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Welcome back!

Dear Caians,

Welcome back to another term at Caius! Michaelmas term officially starts Tuesday, October 7th (and you can sign up to dine in hall from then), but in the meantime Joe & Lucy have compiled an impressive programme for Freshers Fortnight, which kicks off this Friday, Sept. 26th. Attached is a full schedule of events that all grads are invited to attend, so please drop by to see old faces and meet new ones!

What else is on? The Social Secs take on Newmarket races, House Reps are needed, and a save-the-date for your Michaelmas bop; see below for details.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

Allegra


1. Freshers Fortnight: ALL Caians welcome

First up: Drop by Caius Bar this Saturday (Sept. 27) from 8-11pm for an informal bar evening to meet the new Freshers ;)

Come to Saffron Brasserie for the ‘international curry dinner’ on Sunday at 7.30pm (sign-up required).

OR, try your luck bowling on Monday (8-10pm) or dining on fresh tapas and classy cocktails at La Raza on Wednesday, October 1st (sign-up required).

Download the Excel file for the complete calendar of events: MCR Freshers 2014 – all grads


 2. Caius at the GEE-GEES!

For those of you who enjoy high-octane-adrenaline-fuelled sport, others who used to enjoy F1 but now disapprove of the carbon footprint, fellows who appreciate fine bloodstock, and some of you who simply enjoy boozing in a crowd, the Cambridgeshire day at Newmarket is what you have been waiting for. Saturday the 28th September, suited and booted; be there with a racing post under one arm and a little float to get you going in one of the liveliest investment playgrounds outside wall street!

Get in touch < gjt32 > if keen. Tickets are £17 but might be able to negotiate with a larger group.

Afterwards I suggest drifting into Newmarket to experience a lively, pugilistically charged atmosphere at the Yard pub, which is opposite
SUFFOLK’S BIGGEST NIGHTCLUB; De Niro’s. Wow! A palace of profligacy. Newmarket is very close, again with numbers we can likely order a minibus, and it is served by the train.


 3. House Reps needed: 3, 5, 8 Harvey

We’re still looking for House Rep volunteers for 3, 5, and 8 Harvey Road. In exchange for a modicum of labour (regularly disposing of the recycling bin, keeping abreast of any problems in the house, and the occasional solicitation from your lovely MCR Committee about heating/draughtiness), you are renumerated £20 from your college bill.

If you’re interested, please email arpf2.


4.  Save the Date: Michaelmas Bop

The first bop of the year will be Friday, Oct. 17th at Harvey Court – more details to follow from your Social Secs!

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Lunch in Hall, dine at High Table, Pavilion Party, and more

1. Lunch in Hall

Just a reminder that lunch is still available from 12.15-1.00PM in hall, at the usual price, during Long Vac.

2.  Invitation to dine at High Table with the Fellows (Friday, 8th August)

It is a pleasure to announce that the Fellows cordially invite ten members of the MCR to dine with them at High Table in the Fellows’ Dining Room on Friday 8th August.

The evening will begin with pre-prandial drinks in the Lord Colyton Hall from 7PM, dinner will start at 7.20PM and dessert is likely to finish between 9-10PM.

3. Save the Date: Pavilion Party (16 August)

The Sports Officers are organising an informal party to be held mid-August in Caius’ Sports Pavilion. On offer will be a selection of mixed drinks, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments, as well as nibbles and games. Anyone is welcome to come — including non-Caians — and further details will be sent in the next two weeks.

4. Accommodation Database: Energy Efficiency

Ben is compiling a “Green Database” about graduate accommodation to be submitted to college on 8 August. Anyone with comments or complaints who didn’t get a chance to ansewr the survey Bojana distributed in April is welcome to send further feedback or complaints about heating controls, draughty windows and doors, or any other structurally-related energy issues, directly to Ben this week.

5. Scudamore’s Punting Deal

Caius joined the Student Punt Scheme at Scudamore’s, which allows Caius students to get a discount on punt and boat hire (£12.50 instead of £18.75/h). The rates to hire kayaks are reduced to £7.50/h (1 person) or £12.50/h (2 person).

If you want to go on a day trip to Grantchester, hiring a punt for a day is now £50 (instead of £75). Another benefit is we can now get priority booking for punts during May Week. To get any of these discounts, simply show your student card when booking.

6. House Reps

Anyone who is moving (or has moved) out of college, and is still listed as a House Rep, please email Allegra by the end of August so I can find a replacement.

At the moment we need volunteers for 3, 5 & 8 Harvey. If you are interested in taking on the responsibilities of house rep (for which you will be paid £20 per term, in exchange for taking out the recycling, helping us gather information on energy efficiency within the house, and representing any problems residents experience to the MCR Committee) please be in touch.

challenge

Caius does University Challenge

And just when you thought our college dominance couldn’t get any better after the Caius MB,  the amazing team of:

Anthony Martinelli (Captain, 6th Year Medicine)
Michael Taylor (3rd Year History PhD/7th Year at Caius)
Jeremy Warner (4th Year Chemistry)
& Ted Loveday (2nd Year Law)

– are shortly to make their debut on BBC 2′s University Challenge in their first round against St Anne’s College, Oxford!

Make sure to tune in on August 11 at 20.00h (if you miss it live, don’t worry; the episode will soon be available on iPlayer).

UC Series 21 - G&C-2In the meantime, some photos to whet your appetite!

Middle Combination Room at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge