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Cambridge Literary Festival: Eric Idle, 2 for 1 Ticket Deal

Eric Idle: Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life Tuesday 23 October, 7:30pm Cambridge Corn Exchange Final opportunity to grab your tickets for our highly anticipated event with Eric Idle and Rachel Parris, on the final stop of the Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life book tour. Idle, founding member of Monty Python and creator of Spamalot, will be sharing anecdotes about his remarkable life and career with Parris.
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The Eleventh Annual River Cam Punt Race

Sunday 17 June 2018 — 5.30–6.30pm As you may know, every year sees the River Cam Punt Race, for the title of Champion of the Cam. The race will take place, as usual, from the punt shed at Darwin Island (Darwin College). The date is Sunday 17 June, starting at 5.30pm. We race from Darwin Island to Trinity Punts. Boats should be in position at 5.00pm to ensure an orderly start.
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Demonstrate with CHaOS at Strawberry Fair

Saturday 2nd June, 10:30am–7:30pm, Midsummer Common CHaOS (Cambridge Hands-On Science) will once again be demonstrating at Strawberry Fair (on Midsummer Common) on Saturday 2nd June to families, children and occasionally a few enthusiastic fair goers! The event will run 12–6pm with set-up/clear-up time either side (approx 10.30am–7.30pm) and will include a FREE LUNCH! Demonstrating at Strawberry fair is a great way to get some hands-on science demonstrating experience before our summer tour, or a compact alternative if you can’t make it.
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Cambridge Guild Garden Party: Summer of Opportunity

Celebrate the end of exams in the beautiful gardens of Sidney Sussex. With live music from amazing student talent, entertainment, food, drink (Pimms, beers, scones, éclairs), what better way to start your summer of opportunity? TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH LYDIA We have 30 early bird tickets available at £10, after which the standard price will be £12. Don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you there! Here’s the link to the FB event.
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Technology Ventures Conference 2018

Wed 20 June 2018, 09:00–18:30, Department of Engineering CUTEC (Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club) is excited to announce that Technology Ventures Conference 2018 tickets are now on sale. The 15th edition of the Technology Ventures Conference is featuring a range of exciting speakers and panellists to discuss the future of biotech in healthcare. All information on this year’s program and our speakers can be found on the TVC website.
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Colm Tóibín at the Cambridge Literary Festival

Friday 1 June, 6:30pm, Union Chamber On 1st of June (6:30pm, Union Chamber), we will be joined by Colm Tóibín, author of Costa Novel Award Brooklyn and the Man Booker shortlisted The Master, to talk about his latest work House of Names. Lyrical, meditative and artfully stark, Tóibín retells the ancient Greek Tragedy of the House of Atreus. Bringing the mythical characters Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes and Electra to life, Tóibín recounts tales of intimate violence, murderous actions, exile and survival in the most devastatingly human fashion.
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Pink Week Ball 2019 is hiring

If you want to help put together one of Cambridge's biggest fundraising events, we'd love to hear from you! The Pink Week Ball raised £22,136.54 for various breast cancer charities this year. Next year’s could be even better with you involved. Deadline for applications is SUNDAY 29 APRIL. Available roles are wide-ranging and previous experience organising a ball is not required to apply! Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_CH3_etYstX7jQ8Xa4iT1VHDoXP7rtHD_EGUGY59feM5X1A/viewform Please direct questions to Gordon Hao.
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CU Lunchtime Concert Series applications now open

Ever wanted to put on a concert in West Road Concert Hall? The Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series applications are now open for the 2018–19 season! Taking place every Tuesday at 1.10pm in West Road Concert Hall, these concerts showcase members of the university with a wide variety of repertoire and regularly attract a large audience, whilst also providing a great opportunity for students to organise concerts with a venue already in place. To apply to put on a concert, please fill in the attached form and return it to Lucy Roberts at lr454@cam.
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CUDC Seminar Assistant Recruitment

Haven’t managed to secure any plans for summer? Looking for something productive to do, where you can earn some money whilst learning valuable skills and still have fun? Just want to procrastinate revision because you’re not quite ready to face the wrath of exam term? Apply to be a seminar assistant for China UK Development Centre! You will be supporting one of the best summer-schools that run in Cambridge to oversee a group of university students from China.
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Town and Gown 10k Run

On Sunday the 21st October, Muscular Dystrophy UK will be holding the much awaited Cambridge Town and Gown 10k run. The scenic route takes you through the heart of Cambridge passing many landmarks, historic University College buildings and along the River Cam. We are inviting all Cambridge Colleges to enter into our ‘Participation Champions’ competition. The college with the most runners signed up to volunteer or run, will receive a trophy which will be passed on for engraving each year.
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Cambridge Literary Festival

13-15 April 2018 Get ready to see former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Artistic Director of the National Theatre (2003-2015) Nicholas Hytner, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, double Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge, Sky News presenter Afua Hirsch, activist and author Laura Bates, comedian and director Simon Amstell and much more! To discover more about these events and to see our full programme click here. Please direct questions to Camomile Soper, Festival Intern.
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CUiD Talk: The Changing Landscape of UK Aid - Good or Bad?

Cambridge University International Development Society’s last event for the term will be held on Thursday 15th at the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex! Dr Gregory Wilson will be speaking about ‘The Changing Landscape of UK Aid’ charting its development and consequences. As an experienced governance and public-sector reform practitioner having worked with the UK Government, the UN, IFIs, OECD and numerous overseas governments, Dr Wilson also consults in fragile and conflict-affected states.
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Navroz Celebration

Cambridge Central Asia Forum would like to invite you for the annual celebration of Navroz in Cambridge. Date: 17 March, 2018 Time: 7:30–9:30pm Venue: Jesus College Chapel, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BL Navroz transcends religious, ethnic, linguistic, and national divisions and brings people together. It showcases the region’s rich tradition and mythology for the world to experience. Above all else it is an occasion for celebration. This year the programme focuses on music and cultural performances from the countries which celebrate Navroz.
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Effective Altruism Events

Giving and Faith, Religion and Altruism, with Fran Day Tuesday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM Castlereagh Room, Fisher Building, St. John’s College Facebook event For many people, faith is the main motivation behind their altruism. Although Effective Altruism is a secular movement, it has many members of faith. Francesca Day – a theoretical physicist, stand-up comedian and liberal Roman Catholic – will be exploring the link between religion and effective giving.
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TeachFirst Pizza Event

Internships and Paid Opportunities Want to improve your employability? Win a £25 amazon voucher and find out how you can start making an important social impact right now, while you’re still at university. Join us for pizza to learn about: becoming a Brand Manager, a paid part-time role to help raise awareness of Teach First at your university while developing key transferable skills our Insight Programme, a paid two-week internship offering a closer look at educational inequality our two-day Taster Programme to help you develop employability skills Join us on Wednesday 28th February at 7:15pm, The New Court Seminar Room, Christ’s College
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Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference 2018

The 3 week countdown for BBMS18 has officially begun! Sign up for free and come join us on the 14th of March 2018 at Jesus Colleges, University of Cambridge, UK to explore several interesting aspects of biomedical research! BBMS is a student run one-day conferences that brings together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries to discuss the interdisciplinary approaches needed to tackle the global health challenges of the 21st century.