PAST EVENTS

Events in 2018/19

 

SCHOLARS WELCOME TEA PARTY

ANNUAL LECTURE

Title of Talk: 'The Commonwealth: Reform, Resuscitate or Lay to Rest?'

Speaker: Prof. Stephen Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor at University of Reading

Speaker bio:

Professor Stephen Murphy is currently Professor of British and Commonwealth History at the University of Reading, seconded as Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. At Reading he was responsible for establishing one of the UK’s first courses on the intelligence community and British politics.

 

His major research interest in Intelligence and 20th-century British and Commonwealth history has made Professor Murphy a sought-after expert by the international media. He is regularly consulted as an academic expert and has written extensively on decolonisation and the development of the modern Commonwealth. In a recent Telegraph article, his latest book, Monarchy and the End of the Empire, was described as ‘superbly researched’ and ‘by a country mile the most important and well-informed to have been written about the contemporary British monarchy’.

ANNUAL SCHOLARS SEMINAR

The Annual Scholars Seminar saw four graduate students give talks about their research areas to a non-specialist audience on December 5th, 2018.

Titles of talks:

  • Imaging Early Tumour Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

  • Sensation, perception and the crisis of evidence in mid 19th century Anglo-German science

  • Inclusive Education : Inclusive Experiences for the Children?Development of an inducible hypermutator strain of P. aeruginosa: A summary of methodology

Events in 2017

COMMONWEALTH DEBATE 2018

CUCS is organised a debate on 12 April 2018 as an event leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit on 19-20 April. The objective of this event is to introduce the idea of the Commonwealth, its history and relevance in the current international scenario, to the younger generation. 

 

Context of the Debate

The student group of CUCS discussed the proposition of the debate and we felt that in an era of globalized world and regional blocs in international cooperation, the role of the Commonwealth as a platform for informed deliberation and policy making needs to be creatively imagined. Whilst the older questions of development such as poverty and unemployment continue to exist, we are also facing new challenges in food distribution, public health, climate change and economic integration. The debate hopes to open channels of conversation on these areas and the role of Commonwealth in imagining a sustainable common future.

 

Our student group has voted on the proposition 'This house thinks that Commonwealth is an idea that has no future orientation'. 

A report of the event can be found here.

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) invites you to its Annual Tea Party, where you will get a chance to meet other Commonwealth Scholars and senior members over tea and cakes.

 

We particularly invite incoming Commonwealth Scholars to attend!

Date: Friday, 12th October 2018

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Location: Sidney Sussex College

Please RSVP by 9th October.

CUCS SCHOLARS SEMINAR 2017

The CUCS Scholar's Seminar for this year is to be held on 15th November 2017, from 6.30 PM onwards at the Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St. John's College. The program consists of short talks (lasting around 10 minutes) + Q&A sessions delivered by CUCS members from a wide range of disciplines.

CUCS WELCOME TEA PARTY 2017

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) will host its annual Welcome Tea Party for new Commonwealth/Cambridge Trust scholars on the evening of Wednesday 11 October 2017.
If you would like to attend, please contact us.

CUCS TRIP TO ELY 2017

Join us on a great day trip to the lovely town of Ely to visit its famous cathedral and enjoy tea in a local garden.

 

CUCS ELY TRIP 2016

Join us on a trip to the fabulous Ely Cathedral.

Ely is home to the magnificent Ely Cathedral that can trace its origins to the 7th century. Situated close to the University, several Bishops of Ely have been instrumental in shaping the history of the University. Notably, the medieval Bishop of Ely, Hugh de Balsham was instrumental in founding Peterhouse (and in the process, expelling the secular scholars residing in St. John's hospital). More recently, John Alcock, who was also a Bishop of Ely, founded Jesus College.

CUCS TRIP TO MARLBOROUGH HOUSE

Marlborough House is almost 300 years old and has the status of a Royal Palace. Today, Marlborough House is home to the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation and has been the venue for a number of independence negotiations and many Commonwealth conferences.

CUCS WELCOME TEA PARTY 2016

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) is hosting its annual Welcome Tea Party on the evening of 12th October 2016 within the premises of the Sidney Sussex College. The aim of the event is to introduce the new graduate students from Commonwealth countries to senior CUCS representatives and older graduate students at Cambridge.

CUCS PUB NIGHT MICHAELMAS 2016

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) invites you to join us for a pub night being held on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 from 7:00 PM onwards at the Watson & Crick DNA structure discovery announcement famed pub - The Eagle. This pub night is open to all Commonwealth citizens (preferably studying) here in Cambridge, and not only restricted to Trust scholars. Please sign up if you will be coming.

CUCS SEMINAR NIGHT

The CUCS seminar night for this term is to be held on 30th November 2016, from 6.30 PM onwards at the Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St. John's College. We will be having short grad talks on various topics. Come along for some free pizza!

Events in 2016

 

CUCS SEMINAR NIGHT 2015

Are you interested in learning about research outside your area of expertise? Looking to inspire others with your work? Then come to our 'Scholars seminar and networking event'!

Research by Cambridge Trust scholars span a wide range of disciplines with significant impact on the world around us and often we don't come to know of such interesting work being pursued at the University until a news article is out. We thought an event that brings together society members would be a great opportunity for our world class scholar-members to get a sneak-peak into each others exciting research.

The evening will be informal and talks will be catered for a general audience. The evening will start with short presentations by three students followed by a networking session (pizzas including vegetarian options and drinks will be provided).

CUCS WELCOME TEA PARTY 2015

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) is hosting its annual Welcome Tea Party on the evening of 22nd of October 2015 within the premises of the Sidney Sussex College. The aim of the event is to introduce the new graduate students from Commonwealth countries to senior CUCS representatives and older graduate students at Cambridge.

CUCS SCHOLARS SEMINAR EASTER 2015

Cambridge University Commonwealth Society is returning in the Easter Term with yet another Scholar's Seminar and Networking Event. We are always interested in knowing about variety of research areas our scholar members have been working on.

CUCS GRANCHESTER TRIP

CUCS is coming up with its first event for this term.  The committee has planned an exciting outing to Grantchester.   The small village is famous for its tea and scones at The Orchard and its beautiful meadows.  If weather permits, we will also walk to Byron’s Pool, a local natural reserve close by.

CUCS AGM 2015

CUCS is holding its Annual General Meeting for 2015-16. We have received nominations for society positions and the new committee will be elected on this day. Please come along to vote for and know your new committee and also if you would like to get involved with CUCS. 

AGM to be held at Date: 20th January 2015

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Lecture room 5, Mill Lane lecture rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

Events in 2015

CUCS PUB NIGHT 2016

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) invites you to join us for a pub night being held on Thursday, 18th February 2016 from 7:30 PM onwards at the Watson & Crick DNA structure discovery announcement famed pub - The Eagle. This pub night will be an opportunity for you to meet the newly elected CUCS committee and the other commonwealth society members from different countries. Please sign up if you will be coming.

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