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Freshers' Week Timetable 2014

Friday October 3 2014 (10:45am) by Fawz Kazzazi under Entertainment.

Here it is! Hope to see you at as many events as possible.

Michaelmas Menus

Wednesday October 1 2014 (5:13pm) by Jack Patten under General.

Hi everyone,

Menus for Formal Hall, Lunch and Dinner are now on the JCR Website here.

Have a great term!


International Freshers' Week 2014

Monday September 15 2014 (6:07pm) by Fawz Kazzazi under Entertainment.

Here is the International Freshers’ Guide for 2014!

Squash Court Opening! Woooooo!

Tuesday August 19 2014 (10:28am) by Ryan Potter under Academic affairs.

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’s only squash court in a good condition.


Squash Court Closure

Tuesday July 1 2014 (9:53pm) by Ryan Potter under Sports and societies.

Dear Corpus,

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).


Garden Party and Afternoon Alcohol

Friday June 13 2014 (12:54pm) by Fawz Kazzazi under Entertainment.

Dear Corpus,

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.

Kind Regards




Thursday June 5 2014 (9:55pm) by Fawz Kazzazi under Entertainment.

Dear Corpus,

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*…

Last clue:

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**…





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***.


Lots of Ents love,

Sam Twist

  • 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.

Corpus Wine Society Garden Party

Thursday June 5 2014 (3:00pm) by Fawz Kazzazi under Entertainment.

Dear Corpus,

Below is some information from Mossy Wittenberg about the upcoming Corpus Wine Society Garden Party/Relaunch on Monday 16th June.

Exam term love,



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

Karthδuserhof, 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 Email - 4th June 2014

Wednesday June 4 2014 (11:17pm) by Fawz Kazzazi under General.
    • JCR News
4th June 2014

Dear Corpus,

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.

Kind Regards,


    • 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.
    • SLACK

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!

A Clockwork Orange - ADC Theatre, 20th-24th May

Monday May 19 2014 (10:01pm) by Fawz Kazzazi under Entertainment.

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

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