure and go on “the razzle.” Where are they all headed? To the same place of course- in haste, in heat, and in cognito.

The Telegraph describes On the Razzle as ‘an unremitting firework display of puns, crossword puzzle tricks and sly sexual innuendos.” This is still the work of Tom Stoppard, but a wrier and far more tongue-in-cheek. Based on Viennese playwright Johann Nestroy’s original play, “Einen Jux Will Er Sich Machen” (“He’s Out for a Fling”), Stoppard’s play is every inch an homage to the time-honored farce attributed to artists as diverse as Moliere and John Cleese.  Come see the On the Razzle production that cheekily promises a mad caper of grand proportions and mistaken identity, blanketed entirely in Scottish tartan.

Cambridge African Film Festival

Cambridge African Film Festival – November 10th-17th

The Cambridge African Film Festival, the longest running such event in the UK, is extremely proud to present a line-up of films and guest filmmakers that bring together the best in contemporary African documentary, fiction and short films.
As well as the films themselves, we are lucky to welcome several film makers as guests for Q&A sessions following the screenings.
The full list of films and more information can be found at http://www.cambridgeafricanfilmfestival.org.uk/
To buy tickets, please visit the Arts Picturehouse website: http://bit.ly/CAFF_Tickets