The Weekly Bulletin

If you’ve anything you’d like to send in for next week’s bulletin, please get it to me at jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

I’ll also post the current bulletin below for reference during term time. For any bulletin attachments, just drop me an email.

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11/11/11:

Hi Oriel,

Hope you’re having a good fifth week! Again, all messages from college, porters, or the committee are first and starred.

As usual, any questions, comments – drop me an email. Otherwise, please send any notices for the next bulletin (Tuesday) to the usual address – jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

  1. *Use of Oriel Gym
  2. OXFORD OPERA presents OTTONE IN VILLA
  3. People, Politics and Palestine with George Galloway
  4. ODA Recruitment
  5. The Society of Young Publishers Annual Conference
  6. Student Union Annual Elections- MT 2011
  7. TeachFirst: Does your Ethnicity Affect your Success?
  8. BIG FAT SKETCH NIGHT – Tuesday 15th November (6th week)
  9. Oxford’s new hub for journalism: http://oxford.publsh.me
  10. 10. Tickets for RAG Ball
  11. 11. Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture, Wednesday of 6th
  12. 12. Oxford Bhangra Soc dance classes
  13. 13. Mansfield College Autumn Fete
  14. 14. Childreach Kilimanjaro Challenge
  15. 15. TRINITY PLAYERS NEED YOU
  16. 16. POSH Oxford
  17. 17. Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable
  18. 18. Oxford Muse Society Conversation Dinner
  19. 19. Disability Awareness Week
  20. 20. German Theatre Opportunity
  21. 21. International Criminal Court Student Network – first event
  22. 22. Tampering with Cash machines on Turl St
  23. 23. Bright Young Things Tuition
  24. 24. Intellectual Property Open Day
  25. 25. Oxford Fashion Week Recruitment
  26. 26. Harry Potter Society
  27. 27. Baillie Gifford trainee investment manager recruitment
  28. 28. TEDxYouth@Thames – 20th November
  29. 29. H.M.S. Pinafore: a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta
  30. 30. Emerging Markets Series: Ian Scott, former Director, The World Bank
  31. 31. Women and Leadership: Closing the gender gap
  32. 32. Student Apple Discount:
  33. 33. CHUTNEY AND CHIPS AUDITIONS!
  34. 34. FIGHT NIGHT: Oxford-Cambridge Universities vs Waseda University charity boxing event.
  35. 35. Bouncers, 6th week, Keble O’Reilly Theatre

 

 

1.    *Use of Oriel Gym

Please could anyone using Oriel Gym put the weights back and generally tidy up after themselves.

2.    OXFORD OPERA presents OTTONE IN VILLA

by Antonio Vivaldi

As Vivaldi’s first opera of 1713, ‘Ottone in villa’ portrays the salacious life of Roman Emperor Ottone (Otho) over three exquisite acts. This tale of lust and courtly intrigue, with a newly-commissioned translation and stellar cast, will make for an unmissable evening of music and drama in a sumptuous setting.

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17, 18 and 19 November at 8.15pm, New College Ante-Chapel

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Pre-performance talks on Friday and Saturday at 7p

Friday 18th November:

Professor Eric Cross, Dean of Cultural Affairs at Newcastle University. Professor Cross’s particular field of academic expertise is the Italian Baroque, with special reference to the operas of Vivaldi. He has prepared scores of several complete Vivaldi operas, including tonight’s ‘Ottone in villa’.

Saturday 19th November:

Professor Mark Tatlow, English-born conductor, pianist and harpsichordist, Artistic Director of Drottningholms Slottsteater, Sweden.

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Cast:

Cleonilla – Olivia Clarke

Ottone – Delphine Gatehouse

Caio – Taya Smith

Tullia – Esther Mallett

Decio – Felix Leach

Conductor – Tim Anderson

Director – Kristina Selén

Producer – Cecilia Stinton

Repetiteur – Joe Mason

Exec. Producer – Benjamin Holder

Set Design – Lara Bellenghi

Costume Design – Caroline Faxe

Translation – Isabel Tate

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Tickets: £10 (£5 Students and under-18s)

To reserve tickets please email boxoffice@oxfordopera.co.uk stating your name, the type and number tickets you require, and which night you would like to attend.

Reserved tickets will be available for collection on the door.

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3.    People, Politics and Palestine with George Galloway

When: Tuesday 15th November (6th Week), 6.00 PM

Where: Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford

Tickets: Please visit: http://ouisoc.com/pages/tickets – also available at the door.

Amongst contemporary issues, few evoke such passion and heated debate as the subject of Israel and Palestine. Whether a discussion on settlements in Occupied Territories, the blockade of Gaza, the electoral victory of Hamas or the numerous human rights abuses that abound in this decades-old conflict, raised emotion and fiery rhetoric have become the hallmark of any conversation about this issue. Join us for a frank discussion on this issue with George Galloway and former Taliban-captive, broadcaster and journalist Yvonne Ridley. To book a ticket please visit www.ouisoc.com and follow the appropriate links.

*****

On the line’ – PLAY AUDITIONS

Dear all,

We are auditioning for a fast-paced political satire, very much in the style of ‘The Thick of It’.

We are looking for a wide range of actors to take on a range of parts. A sketch of the main characters is attached, but there are more besides, and we are particularly open to people developing their own characters as putting forward suggestions to our writing team. This is a new piece of writing and will be staged mid-Hilary, so actors will be required to be free for the first half of next term, although we can be flexible about exact times.

The PLAY AUDITIONS will be held this week at the following times and places, in Jesus College:

Friday 11th November: Seminar Room A 19.00- 21.00

Sunday 13th November: Harold Wilson Room 14.00- 16.00

Monday 14th November: Seminar Room A 17.00- 19.00

Fill in the google poll for auditions:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJDX29FUWgyQnEwcWNidTNISDYxZmc6MQ

Play roles/characters:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IiItsSgGbPxnXkj7tWaIa2oGsBEXJOpz6JZ69MQa8pU/edit

Please email anam.baig@jesus.co.uk for any further enquiries. Give us a go, this play will be properly good.

4.    ODA Recruitment

Hello everyone,

Thanks for showing an interest in ODA, for those who signed up at fresher’s fair 2011 and missed the first presentation evening, ODA are running our second information evening on Monday 17th (6th week) at Oxhub on Turl st at 7:10, come along and find out more about our projects to Uganda and Nepal and this years new project to Bolivia. There will be a chance to learn about what ODA does, an opportunity to ask questions and speak to people who have been on projects before

What we Do….
Oxford Development Abroad is a student-run charity that works to harness the energy, enthusiasm and resources of the Oxford student body to assist with small-scale, community-initiated and sustainable development projects in the developing world. We have been a registered charity in the UK since 2002 and have sent over 250 volunteers to developing countries since then. ODA offers comprehensive pre-project training to allow our volunteers to get the most out of our projects. We have long-standing partnerships with in-country NGOs to be able to offer health,
sanitation and education-based construction projects in Bolivia, Nepal and Uganda.
Have a look at our website http ://www . odauk . org/index . php?section=1.

Look forward to seeing you on thursday,

The ODA team

Oxford Development Abroad
St Hilda’s College, Oxford
OX4 1DY- www . odauk . org

5.    The Society of Young Publishers Annual Conference http://www.thesyp.org.uk/conference/

Saturday 19th November 2011

The SYP annual conference is a fantastic opportunity to get up-to-date on the latest industry developments, learn new skills and extend your network. Featuring industry specialist speakers covering topical and controversial issues – like piracy, social media and digital devices – it is an interactive careers event that will provide information on the industry, networking opportunities and an excellent CV boost! Plus, students get it all that at a great discount!

What’s included?

Two interactive panel debates:

• What next for publishing? If video killed the radio star, what must publishers do to survive?

• Piracy: If it’s not Johnny Depp, does it need to be stopped? Does DRM deter piracy or just consumers?

Access to three seminars:

• Effective design for the digital age. Can we still judge a book by its cover? Ensure that your message – whatever the format – isn’t lost in translation.

• The changing world of rights. Featuring the digital media lawyer behind Pottermore. As the idea of the book becomes less defined, can its contract remain rigid?

• The social network. Tweet this! Create a social media strategy that will develop your brand and help you connect with the right people.

• Digital devices. Move beyond epub and XML to see how far we can push the definition of ‘book.’

• Publicity in the 21st century. Make modern media your friend and learn how to build effective PR campaigns.

• CV clinic – go through your CV with experts in publishing recruitment and make yourself more employable.

And we’ll throw in free lunch and a post-conference drinks social – so make sure you bring your networking (or wine tippling) shoes.

Combine conference registration with taking out or renewing SYP membership and enjoy a nice discount too! The view prices and register go here: http://www.thesyp.org.uk/conference/register.php

Logistical this and that…

Venue: Oxford Brookes University – arrive at Main Reception, Gipsy Lane

Timings: 10AM – 5PM Sat 19th November (drinks from 5PM onward)

Rates:

More info: visit the conference website: http://www.thesyp.org.uk/conference/ or see the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SYP-Conference-2011/174470412629654

Look forward to seeing you there!

SYP Oxford

6.    Student Union Annual Elections- MT 2011

Nominations have now closed for this year’s annual elections, with over 67 candidates running this is set to be a bumper year!

Voting will take place from 8am Tuesday 6th week (15th November) to 6pm Thursday of 6th Week (17th November). You will be sent a ‘Unique Voter Code’ and a link to your ballot paper on the eve of poll.

In the meantime you get to decide who you want to vote for! Candidates will be vying for your vote left, right and centre but there are plenty of other ways to stay informed:

All the manifestos are available on the facebook page (http://on.fb.me/tSsAZz). Like the page to stay up to date.

You can download them from the website http://www.ousu.org/manifestos-mt11

And come along to Central Husts, Tuesday at 7pm, Corpus Christi, and hear all your sabbatical candidates speak.

7.    TeachFirst: Does your Ethnicity Affect your Success?

Teach First and Network for Black Professionals celebrate diversity with a panel event not to be missed!

TOPIC: ‘Does your ethnicity affect your success?’

Join our debate with a panel of high profile and influential speakers to discuss and celebrate diversity on Monday 21st November 2011 at 6.45pm at our London Bridge office. Our speakers include…

Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Newsreader, Channel 4 News

Ndidi Okezie, Assistant Principal, Burlington Danes Academy

Dr Louise Ashley, Research Fellow, Cass Business School

Robin Landman, CEO, Network for Black Professionals

Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with our speakers and our Graduate Recruitment team over drinks and nibbles.

Please refer to the attached flyer for further information and details about the event.

The event is open to all. Places are limited and registration for the event is on a first come first served basis. To register your attendance, please email Hong at hnguyen@teachfirst.org.uk, specifying any dietary requirements.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER ATTENDANCE: Friday 11th November 2011.

We look forward to seeing you there!

8.    BIG FAT SKETCH NIGHT – Tuesday 15th November (6th week)

For one-night only, Oxford favourites RORY & TIM team up with two of the London circuit’s hottest acts to present a night of hilarious sketch comedy. Fresh from a sell-out show, the duo are joined by THE AWKWARD SILENCE (“very clever” – OTR) and DREGS (“Obvious talent with a keen eye for untapped funny” – Chortle). Next Tuesday (15th November, 6th week) come along to the Wheatsheaf Pub on the High Street for an hour and a half laugh. For just five pounds! 8pm, but get there early if you like to sit.

9.    Oxford’s new hub for journalism: http://oxford.publsh.me

PublshMe is the new hub for journalism in Oxford. Anyone can write an article and publish their content instantly. There are no editors: it’s you guys that determine which articles get on to the front page. You can create text, photos, videos and link to other articles – whatever you want to say, this is the place to get heard. So whether you have a one off article you want to write or you’re a seasoned blogger, start publishing your content today! Just go to http://oxford.publsh.me and signup with your Oxford email address!

10.                  Tickets for RAG Ball

Tickets are selling fast, and we have added extra capacity. Ticket deadline is Monday of 6th week, the 14th. Get yours now before they sell out!

On 26th November (perfect for an end of term celebration) – we are holding one of the cheapest Oxford balls, and one of the very few this term. It will be a fantastic night; naturally with unlimited food, alcohol and dancing – at the University Club on Mansfield Road.

With sponsorship from Carlsberg, Wychwood Brewery, Patisserie Valerie, Power Horse, Krispy Kremes, G&Ds, the night promises to be incredible – you don’t want to miss out!

So, the year is 1851, the Great Exhibition, join us for the night to celebrate the greatest worldly delights. Starting on the shores of Britain and travelling across the continents, the evening will whisk you away from our champagne reception, to South America for tequila, rum and Mission burritos. Then we offer you the chance to experience our Thai full moon beach party, fuelled by food from the orient courtesy of Noodle Nation. Chill out in our shisha tent, have some exquisite henna done by our professional artist, listen to the beat of the African drums. Or go down to the depths of our smoky speakeasy club and sip cocktails. Finish the night by dancing away to our headline acts or the silent disco. What better way to round off the term, as well as doing your bit for charity.

What’s even better for about RAG BALL is that whilst you’re partying your socks off, you’re also doing your bit for charity too. Profits from the night will go to Oxford RAG (Raise and Give) – this year supporting Refuge, Oxford Development Abroad, Oxford Homeless Pathways and Oxford sexual abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Last year Oxford RAG gave over £113,000 to charity, this year we want to beat that. We aim to raise about £20,000 on the night itself, and the best way is for you to join us is to buy a ticket to what will be one that stands out during your Oxford times.

11.                  Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture, Wednesday of 6th

See attached.

12.                  Oxford Bhangra Soc dance classes

Oxford Bhangra Society

Off the back of the success of Geniesis, we have decided to hold weekly dance classes for anyone and everyone who is interested. We want all of you to show us those awesome dance moves again. Regardless of the level you are at, we will definitely have a good time!What: Bhangra Dance Classes

Where: St Catz – Bernard Sunley Room A (see http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Col_02A3_1080.jpg)

Time: Mondays (starting 5th week), 9-10pm

In other BhangraSoc updates, second Bhangra night coming soon…watch this space!

Lots of love,

 

Your BhangraSoc Team
 
www.wix.com/bhangrasoc/oxfo
  1. 13.                  Mansfield College Autumn Fete

 

Students from Mansfield College are organising an Autumn Fete in partnership with the charity Aston-Mansfield on Saturday 12th November, in the Mansfield chapel and outdoors.

It will be a fantastic day with all proceeds going to charities for young people – one is Aston Mansfield, (which our college has historic links with) they work with young people in deprived areas of East London. The other charity is called Young Horizons and they take young people on yachting trips, teaching them important life skills, such as team work and communication. The young people who will be coming up for the day have mental disabilities and many have not left their home boroughs before, let alone London so this is a special occasion for them.

The stalls will include face painting, badge making, handmade cards, homemade cakes and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, with activities such as penalty shoot out, ring toss, egg and spoon race, three legged race, and we’re also planning on having street dance performances and a capella singing from The Oxford Belles.

The event itself will run from 1.30-4pm on Saturday and we need as many people to come down and participate in the activities and help us fundraise for these two great charities.

Here is the facbook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233243103406107

14.                  Childreach Kilimanjaro Challenge

Ambitious? Determined? Charitable? Are you up for a challenge? Childreach International are offering you the once in a lifetime opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the charity next summer!

To find out more about the expedition, visit http://www.childreach.org.uk/challenge-events/climb-kilimanjaro-4-kids.

Our brand new website has also officially been launched – check it out and get excited: www.oxfordclimbkili.moonfruit.com.

The deadline for sign-ups is NEXT MONDAY (14th November)! Places are going quickly on a first come, first served basis, so we are expecting them to fill up before then. To sign up now, go to: https://supporter.childreach.org.uk/index.php?q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&reset=1&id=205

Feel free to email me (emily.goddard@worc.ox.ac.uk) or Andy (andrew.davies@worc.ox.ac.uk) if you want any more information. If you have any queries you can also get in touch with our Student Fundraising Manager, Chris Capell, at chris.capell@childreach.org.uk.

