THE MOST EFFECTIVE CHARITY IN THE WORLD?
Rob Mather, CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation
When: Thursday 23rd February, 7.30 pm
Where: CUSU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane
The Against Malaria Foundation is the gold standard for giving. It has been ranked by GiveWell as the most cost-effective charity in the world (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017). AMF works to prevent illness and death from malaria by distributing anti-malarial bednets. GiveWell estimates AMF can save a child's life for $3,162 (£2,532). It was elected as one of Cambridge RAG's international charities this academic year.
Giving What We Can, Cambridge RAG and CUiD are excited to host Rob Mather, Founder and CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation. Rob will talk about his experiences setting up and running such a high-impact organisation. He is one of the most inspiring and effective individuals in the non-profit sector, and all-round awesome guy.
More reasons to get excited: This is also the launch event for **THE BIG MATCH** during which Giving What We Can: Cambridge and Giving What We Can: Oxford will match any donations to AMF up to £30,000. Get hyped!!
Everyone should come, and free (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks will be provided and there will also be an opportunity to chat afterwards with Rob.
BUILDING BRIDGES IN MEDICAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE 2017 (BBMS17)
Friday 10th March at St John's College, Cambridge.
Don't forget to register at: https://www . eventbrite . co . uk/e/building-bridges-in-medical-sciences-conference-2017-registration-20752052949.
Building Bridges in Medical Sciences is a one-day conference for students and early-career researchers. BBMS brings together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries to share cutting-edge biomedical research and develop useful connections with each other. The conference emphasizes why tackling biomedical research and global health challenges needs an interdisciplinary approach.
Our exciting line-up of speakers for BBMS17 includes:
Prof David Heymann (Chair of the Health Protection Agency, UK)
Dr Clare Turnbull (Clinical lead at the 100,000 Genomes Project)
Dr Tamar Geiger (Clinical proteomics at Tel Aviv University)
Dr Selina Wray (Alzheimer’s Research UK research fellow, UCL)
Dr Shouleh Nikzad (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)
Dr Simon Warner (Chief Scientific Officer at Oxitec)
Prof Andrew Hayward (Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Informatics, Farr Institute, UCL).
There will also be an interactive poster competition, elevator pitches from healthcare startups, and networking sessions. Join us for an enriching and enlightening day of talks and networking! Poster abstract submission has been extended until 27th Feb! We hope you can make it.
CORPUS MAY BALL 2017
The Corpus May Ball is a long-standing tradition at Cambridge. A night of excess filled with an exciting array of entertainment, sumptuous food, and unlimited drinks all served till dawn. Held on 23rd June 2017 at Corpus’ stunning grounds, this event will round off the University of Cambridge's famous ‘May Week’. Corpus is renowned as a highly creative May Week experience and this year, the 2017 Corpus May Ball is themed "CANVAS: A Night In Colour."
General release tickets are now on sale to all Cambridge students! Get them here: https://www . corpusmayball . co . uk/tickets"
With 3 ceilidhs on Friday evening, 4 on Saturday evening, a Saturday late night Electronic Dance Music Ceilidh, a survivor's ceilidh on Sunday afternoon, a display ceilidh on Saturday afternoon, and 48 ceilidh workshops running on Saturday and Sunday mornings, all requiring no previous experience or any dance ability, this is the event of term, all happening at The Junction and Hills Road Sixth Form College near the station. Get your tickets for IVFDF 2017 until Friday midday online at https://ivfdf2017 . org . uk/ or at the door (only £22 for THE ENTIRE WEEKEND for students (slightly more for others), and cheaper individual event tickets are available)! See https://www . facebook . com/CamFolkonCamFM/ if you want a chance to win free tickets!! Running this weekend (24th-26th February), with already 400 tickets sold, this is going to be the most awesome event of term!!!
Oxfam Cambridge University (Oxcam) are hosting our first formal event this Monday, 27th February, at 7.30pm in the Long Room at Murray Edwards College, and we'd love you to join us!. The event features Dame Barbara Stocking, former CEO of Oxfam GB, Dr Ha-Joon Chang, a world-leading economist, and John McLaverty, Oxfam GB, for what promises to be an inspiring and engaging insight into Oxfam's work and ideas. You can find out more on our Facebook event: https://www . facebook . com/events/1834310730165476/
We will also be giving more information about the exec positions we are recruiting for the coming year! Applications are now open- applications are massively welcomed from anyone and everyone (no experience necessary!). You can find out more and apply here, or email maq22: https://docs . google . com/document/d/1mgQrAqaBntZXHf5d2sbZ17KrlIHhLqo3wRcjz7-PKmw/edit?usp=sharing
We hope that many of you will be keen to come along and get involved!
NATURE’S GREAT CONCERT
CONCERTS FROM CUMS
PETER DONOHOE PERFORMS SHOSTAKOVICH AND MOZART
Saturday 4 March 2017 West Road Concert Hall 8.00pm
Mozart Symphony No.25, ‘Little G minor’
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20, K466
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Peter Donohoe piano/director
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra are joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Donohoe, who will direct concertos by Mozart and Shostakovich from the piano. The concert also features a conductorless Mozart symphony directed by CUCO’s leader, Aditya Chander. A real showcase of chamber music skills, this concert is not to be missed!
Tickets: £20, £14, £10 Concessions: £18, £12, £8 Students: £5 Booking: www . adcticketing . com; tel: 01223 300085
TCHAIKOVSKY: VARIATIONS ON A ROCOCO THEME
Thursday 2 March West Road Concert Hall 8.00pm
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Schubert Symphony No.6
CUMS Concert Orchestra
Toby Hession conductor
William Clark-Maxwell cello (CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner)
Cambridge University Musical Society’s second symphony orchestra present their Lent Term concert, including Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme performed by William Clark-Maxwell, CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner.
Tickets: £10 Concessions: £8 Students: £3 Booking: www . adcticketing . com; tel: 01223 300085