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 here at MPW.
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.
A level Results Day 2018
The atmosphere across MPW Cambridge on A level results day was one of excitement, happiness and pride. Many of our students chose to come to college on this important day, their results signaling the beginning of bright futures for our class of 2018.
Joel Rickard, our Assistant Principal, interviews Abi Docherty, our Creative Writing tutor
Meet Abi Docherty, an award winning, published playwright and our Creative Writing tutor. Abi discusses with Joel her MPW students' imaginative work, her love of story-telling and her creative process. Abi wrote the play “One Thousand Paper Cranes" which will be staged at the New Victory Theater in New York.
Senior Maths Challenge
Every year the A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics students of MPW sit the Senior Mathematics Challenge. It is held across the UK on a single day each year, and is sat by many thousands of students. This year Jacky Tsui, pictured, achieved the best score for MPW.
Mind FULL or MINDFUL?
At MPW Cambridge, we recognise that students should be given an opportunity to experience a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Mindfulness and yoga sessions became an obvious choice – after all, how many of us can say that they live fully and clearly in the moment, with great awareness, balance and peace of mind?
On December 11 2017, MPW’s Economics Department attended the PolEconUK A-Level Economics Students Conference in London. Key speakers included Tim Harford, a leading economist and author, Vince Cable, Kamal Ahmed, and John Redwood.