Activities & Sports
At MPW, we organise social and physical activities all year round providing our students with a fun and relaxed environment to help them stay healthy, interact with peers who share common interests, enhance leadership skills and prepare for the future.
We believe studies are just part of the student experience; we encourage our students to take part in social events ranging from raising awareness through a charity campaign, joining a debating session or simply stretching their legs and arms at the local climbing centre.
Students who love sport will have plenty of opportunity to meet up with likeminded friends, or make new ones, through a large variety of sports clubs available here in Cambridge.
MPW at St George's Park - The Home of English Football
At MPW Cambridge, football as an extra-curricular activity is thriving. We have a small but enthusiastic core team of players, who practise one hour per week at a local five-a-side arena. The day at St George's Park was a great success and has fuelled the team’s appetite for more training and even more matches.
Jessica volunteers at Addenbrooke's Hospital
Volunteering can make a great difference to patients who have had a long or stressful day in hospital. A friendly smile, a listening ear and thoughtful words are occasionally what matters the most. I was amazed at how much people valued a simple conversation about their hobbies, families, past experience or even the weather, making this experience exceedingly gratifying.
Artificial Intelligence at Cambridge University - Anh attends a talk by Prof Andrew Blake, Chairman of Samsung's AI
We may think that AIs know everything, but they do not. In fact, their thought process is very different from ours. Individually, AI is only able to handle a certain task coded in their algorithms. Once these misconceptions about AI have been cleared and preparations are done, one day we may be ready to welcome robots and AI into our lives with open arms.
Marts attends talk in Cambridge and meets speaker Prof Peterson, Clinical Psychologist
A level student Marts recently attended a talk delivered by Dr Jordan Peterson, a Canadian Clinical Psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. His famous book "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos", was the focus of this talk. Here, Marts reports on his experience and gives his personal recommendations.
Amazing - Art at Addenbrooke's
There is more to Addenbrooke's Hospital corridors than medical staff and patients!! The hospital has turned its corridors into galleries and has even found room for a museum to celebrate its 250-year history. As a result there are more works of art in the hospital than patients, through fundraising and charitable donations.
MPW Cambridge Life - Cinema at the Arts Picturehouse
The original Arts Cinema in Market Passage opened in the 1930s as the Cosmo. Loved dearly by its countless fans, it had many quirks and faults: smelly drains, poor heating, no disabled access and – perhaps more critically - noise from outside during particularly gripping scenes. Its closure in 1999 was greeted with howls of protest and promises to open a bigger and better cinema back on the old Regal site were met with scepticism.
Annual CIFE Lecture “The Self Illusion: Why there is no ‘you’ inside your head” by Prof Hood
An exciting lecture by famous psychologist and author, Prof Bruce Hood, based on his book “The Self Illusion: Why there is no ‘you’ inside your head”. 11 students joined our Principal Markus Bernhardt to attend this lecture in London, at 111 Buckingham Palace Road, the home of the Telegraph newsroom.
National Senior Mathematics Challenge
In the Senior Mathematics Challenge students are asked to pool all the mathematical knowledge they have acquired and combine it in original and often surprising ways. 90 students took the challenge. Seven of them achieved the gold award, 23 students received the silver award and 22 achieved bronze. All seven gold award students qualified for the Senior Kangaroo Challenge, and two of them would have qualified for the British Mathematics Olympiad had they been British nationals.