Improv Actually – Corpus Playroom

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‘Join the Cambridge Impronauts for an hour of first dates, faux pas and happy ever afters. Watch a brand new improvised romcom, based on your suggestions, unfold before your very eyes in the Corpus Playroom. All we want from you is a reason our protagonist is unlucky in love, their place of work and a title for the show, and we will do the rest, warming the cockles of your heart and making you belly laugh in the process!

Our last long form, Yo Ho Ho – An Improv Show, sold out EVERY NIGHT so we would advise getting your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment!’

It runs from the 14th- 18th of Feb (14th sold out) and is at the Corpus playroom at 9:30pm

Passengers // SJPH

This week: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

7pm & 10 pm – Sunday 19th of February
Palmerston Room, Fisher Building

Join the Facebook event here. Like SJPH here. To see this term’s films click here. Join our mailing list here.

Next Week: La La Land

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Bursaries available for Teach First

For final year undergraduates interested in teaching, St John’s College offers a bursary of £1000 to students who receive an offer for Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme. This two-year, fully funded opportunity combines world-class leadership development and teacher training, placing confident, high-achieving graduates in schools in low income areas to help tackle educational inequality across the UK. The programme leads to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, worth double the credits of a PGCE. Find out more about the programme here.

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The Larmor Society – Biomedical physics: a close-up of cancer.

The Larmor Society’s final public talk of term is this Wednesday at 6pm in the Fisher Building, from Dr Sarah Bohndiek, discussing her work using physics in cancer research. A truly interdisciplinary talk, this is not one to miss. All colleges and disciplines welcome, free wine and other refreshments available! Check out the Facebook event for more details.

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Teach First Brand Manager Pizza Dinner

Interested in a part-time flexible job alongside your studies that will help to reduce educational inequality? Come along to Pizza Express on Monday 13th February for a free dinner and find out how to become a Brand Manager for Teach First, the UK’s third top graduate employer (Times Top 100). Talk to current Brand Managers about what the role involves, the skills you gain, and how to make a strong application. Sign up to the dinner here and find out more about the role on the Teach First website.

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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!
Facebook event:

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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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Did you have misconceptions about Cambridge before you applied? Keen to encourage top students to apply to Cambridge? Want to talk about your experiences with lots of enthusiastic school pupils? Apply to come on our North West Access Tour! This is a fantastic three day opportunity to work with pupils in our Northern link areas and talk to them about what life is like at Cambridge. You will visit at least two schools every day and be responsible for delivering presentations about your experiences. Interested? Simply apply by clicking HERE and filling out the form. Applications close on the 19th February and applicants will be informed if they are successful on the 21st February. The tour itself is from the 19th-22nd March. All accommodation and food is free and you’ll be reimbursed for your time.

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Talk: The Rivonia Trial





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On 13th March 2017 Mandela’s
defence attorney, Lord Joel Joffe, will be giving a talk on the trial that
changed South Africa where Mandela was convicted and given a life sentence.


The talk is entitled ‘The Rivonia Trial –
Transformed into a trial of the Apartheid Government by Nelson Mandela and his
co-accused who were on trial for their lives’ and begins at 5:00pm in the
Magdalene College Cripps Auditorium. A drinks reception will then follow.
Although the talk and drinks reception are free to attend, booking for each is
essential. To book please email and if there are any
questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.