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ECMS Jazz and Cocktails

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Dance away those deadline stresses and come along to the Old Library on Tuesday 29th November from 9pm for a great evening of Christmassy-themed cocktails and the fantabulous playing of Emma's very own Big Band. A perfect event for after formal, and for before going out!

Entry: £2, and then a free cocktail
After your one free cocktail, drinks will be £1.50 (£1 for the non-alcoholic option).

This is always a great event in Emma, and really gets everyone into the festive spirit. So bring your santa hats, tinsel and elf ears - the best-dressed may even get a free cocktail!

This event is for Emma students only, so please bring your uni cards!

ECMS Michaelmas Concert

It's the musical event you've all been waiting for! ECMS invite you to our annual Michaelmas Concert, featuring amongst others: the talented singing of Emma Chorus, the glorious sounds of Big Band and the melodious playing of SECCO. And if that's not enough for you, we'll be offering wine, juice and mince pies after the concert to really get into the festive spirit!

Start time: 28/11/16 8pm
Price: £3
Venue: Queen's Building Lecture Theatre

We hope to see you there!

English Tutor Fixed-Term Job Opportunity in New Zealand

Christ?s College is one of New Zealand?s leading independent boys? schools. Situated in the heart of Christchurch, the South Island?s largest city, it has a student roll of 630 boys. Further details about Christ?s can be found at

The position
The position is a year-long commitment beginning in mid-July 2017. The primary role of the English tutor is to become fully involved in all aspects of the English Department. This is a large, vibrant department with extensive opportunities for the tutor ranging from working with Scholarship-level students, to providing one-on-one tuition, and assisting with administrative duties. Christ?s offers classes for boys from Year 9 through to Year 13 and caters to a wide range of academic abilities (as is typical for a secondary school in New Zealand). The English tutor will have the opportunity to work with many of these students.

The main requirement for this role is a passion for English and appropriate academic expertise. However, an interest in teaching and working with students is just as important. The position is ideal for anyone considering teaching as a profession and as a constructive and enjoyable way to spend a year in New Zealand.

Extra-curricular involvement
The school also places a strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities, and tutors are strongly encouraged to take part in this aspect of college life. The college has a thriving extra-curricular programme. Previous tutors have produced student plays, played in the school orchestra, coached sports teams ranging from rugby to MTB, and run other societies as diverse as debating and creative writing.

Other perks
There are fantastic opportunities for the tutor in school during term time. These include skiing with the boarders at weekends, going on numerous overnight tramping (hiking) trips with students, and engaging with the full range of college activities and events.

Tutors do not have boarding duties. As such, they are also free to take advantage of their evenings and weekends during term time. During the vacations there is, of course, the opportunity to travel extensively. Tutors enjoy approximately 3 weeks of holidays in October, 8 weeks December-January, and another 3 weeks in April.

? Salary: approximately NZ$20,000 per annum.
? Flights: Christ?s College will refund the cost of the tutor?s UK-Christchurch return flights up to NZ$3,000.
? Accommodation: provided on-site in a furnished college flat. Costs are met by the school; this includes wireless internet and a weekly cleaning service.
? Meals: provided in the dining hall during term time. The tutors? flat does also feature its own kitchen.
? Laptop loan: tutors are loaned an Apple laptop for the duration of their employment with Christ?s College.

The current tutor is Leanne Greenfield. All queries should be directed to her at

Applications should include a CV and a letter of introduction with the applicant?s thoughts on their strengths, suitability for the position and details of two referees.

Please send applications to the current tutor by email. Applications will close on 31 January 2016. Early applications are encouraged.

UCPO Winter Gala Concert

UCPO Winter Gala Concert, Saturday 3rd December at 8pm
Wesley Methodist Church

Following the success of last years pilot event, the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra is again joining forces with Cambridge University Ballet Club for an evening of overtures, waltzes and danced ballet suites. The programme will include: Sibelius' Karelia Suite, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Overture, exerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Smetana's The Bartered Bride Overture and Act I (Les chasseresses) of Delibes' Sylvia. There will also be festive mulled beverages and mice pies available. Our conductors are Karol Jaworski, Laura Dunkling and James Grimwood.

