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January 2018
Free

Cambridge University Eco Racing – from recovery to a relaunch

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pfeiffer Room, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Cambridge University Eco Racing

The Hughes Hall Enterprise Society presents Cambridge University Eco Racing - from recovery to a relaunch. Xiaofan Zhang, Programme Director and Captain of Cambridge University Eco Racing, will be sharing lessons in business management with examples from CUER's latest campaign. The talk will also cover how they structured the team and the volunteer network. This event is open to all.  

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

January 24 @ 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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Beyond Academia: a seminar for students and early career researchers

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pavilion Room,
Open book

The Hughes Hall Postdoctoral Research Group presents the seminar Beyond Academia aimed at students and early career researchers. According to the Royal Society over 95% of STEM PhD holders in the UK will leave academia due to the lack of permanent research positions. The academic landscape has changed dramatically over the last years. More PhDs than ever are awarded and the number of permanent research posts have not increased proportionally. Furthermore, the increasing pressure to publish that students and post-docs…

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Borderlands: The Berg Rust Lecture

January 29 @ 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
Free

The Creative Cello – A recital of music for cello and piano

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pavilion Room,
Cello

Jon Fistein (cello) and Hughes Hall Director of Music, Nigel Yandell (piano) perform a one hour programme of Marais, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Cassadó at The Creative Cello music recital on Friday 2nd February. The programme will include: Marais - La Folia Stravinsky - Suite Italienne Beethoven - Sonata in G minor Op 5 No 2 Cassadó - Sérénade Everyone is welcome to attend. Please book your place via the Eventbrite link below.

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Music Café

February 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pavilion Room,
Music Cafe

Hughes Hall invites all college members to an informal evening of music making for Hughesians at the next Music Café. Hughesians are invited to show off their musical talent - sing, play, make music - in a friendly café-style atmosphere. Come along and participate, or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Refreshments available. If you know in advance that you want to play/sing/perform, please contact Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig (ai261), but spontaneous offerings/performances will also be welcomed on the night. We…

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Hughes Hall Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

February 7 @ 6:30 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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Women in Science

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter Richards Room,
Women in Science

Join doctoral Students, Research Associates and Fellows for an evening of informal, short talks on varied research subjects. To mark 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science' (11th Feb) this seminar will focus on: the varied range of research women scientists are involved in the role of gender within research and science Why attend? Each speaker will each highlight their own areas of research, as well as sharing their career trajectories There will be an opportunity to network and…

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‘Lost Legions’ music concert

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pavilion Room,
Phil Riley and Neil Mercer (Fellow of Hughes Hall) on the guitar and mandolin

Some members of Hughes Hall will have heard Phil Riley and Life Fellow Neil Mercer perform at the memorial event for Richard Berg Rust in 2017. They began playing together in the 1970s, when they recorded as the band Kites. They then went separate ways, with Phil pursuing hits with the band Dots and performing as a solo singer-songwriter; and Neil following his academic career and playing with bands including the Cambridge-based Corellis. Now back together, Phil and Neil will…

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Teacher Development, Schools Self Improvement and Lesson Study

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peter Richards Room,
Education

Join us for our February Education Subject Area Event: Teacher Development, Schools Self Improvement and Lesson Study on Wednesday 21st February. Pete Dudley, City Fellow for Education at Hughes Hall and a management team member of its study centre Oracy Cambridge will talk about Lesson Study, a Japanese phenomenon in teacher development and school improvement that over the past 18 years has become widely practised in the UK. Pete will: Describe the approach and provide insights into: how it works,…

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