15.                  TRINITY PLAYERS NEED YOU

We’re staging the Pulitzer prize-winning Wit (by Margaret Edson) in 4th/5th week of Hilary Term at the Burton Taylor (bid permitting) and we’re looking for a cast and crew. We need a producer, stage manager and a cast of minimum 9. In particular, we’re looking for a number of strong leading actresses, although there are also lead male roles. Please email olivia.ouwehand@trinity.ox.ac.uk<mailto:olivia.ouwehand@trinity.ox.ac.uk> and rory.platt@trinity.ox.ac.uk<mailto:rory.platt@trinity.ox.ac.uk> to secure an audition or register interest in the production roles.

If you’re interested, then the description we have of the production is as follows: Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., is a leading professor of seventeenth century poetry coming to the end of her life. Having poured all her energies into her academic studies, Vivian is left almost wholly alone come the onset of cancer. The play takes place over the course of the last few hours of her life but features numerous flashbacks, fleshing out her past. Whilst it nominally centres on erudite matters, Wit is essentially an exploration of human relations and the avoidance of them.

16.                  POSH Oxford

Seen the posters? Heard the rumours? Well they’re all true – POSH is on in 7th week at the Union itself in its much-anticipated Oxford debut and YOU can be there. 21st-25th November, book online at www.poshoxford.co.uk and don’t miss out. The Riot Club is only just warming up.

17.                  Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable

Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable is a student-led inter-campus and interdisciplinary forum connecting Cambridge, Oxford, and London universities with industry professionals  in the life sciences and healthcare fields.  Our events and internship opportunites  cover a range of sectors including biotech, science writing and communication, venture capital, business development, consulting, and intellectual property.

Since starting over the summer, we have now reached over 1500 members, from undergraduate students to heads of departments and CEOs.  We are now opening up membership to students and postdocs from any discipline at Oxford, Cambridge or London.  We’re also seeking keen undergrads to join our committee, where there are opportunities to get involved at any level.

Please join us at www.oxbridgebiotech.comMembership is free and open to all.

We currently provide members with:

  • A regular seminar series, panel discussions and networking sessions with leaders in biotech, pharma, finance and academia.
  • Free tickets to prestigious conferences and networking events provided by our industrial partners and given out each week to our members on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • A website facilitating  exchange of ideas and opportunites within biotech.  Members are invited to submit articles to our interactive blog.
  •  Opportunities to participate in our immersion program, where students with science and business backgrounds work as a team to help biotechs and startups tackle important business problems.  We currently have projects running in Cambridge and Oxford.

We’d be delighted to meet you at our networking event with *FREE* wine/beer and nibbles after each seminar. Please sign up at our website (oxbridgebiotech.com) to attend:

Leaders in Life Sciences: Biotech vs Pharma

with Drs Barbara Domayne-Hayman (CEO of Stabillitech) and Katharine Holland (Head of Global Strategic Partnerships, Roche)

WHEN: 23 November, 5.30pm

WHERE: Lecture Theatre 4, Said Business School, Univ of Oxford

**In partnership with OBN and the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Said Business School)

18.                  Oxford Muse Society Conversation Dinner

Should the same idle chatter and recycled conversations leave you unsatisfied, the Muse Society offers an evening less ordinary.

On Tuesday of 6th week, we will be hosting a Muse Conversation Dinner, in which participants are paired with someone they would never normally meet and provided with a Conversation Menu. Written by the philosopher and social historian Theodore Zeldin, the menu includes a list of unusual and stimulating questions which encourage diners to explore the thoughts and experiences of another person in a way that can be unpredictable and illuminating for both conversationalists.

The dinner itself will consist of three courses for £12, and places are limited to 20.

More information and tickets can be found here:  http://www.oxfordmuse.com/students/conversationdinners.html

19.                  Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week (6th Week MT) is back for the 2nd year running, and brings a programme of events for disabled and non-disabled students alike. The headline events are disabled comedians Abnormally Funny People at St John’s, and the quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister at the Oxford Union. DAW aims change attitudes and bust myths about disability in Oxford.

 

 

Monday – There Will Be Blood, Magdalen Film Society, Magdalen College, 7.30pm

 

A critically acclaimed  film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and deaf actor, Russell Harvard. There Will Be Blood showcases disabled talent and the relevance of sensory impairment.

 

Tuesday – Careers Drop-In, 2-4pm Disability Advisory Service

 

A drop-in session for students with disabilities, with the University Careers Service and Citi Group.

 

Tuesday – Abnormally Funny People, 7pm, St John’s Auditorium

 

Two of Britain’s funniest disabled comedians come to Oxford, from disabled comedy troupe Abnormally Funny People. Never thought disability could be funny? Come along, and be proven wrong. Tickets available from Oxford Playhouse.

 

Wednesday – Sign Language Workshop, 2-4pm, location TBC

 

An opportunity to learn the basics of British Sign Language with a local expert. To reserve a place, email welfare@ousu.org.

 

Thursday – Bake Sale, Worcester Street, 9am-3pm

 

Grab some freshly made cakes, biscuits and cookies, all in aid of local disability charity K.E.E.N. All bakers welcome: contact welfare@ousu.org.

 

Friday: Employability, University College, 2-4pm.

 

A careers workshop from non-profit organisation Employability designed to provide recruitment advice and information for disabled students.

 

Friday: Hilary Lister, The Oxford Union, 8pm

 

Oxford alumnus and quadriplegic, record-breaking sailor Hilary Lister comes to Oxford to speak about her inspirational story of sailing solo around the British Isles.

 

  1. 20.                  German Theatre Opportunity

 

Seeking German natives and confident speakers of the German language who would be interested in taking part in a piece of theatre both produced and performed whilst speaking German, in the hope of preserving the essence of the original German as it was written. The play to be performed and the venue are still very much under discussion, but we would like to be able to gauge interest based on your response to this email. The play will likely begin production within the current academic year, and we would welcome anyone who wishes to help either on or off stage.

 

Please respond to deutchestheater11@gmail.com with the following details:

 

Your name

Your age

Your college

Any previous experience in theatre

Your preferred role in a production (eg. Actor, Technician, Interpretation etc.)

 

Please, if you have any interest in German, theatre, or simply improving your skills in either field, don’t hesitate to sign up and we will let you know more details as they become available.

 

  1. 21.                  International Criminal Court Student Network – first event

 

See attached

 

  1. 22.                  Tampering with Cash machines on Turl St

 

Hello all,

 

Yesterday evening a second year attempted to withdraw money from the cashpoint on Turl Street; after entering her details etc, no notes appeared. She then realised there was a slim grey bar across the slot, matching perfectly the rest of the cashpoint. It blocked the slot completely, and there was no way that any money could pass through. There is no number on the cashpoint to call to report this. She checked her bank statement this morning, and £40 has been withdrawn from her account. She went back to look at the cashpoint, and the grey bar has been removed. I would advise everybody to be extra cautious when withdrawing money from cash machines in the area, as it appears that somebody is tampering with them.

 

Thanks,

Bea

 

  1. 23.                  Bright Young Things Tuition

Want to earn from £30 an hour? Want to give tutoring a try?

No previous teaching experience? No problem!

Bright Young Things Tuition is recruiting!

Set up by two Oxford graduates, Bright Young Things Tuition is a young and dynamic organisation providing tutoring for students aged 10 and upwards from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. BYT offers tutoring in all subjects ranging from sciences to arts at GCSE and A level, as well as school entrance exam and Oxbridge preparation to students around the UK and the rest of the world.

Whether you are currently studying or have recently graduated, no previous tutoring experience is required. Visit the website for more information or apply here.

www.brightyoungthingstuition.co.uk

You can also like us on Facebook for regular updates!

  1. 24.                  Intellectual Property Open Day

 

For students studying science, technology, engineering, electronics and

maths

 

Date: 9 December 2011

Venue: Herbert Smith LLP, Exchange House,

 

Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2HS

 

Herbert Smith is running an IP open day for students studying science,

technology, engineering, electronics or maths who may have an interest

in how their skills can be used in a legal career. The programme will

include an introduction to intellectual property law (which protects

inventions, technology, media and creative work) as well as case studies

and practical workshops to illustrate the valuable role of technically

qualified lawyers.

Applicants should email a CV and brief covering letter stating why they

are interested in IP (with “IP open day” as the subject) to

graduate.recruitment@herbertsmith.com by 25 November 2011.

 

  1. 25.                  Oxford Fashion Week Recruitment

 

Oxford Fashion Week is producing a book capturing the very best fashion photography from the past three seasons of Oxford Fashion Week and we are now recruiting a team.

 

We are looking to fill the following positions:

Producer, PR Director, Editor, Layout Director, Writers, Photography Editor, Assistants.

 

You will be working closely with the producers of Oxford Fashion Week 2012, the designers & photographers who have previously been involved with Oxford Fashion Week and you will be credited in the book for your role in producing it.

 

To apply, or for more information, please email olga.shvarova@trinity.ox.ac.uk expressing your interest in the project by the end of 6th week (18th November 2011). Interviews will be conducted from Monday 7th week until Friday 7th week.

 

You can see examples of some of the photography on facebook.com/oxfordfashionweek

The book will also contain never before seen photography.

 

Olga Shvarova

Recruitment Director

olga.shvarova@trinity.ox.ac.uk

 

  1. 26.                  Harry Potter Society

 

You’re at Oxford, one of the best places to be in. Congrats on making it here! But does it compare to Hogwarts? 
Sure it does! Especially now that a Harry Potter society is re-emerging out of the dusty medieval dungeons. After all, this magical place isn’t complete without a group dedicated to the man with the lightning-shaped scar! What, you might ask, would a group like this entail, when its namesake is supposedly “over”? You know better than that. Many fantasy stories have come and gone, but does a fan’s devotion? As Padfoot said, the people that love us never really leave us; it goes the same for a story you’ve grown up with.
Here is a not-so exhaustive list of ingredients for this new concoction:
• Sorting for all new members
• Yule Ball
• Quidditch!
• Movie evenings, marathons, game evenings (quizzes)
• Reading, acting out scenes, book quiz
• Discussion about general plot, moral, story, character etc.
• Flash mob ^^
• Potter cooking
• Duelling club (also…Laser quest anyone?)
• Touring Oxford to find all places that were filmed
• Meet HP societies at other universities (for Quidditch tournaments?)
So if you still feel some love for the story of our generation, and want to help revive this society, send an email to hanna.sundahl@queens.ox.ac.uk so that we can find a time to have our first meeting.

 

  1. 27.                  Baillie Gifford trainee investment manager recruitment

 

Are you interested in being a trainee investment manager with Baillie Gifford?

 

 

 

Company:                           Baillie Gifford

 

Industry:                              Investment Management

 

Position:                              Trainee Investment Manager

 

Location:                             Edinburgh

 

Earnings:                             £36k+

 

How to apply:                      please send us your CV: students@sanctuarysearch.com<mailto:students@sanctuarysearch.com><mailto:students@sanctuarysearch.com>

 

You would be handsomely paid (£36k+) and you’d be working for a company which prides itself on a culture where individuals flourish while benefiting from the support of strong team-based structures.  The combination of the firm’s consistent growth and their preference for internal promotion provides excellent career opportunities for graduates.

 

Can you argue a good case? Do you enjoy intellectual rigour? This forward thinking firm is more interested in people who are naturally curious, opinionated, analytical, questioning and thoughtful.

 

They are looking for brains and analytics, rather than finance experience, so you need a strong academic background in any discipline. An international background, focus or interest would be beneficial.

 

If this is you, or you know someone who fits the bill please get in touch immediately: Baillie Gifford are recruiting now, via Sanctuary Search, and we will coach you through the whole process to ensure you have the best possible chance of success.

 

  1. 28.                  TEDxYouth@Thames – 20th November

 

If the voices of young people alive today were heard in parliaments, councils, courtrooms and corridors of power, what would we do differently? If future generations not yet born could speak to us now, what would they say about the world we hand down to them?

These are questions that will be explored at TEDxYouth@Thames – an afternoon of innovative ideas and perspectives as part of a series of simultaneous events across the globe marking Universal Children’s Day 2011.

 

When: 20 November 2011, 2 pm – 6 pm

Where: The Prince Albert Suite, ZSL London Zoo in Regent’s

Park

 

At TEDxYouth@Thames, speakers from very different backgrounds will deliver short, sharp presentations lasting just 18 minutes each, with the aim of introducing a different way of viewing the world. What unites our speakers is that they all have innovative ideas and creative solutions to the challenges intergenerational justice poses for topics such as climate change and sustainability, democracy, law, and economics. The event is structured to allow participants to interact as much as possible, and there will be time for participants to network with each other and the speakers. Coffee, tea, cake, drinks, and nibbles will be served throughout the day.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Sándor Fülöp, Tamsin Omond, James Thornton, Kate Hampton, Angus Hanton, Halina Ward, Joss Garman, Kyra Choucroun

Tickets can be bought for £10 (student price) at http://tedxthames.eventbrite.com/

 

  1. 29.                  H.M.S. Pinafore: a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta

 

8pm, Wed-Fri, 6th Week

Moser Theatre, Wadham College

 

Tickets £8/£5

 

To reserve tickets, email tickets.ougss@gmail.com

 

This comic opera, full of puns, absurd humour and catchy tunes, tells a tale of love blighted by the Victorian class system. Ralph, a common sailor, and Sir Joseph, ruler of the Queen’s Navy, accompanied by the admiring crowd of sisters, cousins and aunts that attend him wherever he goes, contend for the hand of Josephine. Meanwhile her father Captain Corcoran falls for Buttercup, a poor bumboat woman. The prospects look good for none concerned, until a long concealed crime is confessed…

 

  1. 30.                  Emerging Markets Series

Ian Scott, former Director, The World Bank

Wednesday, 16th November

7-8pm, followed by a drinks reception

Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, Said Business School

 

The Emerging Markets Series is designed to educate entrepreneurs and professionals on the business practices and entrepreneurial culture of emerging markets. The second speaker in the series is Ian Scott (former Director of the World Bank). Ian Scott is the Executive Director of the Emerging Markets Symposium at Green Templeton College where he is an Associate Fellow. He was previously an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College and a Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College. He has engaged with emerging markets for nearly fifty years, initially with UNDP and then for 25 years at the World Bank where he worked on operations, mainly in Latin America and, as Director of Organization, on the strategic management of the Bank with Presidents Clausen, Conable, Preston and Wolfensohn. Since retiring from the Bank he has divided his time between academic work and advising senior managers in the public, private and voluntary sectors and writing. He is the author or co-author of six books.

 

Please join us for a lecture by Ian Scott in which he will reflect upon his varied career and offer his thoughts on Emerging Markets.

 

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at 8.00pm.

For more information please see the attached poster.
For registration please visit: http://groupspaces.com/oxfordentrepreneurs/item/207538

 

  1. 31.                  Women and Leadership: Closing the gender gap

 

Come along on 23rd November and hear about the Women in Leadership Conference, which was held in September. A number of delegates from Oxford attended, and are hosting an event on 23rd November to share key messages from the conference.

 

They are:

 

·         Dr Sally Mapstone, Pro-Vice Chancellor, (Education)

·         Yuan Yang, Vice President (Women) Oxford University Student Union

·         Dr Brid Cronin, Department of Chemistry

·         Katherine Beard, Department of Plant Sciences

 

The Women in Leadership Conference brought together academics, policy makers and women leaders in politics, business, public and voluntary sectors: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/about/events/women  It focused on the experience of women who have achieved leadership roles, and considered strategies designed to increase the presence of women in senior posts both here and abroad.

 

Event details:

 

Date / time: Wednesday 23rd September 2011, 12.00 – 2.00. Lunch will be provided

Venue: St Anne’s College

 

Places will be limited. If you would like to attend, please register for a place by emailing your details to skillscourses@mpls.ox.ac.uk

 

  1. 32.                  Student Apple Discount: 

 

If you visit  apple.com/uk/go/save while logged in to the Oxford University network you can access a 15% discount off all Macbooks, iMacs and Mac Mini’s. Also included in this offer is 3 years free warranty and 1 years free phone support. Additionally, this year Apple are also offering a 3% discount off iPads.

 

  1. 33.                  CHUTNEY AND CHIPS AUDITIONS!

