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‘Welcome to Cambridge’ Parties

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Welcome to the new freshers joining us in October! The hard part- getting in to the best college- is over, and you’re probably all raring to go for Freshers’ Week 2014.

If you’d like to know more about what to expect in Cambridge and meet other freshers, a good place to start is at a Welcome To Cambridge event. These events are known informally as “freshers’ parties” and happen around the country and internationally in the lead up to matriculation in October. You’ll be in Cambridge for the next 3/4/1,000,000 years (sorry medics) so learning a bit about the place before you arrive and meeting your fellow first-years can get you off to a flying start.  All the events are organised by Cambridge alumni who have experienced tripos and will be able to answer any questions you might have and put your mind at ease if you’re a bit nervous.

Have a look at the timetables and invitation from the alumni below, and if you’ve any questions, please email Jennie Hastie at

2014 Invitation – students

2014 International Timetable – New Students version

2014 UK Timetable – New Students version

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Opportunity for producers, actors, writers and directors

This just in from COGGLES (Cambridge Old Graduate and Graduand Light Entertainment Society):

“It is with great pleasure I announce that there will be a COGGLES show at the end of September in Cambridge. We are looking for a producer and a director (deadline Monday 21st July) and writers (deadline Sunday 3rd August) of a humorous 1 hour play. If you are interested in acting in the show (few rehearsals in September), sign up here, and there you can see the original audition notice in its full glory.

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Volunteers wanted for language study – make £7 in 30 minutes!

“We are currently looking for participants for a study on how we understand language. The experiment involves reading words on a computer screen and will take 30 minutes. You will be paid £7 for taking part.

To participate in this study you must be aged 18-45, be a native British English speaker, and have no reading difficulties.

We currently have times available from the 2nd – 11th July. The experiment will take place in the William Hardy Building on the Downing Site. If you are interested in taking part, please contact for more details!”

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Media in Political Transition Conference: The Case of Tunisia

Trinity Hall at University of Cambridge on July 15 and 16, 2014
Free and open to all – Registration required by 10 July 2014 by contacting Élise Lapaire (

Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian is the Principal Investigator on a new research project we have launched at Cambridge University on Media in Political Transition in the MENA region. This year we are holding a small conference focusing on the case of Tunisia, with several papers drawing from field work conducted by our team in situ this past year – as well as related scholarship from a wider group of academics.

The Conference will focus on the multiple changes experienced by the Media as Tunisia undergoes significant political change in the post-Ben Ali period. Focusing on shifts in structural relationships, concepts of public and private, and the development of new political and social narratives, the conference likewise will engage debate on political and media transitions in the region since the uprisings of 2011.

Further information can be found at


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