Welcome to the October e-bulletin, which brings you the latest
news about alumni events and activities, and updates from across the
Alumni Monthly Drinks, Cambridge
Tuesday 10 November, 19:00 -
Come and meet other local alumni at the November alumni drinks, back
this month at our usual venue of B-Bar in Market Passage. There's no
need to book so just turn up on the night and please feel free to
invite other alumni you know to come along.
Tunnelling into the Future
Thursday 29 October
How can tunnels be built in ground sometimes as soft
as toothpaste? How can you prevent subsidence? All these questions and
more will be answered by Professor Robert Mair, Head of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at Cambridge and world-leading expert in
tunnelling. The lecture which takes place at the Institution of Civil
Engineers, will be accessible to a general audience and you are warmly
invited to attend.
Tickets cost £20 each and the evening begins with a wine reception. Email the Alumni Relations Office for a reply form.
From surviving to thriving in your career
Saturday 23 January 2010, 10.00 - 17.00
In the current economic crisis, our first alumni event in Scotland will
help to provide you with some sage advice about how to weather these
times of change and unpredictability.
Join us at Edinburgh's iconic landmark, The Hub, for an informal yet
informative session focusing on careers, with Gordon Chesterman,
Director and Head of Careers Services, Polly Courtney (author and
ex-investment banker) and other guests. Register your interest for this
event by emailing us.
Opera on the shores of Lake Constance
Famous for astonishing productions on the world's
largest floating stage, the Bregenz Festival on the Austrian shore of
Lake Constance is a unique meeting of spectacle and culture.
This year, Festival Director David Pountney (St
John's 1966) is inviting alumni to experience Bregenz with tickets for
two operas - and an exclusive backstage tour.
For more information please see the website.
Dates for your diary
The Boat Race 2010 - Booking now open!
Saturday 3 April 2010,
16.30pm BST (British Summer Time starts on Sunday 28 March)
In Cambridge this autumn
'Eight in the Octagon'
18 October - 6 November 2009
Clare College is to play host to 'Eight in the
Octagon', a three-week exhibition of still-life paintings by artist
Julie Daniels to celebrate the University's 800th anniversary. The eight
paintings (one for each hundred years of the University's history) are
to be auctioned for the benefit of colleges and University institutions
For more information please see the website.
Festival of Ideas
21 October - 1 November 2009
The second Cambridge Festival of Ideas is fast
approaching and has a fantastic programme to interest the whole family.
Events include Radio 4's Any Questions broadcasting from West Road
Concert Hall on 30 October and for teenagers, a crime-writing workshop
with Michelle Spring and an introduction to the law of murder with
Graham Virgo on 24 October.
For information and tickets, visit the website or call 01223 766766.
News from Departments, Clubs and Societies
Careers - calling all Graduates of 2009
Have you graduated this year and been unable to make
any firm arrangements for your future career, found your earlier plans
are unravelling or looking for a change?
The Careers Service are willing and waiting to help
you with practical help, advice and information.
In addition to everything on offer from Stuart House
in Cambridge and on their website, they are also offering confidential careers interviews in London.
Register now to access this free and independent service and to book a London appointment.
Silicon Valley Comes to Cambridge Summit
19 - 21 November 2009
The Summit is an excellent opportunity for recent
graduates to find out more about setting up or joining a start-up
(company). Powered by NESTA and organised by CFeL, CUE, CUTEC and MBA
Ventures, this promises to be an extraordinary gathering of leading
minds from around the world. Registration for this event is free and
opens soon; so make sure you put the dates in your diary now and keep
checking the website for updates.
Order your exclusive 800th anniversary Onoto Fountain Pen in time for Christmas
The exclusive Onoto Magna pen, developed to
celebrate the University's 800th anniversary, is the perfect present
for a fellow alumnus/alumna this Christmas. Each pen carries the
University crest on the cap and with the option of having an
individual's College crest embedded in colour on the barrel end, this
really is a unique gift.
Order online before 10 December.
Groups around the world regularly hold a wide range of events such as
dinners, talks and tours. Find out about recent events on our website.
The Cambridge University Canary Islands Alumni Group
Anyone interested in joining should contact Dr Conde in the first instance.
The Cambridge University LBGT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Alumni Association
The LGBT Alumni Association has recently been set up. Please email the confidential mailing list if you would like to be added.
Cambridge Societies' Tours
Cambridge Societies' Tours,
originally set up by and for members of the Cambridge Society but now
open to all alumni, run one or two trips a year which offer affordable
holiday tours, usually within Europe. Places are now available on the
2010 tour of Sardinia and Corsica (22 May - 3 June); for more details
contact Jill Hockey or Brian Jackson.
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Cambridge alumni events in the USA at www.cantab.org, the website of Cambridge
Stay informed with what's happening in the University's 800th year
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Check out the latest benefits and
discounts available to alumni
Have you got your CAMCard?
Lost and found Please check our website for details of alumni with whom we are trying to get in touch. If you have any information about these people please get in touch.
The Ospreys, the
University club for female athletes, are currently updating their
database to keep alumnae informed of what's going on, and to allow you
to keep in touch with each other. Please email the Committee with your contact details so you can be added to the database.
The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)
offers seminars and short courses for senior business executives to
explore the challenges and opportunities of addressing sustainability
within their business and sector, with expert faculty and international
thought leaders. For details please visit their website.