 

We’re looking for a brand new multicultural cast to be a part of Chutney & Chips 2012, full of enthusiasm and talent, to make the show bigger and better than last year! Acting auditions will be held at the Harris Lecture Theatre in Oriel College during 6th Week, at the following times:

 

Thursday 17th November, 6-8pm

Friday 18th November, 5-7pm

Sunday 20th November, 4-7pm

 

Please email chutneyandchips2012@gmail.com for a copy of the cast list and audition pieces, and let us know which dates you are available for and the character you would like to audition as by Tuesday 15th November. If you want to audition for a smaller role, please still audition with one one the pieces provided. We will then pair you off with other characters and inform you of your slot. Please note that Kiran and Arjun are dancing roles too, but beginners are still welcome.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon, and wishing you the very best of luck!

 

The Chutney & Chips Team 2012

 

  1. 34.                  FIGHT NIGHT: Oxford-Cambridge Universities vs Waseda University charity boxing event.

 

Saturday – Week 7.

 

Join us at the Oxford Union for an unprecedented event, as the world’s most famous rivals combine to take on one of Japan’s finest educational establishments in what will undoubtedly be an evening of fighting finesse.

 

All profits will go to the Japanese Red Cross.

 

Tickets available at Elmer Cotton Sports and www.ouabc.com

 

Ringside A – £50

Ringside B – £40

Balcony – £18

Seat – £12

 

An event not to be missed.

 

  1. 35.                  Bouncers, 6th week, Keble O’Reilly Theatre

 

In 6th Week, Bouncers will be performed at the Keble O’Reilly Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 3 pm:

 

‘All over the world people will be dying, conceiving children, growing vegetables and shagging… Lucky bastards.’

 

Bouncers is rude, crude, and most definitely not one for the family. Set against the backdrop of the nightclubbing scene in the north (for those of you unaware of the north of England, it’s basically like the Somme with more unemployment); the four bouncers take us on a journey documenting love, violence, fine cuisine, politics, and a dash of pornography; through the mediums of interpretive dance and transgender role-play.

 

You think we’re joking.

 

Tickets are £7, or £6 for Students. For bookings, go tohttp://www.wegottickets.com/f/3032. For reservations, e-mail max.mills@pmb.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

And finally…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjC3R6jOtUo

Have a great weekend,

Chris

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04/11/11:

Hi Oriel,

Apologies for the late bulletin – as on Tuesday, messages from college, porters, or the committee are first and starred.

As usual, any questions, comments – drop me an email. Otherwise, please send any notices for the next bulletin (Tuesday) to the usual address – jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

  1. 1.     *Matriculation photos now available – free delivery ends on the 11th
  2. 2.     PEOPLE, POLITICS and PALESTINE – with George Galloway
    1. Whately Society – Discussion: “Why we need a United States of Europe, now more than ever”
    2. Oxford@Night – have your say!
    3. Oxford Aid to the Balkans Information Evening for Easter 2012
    4. Inca Trek Summer 2012 Information Evening
    5. Marketing Competition – Work with a start-up
    6. AISEC Oxford
    7. Intercollegiate Pub Quiz

10. Oxford ACS and AfriSoc Christmas Dinner and Afrobop

11. Bang! Recruitment

12. Work at the RAG Ball

13. Participants needed for psychology research

14. RSA Group Actuarial Summer Internship Program

15. Help eradicate food waste and food poverty in Oxford!

16. Exciting Graduate Gap Year Opportunities

17. Calling all MALE Freshers! – psychology study

18. Muscular Dystrophy Spirit of Christmas Fundraising Event

 

 

 

  1. 1.    *Matriculation photos now available – free delivery ends on the 11th

 

Matriculation photos are now available to buy – the details of how to do that should have been pidged to you. If you’ve got any questions, get in touch with Richard Luke, sc17.5.

 

  1. 2.    PEOPLE, POLITICS and PALESTINE – with George Galloway

 

WHEN: Tuesday, 15th November (6th Week), 6.00-9.20 PM (Doors open 5:00 PM)

WHERE: Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford

TICKETS: £5 (payable at the door). For more information, please visit: ouisoc.com/pages/tickets

 

Amongst contemporary issues, few evoke such passion and heated debate as the subject of Israel and Palestine. Whether a discussion on settlements in Occupied Territories, the blockade of Gaza, the electoral victory of Hamas or the numerous human rights abuses that abound in this decades-old conflict, raised emotion and fiery rhetoric have become the hallmark of any conversation about this issue.

 

On the evening of Tuesday 15th November, the Oxford University Islamic Society will be hosting world-renowned personalities who will unpack the complexities surrounding this issue, and present the plight of the common Palestinian, who, amidst the war of words and political point-scoring, is often forgotten whilst living under occupation and economic boycott. We present, amongst others:

 

GEORGE GALLOWAY: Former MP for Bethnal Green, nominating officer for the Respect party, Vice President of the Stop the War Coalition and founder of the Viva Palestina convoys.

 

YVONNE RIDLEY: a former Taliban captive and now a convert to Islam. She is also a broadcaster, journalist and human rights activist, and was also on the 1st boat the break the siege of Gaza in 2008.

 

***ENTRY WILL BE BY TICKET ONLY***

 

To book a ticket please visit www.ouisoc.com and follow the apprioriate links.

 

Prices: £5 per person, payable at the door

  1. 3.    Whately Society – Discussion: “Why we need a United States of Europe, now more than ever”

When: Monday of 5th  (7th November)

Where: Macgregor Room, Oriel College

 

Chris Dunk will be arguing that there has never been a greater need than now for Europe to become federal – in the face of depression, global instability and the rising powers of China and India, Europe’s best chance of success is together as one state.

If you disagree – and let’s face it, you probably do – come along to the Whately Society at 8pm on Monday of 5th and heckle, debate and argue to your heart’s content.

And if that isn’t enough incentive, the usual wine and nibbles will be provided…

 

All members of the JCR, MCR and SCR welcome.

For further information, see the facebook event

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=264630276912077

and the Whately Society group  http://www.facebook.com/groups/thewhatelysociety/?ref=ts

or email jonathan.cockfield@oriel.ox.ac.uk or christopher.dunk@oriel.ox.ac.uk

  1. 4.    Oxford@Night – have your say!

Oxford City Council is looking to find out what students make of the city centre experience at night. What’s missing? Does Oxford need more bars? Better clubs? A wider variety of restaurants? Something else? We’re keen to hear your opinions!

Your views will be used when shaping Council policy and the development of the city centre so don’t miss out on this opportunity to influence your city. The following survey will only take around five minutes to complete and could have a real impact www.surveymonkey.com/s/oxfordatnight. Thanks in advance for your participation.

  1. 5.    Oxford Aid to the Balkans Information Evening for Easter 2012

 

Volunteering overseas doesn’t have to cost the earth. International Development doesn’t have to be in a far flung corner of the world. Oxford Aid to the Balkans (OXAB) focuses on volunteering in the former-Yugoslavia and South-Eastern Europe which still face extreme poverty in places. OXAB sends out volunteers to work with children and we are looking to recruit for Easter and Summer 2012!

 

This year we will have projects in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Serbia. Volunteers usually go for 2 weeks on one of our projects, all of which are accessible by low cost European airlines. Dates are extremely flexible. There is only a £20 one-off volunteering fee, no hidden costs, and no fundraising required!

 

Come for an informal short presentation/discussion about all our projects! Whether it’s volunteering in a Bulgarian orphanage, a Bosnian community centre or an Albanian summer camp, OXAB is Oxford’s fastest growing overseas volunteer charity.

 

What: OXAB Information Evening for Easter 2012

When: 7:00pm, Thursday 10th November (5th week)

Where: The Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College

 

Email us at <info@oxab.org.uk> for more information, or visit our website at <http://oxab.yolasite.com>

 

  1. 6.    Inca Trek Summer 2012 Information Evening

 

[NB – I appreciate this is for last Thursday, but have included it anyway in case you want to use the contact details]

 

Would you like to raise loads of money for a great cause and get the opportunity to trek through the beautiful Lares Valley, through traditional villages and over spectacular mountain passes, taking in the Baños Del Inca, the best hot springs in southern Peru, before finally reaching the ruins at Machu Picchu, the ‘lost City of the Incas’?

 

If the answer is yes, then come along to a presentation tomorrow, Thursday 3rd November, at 7.30 at the Oxford Hub, to find out more about being part of a trek next summer, or email

Hannah.wilkinson@lmh.ox.ac.uk

 

The trek taking place from the 3rd – 18th September. With the support of the team you’ll spend the next year raising money for either innovative development charity Practical Action, who work to empower local communities to transform their lives, or the Epilepsy Society, a leading medical charity. Then in September we’ll take on the life changing challenge of a 16 day trek.

 

 

For more information please take a look at:

http://www.studentadventures.co.uk/events/inca-trek

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170804293011194

 

  1. 7.    Marketing Competition – Work with a start-up

 

WhatsOn Campus is a unique student entertainment website founded by two Oxford students. The website was launched early this term and we are looking for people to help us promoting the website. If you have a good idea for a marketing campaign then please let us know. In return, you can;

 

•       Receive £ 25 Amazon/iTune voucher

•       Work with an exciting start-up and gain real business experience

•       Grab great CV points

 

If you think you got what it takes, then email us your idea to info@whatsoncampus.co.uk

 

Visit http://www.facebook.com/whatsoncampus.uk for more detail

  1. 8.    AISEC Oxford

 

Are you looking for something exciting to do over your winter break? Or maybe you want to go volunteering abroad over summer? AIESEC work abroad experience may be the way to go!

Whether you want to enhance your CV, contribute to a worthwhile project, find out more about a foreign culture and language or simply have fun and meet interesting people, AIESEC traineeships are something for you.

 

Would like to teach English to children in China? Help with fundraising and project management in an NGO in Brazil? Or do an internship with an investment bank in Egypt? Every year, AIESEC organises over 8,500 exchanges in 110 countries and territories all around the world. Our database is huge, including employers and organisations from four fields and backgrounds, such as management, technical, education and development. Whatever your interests and skills and wherever you want to go – we can find something for you! AIESEC is all about exploring  and development – exploring opportunities  and developing your skills, exploring different cultures and developing an international dialogue. During your AIESEC experience you will get a chance to participate in exciting projects, meet people from all around the world and immerse yourself in a foreign culture.  But don’t worry – you will never be alone. Local AIESEC team will be there to take care for you, so in case of any problems you will have someone to turn to.

 

So if you’re ready for an amazing adventure that will give you the chance to make a difference – apply!

To find out more come to our introduction session on Tuesday or Thursday of week 5 (8.11 or 10.11). They will take place in Wadham college.

 

You can apply for a traineeship on www.aiesec.co.uk or if you have any questions e-mail us: oxford@aiesec.co.uk.

 

  1. 9.    Intercollegiate Pub Quiz

 

Hey! My name is Dan and I plan to set up an inter-collegiate pub quiz. As far as I’m aware there is no such thing in Oxford – the only inter-collegiate quizzes are University Challenge style and very serious. I’d like to set something up that was more fun and relaxed. I’ve talked to lots of people about this here in Somerville and have had a good response as well as some good ideas from people.

 

For this to work I would need to gauge the interest in other colleges and ask whether other colleges would be willing to put in teams. This is still in the early stages, so details such as entry fees and prizes are something which I will need to decide after I know what kind of thing people would want, but I think it would be a great way to encourage people from different colleges to get together. Also the questions would be varied, so I would welcome anyone who wants to run their own round!

 

I would like to aim for the first quiz to be held towards the end of term in 8th week as a Christmas quiz and see after that whether it is something people would like to continue. If you think members of your college would be interested in putting a team together it would be great to hear from you! My email address is daniel.balderson@some.ox.ac.uk

  1. 10.                  Oxford ACS and AfriSoc Christmas Dinner and Afrobop

 

You are invited to the Oxford ACS and AfriSoc Christmas Dinner and Afrobop!

 

The annual Oxford ACS Christmas Dinner is back with a twist! This year, not only are we holding our Dinner at the prestigious Randolph Hotel, the only five star hotel in Oxford Centre, but we are also collaborating with the AfriSoc to bring you a night of festivities, friends and great music!

 

We’ll be starting the evening at the Randolph Hotel with a pre-dinner drinks reception in the Garden Bar, before moving into the luxurious Lancaster Room for a three course meal followed by coffee and mince pies. Then join us as we head off just down the road to St Anthony’s College to experience one of the best ‘Bops’ Oxford has to offer with music ranging from R’n’B to Funky to Afrobeats!

 

Tickets are very reasonably priced at £32 for paid-members of the Oxford ACS and £35 for everyone else, including food, free drinks, and free guaranteed entry to the Afrobop courtesy of Baker & McKenzie.

 

All members and alumni of the Oxford ACS, Oxford University, the Oxford AfriSoc, the Oxford Nigerian Society and ACSs across the country are invited!

 

Tickets are limited so to avoid disappointment for this amazing event, please return the attached booking form to Martha Mends by THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER at martha-violet.mends@some.ox.ac.uk. If you are not a current student of Oxford University, please contact Martha to arrange an alternative method of payment for tickets.

 

This promises to be an evening which is definitely not to be missed! We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. 11.                  Bang! Recruitment

 

Bang! (Oxford’s Science Magazine) is coming out this Friday (5th week) and can be found, completely free, inside The Cherwell. You’ll be able to find it in every college JCR and science department.

 

 

Very soon we’ll be looking for people to get involved in making next term’s issue in a variety of roles. Positions available:

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Artist
  • Business team
  • Publicity team
  • Web designer
  • Creative director
  • Layout editor

 

If you are interested in taking on any of these roles please email us at editor@bangscience.org or visit our website at www.bangscience.org

 

  1. 12.                  Work at the RAG Ball

 

Hi everyone!

 

Want the opportunity to work at the only Charity Ball of the year? RAG Ball 2011, ‘The Great Exhibition’, taking place on Saturday 26th November (7th Week) is sure to be a night to remember, but we need YOUR help to make sure the night is a great success.

 

Because of its nature as a Charity Ball, we are asking workers to work for free in order that salaries can be put towards the fundraising totals. However, it is still an opportunity to be involved in and attend a brilliant night and allows you to help some great causes if you are a little too strapped of cash to be able to buy a real ticket.

 

We are looking for workers to…

1) Work the first half of the night until 10:45, then attending the ball (YOU PAY: £30)

2) Work for the whole night (WORK FOR FREE, FOR CHARITY

3)  Work the second half of the night (WORK FOR FREE, ENTER AT 10:30 EARLIEST)

 

If you are interested, please contact Rachel Freeman, Vice President for Logistics, at vplogistics.ragball2011@gmail.com or rachel.freeman@mansfield.ox.ac.uk, stating your name, college and shift preference.

 

Thanks,

 

RAG Ball Committee xxx

  1. 13.                  Participants needed for psychology research

 

I am doing a research project and need people to participate (so please do!). I WILL REWARD ALL PARTICIPATORS!

 

The experiment takes a bit under an hour and you will get an reward. It will consists of doing several cognitive and sensory tasks under different circumstances. The idea behind is to find out how attention and consciousness works on a brain level and if their is an interaction between sensory and cognitive abilities (e.g. vision and imagery)

 

You can participate any time from monday till friday from 9 to 5 (but monday and thursday afternoons) until the end of term. Please just email which time you prefer and I will confirm that. Testing takes place in the department of psychology in southparks road in the science area (so not really far from anybody). I can give you more precise directions if you want.

 

More information about the experiment can be found in the attached information sheet. Just email me with any questions.

 

If you would be able to participate tomorrow afternoon, that would be great, but please let me know soon then. Otherwise, just let me know whenever you have time. Contact me at isabel.berwian@some.ox.ac.uk.

  1. 14.                  RSA Group Actuarial Summer Internship Program

 

RSA is the second largest general insurer in the UK. It has major operations in Denmark, Sweden, Canada, South America and Ireland. In all, RSA transacts business in over 130 countries and has assets of around £13 billion.

The internship provides an excellent opportunity to see how academic research can be implemented in an industrial environment and gain valuable actuarial work experience.

