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Postdocs of Cambridge Society


Newcomers and Visiting Scholars



While Cambridge’s collegiate system might seem challenging and confusing to newly arriving postdocs, it can be especially difficult for their families to find social contacts. This is where the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars (NVS) group might be able to help. The NVS is a volunteer-run group offering a wide variety of regular activities for newly arriving scholars as well as their families. No matter if you are simply looking for insights while moving to Cambridge, if you would like to improve your English through informal conversations, if you want to join storytelling sessions with your children, or if you intend to attend one of the many other group activities reaching from cooking sessions to local walks; the NVS are happy to support you. Click here to register with them (no Raven login required) or have a look at the current term’s programme.

NVS Regular Events:
You must check their calendar to confirm the event is happening before attending
For some events you must register to be a member
** Book via Ticketsource

Art For All Levels
Repeats every week every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:00
Location: Cambridge City Centre location **

Cultural Discussion
Repeats every 2 weeks, Thursdays 14:00 to 15:30
Location: **

Down to Earth Cookery with Karina
Repeats every week every Monday starting at 11:00
Location: In person and  Zoom. £5 for in person. Email Karina to book

Children's Storytelling
Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday 19:00 to 19:30
Location: Zoom **

Cambridge Traditional English Pub Walk
Repeats every week every Monday 17:00 to 18:30
Location: meet Jonathan Collis outside Great St Mary’s Church, CB2 3PQ

English Conversation
Repeats every week every Tuesday 9:30 - 9:45 (practice session before 9:30)
Location: University Centre: Granta Pl, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU Map

Coffee Hour
Repeats every week every Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30
Location: University Centre, Riverside Suite, Granta Pl, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU Map
Cambridge Walking Tour
Repeats every week every Tuesday starting at 12:15
Location: Members told where to meet in the newsletter and Facebook Page

Knit and Chat
Repeats every week every Thursday 10:00 to 12:00
Location: University Centre: Granta Pl, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU.

Leisurely Walk with Simone
Repeats every 2 weeks starting at 10:30 - ~12:00 (on the weekend)
Location: Will be told when book **