Parental Equality? Maternity and Paternity Leave in the UK

Parental Equality? Maternity and Paternity Leave in the UK

A policy seminar by The Wilberforce Society.

Friday 9th November
Emmanuel College

Should parental leave be equalised?
Is welfare keeping up with society?
Can we all ‘have it all’?

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Veale as our guest expert, head of the
Equality and Human Rights Department of the Trades Union Congress.

Open-floor discussion will be based around a TWS policy paper written by
Ayaz Manji.

As ever, this event is free and open to all students at the University of

Bonfire Night at the Boathouse

The Boathouse are running a ‘Mulled wine and Fireworks’ event on the 5th of November, from 19:00 till late.

Tickets are sold in the buttery during lunch and dinner until Sunday lunchtime, costing £5 per ticket. BBQed food, mulled wine and lots of fun will be provided!

There is quite a good view of the fireworks at the boathouse and it should be a great evening. Be there!

Marlowe Society: “The Spanish Tragedy”

“The Marlowe Society presents
The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd
7.30pm, Wed 7th – Fri 9th Nov @ King’s College Chapel

I’ll turn their friendship into fell despite | Their love to mortal hate,
their day to night”

Don Andrea has been murdered; his ghost stalks the Spanish Court attended
by the spirit of Revenge, demanding bloody retribution.

The first Revenge play performed on the English stage, Thomas Kyd’s
‘Spanish Tragedy’ is a catalogue of murder and misdeeds, darkly re-imagined
in this chilling new production.

For the first time in its history, King’s College Chapel becomes the
setting for this tragedy, as the ghosts of the dead refuse to sleep in
their graves and blood flows freely in this corrupt court.

But Don Andrea must have his revenge, the gods have decreed it …

This November drama comes to King’s College Chapel.

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Bottled Ale Show

Bottled Real Ale Show – Saturday 1st December 4.30pm to 9.30pm
At the Cambridge Union. Tickets £7.50 (students £6.50), including free tasting glass.
We’ll have dozens of bottles real ales to taste and buy, with experts and brewers on hand to advise and inform. Food will include cheese platters and delicious snacks.
To book, contact Cambridge Wine Merchants Bridge St on, or 01223 568989. Email for group discounts.

Cambridge STAR Hub Series

Cambridge STAR speaker Emma Mlotshwa from Medical Justice (Hub Series)

Cambridge STAR (Student Action for Refugees) are hosting a talk by Emma Mlotshwa from Medical Justice, a charity which exposes and challenges inadequate healthcare provision to immigration detainees, and campaigns to prevent further injury and death. Volunteers, including medics, lawyers and ex-detainees, deal with individual detainee cases at a rate of about 1,000 a year.

The talk is on November 7th at 7.30pm at Latimer Room, Clare College.

This is part of the Hub Series:

All are welcome, see you there!

Jazz @ John’s

Jazz @ John’s: Friday November 9, 9pm-12am

Fisher Building Foyer, Entry £4
“Don’t let Week 5 get you down, come down to John’s and combat the Blues with Jazz. We’ve got two remarkable bands to get you dancing, so get in early to avoid disappointment!

Nigel Price Organ Trio

Nigel is one of the top UK jazz guitar players.He’s a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s where he has racked up over 150 performances, spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet, has performed with the BBC big band, the legendary David Axelrod and led his organ trio to first place in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) awards for “best jazz ensemble” in 2010. Their latest album, Heads & Tales was voted 5th best in the world 2011 in Mojo magazine, being described as “brilliant” and “exhilarating”. Nigel is accompanied by Pete Whittaker on Hammond Organ and Matt Home on drums.

Resolution 88

Resolution 88 is a hard-hitting, raw funk quartet comprised of Cambridge favourites Tom O’Grady on keys, Tiago Coimbra on bass, Afrika Green on drums and Ric Elsworth on percussion! Have a listen for yourself at

and don’t forget to like their page


A brilliant re-working of this play by a Johnian, Oresteia is the late show at the ADC Theatre this week. It is at 11pm Wed Oct 31 – Sat Nov 3, student tickets are £5. Don’t miss out on a great piece of student theatre!

Varsity Rugby Tickets

John’s has two vendors of Varsity Rugby Tickets this year – Vicki Morley (vlm36) and Jade Jagiello (jj366). People can email or come and find either of them for tickets. Buying through them means that you will be part of a John’s block in the stadium; a hoping for a good college turnout is always fantastic!


We have now finalised all the arrangements for the Referee Course this term.
As you all well know, we’re always looking for new referees to join the
ranks, and continue to provide high-quality officials for as many fixtures
as possible. But, to do this, we need to recruit and get new people trained!

You can book at the following link:

Bearing in mind, you’ll be in profit with an FA qualification to boot by the
end of the course, it can only be positive. Very good for your CV and for
finance in future!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me; I should be
delighted to speak with you.

Kind regards,


University Referee Coordinator
CUAFL Referees’ and Disciplinary Secretary