 

Internship Details:

 

•       Actuarial internship for Oxford University Mathematics students (2nd and 3rd years)

•       Three weeks in Copenhagen devoted to academic training in an innovation developed by RSA’s research team

•       Followed by five weeks practical application of the academic project at RSA in Horsham

•       The eight week programme will run from 5th August until 28th September 2012

•       Accommodation is provided in both Copenhagen and Horsham together with a return flight to Denmark and a salary of £2,000

 

How to Apply:

 

•       Send a CV and covering letter to thomas.crawford@sjc.ox.ac.uk

•       The covering letter should contain details on relevant skills you have for the internship

•       Interviews will be held in Oxford on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th November (7th week of Michaelmas Term)

•       Deadline for applications – 19th November (Saturday of 6th week)

•       Don’t hesitate to email matthew.hitchings@jesus.ox.ac.uk for more information

  1. 15.                  Help eradicate food waste and food poverty in Oxford!

 

Do you want to help eradicate food waste, slash our city’s carbon footprint, and help to decrease food poverty in Oxford? And have a blast while you’re at it?! If so, read on.

 

One of Oxford Hub’s projects, Food Justice, partners with local charity the Oxford Food Bank, which is currently recruiting volunteers to help out on their food runs. Volunteers accompany trained van drivers on their runs, collecting good fresh food that supermarkets are throwing away and redistributing it to charities around Oxford, serving up thousands of free meals a week to people who would struggle to put food on their plates without this service. See this article to hear how critical food poverty is getting in the UK these days, and this website to hear about the scale of the food waste scandal in Britain. You can help fight this, right on your doorstep.

 

The Oxford Food Bank won last year’s “Best New Charity in Oxford” award, and the project is growing at an exciting pace at the moment. If you have a few hours to spare every fortnight, want to discover a side of Oxford that most students don’t get to see, and want to have fun touring around Oxford in a big white van, get in touch with our volunteer coordinator Grace on oxfordfoodbank@gmail.com!

  1. 16.                  Exciting Graduate Gap Year Opportunities

See attached

  1. 17.                  Calling all MALE Freshers! – psychology study

 

I’m looking to recruit male participants for my study focusing on the Wellbeing of First-year University Students.

 

The study involves completing an online survey of questions relating to factors associated with psychological wellbeing (e.g. mood, eating behaviours, relationships).

 

This study is open to you if you are:

 

–       Aged 18-21

–       In your first year of university

–       A resident of the UK

 

Everyone completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £100 Amazon.co.uk voucher!

 

Study link and more info: www.surveymonkey.com/s/firstyearwellbeing

 

Note: Female students are still very welcome to take part in this study (and thus enter the prize draw). I’m currently lacking in male participants so particularly need to recruit men.

 

The study has received full ethical approval from Oxford University CUREC Ref: MSD/IDREC/C1/2011/89.

 

Many thanks,

 

Chris James

 

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology

  1. 18.                  Muscular Dystrophy Spirit of Christmas Fundraising Event

 

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is organising a special Spirit of Christmas Carol Fundraising event at the Christ Church Cathedral on the 7th December 2011. I was wondering whether it would be possible to inform the members of your halls of our event.

 

This year the Spirit of Christmas event will include readings from stars of the stage and screen including Tom Ward from Silent Witness and Tim McInnery, who became a household name when he appeared in the Blackadder series and has more recently featured in Johnny English Reborn. The evening will also feature performances from the Summer Fields School Choir.

 

This year’s concert, in association with The Oxford Times, is supported by The Q Trust, which raises money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign in memory of Quentin Crewe and Mark Reynolds. The Q Trust hopes that the lives of these two extraordinary men will inspire other children and adults affected by muscular dystrophy and related conditions.

 

This is a night not to be missed and the perfect opportunity to bring friends, family and supporters of the charity together for an evening of candlelit carols and fabulous readings in stunning surroundings.

 

Tickets

£40 – Gold tickets include priority seating and a post-concert champagne reception with a chance to meet our readers and staff

£25 – Silver tickets include seats towards the front of the Cathedral
£10 – Bronze tickets include seats towards the back of the Cathedral with restricted views

To purchase your tickets, please visit our website http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/shop/tickets

 

For more information, please call our events team on 020 7803 2856 or email events@muscular-dystrophy.org

 

And finally…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSx_42ivLPk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2m2x8qJcGQ (this one’s probably just for Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit nerds…)

Have a great weekend,

Chris

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01/11/11:

Hi Oriel,

It’s bulletin time again… As on Friday, messages from college, porters, or the committee are first and starred.

As usual, any questions, comments – drop me an email. Otherwise, please send any notices for the next bulletin (Friday) to the usual address – jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

1.     *Matriculation photos now available
2.     *Missing Hoodie
3.     UBS: Invitation to our Women’s Chocolate Event
4.     Oxford Fashion Society Speaker Event
5.     Auditions for Mephisto
6.     Tweet with Goko
7.     The Piste is Not Enough – Oxford university Ski and Snowboard Club
8.     The Jellicoe Seminar: Phillip Blond on ‘England’s Libertarian Riots’
9.     In Defence of Higher Education: A Community Organising Workshop
10. Microsoft are coming to Oxford!
11. Big Issues Week 4, Friday 1-2pm, The Mitre: “How could a good God let bad things happen?”
12. Travel Aid
13. Would you like to review Drama Cuppers?
14. Oxford Development Abroad
15. City Centre Area Forums
16. TRAVERS SMITH PRESENTATION
17. Addleshaw Goddard Graduate Recruitment
18. OXJAM AT THE O2
19. Christian Aid recruitment
20. Coexistence Trust: Campus Ambassadors
21. OxWiP (Oxford Women in Politics Society) – MP Priti Patel
22. Meet senior business executives over drinks and food at Malmaison with Ernst & Young

1.    *Matriculation photos now available

Matriculation photos are now available to buy – the details of how to do that should be in your pidge. If you’ve got any questions, get in touch with Richard Luke, sc17.5.

2.    *Missing Hoodie

Chris Sanderson ismissing his light grey River Island hoodie – last seen on the coat hangers in the bar last Wednesday. Please email him (christopher.sanderson@oriel.ox.ac.uk) if you know where it is. Thanks!

3.    UBS: Invitation to our Women’s Chocolate Event

Love chocolate? Interested in a career in finance? UBS is hosting a fun and unique chocolate event where you will have the opportunity to meet some of our female business representatives in a relaxed environment. Come along to our event to learn more about a career at UBS while making and tasting chocolates. This opportunity is open to first and penultimate year students from all degree disciplines.

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Hertford College, Oxford
Places are limited so please register your interest and submit your CV by Wednesday, 2November 2011 at www.ubs.com/graduatesemea-events. We will confirm your attendance via email.

4.    Oxford Fashion Society Speaker Event

Hello everyone,

I’m very happy tointroduce you to Oxford Fashion Society, the fastest-growing new society tocover all areas of fashion and fashion business!

For our first speaker event, we are proud to welcome Jenny Holloway, Director of Fashion Enter, next Friday 4th November at 11am (Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church). Fashion Enter works very closely with major brands such as Asos, Topshop, New Look and Oasis. Jenny will speak about how to be successful infashion business.

At the talk, you will have the opportunity to get discounted membership to their professional fashion portal, as well as to a fashion event in London in November. Check www.facebook.com/FashionOxford for more details and RSVP.

Also, make sure you have a look at our brand new blog (oxfordfashionsociety.blogspot.com) We’re excited to hear about your unique ideas of how you’d like to contribute to the blog yourself (email to blog.oxfordfashionsociety@googlemail.com).

All the best,

The Oxford Fashion Society Committee

5.    Auditions for Mephisto

Audition

… for the most exciting play of Hilary Term 2012: Mephisto, at the Oxford Playhouse

Based on the legend of Faust and directed by Student Oscar-nominated director Milja Fenger, Mephisto tells the true story of a revolutionary German theatre company during Hitler’s rise to power.  Set in theatres and cabaret clubs across Germany, erotic and provocative, this is set to be one of the most powerful plays of the year.

But we need your talent to make it happen. Whatever your experience, whether an OUDS veteran or a novice, we are reaching out to find Oxford’s most talented actors to do justice to an extraordinary script. We need a large, dynamic, cast prepared to experiment with a radical rehearsal style involving improvisation, physicaltheatre and commitment to this incredible project.

Auditions will take place in 5th and 6th week: email auditions@mephisto2012.com to book a slot.

6.    Tweet with Goko

Calling all twitter users!!

If you have a burning urge for your improvement to be heard tag your tweet with #Goko. This is a pilot run for a service or product improvement facility and if it takes off you could have your every niggle and whinge heard and put towards solving the problem.

If you have a problem relating to a specific area and you want direct your idea then tag your tweet with either #GokoProduct for all consumer products, #GokoService for all services (government or private run) and #GokoDrinks for all beverages.

e.g. “I wish that the WeSC headphones had a replaceable cord #GokoProduct” or “Tesco on Magdalen Street needs to stock Doritos #Goko”

So what are you waiting for! Go Goko your ideas.

7.    The Piste is Not Enough – Oxford university Ski and Snowboard Club

Ladies and Gentlemen!

The Oxford University Ski and Snowboard Club is hosting “The Piste is Not Enough” at The Morden Hall, St Hugh’s College on the Saturday of 4th week (5th of November).
Opening time is at 7pm
Tickets WILL NOT be available on the door.
Dress code is black tie.

There will be a champagne reception, casino, cocktails, canapés, a string quartet and more. All for just £20!

There is also going to be a raffle with some huge prizes that will be a nice bonus to theevening and a large prize for the person that does best at the casino tables.

All profits are going to charity.

Please pidge cheques, with your name on the back, made payable to “Oxford University Ski and Snowboard Club” to Aran Bates, St Hugh’s College.

EMAIL ARAN TO CONFIRM TICKET AND GUEST LIST AND PIDGE CHEQUES TO ARRIVE BY WEDNESDAY OF 4TH TO ENSURE THAT YOU GET A TICKET.

See attached posters for an inclination of just how awesome this night is going to be!!

8.    The Jellicoe Seminar: Phillip Blond on ‘England’s Libertarian Riots’

Wednesday 4th Week (2nd November) 4pm, Keble College.

The leading Anglican theologian and political theorist will address this term’s Jellicoe Seminar. A flyer with more information is attached.

9.    In Defence of Higher Education: A Community Organising Workshop

Wednesday 4th Week (2nd November) 5.30- 8pm, Doctorow Hall, SEH.

On Wednesday 2nd November come and join us for an evening of panels, actions, discussions and workshops all in the name of defending Higher Education. Amidst the activity OUSU’s Living Wage Campaign will be giving a forty-five minute workshop on community organising techniques and how to use them to inspire local action. Simultaneously Oxford Save Our Services will be holding a training session on media skills and campaigning. Do come down for what should be a vibrant andexciting event. For more information just email communityandcharity@ousu.org. A flyer with more information is attached.

10.                  Microsoft are coming to Oxford!

Interested in a Career in one of the biggest companies in the world?
Microsoft is comingto Oxford university for the evenings of the 8th and 9th of November.
This is a great opportunity to explore career options and meet the US team who will be showcasing some fantastic opportunities to work in the Microsoft team over in America.
If you want to comealong email andrew.turner@hertford.ox.ac.uk ASAP for further details!

11.                  Big Issues Week 4, Friday 1-2pm, The Mitre: “How could a good God let bad things happen?”

How does the Christian view of a good God square up to the reality of the world around us? What about suffering, inequality and pain?

Tom Price is wellqualified to tackle these difficult questions. Having studied for a philosophy degree and a masters in Christian apologetics, he is now an academic tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and an associate tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. This promises to be an unmissable and thought-provoking talk.

There’s a chance to grab a free lunch, grill Tom after his talk and have a chat. Those with 2pm lectures will have the chance to leave early.

TALK.
FREE LUNCH.
CHAT.

Hope to see you there!

12.                  Travel Aid

TRAVEL AID
Interested in TEACHING or VOLUNTEERING ABROAD?

TRAVEL AID work with small grassroots organisations all over the world and are looking for volunteers for our summer 2012 projects.
Projects are open to everyone no matter what year of your course you are in, graduate or undergraduate.

You could be working at a school in Tanzania, El Salvador or Nepal, teaching English in China, supporting disadvantaged communities in Georgia or working with an organisation that educates people in microfinance in Cambodia.
What’s more you will have the opportunity to explore your local community at weekends and the country itself after your placement.

An information evening will be taking place on Monday of 6th Week (14th November) in the St.Catz lecture theatre.

Please email Roxy Rezvany at oxford@t-aid.org if you are interested in attending, to be added to our mailing list, or for details in general about being a volunteer with Travel Aid visit www.travelaid.org.uk

13.                  Would you like to review Drama Cuppers?

Cuppers Drama competition is coming up in fifth week and if you would like to review any performances for Oxford Theatre Review, please email rachel.lovibond@some.ox.ac.uk to be allocated a performance.  Reviews will be published on the website and it’s a fantastic opportunity to see some free student theatre, as well as to get involved with the OTR.

Please email if you have any questions,

Rachel Lovibond
Director of New Writing, Oxford Theatre Review.

14.                  Oxford Development Abroad

Hello everyone,

Thanks for showing an interest in ODA, for those who signed up at fresher’s fair 2011. ODA are running the first information evening this Thursday (4th week) at Oxhub on Turl st, come along and find out more about our projects to Uganda and Nepal and this years new project to Bolivia.  There will be a chance tolearn about what ODA does, an opportunity to ask questions and speak to people who have been on projects before

What we Do….
Oxford Development Abroad is a student-run charity that works to harness the energy, enthusiasm and resources of the Oxford student body to assist with small-scale, community-initiated and sustainable development projects in the developing world. We have been a registered charity in the UK since 2002 and have sentover 250 volunteers to developing countries since then. ODA offers comprehensive pre-project training to allow our volunteers to get the most out of our projects. We have long-standing partnerships with in-country NGOs to be able to offer health,
sanitation and education-based construction projects in Bolivia, Nepal and Uganda.
Have a look at our website http://www.odauk.org/index.php?section=1.

Look forward to seeing you on thursday,

The ODA team

Oxford Development Abroad
St Hilda’s College, Oxford
OX4 1DY- www.odauk.org

15.                  City Centre Area Forums

Dear All,

If you’ve read my Reports to Council you would have seen references to City Centre Area Forums. These forums will bring together students, the police, City Councillors andlocal community groups to discuss topics of interest.

The first forum will be held on Tuesday 15th November at 7pm in the Assembly Room, Town Hall and will cover Student Safety and Homelesness. It’s a great opportunity for you and your constituents to directly engage with City Councillors and the people running our city to ensure that they fully understand our concerns.

If you’re free to attend please RSVP to myself or Councillor Mark Mills (cllrmmills@oxford.gov.uk) so we have an idea of numbers. Feel free to pass details of this event to anyone within your respective common rooms and/or committees who might be interested in attending.

Best wishes

Daniel

16.                  TRAVERS SMITH PRESENTATION

Come down to Malmaison Hotel on Thursday 4th Week (3rd November) to meet representativesfrom the leading City law firm Travers Smith. There will be a short presentation followed by drinks and canapes and the chance to chat informally with members of the firm. Travers smith is one of the UK’s leading corporate, financial and commercial law firms with over 200 lawyers and a wealth of experience. Come along to hear more about the application process, the vacation scheme and all aspects of life at the firm.

The presentation will begin at 6pm.

http://www.traverssmith.com/graduaterecruitment/

17.                  Addleshaw Goddard Graduate Recruitment

27 OCTOBER 2011

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

Considering a professional career in Law?

Win a day’s work experience at a top-rated City Law Firm

Addleshaw Goddard LLP are offering Oxford University students the exclusive opportunity to win:
•   A day’s work experience shadowing current trainees/associates at a choice of our offices in London, Manchester or Leeds; and
•   An Amazon Kindle with compliments from   Addleshaw Goddard LLP.
All entrants are also cordially invited to an informal drinks/canapés event to be held from 7pm to 11pm at The Living Room on Monday 21st November, at which the lucky winner will be announced and presented with their prize.

Simply answer the question below in no more than 250 words for your chance to win this great opportunity!

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

Steve Jobs, Businessweek 1998

Q. One of Steve Jobs’ most celebrated qualities as a business innovator was his ability to sell a product or service which we never knew we needed. How would you apply this quality to sell legal services to future and/or existing clients?
How to enter:

Send your answer by email to Harriet Stokes at harriet.stokes@addleshawgoddard.com

Deadline for entries is 5pm Monday 14 November 2011.
For further information, please contact our Campus Ambassador, Charlotte Tarr at
charlotte.tarr@pmb.ox.ac.uk

Good Luck!  We look forward to hearing from you

www.addleshawgoddard.com

18.                  OXJAM AT THE O2

This Friday, Oxjam is taking over Cowley Road’s O2 Academy, for an outstanding evening of local music.

