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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:30 Workshop Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:30

Workshop

A new addition to the Union's weekly ents, in response to members' requests, mindfulness training improves the functional connectivity of the brain, improving attentional focus and enhancing sensory awareness.The course delivered by Dr Gareth Burr (D.Phil/Bsc) includes practices and mind-body exercises with plenty of opportunities for participants to discuss and reflect on their experience.

Tuesdays at 7.30pm, for the first four weeks of term (26 April-17 May inclusive).

Limited spaces: tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:00 Workshop Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 18:00

Workshop

The Cambridge Union Society's Diversity Committee is open to members and is a friendly, informal setting in which we will discuss ideas about how to make the Union more diverse. You will be able to suggest and write to speakers, as well as helping to plan next term's forum. 

It doesn't matter if you haven't been to any kind of committee at the Union before, everyone is welcome! 

Please bring your laptops (if you don't have a laptop, you can still come along).

 

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Rebecca Nicholson is the current Editor in Chief of VICE UK, the global youth media company and industry leader for online video content. She oversees all UK editorial output across Vice.com. Having written for the Guardian in a number of roles, including Deputy Editor of the Guide, TV and Radio Editor and acting Arts Editor in the US, Rebecca has extensive experience in journalism, especially with online platforms.

 

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress known as the ‘Queen of Sci-Fi’ due to her appearances in Avatar, Ghostbusters, and the Alien films, in which she played protagonist Ellen Ripley, a role she will reprise in the new instalment of the franchise. In 1988 Sigourney became the first person to receive two Golden Globes in one year, winning both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for the films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl.

 

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:00 Fundraiser RAG-Union Auction

RAG-Union Auction

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:00

Fundraiser

Want John’s tickets, wine and the chance to support RAG’s charities of the year? RAG and the Union present the Easter term auction, in support of Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, Child Brain Injury Trust, Foodcycle Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Settle, Save The Children, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Children with Cancer UK, Anti-Slavery International and Freedom From Torture.

Free | Chamber and Mountbatten

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:15 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:15

Workshop

Debating workshops are taught by Cambridge's senior debaters. No experience is necessary, and we run special workshops for freshers. 

We also host regular debating socials after workshops.

Wednesdays | The Library | 7.15pm

 

 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:30 Debate THB Masculinity is damaging to everyone

THB Masculinity is damaging to everyone

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:30

Debate

In the last few years awareness has grown of the toxicity of gender-normative behavior and ingrained misogyny across society; this toxicity is often attributed to the expectations created by and put upon men. This debate asks if the societal image of masculinity is harmful and whether or not in its current form it is just as damaging for men as for everyone else.

Proposition

Dan Bell Dan is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written for national news outlets in the UK and America. He is features editor of online men’s issues magazine insideMAN.

Shon Faye Shon is a broadcaster and writer on gender, sexuality, mental health and LGBT politics for The Guardian, Dazed, VICE and Novara Media.

Tony Porter (via livestream) Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist, internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood.

Opposition

Mini Turner Mimi is a former journalist at the Hollywood Reporter, who previously worked as the communications director for Northern and Shell, and is now the marketing director for the Lad Bible.

Martin Seager Martin is a clinical psychologist and adult psychotherapist. He campaigns on mental health, in particular to raise awareness of men's psychological issues.

Ruth Sutherland Ruth is CEO of Samaritans, the leading suicide prevention charity in the UK and Ireland with 21,000 volunteers taking 5 million calls for help annually.

 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 17:00 Workshop Zumba

Zumba

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 17:00

Workshop

Start your weekend with a vigorous dance workout!

Fridays at 5.00pm, from 22nd April to 13th June.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 19:00 Meeting Student Minds Forum

Student Minds Forum

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 19:00

Meeting

Building on last term’s mental health debate and in a term often regarded as synonymous with high student pressure, Student Minds Cambridge together with the Union host a forum exploring mental health in the student population. With input from student activists, welfare officers and professionals, the discussion promises to be informative and thought provoking. Student Minds Cambridge is the local group of the national Student Minds network, the leading mental health charity targeting students.

Donations to Cambridge Student Minds welcome on the night | Chamber

 
 
 
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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 13:15 Workshop Yoga

Yoga

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 13:15

Workshop

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for all people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Mondays at 1.15pm, from 25th April to 13th June (excluding 2th May).

