1. College – Graduate Taught Courses Library Fund
2. College – Final Welfare Brunch of Hilary
3. College – Movie Nights
4. College – DPhil only event
5. University – Nanny Opportunity
6. University – Weekly Seminar on Miscarriage – Call for Contributions
7. University – Research: Native English Speakers Wanted
8. University – Psychology of Storytelling – Call for Participants
9. University - Creative Crochet: The Power Of A Single Stitch (Event)
1. Graduate Taught Courses Library Fund
In case MCR members on taught courses aren’t currently aware, the College has a Graduate Taught Courses Library Fund of about £1000 for the purchase of books relevant to those on taught courses. If there are any important books that you particularly need and are finding it difficult to get hold of (due to high demand, limited availability, etc.) please consider applying to the Fund. For details on how to do so, and for more information, please see the attached document ‘Fund for Graduate Taught Courses’
2. Final Welfare Brunch in Hilary
Welfare brunch is this Sunday (15th)! There will be scrambled eggs, bagels, fruit and all the usual, and it’ll be lovely to see everyone at the final one this term.
3. Movie Nights
There are two movie nights to look forward to this week, as last Sunday has been moved to Tuesday (9th March). Tuesday’s movie night will give you the option to vote on either The Godfather or Alexander (d. Oliver Stone 2004).
Sunday’s (15th) movie is still to be decided, but both nights will have pizza so do come along.
4. DPhil Only Event.
Our DPhil only event will be announced later this week, but to give you all a heads up it will be on Wednesday of 9th Week (18th March) so save the date!
5. “Nannying opportunity for gap year or postgraduate student
Central Oxford family (female academic, male vicar) seeks a part-time nanny to assist in the care of eight year old autistic boy, and his four year old brother. This is a part-time job which could be done as a post finals gap year, or alongside a postgraduate research degree. We offer free board and lodging in our vicarage in Beaumont St (three attic rooms), and a stipend of £6000. One or two year position, start summer 2015. Some experience of working with children essential, special needs experience desirable but not essential. Further details on request to email@example.com
6. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – ‘Miscarriage’ or Pregnancy Loss?
The Fertility and Reproductive Studies Group (FRSG) and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are proposing a weekly seminar in Michaelmas Term 2015 in the School of Anthropology, Oxford University on the issue of miscarriage, and the social, medical and conceptual issues surrounding it. The aim is to bring together perspectives from different medical traditions, societies, and cultures. Presentations are invited from medical professionals and social scientists on various areas around the term, issues around, and implications of “miscarriage”. Full details are at http://www.frsg.org/seminars
7. Research: Native English Speakers Wanted, Earn £5
Is English your first language? Do you want to earn £5 for 30 minutes’ work? If so, I need participants for a fun eye-tracking reading study. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Participants should be aged 18-35, have English as a first language, and not have any reading difficulties or visual impairments (glasses/lenses are fine). You also cannot have taken part in one of my studies in the last 12 months. Thank you!
Nick Cooper, Department of Experimental Psychology
8. Are You Interested In Storytelling? Are You Interested In Literature? Do You Want To Win £100?
We are looking for participants for an online experiment on the psychology of storytelling conducted by the Department of Experimental Psychology. We wish to investigate what causes people to take an interest in some stories, but not others. The experiment will require participants to answer questions on a number of texts and give some information on their preferred modes of problem solving.
All participants are welcome, but we are very interested in hearing from people enrolled for (or already possessing) a qualification in one of the following disciplines: English literature, Modern or Medieval Languages, Philosophy, Linguistics, Classics, Theology, Law or History of Art. The experiment will take from 15 to 30 minutes; all interested participants will be entered in to draw for a £100 e-voucher for amazon.co.uk. Please click on this link to fill in the survey:
This experiment has been approved by the Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC), referenceMSD-IDREC-C1-2014-212.
9. Creative Crochet: The Power Of A Single Stitch
FRIDAY, 13 MARCH, 6-9pm
JERICHO COMMUNITY CENTRE CAFÉ (33A Canal Street, Oxford OX2 6BQ)
RSVP VIA WWW.TINYURL.COM/CREATIVECROCHET BY 11.59PM ON TUESDAY, 10 MARCH (scroll to the bottom of the page)
Crochet is a simple yet extremely versatile craft that allows for personal flair. Join us for a workshop in which Mary Elizabeth Grace, the Creative Director of Olivia May and founder of Born to Bloom creations, will guide us through the numerous variations possible using a basic stitch.
We’ll be learning how to make a scarf, embellished with a flower or ribbon edge. This workshop is free, but we suggest that you bring your own materials so that you can personalise the scarf and finish it at home. A machine-washable mid-weight yarn of a cotton or cotton wool blend is recommended; this will make it wearable for every season. For the embellishments, you can bring yarn or ribbon of a complementary colour.
If you purchase your yarn and/or needle at the Oxford Yarn Store (3 North Parade Avenue), you can obtain 10% off. Ask for Karen, the owner, when you arrive. Make sure that the needle is big enough for the yarn that is chosen (check the packaging).
Olivia May is able to provide yarn and crochet needles for those who would just like to test out the stitch and not commit to finishing a scarf, but materials are in limited supply so will be first-come, first-served.
OUSU will also provide heart-warming refreshments, in the form of tea and nibbles, to keep us all sustained.
As spaces are limited, please RSVP via www.tinyurl.com/creativecrochet by 23.59 on Tuesday, 10 March (scroll to the bottom of the page). We will send email confirmations by Thursday.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!