From 7pm, come and see the fantastic Message to Bears (listen here – http://drownedinsound.com/news/4143839) and The Scholars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f85lSUOm88I), along with ToLiesel and The Dufflefolks.

Tickets cost just £6, with all proceeds going to OXFAM! (Which is the same organisation as the emergency response, development, aid and global campaigns charity Oxfam, but with added capital letters.)

For more information and to buy advance tickets, please check out http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=252248138155239.

Hope to see you there!

Oxford Students’ Oxfam Group

19.                  Christian Aid recruitment

Christian Aid is looking for passionate and energetic students! We would like students to take the lead and head up Christian Aid groups at their colleges across Oxford University. Actions will include putting on events to raise awareness of global injustice, organising fundraisers during Christian Aid Week and raising the profile of Christian Aid within your college.

What does Christian Aid do? Christian Aid aims to challenge the root causes of poverty by exposing the scandal of poverty, helping in practical ways to challenge the systems which favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.

Issues that we work on and that you could get involved in include Conflict, HIV/AIDS, climate change, gender and trade.

Monday 7th of November, 6-7pm
OxHub 16-17 Turl Street (above the Turl Street Kitchen)
Come along for Free Pizza and a chance to meet and chat about how you can get involved thisyear!

Please contact JWilliams3@christian-aid.org if you would like to come!

20.                  Coexistence Trust: Campus Ambassadors

The Coexistence Trust is seeking to recruit for the 2012/13 Campus Ambassadors leadership training programme – a fantastic opportunity for first and second year students.

Through our CampusAmbassadors Programme, the Coexistence Trust will be recruiting 48 inspirational Muslim and Jewish students (4 per campus), to be Ambassadors for the 2012/13 academic year. The 12-month programme will train future leaders to help combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism by offering free accredited training strategies in areas such as conflict prevention and resolution, campaigning and advocacy, media relations and inter communal dialogue. Campus Ambassadors will also be provided with mentoring and networking opportunities with experts as well as offered internships and access to a network of useful contacts for the future.

Applications for the Campus Ambassadors Programme can be found online on our website: http://coexistencetrust.org/?q=campus-ambassador-programme-application-form

Please do share this opportunity with your mailing lists, Facebook groups and Twitter.

Deadline for applications NOW EXTENDED: Closing Date Monday 7th November 2011.

For further information email campusambassadors@coexistencetrust.org

21.                  OxWiP (Oxford Women in Politics Society) – MP Priti Patel

Mure Room, MertonCollege
Friday 4th Week, 6-7 PM

NO to prisoner voting! YES to Education!
NO to Europe! YESto the DEATH PENALTY!

Ms. Priti Patel is a woman with strong opinions who believes in defending her political values, including many controversial ones.

In 2003, Ms. Patel admitted to the Financial Times that racial attitudes persist within the Conservative Party. This year, Ms. Patel has launched a petition against prisoner votes.

Join OxWiP in theMure Room at Merton College on Friday of Fourth Week for what promises to be an interesting talk. Ms. Patel has agreed to spend half of her time on Q&A, so come with questions!

To find out more,visit the event page on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191922950883111
This event is FREE and will be followed by a Drinks Reception.

22.                  Meet senior business executives over drinks and food at Malmaison with Ernst & Young

See attached

And finally…

Have a great week,

Chris

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28/10/11:

Hi Oriel,

Hope you’re having a good week! As on Tuesday, messages from college, porters, or the committee are first and starred.

As usual, any questions, comments – drop me an email. Otherwise, please send any notices for the next bulletin to the usual address – jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

1.     *All Souls’ Day service next Wednesday
2.     *Missing ID
3.     Swimming Cuppers
4.     Sir David King Climate Change Lecture
5.     Halloween Bop costume hire from OUDS
6.     Guitarist looking to start a Band
7.     Coexistence Trust Campus Ambassadors Programme
8.     EVENT: Green Project Allotment Trip

9.     Dead Presidents @ Baby Love Bar
10. Oxford Human Right’s Student Network: an evening with  Human Rights Watch’s executive director, Kenneth Roth
11. LCP Actuarial Consultancy Careers Presentation
12. Clytemnestra – The Oxford Greek Play 2011
13. Centrica Science and Engineering Graduate Recruitment Presentation
14. ADDLESHAW GODDARD GRADUATE RECRUITMENT
15. OU Catholic Society Ceilidh, 4th November
16. THE SUMMIT MAGAZINE – NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
17. IID Conference 2011 in Oxford

1.    *All Souls’ Day service next Wednesday

There will be an All Souls’ Day service next Wednesday, 2nd November at 6pm. The Chaplain will be reading out the names of those who have died and who were important both in the life of the College, and to us personally. Everyone is welcome to put down the names of those they wish to be commemorated on one of thesign-up lists around College.  It’s probably easiest to use the one in the Lodge, which is on the right as one walks in from the gate area, above where packages are stored.  Alternatively, anyone is welcome to email Robert (chaplain@oriel.ox.ac.uk) directly with name(s).

The Chapel supperafter the service is free and open to all members of College.  The chaplain does, however, need to know numbers by Tuesday, so people should email him to say whether they’re coming.

2.    *Missing ID

Davide Rastelli’s ID has gone missing from his pidge – if you find it please could you get in touch with him or the lodge.

3.    SWIMMING CUPPERS

On Saturday 29th October, 4.45pm – 7pm, swimmers of all abilities are invited to take part in the annual swimming cuppers at Iffley sports centre. Every swimmer counts, and points are earned just for swimming in a race, with both individual events and relays contributing to the college total.

For more information please visit our website http://www.ousc.co.uk/cuppers-2011/ or, sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFc0UXB0ZlhRMjhUUU1TWVlYS05pOXc6MQ before Friday evening. However, if you forget to sign up and still want to swim, feel free to just turn up and fill out form on Saturday at 4.45.

4.    Sir David King Climate Change Lecture

Are we ready for our future?
Climate change, population growth, biodiversity…

Meeting the environmental challenges of the 21st century depends on how quickly we can connect the dots between population growth, climate change, biodiversity, health, education, food production, terrorism, water supply, and energy security.

Sir David King, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University and Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS, will draw from the diversefields of chemistry, physics, business, geography, politics and economics to reveal strategies for tackling the trials we face.

Previously the UKGovernment’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir David occupies a unique position that straddles science and policy. In his talk he’ll urge government, business, academia, and individuals to invest in a secure future.

After the talk, there’ll be an opportunity to meet representatives from UBS and learn more about UBS’s work on environmental social and governance issues.

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Time: 12.00pm – 2pm (please arrive by 11.55am for registration as we will begin promptly at12pm)
Venue: SAID Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP

To register visitwww.ubs.com/graduatesemea-events<file://www.ubs.com/graduatesemea-events>

Places are limited so sign up quickly.

5.    Halloween Bop costume hire from OUDS

If you haven’t bought your Halloween bop costume yet…don’t! Hire it instead from the OUDS wardrobe: to promote the wardrobe ‘Bop Shop’ and to give you all a chance to look around we’re opening the wardrobe up for a special drop in session.

Saturday 3rd Week (29th October)
2-5pm
Costume hire £5 + deposit (£10)

So come along any time and find yourself a fantastic costume! The wardrobe is in the crypt of Keble chapel. Email wardrobe@ouds.org if you have any questions. The wardrobe is also open 12-1 Tuesday and 1-2 Thursday every week.

6.    Guitarist looking to start a Band

I’m a guitarist looking to start a band – Rock, Hard Rock or Blues-rock. I’m looking for a lead guitarist, drummer, bass guitarist and possibly a vocalist. I’m not too bothered about skill level – I would say that I’m intermediate. My college does have a practice room which is respectable enough for a casual jam. If interested please email me at: alexander.murray@wadh.ox.ac.uk

7.    Coexistence Trust Campus Ambassadors Programme

Through our Campus Ambassadors Programme, the Coexistence Trust will be recruiting 48 inspirational Muslim and Jewish students (4 per campus), to be Ambassadors for the 2012/13 academic year. The 12-month programme will train future leaders to help combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism by offering free accredited training strategies in areas such as conflict prevention and resolution, campaigning and advocacy, media relations and inter communal dialogue. Campus Ambassadors will also be provided with mentoring and networking opportunities with experts as well as offered internships and access to a network of useful contacts for the future.

Applications for the Campus Ambassadors Programme can be found online on our website: http://coexistencetrust.org/?q=campus-ambassador-programme-application-form

Pleasedo share this opportunity with your mailing lists, Facebook groups and Twitter.

Deadline for applications is 31st October 2011.

For further information email campusambassadors@coexistencetrust.org

8.    EVENT: Green Project Allotment Trip

Saturday 29th October

This weekend the Green Project is offering you theopportunity to get outdoors, leave the centre of Oxford and get your hands dirty for a new community project.

We’ll be doing some digging, clearing and whateverelse needs doing at a new community allotment in Blackbird Leys and we needyour help! We’ll leave at 10am from the centre of Oxford and then stay until about 3pm although leaving times are of course flexible!

If you’re interested in signing up, or just want some more information, email greenproject@oxfordhub.org.

9.    Dead Presidents @ Baby Love Bar

The brand spanking new Dead Presidents club night presented by the ISIS magazine is coming to you Friday of 3rd week.

Playing host to thebest local DJ’s in the business. From New York to Motown, Biggie Smalls to James Brown, we love to spin some of the greatest tunes in R&B, funk, soul and hip hop that will get everyone on the dance floor! All this and more all in the wicked setting of Baby Love night club.

£3 before 11 and £5after
Baby Love Bar,
Friday 3rd Week (28th)

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=304187202928038

10.                  Oxford Human Right’s Student Network: an evening with  Human Rights Watch’s executive director, Kenneth Roth

Ken Roth will be speaking at the Oxford Union

Date: Friday 28.10.2011 3rd week

Time: 8pm

Where: Oxford Union’s Goodman library

Champagne reception:

Straight after the speech we will have be having an champagne reception at the Union with a maxmimum capacity of 60 people. Along with Ken there will be 10 more successful and experienced staff from Human Rights Watch. This is an invaluble opportunity for those interested in a future career in both Human Rights and International Relations.

Please email roberta.allport@sjc.ox.ac.uk if you would like to purchase a ticket.

About Kenneth Roth:

Kenneth Roth is theexecutive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 80 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and worked for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington.
A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counterterrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.

11.                  LCP Actuarial Consultancy Careers Presentation

LCP is one of the UK’s leading actuarial partnerships.  We are looking
to recruit up to 18highly numerate individuals to train as actuarial
consultants within our Pensions, General Insurance, Investment and
Business Analytics Consultancies.

Come and meet us for drinks and you will be able to experience why we
have a reputation of being an exceptionally friendly and professional
firm.  You will also learn about work, the extensive training programme
and what is it liketo study for actuarial exams.

Drinks are from 7pmon 1st November (Tuesday 4th week) at  Cell 5, Malmaison, 3 New Road. See you there!

The Graduate Recruitment Team

12.                  Clytemnestra – The Oxford Greek Play 2011

“No one gets through life unscathed”

Oxford University Classical Drama Society and Barbarian Productions present Clytemnestra, a thrilling new adaptation of The Libation Bearers from Aeschylus’ famous trilogy, the Oresteia.

The Trojan War is over, but all is not well in Argos. After murdering her husband Agamemnon, Clytemnestra rules as queen in the palatial city, estranged from her grieving daughter Elektra. Little do theyknow that Clytemnestra’s son Orestes has returned home in secret to make her pay for the murder of his father with her own life. As blood begets blood, who can tell how this fury will end?

A national institution over 130 years old, The Oxford Greek Play this year brings Aeschylus’ ancient classic to the stage with a production to delight all the senses. With set and costumes inspired by both Ancient Greece and Japanese Noh theatre, a bespoke musical score, and the chance to hear the greatest drama of the ancient world in the mythical rhythm of its native language, Clytemnestra is not to be missed!

Performed in Ancient Greek with a digitally projected specially commissioned English translation.

Tickets are selling fast for all performances, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Prices: £10/12/15 (£9.50 student tickets available in advance)

Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th November (6th Week)
Oxford Playhouse

For tickets, information about the Greek Play lecture series, and more please visit http://www.ogp2011.com/

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/itsingreek

13.                  Centrica Science and Engineering Graduate Recruitment Presentation

See attached flyer

14.                  ADDLESHAW GODDARD GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

Considering a professional career in Law?

Win a day’s work experience at a top-rated City Law Firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP are offering Oxford University students the exclusive opportunity to win:

*   A day’s work experience shadowing current trainees/associates at a choice of our offices in London, Manchester or Leeds; and
*   An Amazon Kindle with compliments from Addleshaw Goddard LLP.

All entrants are also cordially invited to an informal drinks/canapés event to be held from 7pm to 11pm at The Living Room on Monday 21st November, at which the lucky winner will be announced and presented with their prize.

Simply answer thequestion below in no more than 250 words for your chance to win this great opportunity!

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
Steve Jobs, Businessweek 1998

Q. One of Steve Jobs’ most celebrated qualities as a business innovator was his ability to sell a product or service which we never knew we needed. How would you apply this quality to sell legal services to future and/or existing clients?

How to enter:

Send your answer by email to Harriet Stokes at harriet.stokes@addleshawgoddard.com

Deadline for entries is 5pm Monday 14 November 2011.
For further information, please contact our Campus Ambassador, Charlotte Tarr at charlotte.tarr@pmb.ox.ac.uk

Good Luck!  We look forward to hearing from you

www.addleshawgoddard.com

15.                  OU Catholic Society Ceilidh, 4th November

The Oxford University Catholic Society will be hosting its termly Ceilidh on Friday 4 November (4th week) at the University Catholic Chaplaincy (located on St Aldates).

We again promise it’ll be a brilliant night out. Participating in conjunction with CathSoc are the Scottish and Irish Dancing Societies of Oxford. Cheap bar and charitiescake sale included.

Everyone in Oxford is invited, so come along and bring all of your friends! Tickets will be £5 on the door.

For more information, search for ‘CathSoc Ceilidh Michaelmas 2011’ on Facebook.

See you there!

16.                  THE SUMMIT MAGAZINE – NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

The SUMMIT magazine is the place to get thinking about the social problems and inequalities of today’s world – and how to change it for the better!

The Education Issue has lots to get you thinking – with articles, comments, debate and opinions from students, social entrepreneurs and industry experts – andwhat’s more you can now get it without even leaving the house.

Click here to get it posted straight to your door, or look out for copies at Hub events and in the Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford.

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And don’t forget, we’re now open for ideas for the next issue, which will have a more international feel as we look at worldwide migration.  So if you’re an aspiring journalist, visit our website to pitch us your ideas, or contact thesummit@studenthubs.org

17.                  IID Conference 2011 inOxford

Young, Educated – and Powerless? How young people can contribute to the fight against global poverty

This year’s conference explores how young people can contribute to shaping the current discourse on international development. It will bring together practitioners, academics, policy makers and influential young people to discuss what roles can be played and how the individual can take part in addressing the biggest challenge of our time.

Attending are : Former Asst. Secretary-General of the UN, The Global Poverty Project, Award-Winning Human Rights Reporters, Human Rights Lawyers and International Directors of NGOs

This year’s IID will be held on the 12th November 2011 at Wadham College, 10 am – 6 pm

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR £7 AT :

http://groupspaces.com/oxfordhub/item/180832

Visit our website www.oxfid.org/iid-2011.html,  like us on facebook at ‘Introduction to International Development 2011’, or follow us on twitter: @oxfid

And finally…

Have a great week,

Chris

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25/10/11:

Hi Oriel,

As you may have noticed, this isn’t a Friday – and yet you’re getting a bulletin (I know – it’s exciting). This is because there are so many messages to distribute the committee thought it might be better to make the bulletin a twice-weekly affair.  Further to this, we’re also getting a lot more messages from college, porters, or the committee to put in the bulletin – and many of these are quite important. As such, I’ll be starring any messages like that in the bulletin, and putting them first.