 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker George Takei

George Takei

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

George Takei is an actor, author and activist who is best known for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu on the original series of Star Trek. A prolific gay rights campaigner, he has served as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project, embarking on his own Equality Trek in 2006. In recent years he has become known for his social media presence (with over 9 million likes on his Facebook page) due to his political and science fiction-themed memes.

 

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 13:30 Workshop Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 13:30

Workshop

A new addition to the Union's weekly ents, in response to members' requests, mindfulness training improves the functional connectivity of the brain, improving attentional focus and enhancing sensory awareness.The course delivered by Dr Gareth Burr (D.Phil/Bsc) includes practices and mind-body exercises with plenty of opportunities for participants to discuss and reflect on their experience.

Tuesdays at 7.30pm, for the first four weeks of term (26 April-17 May inclusive).

Limited spaces: tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 18:00 Workshop Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 18:00

Workshop

The Cambridge Union Society's Diversity Committee is open to members and is a friendly, informal setting in which we will discuss ideas about how to make the Union more diverse. You will be able to suggest and write to speakers, as well as helping to plan next term's forum. 

It doesn't matter if you haven't been to any kind of committee at the Union before, everyone is welcome! 

Please bring your laptops (if you don't have a laptop, you can still come along).

 

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Lord Sugar is a business magnate and media personality. He made his fortune with Amstrad, which transformed the technology industry by bringing computers into people's homes. He is well-known for his star appearance on The Apprentice series. A Tottenham Hotspur fan, he served as club Chairman for nine years, and as an enterprise tsar in Gordon Brown’s cabinet, he was appointed to the House of Lords. He was knighted in 2000 for services to the Home Computer and Electronic Industry.

 

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 19:15 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 19:15

Workshop

Debating workshops are taught by Cambridge's senior debaters. No experience is necessary, and we run special workshops for freshers. 

We also host regular debating socials after workshops.

Wednesdays | The Library | 7.15pm

 

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 19:30 Debate THW rather get a life than a First

THW rather get a life than a First

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 19:30

Debate

It's that time of year again, when we must all sober up, dig out those scrawled lecture notes from Michaelmas, and try and convince ourselves to be productive, all in the name of future success. But does this painful, depressing, largely fruitless exercise actually benefit us? Could we be having new experiences and learning new, arguably more useful, things outside the library? In this debate, Cambridge students take on Cambridge graduates to discuss whether any of this is worth it.

Proposition

Ken Cheng Ken Cheng is an ex-Cambridge dropout turned professional poker player. Last year he was a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

Charlie Palmer Charlie graduated in 2014. Something of a polymath, he has since gone on to be extremely successful in his chosen fields of comedy, international relations, environmental technology and lying.

Imogen Sebba Imogen graduated with a 2:1 and is now living in her parents’ attic, so is probably qualified to speak for neither side of this debate. She recently co-founded Tweedle, a production company for live comedy.

Opposition 

Finn McRedmond Finn is a third-year classicist at Peterhouse. She is a thoroughly average speaker, with thoroughly average life prospects, and has hence decided to speak in this debate.

Mark Bittlestone Mark was born in 1993 in southwest London. He is now reading management studies at Pembroke College.

Will Dalrymple Third-year English student Will Dalrymple is not to be confused with successful historian William Dalrymple. Will is 21, but looks 28.

 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 17:00 Workshop Zumba

Zumba

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 17:00

Workshop

Start your weekend with a vigorous dance workout!

Fridays at 5.00pm, from 22nd April to 13th June.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 19:00 Performance Film Night

Film Night

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 19:00

Performance

A revival of an old favourite, based on members’ feedback, Union film nights return with Easter film forums! Join the Union for a relaxed evening of film and a different nature of debate, with the feature film of the night as the focus of informal discussions. Snacks and drinks available on the night from the bar.

Members: £1, Non-Members: £5 | Chamber/Library

 

 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 19:30 Performance Eurovision Final in collaboration with CamFM

Eurovision Final in collaboration with CamFM

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 19:30

Performance

An intense evening of political strategy and power plays, in the midst of Europe being the question on everyone’s mind. With drinks on offer all evening, there’s no better place than the historic Chamber to witness the spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest final.

