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 mcr-secretary@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

Events- Academic and Professional


The MCR Committee will soon be looking to elect new officers, and we highly encourage anyone interested to *run for a position*! Being on the committee is a *fun and rewarding challenge*. 

Even if you’re *not *interested in running, it is *vital that everyone
votes*! So please read through the election emails and the attached
documents to stay informed.

Everything Elections can be found here:  

*Positions open for election *

  – President
  – Vice president
  – Social Secretary x 1
  – General Member x 1

Events- Social

B E R M U D A: Caesarian Sunday Afterparty- 6th May ’18 7pm

Another year, another C-Sunday rager at St Eddies

Cambridge Fringe Comedy Festival- 6th May ’18

The first ever Cambridge Fringe Comedy Festival is heading to Mitcham’s Corner on 6th May. There will be 28 shows back to back across 3 venues – The Portland Arms, Thirsty and The Boathouse. The 2018 festival boasts an eclectic mix of comedians from the local stand up and improv scenes; as well as from the national and international comedy circuits. All shows are FREE and tickets can be reserved here:


Critically acclaimed Cambridge alumni Isa Bonachera is bringing her fabulous solo show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artcoholic-life-of-muchachico-tickets-44900821566, and Peterhouse research fellow Dr Francesca Day will be performing physics comedy: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10-key-differences-between-a-supernova-explosion-and-a-fork-tickets-44720627601

Careers and Volunteering

ShARE- Deadline 2nd May ’18

 Founded in 2002, ShARE is a hybrid of a think tank, a corporate school, a social network for bright students and an innovation consulting firm. We have more than 500 members and are located in more than 30 universities from 15 countries.

 Here are the reasons why you should be the founder of ShARE-Cambridge:

Real consulting experience with big companies such as UBS, Shell, EDF, and Valeo. Whether you are considering a career in consulting or are simply interested in working with some real businesses, ShARE will be a rewarding experience, allowing you to use the insights from your degree to have an impact on the world around you. Together with our ShARE training programs, members’ career events and alumni mentoring, ShARE is a comprehensive platform for professional development and personal growth.

International elite network with other national top universities including University of Oxford (UK), EPFL (Switzerland), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Peking University (China), and alumni who have gone to work at McKinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Blackrock and many more.

 Entrepreneur experience of founding a local student consultancy group to develop organization management skills and sourcing local corporate clients. ShARE global will help you with the initial team setups, by providing funding and professional founding guidance. After which, you will be the one to make the final decision and bring the group to the next destination. You will also have the opportunities to build networks and contribute to local startups and NGOs and make a real impact on the local community.

Lots of our top performing student consultants actually come from non-business related backgrounds has who happened to find us by chance. They often tell us that ShARE was the first stepping stone into their business career and encourage us to spread the reach as wide as possible.

To apply to join ShARE-Cambridge, please click the following link and finish your application on or before 2 May 2018 23:59 BST. ShAREApply 

For more information on ShARE and how to join

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series applications- Deadline 4th May ’18

Ever wanted to put on a concert in West Road Concert Hall?

The Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series applications are now open for the 2018-19 season! Taking place every Tuesday at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, these concerts showcase members of the university with a wide variety of repertoire and regularly attract a large audience, whilst also providing a great opportunity for students to organise concerts with a venue already in place.

To apply to put on a concert, please fill in the attached form and return it to Lucy Roberts at lr454@cam.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday, the 4th of May 2018 : https://drive.google.com/open?id=16tffMRf7Mii9Az_cDkdJ17k_7pTdidt4

Universify Education 

Universify Education seeks volunteer coaches for their 2018-19 programme, which involves a week-long summer course in August, a 3 day Easter residential, and monthly coaching with up to 3 Universify students throughout the programme.

Universify is a charity that exists to counter educational inequality by inspiring Year 10 students from non-selective state schools to make a successful application to a highly selective university, such as the University of Oxford. They are looking for people passionate about education with experience in access and outreach. For more information about how to get involved please see their website at https://universifyeducation.com/

Study Participants Wanted

Participants wanted for Psychology Experiment- £30 

The Adaptive Brain Lab is recruiting for an EEG experiment. They are looking for right handed participants aged 18-35 with normal or corrected-to-normal vision. The study involves 1-hour of computer tasks followed by a separate 2-hour EEG session on a different day. Participants will be paid £30 for taking part. If you would like to participate, or would like more information, please email ljd51@cam.ac.uk

Psychology experiment – £7 

A study looking to investigate the impact of glucose on cognitive performance.  The study involves consuming a 330ml glass of Appletiser ®, and completing some questionnaires and other short tasks. It should last between 30-45 minutes, and you would be reimbursed with £7 for your time and expenses.

You can take part if you:

– have not taken part in a previous experiment;

– are aged 18 or over;

– are in good physical health;

– have English as a first language/equivalent level of fluency;

– are prepared to consume a drink that contains sugar;

– have no known allergies to the ingredients in Appletiser ®.

The study takes place in Christ’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU.

If you would like to sign up, please contact Tess on tirl2@medschl.cam.ac.uk, or sign up using Sona here: https://cam.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=94.


If you would like to run an event please fill out the form to send your ideas and any requests to the committee