Welcome to the May e-bulletin, featuring social events that span the globe: from New York City to New South Wales! If you're closer to Cambridge, there's plenty coming up, including a special CAMCard offer on fine dining.
Countdown: Support the Light Blues
16 June 2012
It's now only one month until Cambridge take on Oxford in the 2012 Varsity Cricket match. Support the Light Blues and have the perfect excuse for day out at Lord's! Tickets cost £10 and include entry for both men's and women's matches.
International Social Calendar
Grammy Award Winners at NYC May Ball
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York
21 June 2012
Cambridge in America have now confirmed that Rebirth Brass Brand and Big Sam’s Funky Nation will provide entertainment for their May Ball. If you’ll be in the area, or are looking for an excuse to visit New York, the event is open to all alumni and their guests.
Cambridge Music in Bordeaux
Orpheus and Bacchus Music Festival
30 June-6 July 2012
The Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra will take centre stage at the beautiful Domaine le Faure estate, near Bordeaux. Guests are invited to join Cambridge instrumentalists for a week of music, fine wines, and cultural discovery.
28 - 30 June 2012
It's almost June, which means General Admission is only weeks away! For those about to graduate, or those celebrating a graduation anniversary, Eva London produce a collection of stylish rings, exclusive to alumni.
New Approaches to Maternal Mortality in Africa
CRASSH, Alison Richard Building
2 - 3 July 2012
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together academics and practitioners with various expertise and experience to explore recent research and address questions of reducing maternal mortality in Africa, the role of language in interactions between biology and history, and the extent to which basic scientific research informs policy-making.
The Greatest Gift
The first comprehensive study of egg-sharing between women undergoing fertility treatment reveals striking empathy on the part of donors and recipients - and may dispel concerns about programmes that offer 'benefits-in-kind' in return for donated eggs.
image © The Fitzwilliam Museum
Classics Research at Hay
Professor Paul Cartledge will be taking part in a new Classics series at the Hay Festival in June. Professor Cartledge is just one of 27 Cambridge academics taking part in the prestigious literary festival. This is the fourth time that a Cambridge series has run at the Hay Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Norwegian Classic Round Voyage
10 - 21 September 2012
This round voyage from the cultural centre of Bergen to Kirkenes and back again offers 12 days of the most fantastic nature and culture that Norway has to offer. Accompanied by Professor Neil Kent, Senior Associate at the SPRI and former Project Leader for the Nordic Cultural Foundation.
Alumni Travel Event
Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford
13 June 2012
Join us for an Alumni Travel event, exclusive to Cambridge and Oxford alumni. Discover the history of travel writing with Peter Whitfield, author of Travel: A Literary History (2012) and find out more about the Alumni Travel Programme.
The Cambridge Society of NSW, Australia
Thursday 26 July 2012
Alumni are invited to dinner and drinks at the Royal Sydney Golf Club with guest speaker Daniel Vickerman, former Wallaby and Varsity Rugby Captain.
Pas de Calais with the Cambridge Society
10 – 17 September 2012
The next Cambridge Society tour will be to the Pas de Calais region of France with travel author and King’s alumnus Neil Taylor. Highlights will include visits to Boulogne, Bourbourg, Gravelines, Arras, La Coupole, St Omer, Dunkirk and Lille.
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20% Off Fine Dining at Alimentum
15 May - 15 June 2012
CAMCard partners Alimentum (Cambridge) are offering an additional 10% discount off your final bill at their award-winning restaurant.
Free to all alumni, your CAMCard allows you access to the Colleges, identifies you as a member of the University and entitles you to great benefits.
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A short film looking at how the latest technology can influence the lives of patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome - a rare genetic condition that causes near permanent hunger, leading to chronic obesity.
Dr Melissa Calaresu & and Dr Emma Spary on the history of food as part of the Things: Material Cultures of the Long 18th Century Seminar series at CRASSH.
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Continuing Education: online
The University's Institute of Continuing Education is offering a new programme of online courses starting on 4 June 2012. Each course lasts 7 weeks, with topics including Philosophy, History and Forensic Science.