MCR Notices – Week 9 TT

SUMMARY

1.      College – End of Year Party

2.      University – “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.” Play, 3rd July.

3.      University – Cowley Road Carnival Fundraiser

4.      University – Sub-dean positions

 

COLLEGE

1.      End of Year Party

We will be celebrating the end of a great year together in style with a Vienna-themed garden and cocktail party on the 27th of June.

You can look forward to:

*live music

*themed drinks, canapés and desserts

*Viennese Waltz demonstrations and lessons by the OU ballroom dance club

We will start at 6pm on the JDP lawn with a festive reception and some group photos. If you need to come later than 6, that’s also fine (do let us know if you’ll be later than 8pm for ticketing purposes).

All St Hilda’s MCR members are invited, and can bring 1 guest who is not an MCR member.

There is no dress code: you can let the Viennese theme inspire you and dress for ballroom dancing, but not dressing up at all is also perfectly fine.

Please sign up using this google form:

http://goo.gl/forms/slv6GhlW9j

One of the questions is about your interest in the dance lesson. Just to be clear: you do not need to formally sign up in order to take part in this and there is also no extra charge. But because of the size of the JDP auditorium, we might need to have two teaching sessions to accommodate everybody, so it will be useful for us to have a rough idea how many of you want to learn the waltz with us.

Signing up early is recommended, as college enforces strict capacity limits for the JDP. Tickets cost £6 or £3 if you don’t want alcohol (please indicate this on your payment) and you can pay by transfer to:

St Hilda’s MCR

sort code 60 70 03

account number 50216864

reference: EOY followed by your first initial and last name and whether you want a non-alcoholic ticket, for instance EOYJSchnurrAlc or EOYJSchnurrNonalc

or by pidging cash to our treasurer Lina Guo. Please pay before Friday the 26th.

You can email Johanna (johanna.schnurr@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk) with any questions. You can find the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1133098176706549/

 

UNIVERSITY

2.      “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.” Play, 3rd July.

What: play “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.”

Where: Sheldonian Theatre

When: Friday 3 July, 7:30pm

Early bird tickets: until 15 June

You are warmly invited to the upcoming play “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford” taking place at the Sheldonian Theatre on 3 July.

The play tells a story about the visit of famous Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich to Oxford University to receive a Honorary Doctorate of Music in 1958 by invitation of Sir Isaiah and Lady Berlin. From the initial invitation by Oxford to Shostakovich in Moscow, the story is a fascinating, humorous and poignant portrayal of the clash of two distinct, and distinctly insular, worlds: the Byzantine rituals of Oxford University and the unsmiling officialdom of Soviet Russia.The story is based on the official correspondence surrounding that visit and reminds us of the value of art in the Cold War period. The play is followed by a recital by internationally acclaimed pianist Colin Stone and The Sacconi Quartet.

There is a limited number of £5 tickets for students exclusively and early bird ticket prices are live until 15 June.

Tickets available:

via Oxford Playhouse – 01865 305305, or here:

https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/index.aspx#event=19740

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1628316927382993/

3.      Cowley Road Carnival Fundraiser!

Cowley Road Carnival is an annual event to celebrate the diversity of the Cowley community, and last year was attended by 45,000 people. This year the carnival is on Saturday 5th July - www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk

There will be a pub quiz fundraiser for the carnival in Pembroke hall bar on Saturday 6th June, 6-9pm. Entry is £4 each, a cash bar is available, and there will be an acoustic performance by Oxford student Caitlin Cook.

Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/959882440722608/

4.       Sub-Dean positions 

There are two positions opening up at Wadham, please see Robyn’s email for details.

MCR Notices – Week 7 TT

SUMMARY

1.      College – End of Year Party  

2.      College – MCR Feedback Survey

3.      College – Saturday’s Film Night

4.      College – St Hilda’s alumnae for St Hilda’s Summer Drinks in London

5.      University – Summer work for OAC

6.      University – “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.” Play, 3rd July.

7.      University – Cowley Road Carnival Fundraiser

8.      University – Rag Lost

9.  University – Participants needed

 

COLLEGE

1.      End of Year Party

I hope that after last week everyone marked down Saturday 27th June (9th week) in their diaries for our end of year party. This week’s new information is that it will be held in the JdP, AND that we will have members of the Ballroom Dancing Society involved (dancing will not be compulsory!). There will also be canapés and drinks available, and live music. Hope you’re all looking forward to next weeks revelations!

