Cambridge RAG

Do you want to get involved with RAG, Cambridge University’s Charity Society, at St John’s? We are currently looking for more enthusiastic people, like you, to help organise college events and other larger events such as RAG Blind Date, Lost and Jailbreak. It provides a nice break from work and you get to help other people in the process… so get involved! Contact Emma Lambourne, the RAG Rep for St John’s, at for more information. Thank you!

Art in the Old Library

St Johns College Art Society invites you to a guided sketching session in the old college library. We will be accompanied by local artist Sam Motherwell and a collection of Samuel Butler’s original sketches and paintings of the library and other parts of college.

It will take place in the Old Library, Thursday November 8th from 2-4pm.

Free of charge, all materials included, RSVP to

G&S Gala Auditions

Dear all,
The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society is adding an exciting new event to its calendar: the Quay Theatre in Sudbury, Suffolk, have invited us to deliver a night of well-mannered frivolity with G&S favourites on Sunday 2nd December at 7.30pm. The show will be a selection of songs and scenes from a variety of shows, loosely scripted to provide a structured form, with elements of pantomime to involve and enthrall the audience! The performance will be in black tie, off-book, semi-staged and with the occasional obligatory hornpipe 😉
We will be referencing recent society shows, advertising future ones, and most importantly, offering an evening of unbridled joy for participants and audience alike! The show will have two acts with an interval, and the cast and audience are invited to a Christmas singalong (with mince pies!) in the bar after the performance.
All in all, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the beginnings of Christmas by having a hearty singalong of all your favourite shows with all your G&S friends: current students and alumni welcome!
A Gala-style concert is always a wonderful opportunity to experiment and discover a wide range of skills! We need an energetic chorus of men and women, a corps of singing principals, a few keen dancers, and a main pair of comedy comperes (comfortable with ad-libbing and crossing, nay, destroying the 4th wall) along with several actors for dialogue scenes.
Audition Material: If you would like to audition as a principal, please prepare a G&S piece. If you would like to audition as chorus, please prepare either a G&S piece or something of a similar style. There will be G&S scores available! If you would like to audition as a compere, please choose a G&S song, and prepare a comedy introduction.

Location:      Picken Music Room in Jesus College Cambridge.
Date/time:    Saturday 3rd November 11 – 1pm, 2 – 5pm
            Sunday 4th November 1 – 4pm
Book your slot now!
n.b. For those of you unable to reach Cambridge, please email the Director (Davina) on to arrange an alternative.
REHEARSALS (times to be specified):
Sunday 11th November
Saturday 25th & Sunday 25th November
(principals – evenings from 26th to 30th Nov)
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
The final rehearsal schedule will be available as a print-out at the auditions for you to confirm your availabilty, and principal rehearsals will be reasonably flexible depending on availability. If you would love to be involved but have timetable issues, please audition and contact the director with your availability.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the production team:
Director, Davina Barron –
Musical Director, Declan Corr –
Producer, Rosie Corner –
We very much look forward to seeing you at auditions!
Best wishes,
The Quay Production Team

Selwyn Snowball Tickets


"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."

For one midwinter night, explore the sinister streets of Victorian London, 
enter the twisted laboratory of Dr Jekyll and dance in the shadows of a 
haunted ballroom.

There are limited tickets still available for Cambridge's biggest and best 
annual winter ball buy your tickets online:

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


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: 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.

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Summer Research Project


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


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.