About us

Gonville & Caius, founded in 1348 and counting over 1000 academics and students, is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of Cambridge. The College welcomes applicants of all backgrounds to join a community of almost 300 graduate students. The beautiful College Old Courts are in the heart of Cambridge. The MCR (‘Middle Combination Room’) is the Graduate Students’ Union. We organise several events every week, and we are one of the only Colleges to run Formal dinners over the Easter and Summer Vacation. Our weekly Port nights are one of our most popular events, and a great occasion to catch up with other Caians after Formal. Most of us live in the Caius Graduate hub around Harvey Road.

“Welcome to the newly redesigned Caius MCR website! In my (completely unbiased) opinion, the Caius MCR is one of the best graduate unions around. We have a very motivated committee this year - please do contact any of us if you have queries!”~Hugo Larose, MCR President 2017/18
"We have a very welcoming and active MCR with a year-round calendar of events to suit everyone, from dinners and bops to a series of talks on MCR members' research. We'd love to welcome you into our community so do get in touch with any questions!" ~Lucy Cunningham, MCR Vice-President 2017/2018
The MCR Committee 2017
Here is the dedicated team that runs the Gonville & Caius MCR and organises all the fabulous events! We're an approachable bunch, so do get in touch!

Hugo & Lucy - MCR President & VP

Hi! We're the execs of the Caius MCR Committee! We represent our fellow MCR Caians at College meetings and Councils, and make sure our voice is heard. If you have any concerns, comments or queries, get in touch at hl457 (Hugo) or lkc31 (Lucy) (add '@cam.ac.uk')

Simon, Daniela, Nik, Lillie & Nick - MCR Social Secs

Hi! We are the Social Secretaries, our job is to organise the MCR social events. These include the traditional Port Nights, every Thursday after Formal Hall, the BOP parties at the Harvey Court MCR once per term and the highly anticipated Summer X garden party. We are always open to listening to any suggestions and we are looking forward to having a fun year with you! Email Simon at srd47@cam.ac.uk

Hugo - MCR LGBT+ Officer (also)

Hiya! As the LGBT+ Officer, I’m trying to improve College rules to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the College discrimination ordinance, as well as fighting for more LGBT+ recognition. I’ll be organising events throughout the year for people who self-identify as part of the LGBT+ community! I’m also here to listen to and support you regarding any LGBT-related issues you might encounter at Caius or Cambridge. Feel free to contact me! Email: hl457@cam.ac.uk

Alessandro, MCR Treasurer

Hi there! I’m Alessandro, a second-year PhD student in Engineering and the current MCR Treasurer. I manage the MCR accounts, making sure that there is an accurate record of all MCR expenditure, and help with budget allocation - am2422@cam.ac.uk

Michael & Bihe - Welfare Officers

Hi! We're your Welfare Officers! We organise relaxing, non-alcoholic cake & tea-related events and supply free condoms. More importantly though, we are here to listen if you want to have a confidential, non-judgemental chat with a fellow MCR member about anything. Feel free to ask us any questions or arrange a one-on-one meeting at mkk34@cam.ac.uk (Michael) or bc407@cam.ac.uk (Bihe)

Lindsay & James - Freshers' Reps

Hello, we're the "Freshers' Reps" for 2017! Caius MCR is a pretty close-knit and active community and that's what we hope to continue fostering this year. We will communicate with freshers and will coordinate another busy and varied fortnight of events in October to bring all the MCR together! Please email us for any questions - particularly if you are considering applying to Caius! Email: ljp58@cam.ac.uk (Lindsay) or jww39@cam.ac.uk (James)

Luca - MCR Computing Officer

Hey there, I'm Luca! As your current Computer Officer I am in charge of improving and keeping the MCR website updated and helping you with any networking-related issues. I would also provide Freshers with useful information to get set-up, such as online guides and maps. So, if you have any problems with networking, need some IT Office assistance or want to suggest news /events to share, just drop me an email! Email: lt401@cam.ac.uk

Mus, Amelia, Nicolas - Dining Officers

Hi, we're Nico, Mus and Amelia, your Dining Officers! We look forward to organising some incredible events - we're in charge of the termly Superhall and the Formal swaps - but most importantly the famous MCR Christmas Dinner! Email: Caidmcr@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Michele - International Officer

As the International Officer, my job is to look after the non-home students in the MCR, after their first arrival in Cambridge and during the winter break. I will organise international-themed social activities, trips around the city and so on. If you have questions or issues regarding the settling in Cambridge, or want to suggest any ideas, just drop me an email! Email: ms2381@cam.ac.uk

Daniela - Women's Officer (also)

As the MCR Women's Officer I am here to offer support to any self-identified woman or non-binary person at the MCR. For that, I am organising different activities to bring the women of the MCR together. I want to generate an environment that allows for the discussion of everyone concerns while also having a fun time. I am always happy to go for a coffee or tea so feel free to contact me if you ever need some help or just want to have a chat. Email: dp512@cam.ac.uk

Marcus - MCR Sports Officer

Hi, I'm Marcus, the Sports officer. Any questions get in touch with me at mk819@cam.ac.uk

Alisa - MCR-SCR Representative

Hi! I'm the MCR-SCR rep! Here are some of the events I organise: the biweekly series of research talks, MCR members joining the SCR at High Table, SCR members dining with graduates in the Gallery, the annual "Caius to the Future" conference as well as food and drink tastings. Email: am2327@cam.ac.uk

Demetrios, MCR Secretary

Hi! As the MCR Secretary, I work to ensure the smooth running of the administrative side of the MCR. This includes organising committee meetings and writing the agenda and minutes. I'm also in charge of the MCR noticeboards. Get in touch if you want something raised at a meeting, or to advertise something! I can also put up posters on the noticeboards for you! Email: dl467@cam.ac.uk

Rachel - MCR Green Officer

Hi! I’m Rachel, this year’s Green Officer and a second-year PhD student in Molecular Biology. I’m here to promote sustainability of the college by reducing waste of materials and energy. I also work with the college about use of the gardens and am responsible for the allotments. Get in touch with me if you have any questions about energy waste in your house, recycling or any other green related issues. Email: rcf46@cam.ac.uk