Welcome to corpusJCR!
corpusJCR is the website of the JCR (Student Union) of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The JCR acts to represent all student members in the College, as well as helping with any welfare problems and providing services to make life easier—including this website.
Attached is the International Freshers’ Guide for 2014-15.
It took longer than expected, but the squash court is back open for use. The floor has been sanded and varnished, and so I would like to remind everyone that you should NOT play on this court unless you are wearing CLEAN COURT SHOES. Please respect this request to keep Corpus痴 only squash court in a good condition.
You may notice that the squash court is currently not available for use. This is due to urgent re-roofing works that need to take place from Monday. They are scheduled to last up to three weeks and will prevent entry into the court(but not the gym).
You can still buy garden party tickets (they will be charged to your College account) for ｣9 (alcoholic) and ｣5 (non-alcoholic). To do so, come to the bar on Monday between 12pm and 4pm – where I will be selling tickets. If you cannot wait until then, Kate Poskitt will be carrying the tickets so just speak to her to purchase some!
The Dean and Senior Tutor (and Fellows) have agreed to allow the serving of alcohol in the bar from 12pm to 2pm during May Week. This is a first for Corpus, so please respect and enjoy the privilege.
PS: SLACK TONIGHT.
Please see the information below about the slack!
PS: For those of you who just want to know the theme, please look for the big red writing.
My Dearest Denizens of Dance,
The Prince of Parties is back! In an unexpected plot Twist, Sky has brought me back out of retirement to do one last slack… and it’s a cracker! And unfortunately for you, that means one more email!
We shall now play a game… Tell me when you know what the theme is:
By the end of the night, you will have a light and somewhat ineffective tan.
Wrong! It is not a UV slack! Now try again….
You may never want to smell the scent that can only be described as “tropical” again after this slack.
FOOL! It is definitely not a pineapple slack! Next….
You may discover the discomfort of getting silica-based-particulates in places where silica-based-particulates should never be found!
Silly Billy! It is seriously not a sand slack. Though that could be cool… maybe I will bring some sand*…
You might find that a small movement in the vaguely downhill direction, whilst treading upon the aforementioned silicon-based-particulates, might change your dryness status to wet. Or perhaps soggy.
Sorry, wrong again… It’s not a beach slack! Or a seaside slack. Or a coast slack.
I must have been nuts to think that you could possibly guess the theme from these obvious clues… Brazil nuts!
Actually it might be a beach slack… let me just check in my EntsAlmanac**…
THE THEME FOR THE LAST SLACK OF THE YEAR IS:
BRAZILIAN BEACH SLACK!!!!!
Get your sandy selves down to the Pelican Beach (Bar) at 9pm on Friday 13th June for a beach party of epic proportions!
Dust off your hibiscus prints and prepare your coconuts.
Slather on the sunscreen and open your parasols***.
IT’S GOING TO BE HOT!
Lots of Ents love,
- There will be sand****.
- Twist S. (2013), EntsAlmanac: A brief history of raves, 1st Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
- Please do not bring parasols to the beach slack as they present a safety hazard and could result in permanent symptoms of death, or probably just blindness.
- There really won’t be any sand.
Below is some information from Mossy Wittenberg about the upcoming Corpus Wine Society Garden Party/Relaunch on Monday 16th June.
Exam term love,
CORPUS WINE SOCIETY GARDEN PARTY
4-6pm – Monday 16th May – Bursar’s Garden
Corpus Wine Society is relaunching! Join us on Monday of May Week for a delightful afternoon of drinking some delicious wines, and perhaps learning a bit about them in the process. (If you’ve had enough of learning you can just drink them.)
The wines will include Three Squirrels Brut, a light, fresh sparkling wine from the Hazel End Vineyard near Cambridge, and an unusual sparkling Shiraz. Snacks and soft drinks will also be provided.
The full list of wines is below
Tickets cost ｣15, charged to your college bill. To book, email Mossy (agw45) with your name and CRSid. Non Corpuscles are very welcome, they can be added to the tickets of college members tickets or can pay separately by cheque (see below).