2.      College Feedback Survey

 The College Feedback Survey is still up! http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HY3X4/. This is a really important survey, and College takes the results very seriously. If there is anything you would like to tell College about, regardless of size, do take the survey and let them know.

3.      Film Night – Sunday 14th June 

Pizza and film night! Keep an eye of the facebook page to find out what the film will be.

4.      St Hilda’s Summer Drinks in London with Alumni

 Date: Tuesday 16th June (6.30pm – 8.30pm)

6.30pm – 7pm approx., guests arrive, a selection of Pimms and drinks with delicious refreshments are served

7pm – Zanny Minton Beddoes (PPE, 1986) will give a short talk; Zanny is Editor-in-Chief for The Economist (the first woman to be appointed to this post in its 170-year history).

Questions and discussion to follow.

 Venue: Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, 5 Fleet Place, kindly hosted by Sarah Higgins (History, 1981) Partner at CRS.

Directions: http://www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com/media/311478/5fleetplace-directions.pdf

 Register by Friday 12th June: https://sthildasinthecity.eventbrite.co.uk Places are limited. Admission is free for St Hilda’s students (kindly sponsored by St Hilda’s alumnae Law Network).

 

UNIVERSITY

5.      “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.” Play, 3rd July.

What: play “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.”

Where: Sheldonian Theatre

When: Friday 3 July, 7:30pm

Early bird tickets: until 15 June

You are warmly invited to the upcoming play “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford” taking place at the Sheldonian Theatre on 3 July.

The play tells a story about the visit of famous Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich to Oxford University to receive a Honorary Doctorate of Music in 1958 by invitation of Sir Isaiah and Lady Berlin. From the initial invitation by Oxford to Shostakovich in Moscow, the story is a fascinating, humorous and poignant portrayal of the clash of two distinct, and distinctly insular, worlds: the Byzantine rituals of Oxford University and the unsmiling officialdom of Soviet Russia.The story is based on the official correspondence surrounding that visit and reminds us of the value of art in the Cold War period. The play is followed by a recital by internationally acclaimed pianist Colin Stone and The Sacconi Quartet.

There is a limited number of £5 tickets for students exclusively and early bird ticket prices are live until 15 June.

Tickets available:

via Oxford Playhouse – 01865 305305, or here:

https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/index.aspx#event=19740

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1628316927382993/

6.      Summer work for OAC

OAC are looking for a small team of enthusiastic activity mentors to help us run summer sessions for international high school students here in Oxford. We’re looking for mentors from across all fields and backgrounds to work with students in their late teens. Payment would be £40-100 per day for a range of dates across July and August.

Oxbridge Academy Courses was formed from Oxbridge Tours, a well-established company which has throughout the years been providing students with well-paid part time work as tour guides. If you want to be updated about opportunities like this and more, drop us a line.

The deadline for applications is June 30th. Please fill in the form linked here, and we’ll get in touch with mentors we’d like to approach about paid work nearer the time. For more information, contact Eli Keren at emk37@cam.ac.uk

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r5ZNgvV5yJDVxQKC8LiNB73PhK0w6r7NcmYgPjIGn24/viewform?usp=send_form

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Eli Keren

7.      Cowley Road Carnival Fundraiser!

Cowley Road Carnival is an annual event to celebrate the diversity of the Cowley community, and last year was attended by 45,000 people. This year the carnival is on Saturday 5th July - www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk

There will be a pub quiz fundraiser for the carnival in Pembroke hall bar on Saturday 6th June, 6-9pm. Entry is £4 each, a cash bar is available, and there will be an acoustic performance by Oxford student Caitlin Cook.

Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/959882440722608/

8.      RAG LOS

RAG has just launched a new event for Michaelmas 2015: LOST!

Turning Jailbreak on its head, the concept is a one-way hitch hike back to Oxford. There are some great prizes to be won including ball tickets and a mystery first prize, plus the chance to raise money for RAG’s four elected charities!

Full details are on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordRAGLost2015?fref=ts

And discounted early bird sign ups are now live, so don’t miss out:

http://tinyurl.com/pvubcuj

PLUS check out our brand new promo video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPgU6UXqqmo&feature=youtu.be

9.  Participants needed

We’re currently recruiting for a study involving people who watch football; it’s paid, and conducted in our offices just off Banbury Road. The only requirement is that participants are over 18 and can choose a preferred Premier League football team.

