From Russia with Love straight to Casino Royale. For some people, sitting down to play a high-stakes poker game with a supervillain in a classy Montenegrin casino is just part of their day job.
Unfortunately, unlike Mr Bond, not everyone can throw down $10 million of HM Treasury money every time they get the itch to sit at a poker table and try their luck. For this reason, the MCR committee is pleased to announce that on Friday 28 February we will be bringing Casino Royale to Christ's College with our very own casino night.
As previously announced, the night will begin with a black tie Olympics themed "From Russia With Love" Superhall at 19:30. This will be followed from 21:00 onwards by a casino in the function room. The event promises to be one of the highlights of the term, so do not miss it! We hope to see lots of you there!
Apologies for the delay, but here is the term card showing the activities in the MCR for the rest of the Lent Term. Further details for each event will be posted here, and on the MCR facebook page.
What better way to kick off the New Year than to reveal your embarrassingly specific knowledge of Antarctic geography, Justin Bieber's love life, and the 1993-1994 NBA season?
This Saturday, the 18th at 8:30 PM, we're holding a quiz night in the MCR, which will provide you with the chance to show off all the random knowledge you've accumulated throughout your life that your supervisor doesn't deem "topical" for your next paper or thesis. There will be multiple rounds, prizes for the top three teams and spot prizes on offer throughout the night. Teams can have up to 6 people and it's up to you whether you'd rather pick your team beforehand or show up and see what fate has in store for you.
The quiz will also feature and MCR first- a panel show, where 5 of the MCR's finest comedians will take a (hopefully) comical look back at some of the key moments of 2013 and make some light-hearted predictions for 2014. Thank 'Have I got News for You' meets 'Mock of the Week', with a touch of 'Big Fat Quiz of the Year' thrown in for good measure.
Two quick logistical notes:
1) This event is planned to take place immediately after the book club, which begins at 6 in the MCR, so it is possible to attend both.
2) We are still waiting for the Lent term card to be approved, so in the event that this event is not approved I'll send an e-mail around letting everyone know. If you don't hear from me again, assume it's on!
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/269009606588657/
See you there!
Nobody wants to be the person who gets caught singing Christmas tunes in mid-November. But when the radio stations have been subconsciously etching them into your mind since Halloween, it's hard not to slip every now and then. I'll be the first to confess that my lab-mates have caught me more than once in the past two weeks absentmindedly humming "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at my desk. Finally the holiday season is upon us, so in order to help get all those pent-up Christmas tunes out of your system, we've organized Christ's Christmas Charaoke Night!
This Saturday, December 7th, for one night only, the Christ's MCR will become your stage. There will be a projector for lyrics and a few microphones for singing, plus a karaoke database that includes most songs you would find in a karaoke bar. If you'd rather go for a more obscure song, just find it on youtube (preferably with lyrics in the video) on the night and we can make that work as well.
While Christmas tunes are encouraged, we hope you'll feel free to sing whatever best expresses those warm fuzzy feelings we associate with the holiday season. Rumor has it that for Luis this means dressing up as Marilyn Manson* and singing The Beautiful People. I'm not sure what that says about his childhood, but hopefully it shows that you aren't limited to Christmas tunes.
As usual, the bar will be open and we'll provide a few light snacks. Singing starts at 7 and goes until our vocal chords are torn to shreds (or midnight, whatever comes first).
*N.B. Costumes are by no means required, but certainly welcome!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167906283419639/