Free | Chamber and Bar

 
 
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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:15 Workshop Yoga

Yoga

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:15

Workshop

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for all people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Mondays at 1.15pm, from 25th April to 13th June (excluding 2th May).

 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Rona Fairhead CBE

Rona Fairhead CBE

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Rona Fairhead CBE is the current Chair of the BBC trust, having previously served as Chair and CEO of the Financial Times Group from 2006-2013. A graduate and Honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, she is also on the Board of PepsiCo Inc. and HSBC. As a renowned businesswoman, she has held senior positions in global organisations from Pearson to Bombadier, and in 2015 ‘Women of the Future’ named her Woman of the Year.

 

 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 13:30 Workshop Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 13:30

Workshop

A new addition to the Union's weekly ents, in response to members' requests, mindfulness training improves the functional connectivity of the brain, improving attentional focus and enhancing sensory awareness.The course delivered by Dr Gareth Burr (D.Phil/Bsc) includes practices and mind-body exercises with plenty of opportunities for participants to discuss and reflect on their experience.

Tuesdays at 7.30pm, for the first four weeks of term (26 April-17 May inclusive).

Limited spaces: tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 

 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 18:00 Workshop Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 18:00

Workshop

The Cambridge Union Society's Diversity Committee is open to members and is a friendly, informal setting in which we will discuss ideas about how to make the Union more diverse. You will be able to suggest and write to speakers, as well as helping to plan next term's forum. 

It doesn't matter if you haven't been to any kind of committee at the Union before, everyone is welcome! 

Please bring your laptops (if you don't have a laptop, you can still come along).

 

 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 19:15 Workshop Debating Workshop

Debating Workshop

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 19:15

Workshop

Debating workshops are taught by Cambridge's senior debaters. No experience is necessary, and we run special workshops for freshers. 

We also host regular debating socials after workshops.

Wednesdays | The Library | 7.15pm

 

 
 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:00 Speaker Ade Adepitan MBE

Ade Adepitan MBE

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:00

Speaker

Adedoyin Adepitan MBE is a wheelchair basketball player. His range of awards include European and World Championship medals and a Bronze at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Ade has also been heavily involved with sports reporting, featuring as a main presenter for Channel 4’s coverage of the 2012 Paralympics. He supports a number of charities, including as a patron of Go Kids Go and Scope, and is an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play.

 

 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 17:00 Workshop Zumba

Zumba

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 17:00

Workshop

Start your weekend with a vigorous dance workout!

Fridays at 5.00pm, from 22nd April to 13th June.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 
 
 
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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:15 Workshop Yoga

Yoga

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:15

Workshop

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for all people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Mondays at 1.15pm, from 25th April to 13th June (excluding 2th May).

 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:00 Speaker Heston Blumenthal OBE

Heston Blumenthal OBE

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:00

Speaker

Heston Blumenthal OBE is a British chef who shot to fame on television shows such as Heston’s Mission Impossible and Heston’s Fantastical Food. He is a proponent of ‘Multi-Sensory Cooking’ and uses scientific methods in his recipes, which include triple cooked chips, snail porridge and bacon and egg ice cream. These recipes can be found at Heston’s restaurant, The Fat Duck, one of only four in Great Britain to have earned three Michelin stars.

 

 
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 19:00 Speaker Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 19:00

Speaker

Stanley Tucci is an American actor, writer, producer and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe for The Lovely Bones and received an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance in Winchell. He is currently filming the horror-thriller Patient Zero and the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

 

 
 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:00 Workshop Zumba

Zumba

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:00

Workshop

Start your weekend with a vigorous dance workout!

Fridays at 5.00pm, from 22nd April to 13th June.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Email Page Nyame-Satterthwaite at ents@cus.org with any questions or for more information on social events at the Union.

 
 
 
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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:15 Workshop Yoga

Yoga

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:15

Workshop

Unwind, strengthen and stretch your way to fitness with this class. Vinayasa Yoga is suitable for all people of all ages.

Tickets cost £2 for members and £5 for non-members.

Mondays at 1.15pm, from 25th April to 13th June (excluding 2th May).