Good News Column: Week One
Virtual bops at Emma, Movie Mondays at Churchill, and ‘Virtual Jesus’
We all need some good news in this strange new term, and so The Cambridge Tab has collated a selection of positive stories from across the University. We hope you enjoy this good news.
Cambridge buildings lit up blue as a tribute to NHS
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Cambridge University buildings lit up blue tonight as a thank you and tribute to the NHS, carers and key workers. Photos: @camdiary and @mister_toodles . Lighting by @absoluteavs and Venue Audio Visual #cambridge #cambridgeuniversity #thankyounhs #nhs #universitylife #covid19 #coronavirus #lightitupblue #senatehouse @milnerinstitute #clapfornhs
Wolfson Green Society hosts online sustainability talks
Wolfson College Green Society is hosting a range of sustainability-focused lecture series this term, starting with a talk by Wolfson alumnus Marie Anne Coninsx, Former EU Ambassador at Large to the Arctic, this Thursday. Find the Facebook event here.
After 35 years, ending soon a fascinating career with the #EU with great postings to #UN, to #Mexico & #Canada and as EU’s first #Arctic Ambassador! Extremely proud having served #Europe🇪🇺! Every end is a new beginning😊Thanks to all followers! pic.twitter.com/xIYNJV5pOe
— Marie-Anne Coninsx (@MarieAnnConinsx) October 27, 2019
Virtual bops at Emma and Robinson
Robinson held a virtual bop, and Emmanuel is planning on hosting one. Emma has also created a “Pet of the Week” photo competition, as well as the opportunity to send cards to its porters.
Catz welfare officers set up virtual welfare teas every Sunday
They’ve also set up online “Welfairies”, whereby students can anonymously send one another virtual gifts such as recipes and colouring pages.
Churchill hosts Movie Mondays and Food Fridays
Movie Mondays involve a Netflix Party session for students, and Food Fridays consists of recipes.
Homerton provides a room full of free snacks, and its choir performs virtually
Homerton JCR has stacked a room with a selection of free food for students currently living in college. The room also contains lots of free books, DVDs, and art supplies for those still at Homerton to enjoy.
The Charter Choir of Homerton also sang together (virtually); you can watch this here.
“Virtual Jesus” set up at Jesus College
Jesus’s SU has set up “Virtual Jesus”, which this week involves a virtual Jesus book club, home workout exercises, and a bar quiz.
Downing JCR sets up virtual library discord server
Downing students can now access a virtual version of the college library. Students can even “sit down” at simulated desks and chat with friends via voice or video as they work together.
Robinson Music Society hosts online concerts on Fridays
Robinson College Music Society (RCMS) is hosting virtual online concerts every Friday at 6:30pm. You can watch the concerts on the RCMS Facebook page.
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