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November 2017

Hughes Hall trials for University Challenge

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pfeiffer Room, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Join alumnus and University Challenge royalty Bobby Seagull for the trials of our Hughes Hall University Challenge team on Wednesday 8th November at 7-7:30pm in the Pfeiffer Room. We at Hughes are one of the only Oxbridge Colleges not to have been selected in the Paxman era since 1994 and this year we are looking to change that. Bobby believes that “we may have some hidden Eric Monkman’s at Hughes!” All Hughes students are welcome to trial and we are…

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‘Tango and more’ Music Concert

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pavilion Room,

Tango and More are a group of Cambridge musicians formed to play Astor Piazzolla’s wonderful tangos. As a special treat, they will be joined by the baritone Charbel Mattar, an opera soloist at Covent Garden. With a programme of unrivalled melodies, this promises to be an evening of pure delight, packed with music which is passionate, exciting and very danceable. Piazzolla stands at a crossroads between tango, Bach and Jazz.  A scaled down ensemble gives Tango and More a chance to…

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Right Team, Right Funding, Right Time? Fireside chat with Yervand Sarkisian

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pfeiffer Room, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Come and meet Yervand Sarkisyan, tech entrepreneur and investor who will be sharing his experiences of building startups and raising funding in the UK and Silicon Valley while leveraging talent and the ecosystem in Armenia. This event is hosted by the Hughes Hall Enterprise Society and is open to students, alumni and those from outside of the College. Yervand is an investor, advisor and tech entrepreneur based in London. He is a co-founder and partner at Granatus Ventures, an early…

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Confronting a Deadly Landscape: Heisenberg, Serious Global Threats and Good Governance

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peter Richards Room,

“What we observe is not nature itself,” according to the discoverer of quantum physics, “but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” Heisenberg’s words have planted a vital clue about how to identify dangerous blind spots that are defeating national and international efforts to combat global threats. In this presentation, Dr John Barker will explore how we can overcome some of these limits to human political and economic understanding. By focusing on some basic principles of political and economic governance,…

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Music café

November 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pavilion Room,

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 talents – 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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Thinking of staying on for a PhD? PhD Application Process Workshop

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pfeiffer Room, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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An in-house workshop is being offered by Dr Carole Sargent. This will be an informal session, with a short presentation and plenty of time to ask questions. We can also try to help you find a ‘PhD Buddy’ who can give advice based on personal experiences of the application process. If you would like to attend this workshop, please RSVP to an452@cam.ac.uk by 16th November.

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Hughes Hall West Cambridge Informal Lunch Series

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Microelectronics Research Centre Cavendish Laboratory, J J Thomson Avenue
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0HE United Kingdom
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After the success of last year's lunches, we are restarting the series for the 2017/18 academic year with the first lunch on Wednesday 22nd November. The event will take place in Microelectronics/Hitachi (map), a half-academia, half-industry research environment. We will have a short talk from Imtiaz Ahmed, PhD student, introducing his work collaborating with researchers from both sides. The talk will be followed by a free lunch and the opportunity to network with other Hughesians working in the West-Cambridge area. If you…

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Free

Research Showcase

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pfeiffer Room, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Join doctoral students, research associates and fellows for an evening of informal talks on varied research subjects. Speakers represent the whole of the Hughes Hall membership and showcase its extraordinary breadth and depth. Whatever your discipline, this stimulating event offers the chance to discover why cross-disciplinarity has always been central to the Cambridge tradition. Speakers Andrea Di Antonio - PhD Student Developing a low-cost methodology for aerosol measurements. Kyren Lazarus - Research Associate Finding new drugs for patients with lung…

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Hughes Hall Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke’s) Informal Lunch

November 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Postdoc Centre at Biomedical Campus, Clifford Allbutt Building, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 0AH United Kingdom
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Hughes Hall members on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke’s are invited to an informal free lunch to increase networking among members based on the campus. The lunch will take place in the Postdoc Office on the Biomedical Campus and the best way to access the office is through the Clifford Allbutt entrance. To ensure we have enough food, and that there is enough space please register here by midday on 21st November 2017. Feel free to inform other Hughes Hall…

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Reiko Fujisawa Piano Recital

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pavilion Room,

International concert pianist Reiko Fujisawa performs a programme of contrasts featuring Takemitsu's delicate Rain Tree Sketch II, Thomas Adès' rhythmic Three Mazurkas and Chopin's mighty Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58. More about Reiko Reiko Fujisawa fuses the sensibilities of a musician raised in the Far East who trained in the West. She studied at Tokyo’s Musashino University of Music but was eager to further her knowledge abroad. She spent time in San Francisco and later the UK. There…

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