University of Cambridge Alumni e-bulletin
November 2012

Welcome to the November e-bulletin, bringing you the latest events and news from the University.

Cambridge Connections Around the World

Unbound 3Alumni Travel
Unbound 3 – new 2013 trip listing out now

Discover more of the world with Cambridge through the Alumni Travel Programme. New tours in this brochure range from Burma and Bulgaria to Sri Lanka and Spitsbergen.

View the trips on our website or email us for a printed copy of the brochure.

Find out more


Alumni GroupsAlumni Groups
Our 2013 Alumni Groups Directory is out now

Cambridge is proud to have what is probably the largest alumni network in the world, with more than 400 Alumni Groups in all corners of the globe. Find out more about Groups near you in the 2013 Alumni Groups Directory, going out to all alumni living outside the UK with the current CAM. You can also download the Directory.


Coming up in Cambridge

fitzwilliam museumFitzwilliam Museum - Calligraphy Today
10 November 2012 – 13 January 2013

Enjoy the first ever exhibition of the Museum's sparkling collection of contemporary calligraphy acquired in 2008. The exhibition, featuring pieces in wide range of media, showcases the work of leading British and foreign artists inspired by the rich traditions and contemporary cultures of Europe, the Middle East, China and Japan.

Further details

Watch the Night SkyWatch this Space
Runs until 27 March 2013

Public open evenings at the Institute of Astronomy are back. Thirty minute talks start at 7.15pm, followed by an opportunity to look through the historical Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes if the weather is clear. See the 2013 talk schedule.

Further details


Museum ShopThe University of Cambridge Museums Shop - Now Open

A vast assortment of items from all eight of Cambridge University's museums can be found at the new museum shop which opened this week. Stocking everything from Christmas cards and educational toys to exhibition collections and much more.

The shop, in King's Parade, is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sundays.

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Further Afield

Varsity Rugby Match
Battle of the Blues - Booking Extended
6 December 2012, 2pm kick off, Twickenham

Online booking for the Blues Village has been extended until 30 November! Show your colours and catch up with old friends at the start of the festive season. Standard tickets and other packages are also available.

Book now


Cambridge 10Cambridge 10 Event: Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
29 November 2012, 7pm, London

Join Cambridge 10 at the Commander Bar, Notting Hill for casual drinks to welcome in the festive season. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served and all alumni and friends are welcome to attend. No RSVP necessary.

Find out more about Cambridge 10


Kings PlaceUnderstanding Society
27 November 2012, 7pm, Kings Place, London

David Cameron has made 'The Big Society' a central plank of his agenda as if 'society' were self-evident. Professor Simon Franklin, Lord Giddens, Professors Juliet Mitchell and Richard Sennett tell us what they understand by society and offer answers to the audience's questions.

Tickets available online


India GateThe Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Ball
New Delhi, Saturday 8 December

Alumni are invited to attend this charitable event at the Royal Belgian Embassy, New Delhi. A fun evening with music and dancing will be followed by dinner.
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To find out about other upcoming Alumni Group events, please see our website.



quests for perfection Quests for Perfection in English Alchemy

From the elixirs of legend to transmutation of base metals into gold, medical practice and social mobility were steeped in alchemy.

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Heathrow AirportThe Future of Flying

According to studies by Cambridge engineers and their industrial and academic partners, aircraft that work together to solve mathematical problems, and airports with more flexibly used runways could be the future of flying.

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CAMSANCamSAN Careers Event
New Year, New Career

Have you changed career? The Cambridge Student Alumni Network (CamSAN) is looking for alumni to talk at a careers-related event planned for 2013. For further information, please email


Department News & Events

CEB Alumni Speaker Series

All alumni are welcome to attend free talks at the department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology as part of their Alumni Speaker Series. For further information visit the CEB website or register now.

CEB are also looking for a keen speaker to contribute a talk on a topic of interest on 28 February 2013 - if you can help with this please contact for more information.


Britten Sinfonia - At Lunch

Britten Sinfonia – December At Lunch Concert

The award-winning 2012-13 chamber series kicks off in Cambridge on Tuesday 4 December at West Road Concert Hall. CAMCard holders can claim a £3 discount on production of their card at the box office on the day of the concert.

Further details

Cambridge Christmas Alumni Shop

Christmas Shop

With the holiday season fast approaching, why not take a look at some of our Christmas gift ideas in this festive video.


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Body Snatchers Video

The Body Snatchers: Corpse and Effect

Find out how the gruesome activities of body snatchers 200 years ago helped to improve understanding of the human body according to a new book.

Engineering in Action

Engineering in Action

View the stunning winning entries of the 2012 Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering.

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