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

From Bretton Woods to Brexit: Does Europe Still Have a Role to Play?

When: 12 Feb., 5.30-7.00pm
Where: McCrum Lecture Theatre
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With so much uncertainty and change on the horizon for Europe, the Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to present the second annual Cook Lecture with former President of the Italian Senate Prof. Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini. Kindly sponsored by William Cook Holdings Ltd., this lecture series focuses broadly on European economics. We are pleased that Prof. Pasini will be giving a lecture titled “From Bretton Woods to Brexit: Has Europe a Role to Play Yet?”

Prof. Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini is a professor in applied economics and former chancellor of the Luiss University of Rome, and previously served as President of the Italian Senate from 1994 to 1996 and Minister of Defense from 1998 to 2000.


Not a convent:  Building a College for Women

When: 14 March, 18:00
Where: Buckingham House
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Professor Dr Christina Strunck will be delivering a lecture “Not a convent:  Building a College for Women” on 14 March at 18:00 in Buckingham House.  All are welcome and the event is free.
Booking in advance essential!



Wikipedia Diversithon –15th February

When: 15 Feb, 13:00 – 16:30 
Downing College (Howard Theatre)
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Outreach event at Downing College to train members of the community to create Wikipedia pages in hopes of diversifying scientists on Wikipedia, particularly female and BME scientists.

Wikipedia is one of the most-used websites in the world, and is an important resource for science. This event will train attendees to contribute to and improve the coverage of notable underrepresented scientists on Wikipedia. Dr Jess Wade (physics postdoc at Imperial College London) and Dr Alice White (Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library) will be joining us to lead the session. Dr Jess Wade was recently elected as one of Nature’s 10 People Who Mattered This Year and has received fantastic news coverage of her recent efforts, given that she has written hundreds Wikipedia pages to increase the visibility of female and underrepresented scientists!

This event is part of a series of activities to acknowledge and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to Downing College in 2020.



Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime 

When: 27 Feb,  17.30 – 19:00 
B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site, CB3 9DA
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Cybercrime now operates like a business. Its goods and services may be illicit, but it is highly organised, complex, driven by profit and globally interconnected.

Dr Jonathan Lusthaus – Director of The Human Cybercriminal Project in the Department of Sociology and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford – will present his latest book, Industry of Anonymity (www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674979413), based on seven years of fieldwork in cybercrime hotspots around the world, including in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Brazil, Nigeria, China and the USA.

The core source of data is interviews with almost 250 law enforcement agents, security professionals and former cybercriminals.



Events- Social

Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love LIVE – Cambridge Corn Exchange on 20th February
**SPECIAL DISCOUNT:  Use DOLLY5 at the checkout online for £5 off standard ticket price**

Fane Productions are producing Dolly Alderton’s show, Everything I Know About Love LIVE, at Cambridge Corn Exchange on 20th February and we have a very special student discount offer of £15 tickets (plus booking fee) – £5 off the standard ticket price.



Careers and Volunteering

The University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes-  (Application closing date: 25 February)

The University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes (at ICE) are currently recruiting a team of Cambridge Student Assistants. The full time posts start on Tuesday 2 July 2019 with a short training period and finish on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the end of the programmes.

Each year a team of 9-10 CSAs is appointed to assist the permanent team with the day-to-day running of the programmes. The roles include office duties, liaising with College staff and acting as first point of contact for the Summer Programme participants. CSAs will be assigned in pairs to work closely with a specific College.

These are rewarding roles, giving Cambridge students the opportunity to work for the University and expand their administrative, communication and customer service skills, while supporting adult students of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world.

Free accommodation is available if required.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact International Programmes at: intenq@ice.cam.ac.uk

For more information about the programmes please visit our website: www.ice.ca.ac.uk/intsummer

To apply for the vacancy, please use the following link: https://hrsystems.admin.cam.ac.uk/recruit-ui/apply/EA17936. Closing date: 25 February 2019.

Interviews will be held at the beginning of March.



Cambridge Consulting Network (CCN)

Interested in getting more experience in consultancy, developing your skills and working with others on an engaging project? This term we have five exciting Flagship projects for student consultants to work on!

Apply now to become a Consultant for a Flagship Project, and join a team to generate high-calibre solutions for clients ranging from startups to industry leading companies!

Alternatively, for undergraduates just getting to know consulting, or who don’t have as much time to commit, then you might want to try out as a Consultant for CCN’s Insight Projects – a 4 week consulting programme that only takes half the time of the Flagship Projects, but promises the same intensity and rewards.

And for those who have already tried their hand at consulting, it might be time to make the next step up – in leading a group of consultants as an Engagement Manager for a Flagship or Insight Project.

Flagship Projects (8-10 weeks):

Flagship Project 1: Website Design
Flagship Project 2: Market Entry Strategy
Flagship Project 3: Website Design
Flagship Project 4: Investment Strategy
Flagship Project 5: Artificial Intelligence Start-up

Insight Projects (4 weeks)

Following our success last term, we are proud to announce that there will be more Insight Projects. Get trained on essential consulting skills such as deconstructing consulting problems, testing the market, product pitching and more. The project culminates in a final presentation to consultants from top-tier consulting firms.

We are looking for enthusiastic Consultants and Engagement Managers with a passion for critical problem-solving and consumer experience in the retail industry. Applications are opened to all undergraduate students of all subjects.


The Flagship and Insight Projects will all begin with a mandatory launch event at 2-6pm on Sun 10 Feb.

Please be aware that the projects will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per week, though this may differ according to project.

To apply:

Visit our  website to submit an application. You will need to complete a short online form indicating your preferences; we will do our best to staff the projects accordingly.

Application Deadline: Mon 4th February, 10pm (applicants are advised to apply well in advance) If you have any questions please email Clara at: clara.vanuffelen@cambridgeconsultingnetwork.com


Study Participants Wanted

Behavioural Science Group – Are you, or do you know a new mum to take part in our research?

The Behavioural Science Group is currently looking for new mums to participate in ‘ Buddy Up’, a study to help new mums take part in more physical activity with the support of a Buddy. Participants will be matched with another new mum, either someone you already know or another mum who wants to take part and attend three sessions, at convenient locations, which aim to build support between the buddies to motivate and engage in activity together.

We’re looking for mums who have babies under one years old. If you are interested in taking part, or know someone who maybe, please register your interest in the study by following the link: https://bit.ly/2qTY9RA or emailing Kate Ellis on nke22@medschl.cam.ac.uk.



The Department of Psychiatry 

The Department of Psychiatry is looking for volunteers to participate in a decision-making study. We are trying to understand the effects of sounds on shopping choices among autistic people/people with autism or Asperger Syndrome.

We are looking for adults (18+) with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger Syndrome. To take part, you should have corrected-to-normal vision and hearing.

The study involves different tasks including answering some questions about your autism, completing some puzzles and questionnaires, and having your heart rate measured. There is also a decision-making task during which we will ask you to make shopping choices whilst listening to different sounds. This research has the potential to influence Autism Friendly Hour, an initiative involving shops altering the sounds and brightness in their stores to reduce sensory overload.

The study is based at Douglas House, in Cambridge. It will take around 4 hours. There will be breaks and refreshments. We will pay you £40 for taking part, and 2nd Class rail (or equivalent car) expenses.

If you are interested in our study, or have any questions, please contact Rachel Bellamy, Dr Isabel Clare and Dr Howard Ring on autismdecisionmakingstudy@gmail.com or 01223 465201.