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
Please find the Easter Term Card with all college events here.
Events- Academic and Professional
MCR Committee Elections: VOTING CLOSES TODAY- 14th May ’18!
BME Panel Discussion 15th May ‘18, 6pm
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 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:
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