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


020 7969 5247


National Trust Walking Festival

National Trust Society: Walk With Us: Grantchester

Saturday 20th October
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.

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

Mindfulness Workshop

*What: Free Mindfulness Workshop with Young Buddhist Monks and Nuns*

Where: Chetwynd Room, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST

When: 17 October 2012, 14:00 to 20:00

Why: In today’s busy world, we all experience the stress, pressures, and expectations of daily life – overconsumption, overwork, uncertainty and anxiety about the future. How can we touch peace and freedom in the midst of it all?

Young monks and nuns from Plum Village, students of world renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, are coming to the UK in October 2012 to give training in mindfulness for young people.

On October 17th they will offer a free workshop from 2-8pm in the Chetwynd Room in King’s College. This mindfulness workshop offers us time and space to come together to disengage from all the busyness and begin to reclaim our freedom.

The monks and nuns from Plum Village will guide you through impressively simple and effective practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, deep relaxation and eating meditation.

With the tools of mindfulness practice, we will learn how to stop and listen more deeply to ourselves and others, to explore what holds us back and what can make us more free.

If you know a thing or two about mindfulness, great. If you’re new to the
practice, even better. Just go to wkupuk.org to register.

Contact: hmbl2@cam.ac.uk

Buttery Theme Day

On Thursday November 22, the buttery will be re-invented as a Street Food Fair. Come on down to sample street food from around the world!

Consultancy Interview Workshop

Improve your interview skills!


Interested in Consultancy? Concerned about how to approach the distinctive case study interviews? Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading strategy consultancies, is running two workshops this week to help your improve your approach and ‘crack the case’.


Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College – Thursday 18th October at 12-2pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm


Sign up and learn more at www.joinbain.com

Cambridge Style Week


Want to sashay down the runway?
Want to represent Cambridge Style Week to the world as our CSW Ambassador?
Want to have a whole load of fun?

Cambridge Style Week is fresh, vibrant, and unique, and we are seeking a
face that represents these qualities. The winner of our search will not
only get to be the first model on the catwalk for CSW 2013, but will
feature prominently in promotional materials and on our website. This is a
great opportunity to gain exposure both at a regional and national level,
and to build a modeling career. The winner will receive a make-over,
photo-shoot, and portfolio copies of each of the images we use in our
promotional packs.

To enter, please FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM, and attach a RECENT HEADSHOT,

The photographs will be placed on our Facebook site for a popular ‘like’
vote to sit alongside the judges’ vote. 40 entrants will be chosen for a
live casting call and will be notified by email which will give further
instructions about the casting event. The winner will be announced at a
live event in November and all selected entrants will be considered as
models for the upcoming runway shows and events.

We embrace diversity and will take applications from models who represent
the many faces of Cambridge.

Even if you don’t enter the competition don’t forget to like our Facebook
page for the latest NEWS, EVENTS and UPDATES on Cambridge Style Week…


Join us while we put Cambridge on the style map!

Playing in Musical Theatre Bands


Did you play an instrument and then come to University and find you didnt have time to keep playing? Musical pit bands could be for you – playing in pit bands is a low commitment way to keep playing as well as an opportunity to have fun and meet new people.

If you are interested, send me (Oli) and email at or248@cam.ac.uk to get put on the Cambridge Musical Theatre Society (CUMTS) pit band list. Once on the list, you will get information about playing in musicals, operas and other Cambridge shows as well as opportunities to play in CUMTS bar nights and the CUMTS annual Gala night.

If you are interested in getting involved straight away, I am currently looking for a band to play in the Week 5 CUMTS ADC show, Cabaret. Read on for more info…

The show runsfrom Tues 6th – Sat 10th Novemeber with a Thursday AND Saturday matinee.The commitment beyond the show week will be several hours of rehearsal timeas well as a sitz probe, tech and dress which will all be from the weekend before the show goes up. I am in need of players to fill the following parts:

– Pianist/ Repetiteurs * – Drummer – 1 Cello – 1 Viola – 2 Violin I – 1 Violin II – 1 French Horn – 2 Trombones – Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto/Sop Sax) – Reed 2 (Clarinet, Sop/Alto Sax) – Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax) also oboe and horn but not necessary – Reed 4 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax) and also bassoon but again not necessary

With regards to the reed parts, ideally I would like to find people who
play all the instruments for the individual parts but if you can only say
play the clarinet and sax still get in touch.

* I am looking to create a bank of repetiteurs for the rehearsal process
but I will also need a pianist to play the piano part in the show – ideally
I would like to have a Chief Repetiteur to fulfil this role but I can be

If you are interested in playing or have any questions regarding Cabaret or
the musicians list, feel free to send me an email on or248@cam.ac.uk.


Oli Rew

CUMTS Musicians Rep 2012/13