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

Please find the Easter Term Card with all college events here.

Events- Academic and Professional

MCR Committee Elections: VOTING CLOSES TODAY- 14th May ’18!

*VOTING OPEN- Candidate Manifestos HERE*


BME Panel Discussion 15th May ‘18, 6pm

The MCR will be hosting an informal panel discussion on BME student experience, support, and representation this Tuesday (15th May). 
This will take place just before formal hall at 6 pm in the MCR with refreshments included. We welcome students to come along to hear from our panel of BME students and fellows, and participate in the discussion.
Please let us know if you are interested to be on the panel itself. 

Divided: Why we’re living in an age of walls- 16th May ’18, 5.30pm

Where: GR06/07, Faculty of English

From Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico to the leaders’ of North and South Korea recent historic handshake at the border of their two countries, global politics has recently been defined by demarcation rather than cooperation. The Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to welcome bestselling author and former Sky News Diplomatic Editor TimMarshall to celebrate the launch of his newest book, Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls. We will be selling copies of Mr. Marshall’s book at the venue.

More information and tickets here.

MCR open meeting- 20th May ’18, 2:00pm

This is a chance to discuss and make decisions as an MCR community on the following:

  • Using gender-neutral language in our constitution
  • Creating a position for BME officer on the MCR committee
  • Reducing the number of committee members
  • Anything else that you would like to bring up

Please come! Without you we can’t make decisions. If you can’t make it, you can still participate by proxy! Ask a friend who is attending to vote/speak on your behalf. Drop a note to mcr-secretary@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk before the meeting starts with your name and the name of the person representing you. Each person present can represent up to three people.

Dome Evening Cafeteria during Ramadan Observance

From Monday 14th May, evening Cafeteria services will be offering additional dishes suitable for those students who may be observing Ramadan within College.  All items will be available to take away, there are options for Iftar and Suhoor and bags of Dates and Almonds to purchase at the till point. Normal Dome pricing and timings apply and we invite those not observing Ramadan to also try the dishes.

 As usual there are no Cafeteria evening services on Formal Hall nights and Saturdays, those wishing to come through Lunch or Brunch services and use the takeaway option for Iftar and Suhoor provisions are welcome to do so as there will be additional items available.

Please check the menus distributed by the MCR  or the Dome menu board, we hope this will help everyone plan their food choices during this busy term and Ramadan. Can I ask you to bear in mind that this is the first time the College and Catering Teams have provided an extended offer to help those observing Ramadan, whilst the Teams are enthusiastic to help make a difference the first steps are not always the easiest so your support is appreciated, if you have any constructive feedback regarding the provision please fill out the form so we can make adjustments where appropriate.

Events- Social

Graduate Leavers Formal Sign Up- Deadline 20th May ’18

In June we will have a formal to honour the graduates leaving at the end of the year

If you will be leaving this academic year please sign up by Sunday May 20th to attend this formal

Multi-College Cambridge Bar Crawl– 18th May ’18, 8pm

The Ents from Emma, Fitz, Wolfson and Murray Edwards have banded together to bring you the perfect opportunity to forget your dissertation and revision woes.

We’re organising this as a drop in/drop out session as we know not everyone will be able or willing to come for the whole crawl.

Route (preliminary):

Fort St. George (CB4 1HA)

The Maypole (CB5 8AF)

Baroosh (CB2 3PF) or La Raza (CB2 3LL)

Pint Shop (CB2 3PN) or Bath House (CB2 3QN) or The Eagle (CB2 3QN)

Midnight onwards for the party animals.
Propaganda (Fez Club – CB2 3PF).
Quote “Wolfson” on the door to get £3 entry 😉

Careers and Volunteering

Sixfold Bioscience

Sixfold Bioscience is a London based startup that engineers nucleic acid scaffolds for the delivery of mRNA and CRISPR components. The potential implications of delivering these molecules to specific cells will have far-reaching implications for the treatment of genetic diseases and disorders such as cancer. Sixfold was founded by PhDs from the University of Cambridge and they are backed by some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including YCombinator. They are currently hiring scientists with expertise in RNA/DNA synthesis, mRNA, and computational modelling of nucleic acids to join their team. If this resonates with you, their open positions can be seen here: https://www.sixfold.bio/careers

Study Participants Wanted

Department of Psychiatry- £250

Do you ever lose control of your eating or binge eat?

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are inviting women with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging) to participate in a brain imaging study on mood and eating behaviour.

The study involves two visits to Addenbrooke’s Hospital: one screening visit, lasting about 4 hours, and one overnight visit, lasting about 36 hours. At the screening, we will collect a blood sample, measure your body composition and ask you some questions about your health history. We will then ask you to collect some saliva samples at home. For the overnight visit, we will ask you to complete some questionnaires, computer tasks, two MRI scans and more blood sampling. You will be compensated up to £250 for taking part.

Eligibility criteria for women with symptoms of an eating disorder:



Normal or corrected-to-normal vision

18-40 years old

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging

Body mass index (BMI) below 30 kg/m2

No history of brain injury/neurosurgery

If you think you might like to participate, please contact Maggie Westwater for more information:

E-mail: mw658@cam.ac.uk

Phone: 01223 465249

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