As usual, any questions, comments – drop me an email. Otherwise, please send any notices for the next bulletin (Friday) to the usual address – jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

1.     *Missing Key
2.     The Classics Balloon Debate, 27th October 7pm
3.     Oxford International Relations Society ‘Arab Spring Debate’
4.     Want unlimited champagne, chocolates, fudge and baklawa at Camera on Tuesday 25th October 2011? GET A TICKET NOW!!!
5.     Committee Needed for UN Viral YouTube Project
6.     Oxford RAG Bungee Jump
7.     The Oxford Climate Forum is recruiting! Help organise the UK’s largest student conference on climate change.
8.     The Series Week 3: What is social enterprise and how can you start one and change the world?
9.     Childreach International Kilimanjaro Challenge
10. Asha for Education and UNICEF Oxford Present:
11. Oxford Women in Business (OxWIB) – ‘Inspirational Speakers Series’
12. IID Conference 2011 in Oxford
13. Oxford Media Society Speakers This Week
14. DEAD FUNNY by Terry Johnson – 4th week  – in the new 130-seater LMH theatre
15. OTR reviewing CUPPERS

16. The Collective, Sierra Leone is looking for Brand Managers to promote our work on campus.
17. Teach First Leadership Development Programme
18. Interested in Development? Volunteer withKenya Education Partnerships (KEP)
19. Equal Pay Day: Your Toolkit for Bridging the Pay Gap
20. Oxford Diwali Ball
21. Oxbridge Biotechnology Roundtable
22. Entrepreneur First
23. Mature Students’ Drinks – Friday 4th November (end 4th Week), 5pm, Merton MCR
24. Careers in Malaysia Day – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday 5th November, Imperial College, London
25. Sign-up for the PwC Roller-Racing Challenge at your campus in October.

1.    *Missing Key

Victoria Usova lost her key in the bar the other night – so far no one has turned it in. The fob has since been deactivated, so it should be pretty obvious if you’ve got it. If you picked it up by mistake, please could you turn it in at the lodge – thank you!

2.    The Classics Balloon Debate, 27th October 7pm

Who is the greatest figure of all from Classical History and Mythology? Take part in the Classics Balloon debate and have your say!

In case you’ve never heard of a Balloon debate before, it involves a panel of speakers who are all speaking in the guise of a famous figure from History with the aim of justifying why they should not be thrown out of a hot air balloon which is rapidly falling to earth and needs to lose some excess weight quickly!

Participants include:

Bettany Hughes- Socrates
Harry Sidebottom-Diocletian
Armand D’angour- Sappho
Adrian Goldsworthy- Julius Caesar
Peter Thonemann- Cleisthenes of Athens
Katharine Earnshaw- Ovid

Tickets cost £2 and can be obtained by telephoning or visiting the Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford
Tel:             01865 333 623
Email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

OR

The Classics Society had 50 free tickets which will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis to the first 50 people who email stuart.macaulay@jesus.ox.ac.uk (Secretary) requesting one.
Please note we will only accept emails to that address, no facebook messages, and you can only reserve the one ticket for the person whose email account you are using.

This is the link to the FB event advertised by the Oxford Classics Society: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165297920227111

See you there!

3.    Oxford International Relations Society ‘Arab Spring Debate’

What: Expert Panel Discussion: ‘Has the Arab Spring become the Arab Autumn?’
Date: Thursday ofthird week, 27.10.2011
Time: 7 pm
Location: Habakkuk Room, Jesus College

The Oxford International Relations Society invites you to join us in an exciting debate about the prospects of the Arab Awakening, as Western media coverage slowlyebbs away. Dr. Michael Willis currently is acting Director of the Oxford Middle East Centre and an expert on the Maghreb. Dr. Philip Robins has lived and worked in Israel and Jordan. He has worked for the BBC, The Guardian, the Economist Intelligence Unit and Chatham House. After hearing the expert’s opinion there will be plenty of time for what promises to be an engaging discussion between the experts and guests.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

To open the debate on Thursday, we are looking for two members to deliver a five minutespeech on the question ‘Has the Arab Spring become the Arab Autumn?’

The speeches fillfollow the opening by our expert panel, then informal debate will be opened to the floor. All members are invited to participate and give their views in an informal setting.

Those interested should contact the Secretary at timothy.moyo@univ.ox.ac.uk with a brief outline of what they would like to say. The deadline for this will be Monday, 24 October, at 18:00 pm. If you are not a member yet, but would like to make a speech, then please include this in your e-mail, and the Secretary will contact you with regards to signing up for membership.

Thank you most kindly x

4.    Want unlimited champagne, chocolates, fudge and baklawa at Camera onTuesday 25th October 2011? GET A TICKET NOW!!!

What: The Oxford Guild Business Society Champagne Social with Deloitte
Where: Camera
When: Tuesday of 3rd Week (Tuesday 25th October 2011), 7:30pm

Join The Oxford Guild and Deloitte for a Champagne Social at Camera next Tuesday.
For just £5, getunlimited free champagne, chocolate, fudge and baklawa.
If this isn’t enough, then you also have the chance to network with Deloitte representatives AND discounted entry & queue jump into Blues @ Camera later in the evening.

Book your ticket online now at www.theoxfordguild.com, they are selling fast and this is something that you do NOT want to miss!

5.    Committee Needed for UN Viral YouTube Project

Help us create the most powerful youth speech delivered at the UN!

Imagine thousandsof youth from all over the world reciting this famous speech by 12 year oldSevern Suzuki.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZsDliXzyAY). The speech will be presented at this June’s Rio+20.

Since the medium YouTube is the message, we want to access remote and disenfranchised voices, alongside cultural leaders. You should really join the committee that stitches together a historic YouTube production of these voices. It will give you shivers!

You know, it’s not a huge commitment for a huge impact and cool new friend :)

Join us Tuesday 25th at 7pm at Oxford Hub’s meeting room, 16-17 Turl
St. If you have any questions please email yvonne.su@wolfson.ox.ac.

6.    Oxford RAG Bungee Jump

This Michaelmas, Oxford RAG brings back the Bungee Jump. With over 100 jumpers last year, this hugely successful event returns to the University Club on Mansfield Road, to give you the chance to hurl yourself off a 175 foot crane attached only to a bungee cord. Make it interesting with sponsored fancy dress, a penguin suit, a mankini… the more outrageous the better!

Witness breathtaking views over the city of dreaming spires and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush, whilst raising money for worthy causes. RAG’s charities this year are: the national charity Refuge, local charities Oxford Homeless Pathways and Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, and the student-run charityOxford Development Abroad.

DON’T WORRY:
Although the bungee jump looks like a death-defying experience, our UK bungee company ‘Extreme Sensations’ operate in accordance with the B.E.R.S.A code of safe practice. They have more than 20 years experience in the business.

There is an information evening *tomorrow* so come along with any questions.
5pm Sunday of 3rd Week in OUSU.

All you need to dois fill out and tear off the registration slip attached to the leaflet which will be available from college reps, in the OUSU buiding (2 Worcester Street) or at our info evenings. Pidge it along with the £20 registration fee to RAG in OUSU by Wednesday of 3rd week (cash or cheques made payable OUSU – Charity RAG). If you’re not sure who your college rep is, or if they don’t have anyleaflets left, just pidge the money along with your name, college, email address and phone number to OUSU. Once you have registered, you must raise a minimum of £75 in sponsorship for our charities and then get psyched up for the big jump! Get friends and family to donate online directly to RAG by setting up a page through Oxford RAG on http://www.bmycharity.com/charities/oxfordrag

You can team up with college friends and fundraise together in a group, set up college fundraising events and get everyone involved! But remember you must reach the minimum target of £75 per person before you will be allowed to jump.

RAG are here to help you with your fundraising efforts, so if you have any questions, or would like to be sent an online document of the registration form, email rag.bungee@ousu.org for anything from fundraising ideas to general information on the event. If it’s not your thing but you know someone who would be keen, invite them to the event or let them know it’s going on!

7.    The Oxford Climate Forum is recruiting! Help organise the UK’s largest student conference on climate change.

On 3rd-4th February 2012, the third Oxford Climate Forum will be held in the Town Hall. OCF is the biggest student conference of its kind, connecting the leading thinkers anddoers in the climate sector with students who are passionate about the issues at stake.
Early bird tickets will go on sale later this term – but if you’re interested in playing a bigger role, email Chris and Zoe on climateforum@oxfordhub.org by Wednesday 26th October (3rd week).
We are looking to put together a dedicated and enthusiastic team, but there is scope for flexibility – we are interested in whatever amount of time you are willing to commit. Just let us know if you are interested in a leadership role, or simply being a valued member of the team.
Consult the roles on offer here: http://tinyurl.com/63o6dl6

8.    The Series Week 3: What is social enterprise and how can you start one and change the world?

OxHub, Turl Street
Wednesday 26th October, 7.30

Social enterprisehas been variously defined to include businesses that give their profits togood causes, are having a positive impact on the environment as well as charities and NGOs. This week’s Series brings you perspectives on the process of taking a great idea and making it into a viable social enterprise.

About our amazingspeakers:
Paul Cheng is a Senior Investment Manager at CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation. He is a regular speaker on social investment matters at both UK and international events, and chairs the European Social Investment Taskforce.

Dina Buchbinder is an Ashoka Fellow and founder of Deportes Para Compartir, an NGO which promotes consciousness about global challenges linked to local actions, in the areas of health and prevention, environment, education, and national culture while encouraging Mexican youth to participate and take pro-active actions in their communities.

Adam O’Boyle the Executive Director of Student Hubs, working with 14,000 students and 20 national NGOs in five universities to promote student social action and volunteering. He has been responsible for the Turl Street Kitchen, café and restaurant providing a sustainable income stream for Student Hubs while setting the highest standards in food ethics and sustainability.

facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=288069707883763

9.    Childreach International Kilimanjaro Challenge

Greetings from Childreach International,

Next Summer, departing on 5th September 2012, a group of 40 participants will undertake a once in a lifetime challenge in climbing the world’s largest freestanding mountain in the world: Mount
Kilimanjaro. Thiscould be YOU!

Undertake this opportunity with Childreach International, a global children’s development charity promoting education, health and child rights and protection in developing countries around the world. In addition, undertake a project visit before your climb, and get a chance to see first-hand what difference your fundraised money is making! As a charity we recently won Fundraising Team of the Year at the Third Sector Charity Awards, and with 162,000 charities in the UK it is something that we are particularly proud of! Last year, 82 pence of every £1 donated went to charitable activities, and the fundraising target is £2450. In addition, this fundraising target includes your accommodation, flights, bus transfer, food, porters and guide, and Mountain Pass. Furthermore, why not extend your flight for no extra cost by 8 days to enjoy some independent travel- by exploring the World Heritage UNESCO site Ngorongoro Crater; undertake a safari in the Serengeti or relax in the tropical island of Zanzibar.

To find out more,come along to one of our information meetings:

*TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER at 2.45pm or 7.15pm at WORCESTER COLLEGE in the
MEMORIAL ROOM*

This is a once ina lifetime opportunity and can really boost your CV, as well as gaining a qualification for our Global Development
Awareness Programme, so please come along and bring your friends if you are interested to avoid disappointment! Attached are some links that you may find useful if you would like further detail:

Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/147197808711602/?notif_t=group_added_to_group

Find out more about the expedition:
http://www.childreach.org.uk/challenge-events/climb-kilimanjaro-4-kids

To sign up now (if you’re super keen- places are first-come
first-serve!): https://supporter.childreach.org.uk/index.php?q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=205

Hope to see you Tuesday, and if you have any queries feel free to get in touch with our Student Fundraising Manager, Chris Capell, at
chris.capell@childreach.org.uk

Andy (andrew.davies@worc.ox.ac.uk) and Emily (emily.goddard@worc.ox.ac.uk) xx

10.                  Asha for Education andUNICEF Oxford Present:

Their 1st Annual 5KWalk/Run to support eduction of underprivileged children in India

WHEN: October 29th

WHERE: Oxford University Parks
South Parks Road, OX1 3RF

TIME: Registration from 9-10am
5K from 10am-12pm

ENTRY: £10

REGISTRATION: http://www.ashanet.org/london/oxford-5k

There is zero overhead for this event and all proceeds will go to the children of All Bengal Women’s Union (http://www.abwu.org/; http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=443).

If you have any questions or would like to help out on the day please email oxford@ashanet.org

11.                  Oxford Women in Business (OxWIB) – ‘Inspirational Speakers Series’

SPEAKER: NathalieDauriac-Stoebe – CEO of Signia Wealth
Date: 25 October (Tuesday,  3rd week)
Time: 17:30pm – 18:30pm
Location: LectureRoom 1, Christ Church
Entry: Free

Nathalie is the founder and Chief Executive of Signia Wealth. She was previously at Coutts & Co where she was a Senior Client Partner leading the international proposition for clients with foreign domicile. She was one of the four founding members of the Coutts Private Office, which focused on advising Ultra High Net Worth clients.

In 2008 and 2009, she was elected one of the 40 Rising Stars by the European Wealth Management Bulletin. In 2010 she was named in the Financial News 100 Rising Stars and won the Spear’s award for the Future Leader in the Wealth Management Industry. Prior to joining the private banking industry, Nathalie worked at Lazard & Co in their M&A Corporate Finance division.

12.                  IID Conference 2011 inOxford

Young, Educated – and Powerless? How young people can contribute to the fight against global poverty

This year’s conference explores how young people can contribute to shaping the current discourse on international development. It will bring together practitioners, academics, policy makers and influential young people to discuss what roles can be played and how the individual can take part in addressing the biggest challenge of our time.

Attending are : Former Asst. Secretary-General of the UN, The Global Poverty Project, Award-Winning Human Rights Reporters, Human Rights Lawyers and International Directors of NGOs

This year’s IID will be held on the 12th November 2011 at Wadham College, 10 am – 6 pm

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR £7 AT :

http://groupspaces.com/oxfordhub/item/180832

Visit our website www.oxfid.org/iid-2011.html,  like us on facebook at ‘Introduction to International Development 2011′, or follow us on twitter: @oxfid

13.                  Oxford Media Society Speakers This Week

For those interested in newspapers, current affairs and broadcasting.

What is the future for the newspaper industry? How much influence do newspaper proprietors have?
Andrew Mullins, theManaging Director of the London Evening Standard and The Independent, will be sharing his opinions with Oxford Media Society on Tuesday.
The talk will take place at 8pm in the Dolphin Lecture Room, St Johns College.

On Thursday 27th wehave John McAndrew, Associate Editor of Sky News speaking on Editing a Leaders’ Debate and Election Night programme.
8pm in the Miles Room, St Peters College.
Finally, this Sunday 30th we are delighted to have the BBC Arts Editor and Former Director of the Tate, Will Gompertz speaking at 8pm, Venue TBC.

Events are free to members (£10 a year) and non-members are very welcome for only £2.
To find out more and be added to our mailing list,email oxfordmediasoc@gmail.com

14.                  DEAD FUNNY by Terry Johnson – 4th week  – in the new 130-seater LMH theatre

Richard and Eleanor’s marital relations have reached an all-time low: at 39, she is desperate for a baby, whilst her husband would prefer not to be touched. Eleanor has insisted the two of them undergo marriage therapy – currently in the sex stage of things – which Richard is less than thrilled about. Richard is Chairman of the Dead Funny Society, which celebrates old comedy. When BennyHill dies, he decides to throw a party in his honour. A staunch non-member of the society, Eleanor watches with increasing bitterness as her husband and his friends joke, grope and lie their way through an evening of impersonations,infidelity and badly-aimed custard pies.

Watch the first of three teasers here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJEXBFqGeD0

‘At times you’re not sure whether the tears running down your cheeks are because the piece is so funny or because it is so sad’ DAILY TELEGRAPHY

Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 5th November, 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 2.30pm
To book tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/3006

15.                  OTR reviewing CUPPERS

Are you involved in a Cuppers Production this year?  If so, make sure that you have uploaded your production onto the new Oxford Theatre Review website (www.oxfordtheatrereview.co.uk) so that we can send a student reviewer to the first night of your performance.

For details on how to do this, please email rachel.lovibond@some.ox.ac.uk and I can send you a guide.

You will need to create an OTR profile in order toupload an event if you don’t have one already – this can be done very easily on the website.