Initial online questionnaire:

https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_6VjRXkADM64yuIR

Notices TT 2015: Week 3

Summary

1.      College – MCR Elections

2.      College – Library newsletter and book sale (starts Monday 18 May)

3.      College – Performing Colour / Staging Sound 12-13 May 2015, 8pm

4.      College – Film Night 17th May

5.      University – DPhil, Medics & Post Doc. careers event on Thursday, 28 May: The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

6.      Call for participants – Online Survey

7.      University – New Programme of Micro-Internships for Trinity Term 2015

8.      University – Call for participants in neuropsychological study

9.      University – Filming for BBC’s The Big Questions (call for audience members).

10.  University – Which crowdfunding platform should we choose to present our project?

11.  Other – The Tingewick Society

12.  Other – COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL

 

COLLEGE

1.      MCR Elections

Within the next few weeks, nominations will officially open for the MCR committee 2015-2016, and elections will then be held towards the end of Trinity term. We usually reserve a few open positions for the next generation of freshers, but you will nevertheless be able to nominate yourself for any position on the committee. If you are here next year, please think about becoming involved. We would like to warmly invite anyone interested in running for a post to come speak to any member of the present committee in person with any questions, or to attend committee meetings to get an idea of what goes on.

2.      Library newsletter and book sale (starts Monday 18 May)

As noted in the Library’s Trinity newsletter (attached): “From Monday 18 May onwards, there will be a booksale of duplicates and ex-library stock in the issue desk area. Prices start at just £0.50, so make sure to take a break from studying to come and browse what is on offer! All proceeds will be used to buy new books for fiction collection.”

3.      Performing Colour / Staging Sound 12-13 May 2015, 8pm

Performing Colour / Staging Sound (Spectra Ensemble)

Sponsored by the St Hilda’s College Graduate Seminar Fund

Schreker

Kammersymphonie

Coenen-Rowe

A Cosmic Joke

Kandinsky

The Yellow Sound (Der Gelbe Klang)

12-13 May 2015, 8pm with a pre-performance ‘conversation’ on the context of the pieces by Schreker and de Hartmann/Kandinsky in early 20th-century Viennese and German modernism by Dr Georgina Paul (St Hilda’s) and Professor Peter Franklin (Emeritus Professor of Music at St Catherine’s College) at 6:45pm in the Vernon Harcourt Room at St Hilda’s College on Tuesday 12th May (first night).

In this multimedia collaboration, four graduate students aim to present the aesthetic strands of two early twentieth-century works and their contemporary possibilities. A staged production of Kandinsky’s colour opera Der Gelbe Klang, paired with Schreker’s Kammersymphonie and Lewis Coenen-Rowe’s A Cosmic Joke, will explore the potential of staging concert works and the affective possibilities of lighting design in music.

Der Gelbe Klang, or ‘The Yellow Sound’, is a 30-minute colour opera by Kandinsky and was first published in the almanac Der Blaue Reiter in 1911. Though plans for its performance never materialised, the work was eventually completed and performed in 1982 in conjunction with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The opera is divided into six ‘pictures’ and is devoid of narrative or a plot: its emphasis is on movement, colour and expression.

Book: http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/#promoter=340

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=536Yb8xOGDA

4.      Film Night – Sunday 17th May 

Pizza and film night! We will be watching 8 Femmes.

 

UNIVERSITY

5.      DPhil, Medics & Post Doc. careers event on Thursday, 28 May: The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Thinking about what to do next? Looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and develop you?

If you’re thinking about the options available to you for the next stage of your career, come to our DPhil, Medics and Post Doc careers event to find out what management consulting could offer. Our team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, tendon engineering, game theory, 18th Century literature and the history of art. This event will give you an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a consultant and what that might mean for you. Please see the attached document for more information.

6.      Call for participants – Online Survey

Are you an Oxford student? Do you have 5 minutes to spare? OUSU and OxPolicy, Oxford’s student-led think tank, are researching student life at the University, and we need your help! Tell us about your academic and social experiences while at Oxford by filling out our online survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OxfordStudentExperiences.

We want to find out how different students’ backgrounds prepare them for life at Oxford. Do people from some nationalities find it easier than others to integrate within the student body? What about different religious groups? Does the Oxford teaching style suit some backgrounds more than others?

These are the sort of questions we’re trying to answer, and with your help we hope to be able to think of ways that the University could provide more personalised support to its international, as well as home, students.

