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Land's End to John O'Groats Fundraising Cycle

Hi Everyone!

We are a group of fourth year students, and this summer will be cycling the 1600 kilometres from Land's End to John O'Groats with the aim of raising 20,000 for two charities: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Mind. This means averaging 100 kilometres of cycling a day, for 16 days!

We have chosen these two charities since they have both personally affected members of our group. Lawrence's older brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 7. Lawrence has witnessed first-hand what it is like to live with this disease, but also the incredible ways in which new research into diabetes has improved his brother's life. The JDRF fund research into the treatment, prevention and cure of type 1 diabetes. In the 40 years since their foundation that have funded 1bn of research. For more information on current and future research see their website -

Some members of Emma's family have seriously struggled with mental health issues, including depression, stress and addiction. She appreciates how hard it can be for people dealing with such challenging conditions on a day to day basis, often on their own because of the stigma and shame attached to mental illnesses. MIND are a charity dedicated to trying to change the opinions about mental health - campaigning hard for people who are suffering with a mental illness and providing support networks all across the UK, so that people get the respect they deserve and never have to deal with their troubles alone. For more information on the incredible work they do see

If you would like to donate then please go to our virgin money giving page at, We are also hoping to have collection buckets in the Porter's Lodge and the in bar, and look out for possible bake sales later in term!

You can follow us on twitter (@emmanucycle) and like our facebook page ( for updates on fundraising, training, and the ride itself.

Thank you very much for reading, and get donating!!

Team EmmanuCycle
Lawrence Smith, Emma Bevan, Elisabeth Matthews, Connor Tann, Chris Arran, Emily Day, and Andrew Lees
More Info
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Easter Term Welfare

Please make sure you keep up to date with the fantastic and carefully put together Welfare Timetable!!

Everybody should have received a copy in their pigeon hole, and you can check the "ECSU Committee Posts" group on Facebook for short notice reminders of events!

We hope you're keeping calm. Bouncy castle coming soon - adult size :)


MAY WEEK: Wolfson June Event

New York, New York! Come and take a bite out of the Big Apple at the Wolfson College June Event!

We have a selection of OUTSTANDING BANDS this year, featured in NME Magazine, BBC Music, and Amazing Radio's Top 100, to name just a few of their honors. The night will include a special edition of the famous WOLFSON HOWLER comedy set, which just this year has featured big-name comedians Paul Sinha, Romesh Ranganathan and Russell Howard!! There's no telling who they'll find to perform at the June Event!!

A full selection of the best New York cuisine including burgers, bratwurst, frankfurters, fajitas, pizza, American pancakes, bagels, doughnuts and ice cream will be provided along with a full bar with beer, cider, wine, port, whiskey, vodka, gin and rum, all complemented with a full assortment of mixers...make sure you arrive with an appetite!

With all this on offer, can you believe tickets are only 70 pounds!? Get yours here before they run out!

See you there!
Wolfson June Event Committee

Cambridge Literary Festival

The Cambridge Literary Festival is scheduled to take the city by storm at the beginning of next month (1-6 April). We have some of the finest fiction writers in the land coming to speak: Pat Barker, Eleanor Catton, Hanif Kureishi, Jim Crace, Adam Foulds and Emma Donoghue will be in attendance, as well as a plethora of renowned poets, academics, broadcasters and scientists (Simon Singh and Martin Rees being particular highlights). There will also be a number of workshops and masterclasses on, for instance, the future of literary fiction, and how to get your first book published. In partnership with the New Statesman, we will be hosting a debate disputing the motion, This house believes that baby boomers left society worse than they found it, with the likes of Laurie Penny and Shiv Malik taking to the Union Chamber floor. There are student concessions for all events. Please book here: Finally, if any students would like to volunteer as stewards, please see here for more details:

Many thanks and best wishes,

Greg Clowes

Festival Intern

Cambridge Literary Festival, 7 Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL

T: 01223 515335

M: 07780 660395


Join us on


Diary Dates

Cambridge Wordfest Spring 2014

1/2/3/4/5/6 April

OxFizz Summer Schools - Shout out to Finalists!

I hope this finds you well. My name is Harriet, and I am an Oxford graduate working for a dynamic social enterprise called OxFizz which raises money for charity by providing educational services.
In July we are running two 2-week summer schools, and we are looking to recruit finalists in Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Psychology who would like to take on the role of tutor to small groups of bright and motivated 16-18 year olds.

I have included some information on the program below. I would be very grateful if you could forward these on to the JCR mailing list.


Volunteer your academic skills for a good cause!
OxFizz is a social enterprise raising money for charity by providing educational services. We are currently recruiting tutors in Economics, Engineering, Law, Molecular Medicine, and Psychology to deliver challenging and exciting classes to small groups of bright and motivated 16-18 year old students on our two-week summer schools in Oxford in July. Each tutor will gain valuable teaching experience, ideal for future academic applications, and earn money for a charity of their choice.

Why tutor on the Oxford and Cambridge Summer School?
Design and deliver your own course of seven tutorials, three seminars, or three workshops

Work with small groups of bright, motivated 16 year-olds

Develop your teaching experience with a programme of training and support

Fundraise for a charity of your choice - last year's tutors raised over 1,800 for their chosen cause!

