Celebrating Chinese New Year in Cambridge

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Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad (OSCA)

On Wednesday I attended an information evening about Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad, an international volunteering program where students from Oxford and Cambridge go to Beijing, Hong Kong or Japan to teach English for around one month in the summer vacation. Having recently completed my year abroad in China, this sounded like an interesting opportunity to … Continue reading Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad (OSCA)

Estimating the extent of dementia in the population

As part of a series of lectures on medical statistics, Emmanuel College hosted a talk by Fiona Mathews about her research into estimating the extent of dementia in the UK population. I have an interest in recently developments in medical research and encouraged by a friend decided to go along to find out what it was … Continue reading Estimating the extent of dementia in the population

International Development Volunteering – mutually beneficial or exploitative?

Having recently returned from my year abroad in China, I've begun to think of other opportunities to gain experience abroad. International volunteering is one of those exciting sounding opportunities to discover new cultures, make a difference, and boost your cv in the process - but does it actually just exploit local people and make problems … Continue reading International Development Volunteering – mutually beneficial or exploitative?

Cambridge College Challenge

This challenge is quite simple - to visit every college in Cambridge for a particular purpose (e.g. Attending a talk, going for dinner, studying in the library) during my time studying here. Some of the main colleges in town are pretty easy to visit since they regularly organise events - the difficulty is going to … Continue reading Cambridge College Challenge