The Fellows, or the SCR (Senior Combination Room), form the College’s governing body and are the senior academic members of the College. Interactions between the MCR (postgraduates/you) and the SCR occur mostly when you incidentally step on the grass and are in sore need of a reprimand. OK, that’s not actually true. The Caius Fellows are mostly an approachable and friendly bunch (well, mostly)! However, if your luck has run out and you haven’t met a single Fellow, the MCR-SCR Representative organises events in collaboration with Fellows all year round:

  • Graduates dining at High Table.
  • Fellows dining in the Gallery.
  • MCR-SCR Talks.

The primary focal point of this relationship is a series of talks (known as MCR-SCR Talks) during which a postgraduate student and a Fellow each give a 20-minute presentation of their research to a mixed audience of postgraduates and Fellows. These typically take place before Hall between 17:30 and 19:00 at least two times per term, usually in the Long Room, and all Fellows and postgraduates in the College are invited to attend. Generous quantities of wine are on hand, and conversation after the talks can often continue well into the night.

Here are some examples of past MCR-SCR Talks:

  • A few examples of previous MCR-SCR talks include:
  • “Alcohol Diplomacy and Empire-Building in the Early Modern Atlantic”
  • “Survival of the fittest: modulating cell competition to prevent colorectal cancer initiation”
  • “The Currency as a Weapon of War: The Polish Hyperinflation of 1918-1924 and the Difficulties of Peacemaking in Central Europe”
  • “Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background: The Lensing Bispectrum”
  • “I can feel the mafia, but I can’t see it”: the anthropological imagination of criminal justice magistrates in western Sicily’
  • “Placenta: The epigenetics behind the forgotten organ”