And, if that’s not enough to convince you, by filling out our survey you’ll be supporting the Nepal earthquake relief effort. For every 10 responses we get, we’ll donate £1 to a charity working to rebuild a rural school that has been damaged by the disaster.

7.      New Programme Of Micro-Internships For Trinity Term 2015

The Internship Office is offering a new programme of internships for Trinity Term 2015. We have teamed up with organisations in and around Oxfordshire to offer local ‘micro-internships’ of two to five days’ duration, consisting of a defined project that will be of real value to the host organisation.

If you are interested in undertaking an internship but are unsure about a longer term or international placement, consider applying for a micro-internship. All placements are accessible by public transport from central Oxford, and your travel and lunch expenses will be covered.

Micro-internships for 9th week of Trinity Term (22nd-26th June) are available in:

- Human Resources

- Charities and not-for-profit

- Sustainability and the environment

- Museums

- University of Oxford departments

You will gain an insight into the sector and develop a wide range of employability skills. To learn more about this exciting new programme and for instructions on how to apply, visit our web pages http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/internship-office-and-work-experience/micro-internships-for-students/ or email us micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk. Placements will open for applications on Monday 20th April, and will close on Friday 22nd May.

8.      Healthy volunteers needed for neuropsychological study

Time and expenses will be reimbursed. Healthy volunteers are needed for a study investigating the effects of naturally occurring amino acids on cognition and processing of emotions.

If you are healthy, with no history of a psychological disorder please contact Mia for more information:

mia.thomaidou@psych.ox.ac.uk

9.      Filming for BBC’s The Big Questions (call for audience members).

I wanted to get in touch with you because we will be broadcasting live from Wychwood School in Oxford on Sunday 17th May and we’re looking to invite engaged members of the local community to be part of our audience.

I hope this will be of interest to your students and I would be so grateful if you could forward the below information on to your mailing lists.

ABOUT THE BIG QUESTIONS: The show itself features specially invited front-row speakers who have a particular interest, expertise or personal story that relates to one of the week’s debates. These speakers debate in front of a wider studio audience. While we cannot guarantee everyone the opportunity to speak, our audience is sometimes invited to contribute to the discussion too.

PRACTICAL DETAILS: We will be recording two episodes in Oxford…

- The first episode will be a live broadcast which requires the audience to be on location at 8:30am on Sunday 17th May. This will be a more topical programme revolving around the week’s news events

- The second episode will be a pre-record which will air on Sunday 31st May and requires the audience to be on location at 12:30pm on Sunday 17th May. This will be a special programme revolving around one question – Is God the problem?

HOW TO APPLY: If anyone would like a seat in our audience, please contact audiencetbq@mentorn.tv or 0141 611 9626. Please include your full name and a contact telephone number.

10.  Which crowdfunding platform should we choose to present our project?

Venue: Oxford Launchpad, Saïd Business School

Date: 12th of May 2015

Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The presenter will introduce different crowdfunding platforms which serve different purposes, for instance education-related initiatives, charitable works, new products and start-ups.

Presenter: Shan Huang, DPhil student at the Department of Education, Founder of OxFund

We encourage you to sign up through our Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/899654900090565/

OxFund – the Crowdfunding Society for Oxford Students

Email: hello.oxfund@gmail.com

Website: http://oxfund.wix.com/oxfund

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OxFund/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OxFund

Fund OxFund to run events: https://hubbub.net/p/oxfundsociety/

 

OTHER

11.  The Tingewick Society

We are delighted to invite you to the Tingewick Fête, on Saturday, 16th May from 3 – 7 pm, in the Osler House Gardens at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The event will feature live music, from the Ultrasounds, the Aneurhythms and Sham Jack; traditional fête activities, including face painting, magicians, and games; and various refreshment stalls, including ice cream, candy floss and Pimms tent.

This year we are supporting the Mind your Head Campaign, an Oxford based charity that seeks to raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness, and the Silver Line, a national charity that provides a 24 hour helpline for older people. To support these causes, we will be charging £6 a ticket, or £5.27 in advance via our website http://www.tingewick.org/summer-fete (children go free). If you would like to find out more about our two amazing charities, please visit http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/ andhttp://mindyourheadoxford.org/ .

12.  Cowley Road Carnival

Cowley Road Carnival is the major community event in Oxford’s annual calendar (www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk). On 5th July 2015 up to 45,000 people will get together on Cowley Road to enjoy music, food, performance, art, fun and of course the procession.

