2019 Freshers Committee!!

Dear all the lovely people of the MCR, It is that time again, I am looking for anyone who would like to be involved in helping organise and run the MCR welcome week in October 2019! The official move in date for new grads is Thursday 3rd October, so the main time commitment would be in the week (and a bit) following this, when our main events happen, with additional planning meetings through the summer (around one a month!). All help is really appreciated as it is the fantastic people in our MCR that make freshers and our community so…

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Mindfulness workshops today and tomorrow

Hi everyone, Just a reminder that the mindfulness workshops with Dr. Elizabeth English are running today and tomorrow afternoon in the Gaskoin Room. Just come – no need for registration! And I will again be doing an informal 10-minute meditation on Friday and next Monday at 7pm in the Chapel. Hope to see you somewhere 🙂 All the best, Yashu – MCR Welfare mindfulness_easter19_timetable.pdf.pdf

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Regular mindfulness practice in chapel crypt

Dear all, As noted in the Chapel term card, we will be having more regular mindfulness practice sessions in the chapel crypt this term: Mon & Fri 7:00pm with me and Wed 6:45pm with our Chaplain Graham, starting this coming week. The Monday and Friday gatherings will be informal and brief. Each time we will follow a 10-15 minute guided meditation. The potential theme I’m considering is Finding Focus. We can make changes according to people’s interest. You are welcome to join regardless of your religious background and amount of experience in meditation. Please let Graham or me know if…

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**The Grove Is Open!!!**

Good evening one and all! I have fantastic news, the Grove is open for business!! Your cards now work on the main door, the sofas are in and we are just putting the finishing touches on top 😀 Some polite reminders however, this space is ours and is amazing, so treat it like it’s yours, please respect it and clean up after yourself! We now have a dishwasher so please use it, but make sure you rinse the things you use before putting them in there and if its a small thing do consider washing it yourself! Friday morning maintenance…

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Grove Movie Night Sat 27th 8pm

Hi everyone, I hope everyone has had a good Easter weekend, I look forward to seeing many of you at the MCR formal on Friday, when we will be having pre- and post-drinks in the Grove eyyy (featuring guests from Darwin)! Also happening in The Grove this weekend: Movie Night! Come hang out in the new Grove: 8pm, snacks, a Netflix film. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/603891303422091/ Website event: http://mcr.fitz.cam.ac.uk/event/grove-film-night/ Hope to see you all there. Best wishes, Bluebell Bluebell Drummond PhD Student | NanoDTC Optoelectronics | Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge MCR Social Secretary | Fitzwilliam College @BHDrummond @credgington_lab

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Mindfulness workshops at Fitz

Hello everyone, I would like to invite you to the mindfulness workshops that will be held at Fitz next week. The university instructor, Dr. Elizabeth English, has kindly agreed to offer the classes at Fitz to maximize attendance for Fitz students. All workshops will take place in the Gaskoin Room (near the Reddaway) and the schedule is as follows: Wednesday 1st May Keeping Calm 3:30 – 5:00 Improving Sleep 5:30 – 7:00 Thursday 2nd May Improving Attention 3:30 – 5:00 Productive Decisions 5:30 – 7:00 I recommend that you register for the workshops online https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/gdp/event/2557459, but if places are full…

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Send you songs to the bar jukebox!

Dear Fitzbillies, We now have a system to accept song submissions for the jukebox in the bar. Simply send your song (i.e. the mp3 file) as an attachment to fitzjbox@gmail.com from your CRSid@cam.ac.uk email. The subject of your email must be formatted as “Song name by Artist name”. Please submit only one song per email. More details are in the PS below. Your files will be reviewed and soon after they’ll be available in the jukebox. We hope to receive a good variety songs from many of you. I hope you’re making the most of the glorious sunshine! Cheers, Chaitanya…

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**Gardening Day**

Dear Fitzbillies, I am very happy to invite you all to our Gardening Day happening on May 5th at 10h00 in the College Allotments (just behind Wilson Court). I hope you join us to celebrate spring and enjoy some fun time outdoors! The College Allotments are available for Fitz students throughout the year, so if you can´t come on the 5th, please feel free to use them to plant your favourite vegetables (or any other species you would like to grow!). If you have any queries regarding the College Allotments, drop me an e-mail or get in touch with Steve…

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Updates: Grove, Termcard and GoT!!

Hello all! I am pleased to announce the Easter term card which you can find attached! We’re putting on lots of low key, easy going events, hopefully to make this last stressful term easier to navigate, everyone is welcome to everything so come along and take a well deserved break! As usual, if you have anything you’d like to see on the term card do get in touch. The Grove renovation is still ongoing, I now hope we will be moved in and fully operational by the 25th of April and will let you know as soon as it’s usable!…

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