It is a fantastic program, and one which our volunteers in previous years have found hugely enjoyable and worthwhile. For more information contact


Best wishes,

Harriet Ackland

Recruitment and Training Coordinator

A registered Community Interest Company no. 06389976

'Riots Reframed' Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Fahim Alam (Director)

Please join us on 8th May for the Cambridge screening of the powerful independent documentary film 'Riots Reframed'.

This feature-length film seeks to reframe London's 2011 riots through voices of resistance. It takes the viewer through a journey that begins in Tottenham and spirals out to address issues of racism, police, power, government, prison, war and resistance. The film is a radical social commentary and oral history, which synthesises a number of voices, from prominent social, cultural and political analysts, to prisoners still recovering from time inside.

'Riots Reframed' was produced and directed by Fahim Alam, an Oxford law graduate raised in Hackney, who was falsely arrested, imprisoned and tagged for 'violent disorder' during the 2011 riots. The screening will be followed by an audience-led discussion with Fahim Alam, amongst other panellists (details of which will be revealed closer to the time).

Do join us for this exciting event and add your voice to the discussion!

Thursday 8th May 2014, New Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge.
Refreshments: 6.30pm.
Screening: 7.00pm.
Panel Discussion: 8.30pm.
Free. All welcome.

Facebook event page:

'Riots Reframed is simultaneously engaging, informative, thought-provoking, emotion-stirring, and importantly, a challenge to the media institutions that serve the narrative of the power structure'. (VoiceOver Productions)
This event is kindly supported by the Cambridge Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES), St John's College History Society, Cambridge University African Caribbean Society and Cambridge BME Campaign.
If you have any questions about the event please contact Sundeep Lidher

Activity Leaders this Summer - Bucksmore Education

?Bucksmore Education are recruiting students for the position of Activity Leader at their Cambridge summer schools in July and August. Bucksmore welcome international students aged 7 to 19 from all over the world and work with several colleges including Corpus Christi, Magdalene, Clare and Fitzwilliam.

Students attending Bucksmore summer schools receive a combination of 15 hours English language tuition per week and a comprehensive programme of activities and excursions. The activity programme comprises on-site daytime and evening activities alongside full and half day trips to places of historical and cultural interest.

You will be part of a small team of Activity Leaders organizing and implementing the activity programme. The role involves a substantial amount of walking, taking public transport and climbing stairs when accompanying students on excursions. You will also supervise and lead students ensuring they take part in the programme fully and safely. Bucksmore Activity Leader positions in Cambridge are all non-residential. You must be able to provide your own accommodation during the contract period. Contracts of various lengths are available throughout July and August.

For more information please contact Robin Fry by email ( or by phone (0208 312 8065). More information about Bucksmore can be found on their website

I really appreciate your help and I hope this is of interest. I know students are always looking for summer jobs and any based in Cambridge are often seen as a bonus.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Matt Tighe

Company Manager
Bucksmore Education
259 Greenwich High Road,
SE10 8NB

Tel: +44 (0)208 312 8060

Fax: +44 (0)208 293 1199

Skype: matthew_tighe

Cam Creatives Charity Art Fair

Cam Creatives is organising a charity art fair and is calling for submissions from students who want to sell or donate their artworks.

Looks quirky and alternative and artistic!

Punting Fun


Location: Grantchester Meadows
Date & Time: Wednesday 11th June, 14:30
Cost: free

This year's Granta Rats Garden Party will accommodate something a bit different: an epic battle between the finest punters from Cambridge and Oxford. The usual light refreshments will also be provided. Everyone is welcome. Mark it in your diary, in preference to May Bumps, NOW. Tell everyone you know and even strangers.

The Granta Rats (a.k.a. Cambridge University Punting Society - is looking for student volunteers to take part in the race, either as punters or as other team members who will sit in the punts and "help" (probably with kayak paddles). If you (or anyone you know) are a strong punter, or just fancy trying out on the day, email to volunteer.


Location: Darwin Island (finish line is Orgasm Bridge)
Date & Time: Sunday 15th June, 17:30
Cost: 5 each to enter the race; the winning punt takes all the entry money!

Every year, Darwin College hosts a dramatic, utterly hilarious and frankly more than slightly dangerous punt race through town from Darwin Island to Orgasm Bridge. Expect chaos, kayak paddles and water balloons. Whilst the race has usually been primarily populated by Darwin students, they warmly welcome any team which turns up with its own punt; this year, the Granta Rats (a.k.a. Cambridge University Punting Society - is hoping to enter a punt or two of its own, and encourages students at colleges with their own punts to do the same.

If you'd like to be part of the Granta Rats team, email If you'd like more information about the event, email Ed Emery, the event organiser, at

Master's Movie Nights

The Master has kindly offered to hold two movie nights for students on the 9th and 28th May. These are super fun and a great way to take a break from revision. Places are limited to 20 people each night. Email Phoebe Weller (paw50) to reserve your place!

We can testify that these were super fun last year and enough yummy food for an army was provided too!!