Lots of volunteer-run fundraising and participation events (www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk/events/)  will be happening in the run up to Carnival, including a Blues Brother gig on May 9th. ON THE DAY we also need lots of VOLUNTEERS to help manage the partygoers and to make the most of the fundraising opportunities – it takes £120,000 a year to run the programme of community events and Carnival itself.  Will you come along to have fun with us and take charge of a collecting tin for the day, carry a direction sign, and sell programmes? With your help we could ask every person to give £1 of their change on the day and make a major contribution to securing Carnival for the future.

If you’d like to volunteer, or hold a fundraising event, please email events@cowleyroadworks.org

Notices TT 2015: Week 1

Summary

1.    College – Dancesport Cuppers 2015

2.    College – Film Night Sunday 3rd May

3.    University – Masters Forum on Exam Preparation (Monday 27th April) 

4.    University – Rag Ball Recruitment

5.    University – Bursaries for Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

6.    University – Call for participants

7.    University – Call for participants

8.    University – Call for participants

9.  University – Call for participants

10.  University – Call for participants

11.  Other – Cowley Road Carnival

12.  Other – Oxford Dignity Drive

13.  Other – Measure for Measure at the Oxford Playhouse

 

College

1.      Dancesport Cuppers 2015

Dancesport Cuppers 2015 is upon us! Run by Oxford University Dancesport Club, and hosted at Iffley on 16th May, 3rd Week of Trinity, it’s a great opportunity to try out Ballroom and Latin in a competitive, but enjoyable, environment. Dance either Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, or Jive, and represent your college in what is set to be one of the biggest Cuppers of the year. If you’re into Salsa or Rock n Roll, we’ve got a competition for you too. Registration form: here Any questions? Contact William Martin, william.martin[at]lmh.ox.ac.uk

 2.      Film Night – Sunday 3rd May

Film night this coming Sunday will feature pizza and ‘Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long blog’. It’s going to be great! 

University

3.      Masters Forums on Exam Preparation

For the first time, OUSU will be running centralised Masters Forums this term. These are sessions open to all Masters students in preparation for exams, and are run by a panel of staff and students covering exam technique, study skills, and self-care tips. There will also be a Q&A with the panel where you can ask whatever you need to know about Oxford exams.

The first Masters Forum will be held on Monday 27th April5.30-6.30pm, in the Larkin Room in St John’s College, which is accessible. All are welcome!

If you can’t attend this session, there will be another held in a few weeks’ time – keep an eye out for more info or email gradacaff@ousu.ox.ac.uk to find out more.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1594018657548945/

4.      RAG BALL RECRUITMENT

Want to be a part of the biggest charity ball in Oxford? We’re currently recruiting two entz officers, and a logistics officer for the committee. You’ll have the chance to choose the line-up, and decide what the guest experience looks like! 

For more information, see: http://ousu.org/representing-you/your-reps/sabb/RuthMeredith/2015/03/09/RAG-Ball-Committee-Applications/

5.      Oxford Bursaries for Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 20 – 24 July 2015 - DPhils and Early-Career Researchers 

http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/

Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do? Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Oxford Bursaries:  DHOxSS is delighted to offer a number of bursaries (or scholarships) to doctoral students and Early-Career Researchers at the University of Oxford, thanks to the generosity of the John Fell Fund and Humanities Division. Apply by filling in the application form before 25 May 2015. Please see http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/registration.html#bursaries for more information on applying and eligibility.

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the world, from every field and career stage, to develop your knowledge and acquire new skills. Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions.

Workshops:
- An Introduction to Digital Humanities
- Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
- Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Digital Musicology
- From Text to Tech
- Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
- Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
- Linked Data for the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
- Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
- James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

For more information see: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/

Directors of DHOxSS,
James Cummings
Pip Willcox

6.      “(Link)ability: UK Experiences of Disability in the Networked Economy.” Call for Participants
Does government surveillance impact a disabled person’s willingness to use the Internet? Are people living with disability in the UK concerned with how their disability is perceived online? When more businesses and government services are provided online, who really benefits from more disabled people using the Internet? These are a few of the questions motivating this study entitled “(Link)ability: UK Experiences of Disability in the Networked Economy.”

Over the course of May 2015, several interviews will be conducted across the UK to gather narratives of living with disability with or without the Internet in order to share responses to these questions, not to answer them definitively.

Participants are needed for interviews about surveillance, Internet use and living with disability in the United Kingdom. To participate you must:

• Be a resident of the United Kingdom
• Be over the age of 18
• Identify as disabled
• Be available for a 1 hour interview in May 2015
• No previous Internet or computer skills required

Please visit http://linkability.tumblr.com for more information.

