Events

CUCS Scholars' Seminar 2017

The CUCS Scholar's Seminar for this year is to be held on 15th November 2017, from 6.30 PM onwards at the Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St. John's College. The program consists of short talks (lasting around 10 minutes) + Q&A sessions delivered by CUCS members from a wide range of disciplines.

Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract has now passed. To register to attend the seminar, kindly submit the form below.

CUCS Pub Night Mich '16

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) invites you to join us for a pub night being held on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 from 7:00 PM onwards at the Watson & Crick DNA structure discovery announcement famed pub - The Eagle. This pub night is open to all Commonwealth citizens (preferably studying) here in Cambridge, and not only restricted to Trust scholars. Please sign up below if you will be coming.

CUCS Welcome Tea Party 2016

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) is hosting its annual Welcome Tea Party on the evening of 12th October 2016 within the premises of the Sidney Sussex College. The aim of the event is to introduce the new graduate students from Commonwealth countries to senior CUCS representatives and older graduate students at Cambridge.

Register your interest in the link below to stay informed about future CUCS events.

CUCS Trip to Ely - March '16

Join us on a trip to the fabulous Ely Cathedral.

Ely is home to the magnificent Ely Cathedral that can trace its origins to the 7th century. Situated close to the University, several Bishops of Ely have been instrumental in shaping the history of the University. Notably, the medieval Bishop of Ely, Hugh de Balsham was instrumental in founding Peterhouse (and in the process, expelling the secular scholars residing in St. John's hospital). More recently, John Alcock, who was also a Bishop of Ely, founded Jesus College.

CUCS Pub Night

Dear Members,

The Cambridge University Commonwealth Society (CUCS) invites you to join us for a pub night being held on Thursday, 18th February 2016 from 7:30 PM onwards at the Watson & Crick DNA structure discovery announcement famed pub - The Eagle. This pub night will be an opportunity for you to meet the newly elected CUCS committee and the other commonwealth society members from different countries. Please sign up below if you will be coming.

CUCS trip to Grantchester

Dear Members,

CUCS is coming up with its first event for this term.  The committee has planned an exciting outing to Grantchester.   The small village is famous for its tea and scones at The Orchard and its beautiful meadows.  If weather permits, we will also walk to Byron’s Pool, a local natural reserve close by.

Annual General Meeting

CUCS is holding its Annual General Meeting for 2015-16. We have received nominations for society positions and the new committee will be elected on this day. Please come along to vote for and know your new committee and also if you would like to get involved with CUCS. 

AGM to be held at Date: 20th January 2015

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Lecture room 5, Mill Lane lecture rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

Marlborough House Trip

Terry Barringer (CUCS's secretary) has arranged a guided tour of the Commonwealth Secretariat Headquarters at Marlbororough House, London.

Our guide will be Stuart Mole, former Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society and fomerly Office Manager for Commonwealth Secretary General Emeka Anyaoku.

Marlborough House is of great historical and architectural interest and has played an important part in the history of the Commonwealth.

Invitation to join committee meeting

Want to find out more about joining the committee?

Students are invited to join committee members and sit-in on one of our meetings to find out more ahead of the elections in January 2015. Come along even if you are not entirely committed yet because this is just an information session. And if you are committed, committee members will be ready to take your questions and you will see for yourself how this society functions and how we manage events along with our busy schedules.

Just drop by the Grad Cafe at 7pm.

Pub Night

Want to explore Cambridge pubs? Or just interested in catching up with fellow scholars?

Join us for drinks and/or food/nibbles (at your own expense) at the Anchor Pub to kick off this academic year. Situated on the banks of the beautiful river Cam and overlooking rows of punts, this is a great pub you won't want to miss.

Please register by filling the form below by 19th Oct so we can have the number of attendees. Pub reservation under 'Commonwealth Society'.

Welcome Tea Parties

It's the start of another academic year!

We would like to welcome all new Cambridge Trust scholars and returning scholars to a tea party jointly organized by CUCS and the Trust.  It is held on 2 consecutive days (15th and 16th) and you can choose to come to both or pick a day that suits you.

 

RSVP: Terry Barringer (TABarringe@aol.com)

Welcome Tea Parties

It's the start of another academic year!

We would like to welcome all new Cambridge Trust scholars and returning scholars to a tea party jointly organized by CUCS and the Trust.  It is held on 2 consecutive days (15th and 16th) and you can choose to come to both or pick a day that suits you.

 

RSVP: Terry Barringer (TABarringe@aol.com)

Students social

Cambridge University Commonwealth Society invites you to a scholars' social event at Wolfson College, 1pm.

 

A few committee members are in Cambridge during the summer so we decided to put together a small social event for other students who also remained in Cambridge.  Whether you have been working hard all summer or just enjoying the sunny weather, why not join us and catch up with fellow Commonwealth Scholars. Pizza (including vegetarian option) and drinks will be provided.

ACU Summer School

  The World in 2113: what will it be like? How can we prepare?

Third Annual Commonwealth Residential School, organised by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, held August 8-12, 2013, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park. Society member, Devyani Gupta was selected to participate in this School. Here is her report.

Annual Dinner 2014

Symposium program (Old Combination Room):

6:30pm Welcome by CUCS Chair, Felicia Ng
6:35pm Message from sponsor Stuart Mole (The Round Table Journal)
6:40pm Symposium chair: Terry Barringer (Assistant Editor of The Round Table Journal, CUCS secretary)
Speakers:
Sir Peter Marshall (former Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General)
Bill Kirkman (CUCS founder and Assistant Treasurer)
Devyani Gupta (CUCS vice-chair, Commonwealth Scholar)