Each week, the Murray Edwards MCR committee will share some of the opportunities and events coming up around Cambridge.
Please send your suggestions and announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org
Events- Academic and Professional
Cambridge Development Initiative- 23rd November 7pm
Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) is a student-run charity doing community-based development work in Tanzania.
We would like to invite you and your department to join us for the Michaelmas launch of Cambridge Development Initiative (http://www.cambridgedevelopme
The event will be held on Thursday 23rd November, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, in Lecture Room 4 at the Department of Engineering.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/event
Our speakers include:
Dr. Shailaja Fennell- https://www.devstudies.cam.ac.
Dr. Shailaja Fennell is a co-I on TIGR2ESS, a research programme to study how to improve crop productivity and water use, identify appropriate crops and farming practices for sustainable rural development, with funding of £ 7.8 million from the Global Challenges Fund of RCUK.
Dr. Solava Ibrahim- https://www.devstudies.cam.ac.
As a research fellow at the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) and the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), Solava was actively engaged in drawing lessons from this 10 year DFID research consortium which explored poverty dynamics and the intergenerational transmission of poverty in developing countries. In 2007, Solava consulted the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative to develop indicators that measure agency and empowerment.
Will Bishop- http://www.developmentmedia.ne
Will has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Bristol. Will has spent recent years working in Tanzania, Spain and South Africa running engineering projects for a sugar business, and has also spent time volunteering with an educational charity in Colombia.
Technology and New Media Research Cluster -24th November 12pm
The aim of this research cluster is to bring together academics, both staff and students, from a range of backgrounds with an interest in technology and new media, to explore and discuss ongoing research.
The research cluster will cover a wide range of research topics, including digital health and democracy, trolling, virtual reality, identity, artificial intelligence and robotics, self-tracking and labour, surveillance, speculative realism and cybernetics, and e-commerce and logistics. In addition to ethics, politics, and everyday life, discussions welcome input and suggestions deemed of interest by the membership.
The research cluster convenes fortnightly on Fridays 12-1.30pm during term
If you wish to become a member of the research cluster and/or join the cluster’s mailing list, please email Amarpreet Kaur: email@example.com
Lucy Cavendish- Christmas Bop: All That Glitters 24th November 9pm
Come along for a night of all things festive!
Blue Planet II Screening- 23rd November 9pm
Episode 4 will be showing in the Froud Room
Saturday Brunch- 25th November 11:15 am
Careers and Volunteering
Oxford Summer Courses- Thursday 23rd November 6pm
Refreshments will be provided and the more the merrier, so do bring along any friends interested in working for us, we hope to see you soon!
Are you a current Oxford or Cambridge student or graduate?
Are you keen to help enthusiastic 16-18 year olds with their UCAS application or preparation for interviews?
If so, you could be earning OVER £100 per day!
We are particularly interested in finding Land Economy, Earth Science, Economics.
Apply now at https://www.uniadmissions.co.uk/application-form
Study Participants Wanted
Spanish – English bilinguals wanted for a language study £10/hour
We are looking for participants to take part in a language study. The study will use EEG (electroencephalography) to record brain activity while participants listen to simple stories. You will be reimbursed £10/hour for your time, plus travel expenses (£2 if you travel from Cambridge, £2.50 if you travel from outside). This study will recruit LATE BILINGUALS.
Eligible volunteers should:
- Be a Spanish – English balanced bilingual
- Spanish as your native language (L1) and English as your second language (L2)
- Started learning English (L2) at or after the age of 11
- Aged between 18-45 years
- Be right handed
- Have no hearing problems
If you decide to participate, we will send you a short language questionnaire to complete before booking you a slot. The experiment will last approximately two hours (at least £20), and will take place at the Downing site.
If you would like to participate or would like more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to run an event please fill out the form to send your ideas and any requests to the committee