 7.      Call for Participants – psychology study.

 Are you…

between 18 to 45?

fit and well?

light or non-smoker?

right handed?

a fluent English speaker?

- Are you considered eccentric or consider yourself different?

- Do you prefer to keep to yourself?

- Do you believe in the supernatural or things that some people find unusual?

 The study involves visiting our research facility in Oxford on three occasions. You will receive compensation for your time and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

 We would like you to complete an online questionnaire:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/sep

 Text STUDY to 70099

Ethics REC reference: 13/NW/0727

8.      Take part in a survey on sleep and health for a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher and further paid recruitment!

 We are interested in hearing all about your SLEEP along with your lifestyle, life experiences and current well-being!  Your information will be used to contribute to research that is designed to evaluate how to help people who struggle when things get a little hectic. Your information is INVALUABLE to us, so PLEASE take the time to complete the survey! It will only take 10-15 minutes to complete AND you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher! You may also have the option to take part in further paid research looking more in-depth into your sleep.

 Sound good?

 Click on the link to the survey below!

 http://limesurvey.msd.ox.ac.uk/index.php/748341/lang-en

 This study has ethical approval from the University of Oxford Research Ethics Committee.

9.  Virtual reality research study

We are recruiting participants aged 18-70 for a psychological research study in virtual reality. Eligible men will be required to visit the lab for two 40min sessions and eligible women for one 40 min session. Our VR lab is located at the Warneford Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry, Headington. You will be compensated for your time.

 If you would like further information about the study please email us atnr.volunteers[at]psych.ox.ac.uk

10.  Psychological study on social contact experiences between students of different sexual orientations and gender identities

 We are looking for OU students of all sexual orientations to participate in a psychological study on social contact experiences between students of different sexual orientations and gender identities.

-    Participation takes around 15 minutes
-    We are interested in both heterosexual as well as LGBTQ students’ experiences
-    All participants have the chance to win 1x £1002x £50, and 4x £25

To participate, click here: http://bit.ly/1Fjo2Mh

 

Other

11.  COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL

 Cowley Road Carnival is the major community event in Oxford’s annual calendar (www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk). On 5th July 2015 up to 45,000 people will get together on Cowley Road to enjoy music, food, performance, art, fun and of course the procession.

 Lots of volunteer-run fundraising and participation events (www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk/events/) will be happening in the run up to Carnival, including a Blues Brother gig on May 9th. ON THE DAY we also need lots of VOLUNTEERS to help manage the partygoers and to make the most of the fundraising opportunities – it takes £120,000 a year to run the programme of community events and Carnival itself.  Will you come along to have fun with us and take charge of a collecting tin for the day, carry a direction sign, and sell programmes? With your help we could ask every person to give £1 of their change on the day and make a major contribution to securing Carnival for the future.

If you’d like to volunteer, or hold a fundraising event, please email events[at]cowleyroadworks.org 

 12.  OXFORD DIGNITY DRIVE

 Oxford Dignity Drive is a drive in 2nd week (2nd-9th May) to increase access to sanitary products and feminine hygiene items for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Oxford. We’re asking for donations, both of money (http://www.gofundme.com/sfdprg) and physical donations of products (there’ll be donation boxes in colleges in second week).

 The week will include several events to raise awareness of this issue and of the wider problems facing both homeless people and menstruating people worldwide, and more information can be found on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oxdignitydrive?fref=ts, or get in touch at oxforddignitydrive[at]gmail.com

13.  MEASURE FOR MEASURE AT THE OXFORD PLAYHOUSE – 1st Week (28th April – 2nd May)

 “Declan Donnellan’s Russian cast are so electrifyingly intense and disturbing that they make your hair stand on end.” ★★★★★

Kate Bassett for The Times

Cheek by Jowl, “one of the ten great theatre companies in the world” (Time Magazine), is returning to the Oxford Playhouse in 1st Week with a thrilling reinvention of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. 

Featuring the company’s Russian ensemble, this piercing new production delves into the depths of an unpredictable city to dissect the nature of government, love, and justice.

 Student tickets are usually only available on Wednesday, but with the discount code MEASUREOU8 reduced price tickets are available for every night of the production.

Tickets are available at: https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3301 

Simply enter MEASUREOU8 as a ‘coupon’ before the checkout to receive student discount.