If you have any questions at all regarding uploading your production or the general reviewing process, please feel free to email.

16.                  The Collective, Sierra Leone is looking for Brand Managers to promote our work on campus.

The Collective isthe first specialist volunteer organisation to operate in Sierra Leone. We aim to place and support skilled graduate volunteers into challenging projects in Sierra Leone. Our partners, The Craig Bellamy Foundation, Action Aid and Accountability Alert Sierra Leone offer volunteers a wide variety of projects. We aim to attract a volunteer who has a passion for development and is looking for a unique opportunity to develop their skills.

You will be responsible for:
 Promoting TheCollective using provided marketing resources (posters, flyers, emails)
 Initiating, organising and running events to promote the program
 Developing relationships with university media and societies

You will gain:
 Performance related remuneration
 Work experience in marketing, promotion, brand management and advertising
 Exposure to professional contacts and social networks
 Insight into the international development and volunteering sectors

You are:
 An effective communicator with strong verbal and written communication skills
 Connected within University through societies, teams, departments, voluntary organisations and unions
 Socially confident and able to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders
 Reliable and organised

For further information about The Collective, see our website www.thecollectivesl.co.uk
To apply for this position, please submit a CV and a short paragraph about why you are interested in this role to antonia@thecollectivesl.co.uk

17.                  Teach First Leadership Development Programme

1 in six young people leave school unable to read, write and add up properly.
(Source: Leitch Review on Skills, 2008)

Canyou change their lives and change yours?

Teach First is anindependent charity that provides the training and support to enable graduates and experienced professionals to make a real impact in addressing one of the UK’s most damaging social issues, educational disadvantage.

Teach First offers an exceptional two-year Leadership Development Programme that focuses on education, and which includes in its first year a PGCE qualification. With high-quality training, supportive coaching and on-going opportunities, Teach First provides a unique platform of skills and experience to take forward into any future career.
This year Teach First is looking to recruit their largest ever intake of 1000 graduates, to begin working in schools facing challenging circumstances from September 2012.
Areyou ready to take up the challenge? Come along to our Employer Presentation at Oxford University to find out more.

EMPLOYER PRESENTATION

DATE: Monday 31st October
TIME: 19.00

VENUE: Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Ship Street

CONTACT: Maria Donovan mdonovan@teachfirst.org.uk

Visit www.teachfirst.org.uk to find out more and/or email Maria Donovan at mdonovan@teachfirst.org.uk  to discuss your application.

18.                  Interested in Development? Volunteer with Kenya Education Partnerships (KEP)

Kenya Education Partnerships (KEP) is a student-run education charity focusing on improvingKenyan education. We want to recruit talented, enthusiastic Oxford students to enhance both the academic and extra-curricular provision of Kenyan schools.
Successful applicants will be partnered with a secondary school in rural Kenya and work there as a Project Worker for eight weeks in summer 2012. You will invest £1700 purchasing much-needed resources for your school, as well as creating a holistic programme of health awareness, gender equality, post-education opportunities, sports, music, arts, and drama (we don’t do any teaching!)

Volunteering withKEP is a rare opportunity to experience life in a rural African community whilst making a real impact on the quality of its education and experiencing firsthand many challenges of development.

APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER 2012 @ www.kep.org.uk- DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER
If you want to find out more we’ll be holding another information meeting on Wednesday 26th October at 3pm at Oxford Hub (upstairs in Turl Street Cafe). Alternatively emailoxford@kep.org.uk for more info!

19.                  Equal Pay Day: Your Toolkit for Bridging the Pay Gap

In 2011, full-time working women on average earn 84.5% of what men earn. The Fawcett Society marks this with Equal Pay Day, the day 84.5% of the way through the year, when the average woman effectively “stops earning”.

The causes of the pay gap are a complex mixture of the institutional and individual, but by being aware of the problem, you can equip yourself to bridge the pay gap. Whether you’re going for a high-earning career or salary isn’t one of your major concerns, being able to negotiate and know your rights will always be helpful.

Oxford University Student Union and the Careers Service are hosting a lunchtime ofevents on bridging the pay gap, including a salary negotiation workshop.

Comealong, bring lunch if you want, and bring a friend!

Signup here to get a place: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ousuequalpayday
If you have any questions, please contact Yuan, OUSU Vice-President (Women) at women@ousu.org.
Date: Fri 4th Week (4th November)
Location: Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
Open to: All genders, but women particularly given priority

12:30 Welcome by Lucy Hawkins (Careers Advisor) and Yuan Yang (OUSU VP Women)
12:40 Know your Salary Rights – Ben Hegedus, Employment Law Solicitor
1:10 Salary Rights Q&A
1:20 Negotiating Skills for Salary Discussions – Lucy Hawkins, Careers Advisor
1:45 Oxford University Student Union: Get Involved
2:00 Close

20.                  Oxford Diwali Ball

Once you’ve been to one Oxford ball, you’ve been to them all really – they’re all pretty similar. EXCEPT the Oxford Diwali Ball – it’s the only Oxford Ball with a massive dose of Indian culture, and this is a brilliant opportunity to experience it for yourself! The ball is on Saturday November 5th (Saturday of 4th Week), so VERY SOON! As balls go, it’s one of the cheapest going, £40 for a dining ticket and £20 for a non-dining ticket. A fantastic traditional Indian 3 course meal is provided, and the headline act promises to amaze!

If you’re interested, check out our facebook event (below), and get tickets for you and your friends! If you have any questions about the event, or for information on how to buy tickets, email jamie.patel@lmh.ox.ac.uk

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105288512908820

After all, are there many better ways to celebrateBonfire Night than by celebrating the Festival of Lights?

21.                  Oxbridge Biotechnology Roundtable

The Oxbridge Biotechnology Roundtable (OBR) is an innovative student-led inter-campus forum connecting industry professionals to academic innovators from business, law, science and others disciplines across Cambridge, Oxford, London and beyond.

We seek to fosteran on campus conversation about biotech, pharma and the life sciences industry. By pairing young upcoming innovators to established professionals we aim toMOVE IDEAS FORWARD.
Since starting insummer of 2011 we’ve grown to nearly 1,500 members across Cambridge, Oxford and London. Our activities focus on:

1) Education: seminars, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities to meetleaders in biotech, pharma, finance and academia. We allow industry professionals to access young talent and NEW IDEAS

2) Industry Immersion: opportunities for internships with biotechs, pharmaceutical companies, IP law firms, finance companies, etc.

3) Communication:we are soon launching an interactive blog, the Roundtable Review, and wouldlike to invite our members to submit articles about science, business and everything in between.

For more information on OBR, our activities this term and how you can get involved, visit our website: www.oxbridgebiotech.com/

All activities and membership are FREE!
Please see our attached term card!

Upcoming events:

1)

WHAT:           Science Journalism and the Hottest Stories in Biotech—with NATURE Biotechnology
WHEN:  this Wednesday, 26 October 2011, (5:30pm)
WHERE:  Seminar Room, New Biochemistry Building
**drinks reception with FREE beer and nibbles after event;

We will be raffling three copies of Spin-outs: Commercializing Academic Research, by Prof Graham Richards.  Graham will also be at the event to do a book signing.

2)
WHAT:           Bringing a Drug to Market, with Tamas Bartfai
WHEN:  3 November 2011, 5:30PM
WHERE:  Seminar Room, New Biochemistry

3)
WHAT:  Biotech or Pharma? with Barbara Domayne-Hayman (CEO of Stablilitech) and Katharine Holland (of Roche Pharmaceuticals)
WHEN:  23 November 2011, 5.30PM
WHERE:  Lecture Theatre 4, Said BusinessSchool

22.                  Entrepreneur First

Introducing Entrepreneur First, a new initiative to provide a prestigious and practicalroute into entrepreneurship for top graduates from all backgrounds. Announced in March by David Cameron, and backed by some of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs, EF offers young entrepreneurs everything they need to start their own business when they graduate.

Coming to the Ship Street Centre at 6-7pm on the 1st November, we shall be talking about access to our incredible support package, a unique and innovative offering which includes free personal mentorship, training, networking opportunities, access to funding and a generous in-kind support for up to two years after graduation. There will also be a unique chance to hear from one of our participating high-profile entrepreneurs, who will be talking about their involvement with the scheme and general experiences as a graduate entrepreneur.

In the meantime, for further information about theprogramme please feel free to visit our web site www . entrepreneurfirst . org . uk , for info regarding events please visit our facebook page, and to hear our news please follow us on twitter.

23.                  Mature Students’ Drinks – Friday 4th November (end 4th Week), 5pm, Merton MCR

A Mature Student is anyone who is over the age of 21 when they matriculate. If this is you, and if you’d like to wind down a bit before the weekend, come along to Merton MCR on Friday 4th November for some relaxing drinks. It’ll be an informal opportunity to meet other mature students. OUSU representatives will also be there, to talk to about any issues you’d like to discuss. Feel free to show up on the day and bring others, or for more information you can contact Jim O’Connell on graduates@ousu.org.

24.                  Careers in Malaysia Day – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday 5th November, Imperial College, London

This is an opportunity for students interested in a career in Malaysia, to meet with arange of employers in London. As well as a traditional Careers Fair of exhibition stands, there will also be a series of talks and potentially individual interviews on the day. For this reason, registration in advance with a 1-page CV is essential. Download the CV form from http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/about-us/whats-on/international-events/ and email it to international@careers.ox.ac.uk by Wednesday 26thOctober at the latest. Organisations expected to attend include: Celcom Axiata Berhad, Teach for Malaysia, SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Berhad, SKRINE, Intel, Malakoff Corporation Berhad, Q Lab Sdn Bhd, Ethos & Company, Capital Dynamics Private Limited Company, Strand Aerospace Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Petronas Berhad, TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD, Bank Negara Malaysia, Motorola Solutions Malaysia Bhd.

25.                  Sign-up for the PwC Roller-Racing Challenge at your campus in October.

That winning feeling
stays with you

Could you pedal your way to a great cash prize? The on-campus PwC Roller-Racing Challenge will be getting the adrenalin pumping on your campus this October, so sign up now and you could soon be in on the action.

Here’s how it works:

• University heats
Each competitor completes 500m on the Roller-Racing machine. The fastest boy and girl on the day each win £250, and we’ll work with the winners to benefit the university club or society of their choice.

• Fastest University
The times of the winning boy and girl from each university will then be pitted against thosefrom other universities and the fastest overall will each win a £1,000 grand prize to put towards a university club or society of their choice*. The tworunners up will each win £500 too.

sign-up button – link to www.pwc.com/uk/careers/roller-racing Sign me up for Roller-Racing

link to graduate website – www.pwc.com/uk/careers Find out about graduate opportunities with PwC.

*Exclusions do apply. Terms and conditions online.

And finally…

Have a great week,

Chris

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21/10/11:

Hey Oriel,

Hope term’s treating you well so far! If you’ve got a notice you want to go out to the JCR, email it to me and I’ll put it in next week’s bulletin. Again, any questions, drop me an email. Otherwise, please send any notices for the next bulletin to the usual address – jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

1. Cleanliness around college and respectful treatment of scouts
2. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2012
3. Interested in playing college basketball?
4. Cross Country Cuppers, Saturday 22nd October
5. Oxford Diwali Ball
6. Whately Society: 101 ways to incur ethical obligations by your mere existence
7. Rugby: The Varsity Match
8. Bikes in third quad
9. CHUTNEY AND CHIPS IS BACK.
10. HCMS: Hertford College Wind Band
11. Get ahead with MILKROUND – careers of the highest degree – grad jobs, schemes and internships!
12. Oxford Entrepreneurs committee positions
13. 5K Walk/Run to support the education of underprivileged children in India
14. University Squash Membership
15. OXJAM OXFORD TAKEOVER – SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER
16. The Ernst & Young Challenge and Reception
17. Children of Oedipus – a new play based on Euripides’ ‘Phoenician Women’
18. RBS GLOBAL BANKING AND MARKETS: THE MOVEABLE FEAST
19. The Dummy Tree
20. Microsoft Reading Campus Tour, 13/12/11.
21. GENIESIS – The 1st Bhangra Night of the Year, The Dawn of a New Era…
22. WOV-Development Consultancy Work Experience!
23. Cycle the Cape with Oxford RAG
24. Neil Jameson Flier
25. Who Are We and Does It Matter in the 21st Century?
26. Senior Leaders Presentation and Networking Session
27. Shared Planet
28. Oxford Microfinance Initiative

1. Cleanliness around college and respectful treatment of scouts

Just a couple of issues that college has raised concerning cleanliness around college, and the lack of respect with which scouts are being treated:

On the first point, could members of the JCR ensure that they don’t cause unnecessary mess around college – please throw away detritus from the JCR shop, and clean up after yourselves in the JCR Annex and elsewhere.

Second, there have been concerns that scouts are being treated without respect – with a bit more courtesy their job of looking after students and college can be made easier for everyone concerned.

2. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2012

Do you often find yourself parked in front of the quiz machine in the bar? Are you inclined to make buzzing noises before you answer questions? Do you have a burning desire to hear your surname preceded by your college read out by an increasingly panicked sounding man?
If any of these apply to you and you have a passion (and hopefully aptitude) for general knowledge and obscure facts then university challenge could be for you!
We are looking to form an Oriel college team for this year’s university challenge competition and we need you!! Oriel hasn’t won the competition since 1966 and we haven’t even competed in the live TV finals since the early noughties!!!
So its about time we changed things and coupled our sporting success with winning a televisedgame show.

If you’re interested in applying to be part of the team please contact me at clare.buffery@oriel.ox.ac.uk with your name, subject, year of study and your three “specialist subjects”. I shall try and hold trials in the next couple of weeks to select a team.

So if you want this … www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_3LfuwVyw&feature=related to be you then please get in touch!!

Clare (UC captain)

3. Interested in playing college basketball?

Green Templeton has assembled a small basketball team that will be competing in the collegeleague – But we are looking for more players. We found out that we are twinned with Oriel college, so if you are up for playing some ball, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We practice and play games on Saturdays.

If you want to play, contact Adam on: adlinzey@aol.com

4. Cross Country Cuppers, Saturday 22nd October

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the cross country cuppers is taking place this Saturday, 22nd, at Port Meadow. Women’s 6k race, 12:30pm
Men’s 10k race, 1:15pm.

I wondered if you could perhaps send an email round encouraging anyone who fancies a jog on Saturday to take part, as everyone scores points for Oriel and success in the event is usually proportional to the number of people taking part.

Registration open from 11:30 and closes 10 minutesbefore the start of each race. Entry completely and utterly FREE.

5. Oxford Diwali Ball

Once you’ve been to one Oxford ball, you’ve been to them all really – they’re all pretty similar. EXCEPT the Oxford Diwali Ball – it’s the only Oxford Ball with a massive dose of Indian culture, and this is a brilliant opportunity to experience it for yourself! The ball is on Saturday November 5th (Saturday of 4th Week), so VERY SOON! As balls go, it’s one of the cheapest going, £40 for a dining ticket and £20 for a non-dining ticket. A fantastic traditional Indian 3 course meal is provided, and the headline act promises to amaze!

If you’re interested, check out our facebook event (below), and get tickets for you and your friends! If you have any questions about the event, or for information on how to buy tickets, email jamie.patel@lmh.ox.ac.uk

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105288512908820

After all, are there many better ways to celebrate Bonfire Night than by celebrating the Festival of Lights?

6. Whately Society: 101 ways to incur ethical obligations by your mere existence

All are welcome to the Whately Society’s first discussion of the academic year. To kick off the term, Sean Scoltock, Co-President of Oriel’s Philosophy Society, will be giving a short talk on why he believes the actions of previous generations can impose duties on us today.

Where: MacGregor Room, Oriel College
When: Monday 24th October, 8pm

As always, wine and nibbles will be provided!

For more information, email christopher.dunk@oriel.ox.ac.uk or jonathan.cockfield@oriel.ox.ac.uk

7. Rugby: The Varsity Match

On Thursday December 8th, at 2pm, the 130th Varsity match will kick off between Oxford and Cambridge University. One of the oldest contests between the two Universities, it is also one of the longest running sporting events in the world. This year it is going to be held at Twickenham in front of an expected crowd of 40,000 and there should be a significant Oriel contingent in both the Under 21s and the Blues squads. Jack Wills have put together this nostalgic video to publicise the match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNw4VGajOL4

Until October 31st I can sell student tickets for just 5 pounds. This will put you in themiddle of the Oriel section of the crowd. Return coach tickets from Oxford’s Iffley Road direct to Twickenham are only £12 (or if in London, simply use the tube) and there’s also often a big crowd from the college who head down on the train.

