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December 2017

Social events for Hughes students staying in Cambridge over the Christmas break

December 14, 2017 - January 2, 2018

It is part of the Hughes tradition to offer some social events for students remaining in Cambridge during the Christmas break. This provides an opportunity to meet fellow Hughesians, take a study break and see the wider world of Cambridge. We are pleased to publish this year’s programme, which will be updated as more activities become available. If you can help organise a film night, a visit to the cinema, a January sales shopping trip or a ‘pot luck’ meal,…

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January 2018

Stradivari Trust Concert: Virginia Slater

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pavilion Room,

College members are invited to the next concert in the Stradivari Concert Series at Hughes Hall on Tuesday 16th January. Virginia Slater will be playing a fine Italian viola made by Pietro Giovanni Mategazza in Milan in 1793, accompanied by Adam Johnson on piano. The programme will include Schumann, Fauré and Brahms. If you wish to attend this free event, kindly RSVP to Kate Lee 01223 353070 or instrument.schemes@googlemail.com. Doors open at 5:45pm. Please note that latecomers can only be…

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Samalas 1257: the eruption that shook the Middle Ages – Film and Q&A

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pavilion Room,
Samalas 1257

During three decades, scientists from all over the world have been searching for the volcano that caused the “mystery eruption”, only recorded by its sulphate signature in polar ice sheets, dated CE 1258. This eruption is suspected to have triggered major climate perturbations in the Northern hemisphere during the 13th century. In 2012, a group of scientists collected pieces of evidence all over the world to find the source of the mystery eruption. This documentary tells how a giant volcanic…

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Borderlands: The Berg Rust Lecture

January 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pavilion Room,
Beamish Museum

Those of you who knew Richard, our Development Director, so sadly and so soon taken from us, will remember not only his huge contribution to the College but also his passionate love for the literature, culture and music of his native North of England, and especially of Northumberland and County Durham. Richard grew up in Northumbria and was a life-long champion of the North of England. He wanted to showcase northern talent, helping to alter attitudes and to celebrate the…

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February 2018

Hughes Hall Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peter Richards Room,

It usually takes years of hard work to research and develop a thesis, but would you be able to explain yours in just three minutes? Hughes Hall students will be taking on the challenge at our third Three Minute Thesis Competition at Hughes Hall. The ability to present a concise argument justifying the significance and impact of the candidate’s research is invaluable. This exercise will support and develop the research student’s capacity to quickly explain their research in a language…

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