If you are graduating at the end of this term it isn’t possible to charge your college bill. To book a place, leave a cheque made out to Corpus Christi College in my pigeon hole (A. Wittenberg), with your name and CRSid on the back.
The deadline for bookings is Tuesday 10th June
Hazel End, Three Squirrels Sparkling Brut 2010
Dacastello, La Clivie Extra Dry Brut Prosecco 2013
Ca Vit, Prosecco 2012
Frassinelli, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco
Karth舫serhof, Eitelsbacher Auslese 2004
Cave de Lugny, Le Chanay Macon Cruzille Burgundy 2010
Cederberg V Generations, Chenin Blanc 2010
Magpie Estate, The Tight Cluster Sparkling Shiraz 2008
Georges Duboeuf, Jean Descombes Morgon 2009
Looking forward to seeing you there,
- JCR News
There will be lots of exciting events in the next few weeks, so for those of you that are still doing exams – hang in there!
I’m trialling this new email format and I’d appreciate any feedback on the structure/layout of this message.
- Garden Party
I will be selling Garden Party tickets in the Bar from Tuesday onwards between 12:30pm and 13:00pm. If you see me around College, I will be carrying them in my bag, so feel free to stop me to buy some. The Garden Party will be on Tuesday 17th June between 3pm and 6pm. There will be an outdoor concert in Kwee Court from 8pm after the garden party. It will involve comedy sketches until 8:30pm, followed by a DJ set until 10pm. The bar will then remain open until midnight that evening. Tickets for the Garden Party are ｣5 (non-alcoholic) and ｣9 (including unlimited alcohol). You will be responsible for your own ticket – no replacement tickets shall be given.
There will be a slack on Friday 13th June in the bar. Keep your eyes peeled for an email from Sky with more details!
- Open Meeting
There will be an Open Meeting in the bar on Tuesday 10th June at 6:45pm. The agenda is as follows:
- Ratification of the previous meeting’s minutes (found here: goo.gl/leZUDO)
- Smoking Area – Discussion of the current area and potential for another
- Newnham House 39 Week Lease – More information to follow
- Any other business – please contact myself (fk276) or Natalie (np398) to add any items to the agenda
- Careers Officers
Following the high quality of applicants, and the advice of Catz (for more than one officer), the JCR committee has elected and would like to congratulate Geordie Hazeel (Careers President), as well as James Usmar & Olivia Symington (Careers Officers). If you would like to see the results of the vote, please contact me (fk276).
A student named Lawrence, and 5 fellow students, from Emmanuel College will be cycling for Land’s End to John O’Groats to fundraise for two charities (The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Mind). You may see Lawrence, or his fund box, in the bar so let’s help him reach his target!
Anthony Burgess’ play based upon the controversial and provocative 1962 novella, set in a future society of extreme youth disorder. Involving Corpus students Jamie Rycroft as Assistant Producer, and Simon Lock as Assistant Stage Manager. Book tickets at http://www.adctheatre.com/clockwork
Menus for Formal Hall, Cafe lunch and dinner will be repeated for the rest of term. This means that Monday 19th May corresponds to Week 1. Find them here.
New Salad Bar prices:
- ｣0.60 per portion – this is per item. So if you have beetroot and tomatoes then it will be ｣1.20
- ｣1.90 per ’salad plate or box’ – this is ｣1.90 for unlimited salad of whatever type you want
- ｣2.45 for a ’salad plate or box’ with protein
- ｣1.40 for a green salad plate or box
- ｣0.85 for a protein pot
So we need a couple of helpers for an Admissions event going on in Corpus tomorrow.
We have a group of students and teachers taking part in the Archeology Department’s Higher Education Field Academy, and we need help taking them to lunch and giving a tour of college afterwards. Helpers need to outside of Hall at 12.40pm, and will be finished by 1.45pm at the very latest. As usual, you’ll get a free lunch if you help out!
Email Janet (jmr41) if you would like to help out,
Hope everyone is loving the sunshine,