If you would like tickets please email me (at samuel.beer@oriel.ox.ac.uk), pidge me 5 pounds, and I will pidge you a ticket.

8. Bikes in third quad

Ladies and gentleman,

It has been bought to my attention that an increasing number of Bikes are being left in the third quad near St Mary gate.

The said bikes are not being parked in the bike racks provided and are free standing on the bike stand, this is now beginning to cause obstructions, and we are now starting to fall into the dreaded “Health and Safety”, your bike is also more likely to be tampered with or damaged.

As of NOW please do not park your bikes in this fashion and use one of the many bike stands around college to secure your bike.

If bikes are parked here in the future members of college staff will treat them as an obstruction and they will be removed to a safer area.

Regards

Dickie Bird
Oriel College
Lodge Team Leader

9. CHUTNEY AND CHIPS IS BACK.

We have a brand new script and a brand new team behind it. We’re looking for a CO-PRODUCER AND CO-DIRECTOR for the new play, which will be performed late Hilary or early Trinity 2012.

For those who need a reminder, Chutney and Chips 2011 was Oxford’s FIRST asian show…music, dances, beautiful costumes and a unique storyline crossing cultures. Cambridge have Mastana, LSE have Timeless, UCL have Rangeela..now it is Oxford’s turn to show everyone what we have got to offer.

If you’re interested, please email jassimran.bansal@some.ox.ac.uk with a brief account of why you’d like to be involved, including any past experience that you may have had.

The Chutney and Chips Team 2012

10. HCMS: Hertford College Wind Band

Calling all wind, brass and percussion players!

Fancy joining a friendly non-auditioning wind band? We currently have vacancies for all instruments so if you are interested in joining then please get in touch (thomas.sears@hertford.ox.ac.uk). We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 8 – 9.30pm at Hertford College.

We are non-auditioning, and so we don’t require a huge amount of ability, but just enthusiasm and commitment, and we aim to make it a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The band is open to Oxford students from all colleges, so please send this on to anybody else who you think may be interested.

Look forward to hearing from you

Tom Sears

11. Get ahead with MILKROUND – careers of the highest degree – grad jobs, schemes and internships!

http://www.milkround.com/r6158299

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Sign up today for news and advice, daily careers updates and info about the Times Top 100 Employers and find your ideal job/internship/ insight day!!

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(ex Corpusc-elle)

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12. Oxford Entrepreneurs committee positions

Do you want to join an exciting and dynamic team to help build and improve Europe’s largest student enterprise society? The Committee attracts our most talented and interesting members – most of us want to start businesses on graduation, if not alreadydoing so. We’re getting great experience from building the society, running it in a way which is a model for our members in terms of innovation, quality and ambition. We are currently recruiting for the positions of:

Marketing Officer (student position)
Web Media Marketing Officer (student position)
IT Director (student position)
Startup Relations Director (student position)
OE College Representatives (student positions)

Applications must be received no later than October 24, 2008. Interviews will commence the following week.

Please contact Helena Prokhorenko, OE’s VP, at helena@oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk for more information on these positions and to submit your cover letter and CV.

13. 5K Walk/Run to support the education of underprivileged children in India

Asha for Education and UNICEF Oxford Present:

Their 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run to support education of underprivileged children in India

WHEN: October 29th

WHERE: Oxford University Parks
South Parks Road, OX1 3RF

TIME: Registration from 9-10am
5K from 10am-12pm

ENTRY: £10

REGISTRATION: http://www.ashanet.org/london/oxford-5k

There is zero overhead for this event and all proceeds will go to the children of All Bengal Women’s Union (http://www.abwu.org/; http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=443).

If you have any questions or would like to help out on the day please email oxford@ashanet.org

14. University Squash Membership

Hi all,

Want to play squash during your time at Oxford? OUSRC is looking for players of all standards!

Membership is just £30 for the year and gets you:
-Unlimited free squash court bookings at Iffley Sports Ground (normal price £4.50 for 45 mins)
-Weekly coaching sessions from players in the University Teams (also free!)
-Entry into the University Box Leagues, an excellent opportunity to have a match against players of a similar standard to you
-Opportunity to buy OUSRC Stash
-Access to OUSRC’s Social Events throughout the year

The first coaching session will be this Sunday (Oct 23rd) at Iffley Road:
Women: 2.45-4.15 pm
Men: 4.15-5.45 pm
This will be open to all – regardless of whether you have joined – but thereafter you must be a member to attend. Feel free to bring your chequebooks to sign up after!

Check out our website (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ousrc/) for more information.

If you would like to join, email me or fill out the webform (‘Join OUSRC’) on our website.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Alex Powles (alexander.powles@new.ox.ac.uk)
OUSRC Members’ Officer 2011/12

15. OXJAM OXFORD TAKEOVER – SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER

Global cause. Local music.

Oxfam are taking over some of the city centre’s most eclectic music venues this weekend, with 12 hours of music from 20 local bands, including The Scholars, We Aeronauts, Wild Swim and Matt Winkworth, at the O3 Gallery (12-6pm), The Living Room (1.30-6pm), Modern Art Oxford (6pm onwards), The Cellar (6pm onwards) and Turl Street Kitchen (7.30pm onwards).

Full line-up and set times, as well as wristbands, can be found at oxjamoxford.co.uk.

Tickets: £8 (from oxjamoxford.co.uk), or free in return for 1-2 hours’ volunteering on the day (email philip.coales@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

16. The Ernst & Young Challenge and Reception

It’s not your average employer evening.
But then we’re not your average employer.

The Ernst & Young Challenge and Reception

Find out what we do and experience what makes Ernst & Young a different place to work at our Challenge and Reception. You’ll learn why we think your natural strengths are important, and how using them will lead to a happy, fulfilling career. You’ll also meet inspiring people from Ernst & Young, and you can ask them anything you like.

Date: Tuesday 25 October

Time: 18:30

Location: The Ballroom, Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2LN

”It was much more creative than any other employer event I’ve been to.”
– Alexander, Law student, Edinburgh

Register here online:

www.ey.com/uk/milkround

17. Children of Oedipus – a new play based on Euripides’ ‘Phoenician Women’

O’Reilly Theatre, Keble
26-29 October
For tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/f/3074

Life goes on, even for Oedipus.

What would happen in the days, months, years that follow a family’s revelation of incest and murder? In this play, father, mother and children fall short of tragic heroism and nobility, they fail to confront exile or suicide, they simply cling on,dragging themselves through the mess of everyday life.

Yet, beneath this attempt at domestic normality, the shameful secret lives on. The sons of Oedipus are at each other’s throats and the city is locked in civil war. Can Jocasta hold together her family and her home?
Euripides’ least-known play, ‘Phoenissae’, offers a new vision of tragedy, in which extraordinary suffering takes place in an ordinary world.

18. RBS GLOBAL BANKING AND MARKETS: THE MOVEABLE FEAST

Three fantastic restaurants. Three key groups of RBS people. Three opportunities to make a great impression and find out what you really want to know about working within RBS Global Banking and Markets. Along with a group of Managing Directors, at this exclusive invitation-only event, you’ll get to meet a number of Vice Presidents and a selection of our current graduate trainees. The Moveable Feast will be at Oxford University on:

Date: 27th October

Time: 6pm meet (approx finish time 9.30pm)

Location: To be revealed upon delivery of invitation

Show us you’re worthy of an invitation at:
www.makeitrbs.com/gbmevents

19. The Dummy Tree

by Conor Mitchell, A New Musical
BT Studio – 7.30pm – 3rd Week

On the morning of his wedding day, seventeen-year-old Paul stands underneath a tree festooned with dummies, cigarette packets, old gin bottles and all the other things people want to give up. Next to the tree is a girlwith a pushchair. She is trying to get her baby to let go of his dummy. Neither sees the other.

The time is “now”, the setting is “anywhere that ain’t posh”. Two separate stories are played out in the same space and begin to knit together musically, taking the audience from laughter to tears and back again.

As Paul struggles to make the biggest decision of his life, Nob, hisbest friend and best man frets that they will be late. The mother comforts her baby and Mingham – the chief, chav bridesmaid and wedding-planner supreme – finds the tree and tries to tempt Paul away.

Written by one of the country’s leading musical theatre composers, Conor Mitchell’s The Dummy Tree was commissioned by the National Theatre Connections and was workshopped by director Phyllida Lloyd with young people from YouthMusic Theatre UK.
http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/btsstudent/
Only 50 tickets available per night so book NOW to avoid disappointment.

20. Microsoft Reading Campus Tour, 13/12/11.

Have you ever wondered how some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the worldwork?
This is your opportunity to find out! Microsoft is offering 20 pupils from Oxford University the chance to go on a tour of their Reading Campus.
Successful applicants will get exclusive access to their various departments, see how hundreds of people work together in the firm, and get the chance to ask questions they have about Microsoft!
You should be interested in a career in Microsoft if you apply, and should email andrew.turner@hertford.ox.ac.uk with your Name, College and a statement about why you want to look round Microsoft’s campus.
The tour will take place on the 13th of December this year, so get applying soon.

21. GENIESIS – The 1st Bhangra Night of the Year, The Dawn of a New Era…

Tuesday, 25th October 2011 at 10pm – 2am Wednesday, 26th October

Location: The Bridge, Hythe Bridge St., Oxford. OX1 2EW. (For map, see http://bridgeoxford.co.uk/contact.shtml

Oxford BhangraSoc is proud to present it’s long-awaited first event of the year…GENIESIS!

We are back with our banging Bhangra/Hip-Hop fusion nights which we all love and enjoy. Thisevent brings you the masterful vibes of Empire Sounds DJs, intricate beats of our live Dholis and student drink deals (inc. a double spirit + mixer for £3)!!!

This kick-off event will be at our old stomping ground, The Bridge, onTuesday 25th October 2011 (3rd week). Tickets areJUST £5 (on the door) with proceeds going towards a BhangraSoc Ball next year!!!

EVENT – Geniesis
TIME – Tuesday 25th October, 10pm-2am (doors close at 12am)
LOCATION – The Bridge, Hythe Bridge St., Oxford. OX1 2EW. (For map, see http://bridgeoxford.co.uk/contact.shtml

For further information please visit our website www.wix.com/bhangrasoc/oxford or email us at oxford.bhangrasoc@gmail.com

22. WOV-Development Consultancy Work Experience!

Learn professional consulting skills and help those in need at the same time!

Wired Oxford Volunteers (WOV) is an International Development Consultancy which is recruiting for its projects. WOV works with banks, think tanks and NGO’s in the developing world to help them with their projects. We assemble and coach talented Oxford students to lead independent consulting projects in various fields including IT, finance, law, medicine, etc. A list of the projects we are running in Michaelmas can be found attached to this email.

We will be holding our first information session in 3rd week so please come to learn more!

WHEN: 26th Oct. from 17:15-18:00
WHERE: Baring Room, Hertford College
If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact us at wiredoxfordolunteers@googlemail.com. We are also looking for committee members so if you are interested in working with us please email us to express your interest!

23. Cycle the Cape with Oxford RAG

Info Evening Thursday of 3rd Week (27th October)
7.30pm in OxHub (above Turl Street Kitchen)

In summer 2012 twenty Oxford students will be discovering South Africa on two wheels, riding 360 miles along the Garden Route to the Cape of Good Hope…

The adventure and challenge is to ride 360 miles from Storms River to the Cape of Good Hope over six days. The adventure starts from the big tree in Tsitsikamma Forest and will end when you reach the Cape of Good Hope after climbing over the highs of Robinson Pass at 860m.

The adventure is run as part of Oxford RAG and there is therefore a fundraising target which we will be working with you to achieve. RAG are working with a company StudentAdventures who organise international flights, internal road and air transfers, English speaking guide, assistant guide, porters, drivers and chef for a safe and enjoyable cycle. The charity who this adventure supports is Hope for Children, a charity which works closely with the poorest populations in 7 developing countries across the world and aims to provide sustainable solutions for the most disadvantaged children.

IT WILL BE BRILLIANT!

The dates are the 15th to 30th August 2012.
For more information look at www.studentadventures.co.uk, contact sarah.hewett@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk, or come to the Cycle the Cape information evening on the 27th (Thursday of 3rd week).

24. Neil Jameson Flier

See attached

25. Who Are We and Does It Matter in the 21st Century?

Blue Boar Theatre, Christ Church College, Sunday Oct 23rd, 6pm

Gary Younge’s latest book ‘Who Are We – and Should It Matter in the 21st Century?’ (Viking) probes questions of identity, solidarity and our affiliations in changing times. How we define ourselves affects every part of our lives: from violence on the streets to international terrorism; from changes in our laws to whom we elect; from our personal safety to military occupations.

In this talk Younge will offer a timely overview of identity and affiliation in changing times featuring extracts from his book and followed by a Q & A and discussion.

Gary Younge is an award-winning journalist and writer based in New York. As a columnist and feature writer for the Guardian in 2009 he won the prestigious James Cameron award for his coverage of the Obama election and the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his work. His previous books include Stranger in a Strange Land, a compilation of his writings from the US and No Place Like Home, in which he retraced the route of the civil rights FreedomRiders through the Deep South.

Born in Hertfordshire to Barbadian parents, he grew up in Stevenage until he was 17when he went to teach English in a United Nations Eritrean refugee school in Sudan with Project Trust. Gary Younge read French and Russian in Edinburgh before going on to study Newspaper Journalism. With his insightful gravitas, witty anecdotes and commentaries, this chance to hear Younge live at Oxford is truly unmissable.

Tickets are £4 for students and £6 for non-students and can be purchased here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/138832

RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=230495990340410

http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/garyyounge+commentisfree/commentisfree

This talk has been organised by student Clarissa Pabi and is in association with Oxford PPE Society and OBSC.

Younge’s ‘Who Are We and Does It Matter in the 21st Century?’ talk is part of a Book Tour produced by Tilt. www.ontilt.org.

26. Senior Leaders Presentation and Networking Session

Description: Unilever is a leading consumer goods company, who make some of the world’s best loved brands: Dove, Tresemmé, Ben & Jerry’s and Marmite to name a few. This presentation by James Bruce (Vice President Finance UK and Ireland) and Charles Nichols (Group Controller) will give you an insight into Unilever as a company and also our Future Leaders Programme, our two year fast-track management programme. We offer roles in the following areas – Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Customer Development, Business & Technology Management, Human Resources and Marketing. The presentation will be followed by a networking session where you can talk informally to Unilever graduates and managers from a range of business areas.

Venue: The Old Bank Hotel, 91-94 High Street, Oxford

Date: Tuesday 25th October 2011

Time: 19.30

To find out more visit our website www.unilever.co.uk/graduates or speak to us online

27. Shared Planet

12&13 November, Oxford Town Hall

The UK’s biggest gathering of students taking action for global justice is coming to Oxford.With leading campaigners from around the world, activist groups and comedians, make sure you come along.

Book now at peopleandplanet.org/shared-planet-2011
For more information e-mail Adam on adam.ramsay@peopleandplanet.org

28. Oxford Microfinance Initiative

Dear all,

Oxford Microfinance Intiative is a student-run consultancy that provides free services to microfinance institutions around the world. Over the past two years, we have worked on 12 projects in 8 different countries, ranging from Zimbabwe to Colombia.

This term, we are excited to be launching 5 new projects over 4 countries. This includes a project with Cresol, a network of self-managed rural cooperatives in southwest Brazil with a gross loan portfolio of USD 417.7 million. OMI will be working with Cresol to develop its future plans and strategy, specifically the feasibility of expanding out of the southwest towards the centre of Brazil.

The application deadline is Monday 24 October. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and no previous experience in microfinance or consulting is required.

To view all five projects, and find out how to apply, please visit: http ://oxfordmicrofinance . org/get-involved/oxford-students/ (The application deadline is Monday 24 October.)

Best regards,

Itay
Vice President (Business Development) 2011-2012

And finally…

Have a great week,

Chris