As with many terms at Cambridge, Middle Common Room (MCR) is not as it seems – not in fact a room, but the name of the student body you now are a part of as a member of Hughes Hall. The oldest mature and graduate college in Cambridge, Hughes has in recent years expanded dramatically, today boasting not only one of the largest graduate communities in Cambridge but also a sizeable number of students pursuing undergraduate degrees. The result, when coupled with a student body from every corner of the globe, is a truly diverse, lively and collegiate academic community.
Throughout the term at Hughes, we endeavour to put together a calendar of events combining social, intellectual, sporting and cultural pursuits to suit a wide range of tastes. Whether you want to bake for our weekly tea and cakes, show us your dance moves at themed parties (known as ‘bops’), discuss cutting-edge research with fellows, visiting academics and students, or want to join a society for fencing, football, film – whatever your passion, you will find a supportive, welcoming community that facilitates it here at Hughes.
The MCR Committee itself comprises members from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring our community is ably represented to both the College and University. Throughout the year we will be holding meetings in which all students are encouraged to participate. Ultimately, we are here to help support you in maximising your time at Hughes socially and academically. To this end, if you have an idea that needs implementing or see a committee role that is not fulfilled at present, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Once more, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hughes community. I look forward to seeing you around college this year!
President, Hughes Hall MCR 2016-2017