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.

The MCR Committee 2019
Here is the dedicated team that runs the Gonville & Caius MCR and organises all the fabulous events! We're an approachable bunch, so don't hesitate to get in touch! Emails are listed below, just append @hermes.cam.ac.uk!

Anthony - President

Hello! I’m Anthony, the MCR President at Caius. I’ve been a Caian for many a year having done my undergraduate studies here before I started my PhD in Plant Science. My role as president is to represent the graduate body to college and ensure that the needs of our community are met. Please feel free to contact me with any issues you may have. Email: caimcr

Ben & Jess - Freshers' Reps

Hi — we’re Ben & Jess the first-year reps for 2019! Our main jobs are to be a point of contact for new graduate students starting in October and organising a packed fortnight of events for when you arrive to make you feel settled in. Please get in touch if you have any questions or are considering applying to Caius! Email: caifrmcr

Lander - Mens' Welfare

Hi! I’m Lander, second-year PhD in Geography at Caius and this year’s Men’s & Welfare Officer. Together with the Women’s & Welfare Officer Maria, we are the welfare team. We’re here to make sure everyone feels welcome and included in College, and can make the most of their time at Caius. Hence, for any welfare-related questions, welfare campaign ideas or suggestions, please get in touch, either in person or via email. Email:caiwlmcr

Stephanie - BME Officer

Hi, I'm Stephanie, the BME officer for Caius MCR. I'm really excited to represent you this year and I'm hoping to put on a few events to appreciate our multicultural MCR! I'm very happy to take suggestions/requests and always happy to talk about anything that might be concerning to you, so feel free to drop me an email. Email: snd35@cam.ac.uk

Ben - Vice-President

Hi, I'm the Vice-President of the MCR. My job is to support Anthony in representing the interests of MCR members to College in meetings and in council, as well as helping coordinate all of the great work MCR committee members are doing. Get in touch if you have any questions! Email: caivmcr

Hugo, Dan, Isaac - 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: caiscmcr

Sascha - International Officer

Hi, I’m Sascha, a PhD student in Physics. As your International Officer, my job is to look after the students in the MCR that come from abroad, starting at your first arrival in Cambridge all the way until your graduation. I organise international-themed social activities and will do my best to let you feel at home in Cambridge. If you have questions or issues regarding settling in, or want to suggest any ideas, just drop me an email. Email: caintmcr

Morgan - LGBT+ Officer

Hey there, my name is Morgan and I am the MCR LGBTQ+ representative for Caius. I am responsible for both the welfare and representation of Caius graduate LGBTQ+ students. This means that I act as a voice for the concerns of LGBTQ+ grads in college, organise events to foster LGBTQ+ community in college and raise awareness of LGBT events happening around Cambridge. If you have any questions about the LGBTQ+ community at Caius or the university, or would just like to chat confidentially with me about LGBTQ+ issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Email: lgbt@cai.cam.ac.uk

Juliana - Secretary

Hi! I'm a first year PhD student in Genomics. I'm here to ensure communication between the MCR committee and our members, and for ordering our Caius stash. If you have any questions for the MCR or myself please do get in touch. Email: caismcr

Lizzie, Marion & Matt - Dining Officers

Hi! We are Lizzie, Marion & Matt, the MCR Dining Officers and we look forward to organising Superhalls, swaps and the much-anticipated Christmas Dinner! You can get in touch. Email: caidmcr

Michael - Sports Officer

Hi, I'm Michael, the Sports officer. I aim to provide advice and assistance to new freshers in choosing a sport or society that helps them achieve a healthy work-life balance. I also organise occasional sporting activities within the MCR, and alongside MCR events e.g. pool tournaments, ultimate Frisbee and croquet in the summer! Any questions get in touch with me - Email: caiptmcr

Dasha Mitko - Partners & Families

Hi, I'm Dasha, MCR’s Partners & Families Officer! I am your point of contact on matters related to bringing your partner and/or kids to Caius - including providing partner access cards. I am currently working on creation and implementation of Caius family-friendly dining policy. Do get in touch! E-mail: caimdmcr

Michele - Treasurer

Hi! I am a third year PhD student in Chemistry. As your treasurer, my job is to administer the annual MCR budget and to support the MCR officers in their budget-related activities. If you have any question, please do get in touch. Email: ms2381@cam.ac.uk

Emer - MCR-SCR Representative

Hi! I organise events in which grads and fellows can come together to discuss their research or just to get to know each other better. These include a series of research talks, grads dining at High Table, fellows dining in the gallery and a Caius conference. Email: caisrmcr

Maria - Womens' Welfare

Hi, I’m Maria and I have two parts to my role- acting as women’s officer and acting as welfare officer to all the students in the MCR alongside Lander (the men’s welfare officer). As women’s officer I will be organising several exciting events throughout the year for self-identifying female and non-gender binary MCR members. As welfare officer, I’ll be running joint events with Lander, and just generally be there to discuss any issues you might be facing whilst at Caius, as well as direct you towards other support services, so please feel free to get in touch! Email: caiwnmcr

Amelia - Computing Officer

Hey there, I'm Amelia! As your Computer Officer I am in charge of improving and keeping the MCR website updated and helping you with any networking-related issues. If you have any questions just drop me an email! Email: caiwmcr

Luisa - Housing & Sustainability

Hey! I'm Luisa, your Housing and Sustainability officer. I manage the house reps and I will work with college staff to make the gardens more accessible and student friendly. I aim to reduce our college's carbon footprint, by finding ways to reduce waste and save energy in college houses. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me! Email: caignmcr