Tickets: £5/£10 in advance, £7/£12 on the door
Available from or call 01223 300085

Macer Gifford: I Fought ISIS | From Financier to Freedom Fighter

Wednesday November 30, 7:30-9:00 PM
St. John's College, Palmerstone Room

Macer Gifford, like many Cambridge students, was all set for a comfortable life as a banker in London. But his outrage and disgust at the atrocities perpetrated by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria led him to throw it all the way and head to the front lines of the fight in Northern Syria. He fought for months alongside Kurdish troops to fight against ISIS killers, always keeping a grenade in his pocket to end his own life in the event he gets captured.

We are honoured and delighted to have him join us in Cambridge for a candid, unscripted converstion about his experiences in Syria, the fight against ISIS and the future of Kurdistan. It will be a special event so don't miss out!

The event is FREE of charge, but PLEASE REGISTER AT
Mega-reception afterwards!

Please bring an ID of some kind and bring your friends too! (We have a lot of food for afterwards)

Amnesty International Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, November 30th, at 4:15 PM, in the square outside Carluccio's
As a striking visual way to end our month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for Syrian refugees, Amnesty will be holding a candlelight vigil. We will meet outside of Carluccio's, and will provide candles to all who come. After doing a circuit of the city centre, we will finish in Clare Chapel, where hot drinks will be provided. A suggested donation of 2 pounds to participate will go towards our sponsored charity, Syria Relief, which provides emergency medical care, food aid and education for those 7.6 million internally displaced by the conflict, thus helping to reduce the mass migration from Syria. If you are unable to attend the vigil but still wish to donate, that can be done here:

Business of Art talk – The challenges & rewards of public art

Date:Tuesday 6 December, 2016
Time:17:30 ? 19:30
Topic:The rewards & challenges of public art
Register:Attendance is free, please register at

17:30 ? 18:00 ? Registration and refreshments
18:00 ? 18:20 ? In conversation with British artist, Sonny Vadgama and art historian, Cleo Roberts
18:30 ? 19:30 ? A panel discussion on the creation and installation of public art
19:30 ? 20:15 ? Interpretation of the installation, Unseen Pavilion

The Business of Art talk will consist of a panel discussion with some of the art industry's leading professionals on the creation and installation of public art. Panellists will consider the processes and challenges surrounding an artist creating public work, including channels of financial support and government assistance.

Speakers include:
Alice Boff, Development Manager at 14-18 NOW
Bakul Patki, Independent public arts curator
Andy Robinson, Strategist and curator, Futurecity
Sonny Sanjay Vadgama, CJBS 2016 Public artist
The session will be moderated by Dr Allègre Hadida, Cambridge Judge Business School Senior Lecturer in Strategy.

BioAnth Study Participation Needed

Participate in a 1 minute multiple choice survey to stand a chance to win a tub of Ben and Jerrys or a Dominos pizza!

Results go towards a Biological Anthropology research project. All results will be kept confidential.


Saturday 3 December
West Road Concert Hall

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

CUMS Symphony Orchestra
John Tothill conductor (CUMS Conducting Scholar)
Naomi Woo piano (CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 Winner)

Join the CUMS Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Russian music, conducted by John Tothill, the CUMS 2016-17 Conducting Scholar. Naomi Woo, the winner of the CUMS 2016 Concerto Competition, is the soloist in Prokofiev?s highly virtuosic Second Piano Concerto. The programme also includes Tchaikovsky?s Fourth Symphony, an emotional and turbulent work in which the composer explores his own fate; Tchaikovsky wrote that ?there is not a single line in my symphony which I have not felt deeply, and which does not echo true and sincere emotions?. Tickets for the last CUMS SO concert sold out, so advance booking is highly recommended!

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
Link to online booking:


Wednesday 30 November
West Road Concert Hall

John Williams Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
Rodney Bennett Concerto for Trumpet
Saint-Saëns Orient et Occident
Gershwin An American in Paris

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Jack Bazalgette conductor
Katie Lodge trumpet (CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner)

The accomplished Cambridge University Wind Orchestra present a varied programme, including music from Harry Potter and Rodney Bennett?s jazz-infused trumpet concerto performed by Katie Lodge, CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner.

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
Link to online booking: