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CUBS Fisrt Year

by Cristina Ariani

We realised that if we were from the same College but we hadn’t met, there must be many Brazilians around in Cambridge that we don’t know!

Cristina Ariani

In January, 2011 Leo and I met Emilene and Gabriel through our common friend Christos. We were all from the same College. We realised that if we were from the same College but we hadn’t met, there must be many Brazilians around in Cambridge that we don’t know!

Next day I sent an email to the International Office asking them to forward an invitation to all Brazilians. Surprisingly, more than 15 Brazilians turned up in the coffee shop, including my mum and my uncle!

On the 23rd of March the Society was founded with the current committee members plus Leo as the membership’s officer. Next day I sent an email to the International Office asking them to forward an invitation to all Brazilians. The bank account was opened with £45.00, membership from all 9 of us, including Fabiana and Daniel.

We gathered at Granta Bar some Thursdays, but the first event was a Barbecue at Hughes Hall on the 1st of September, where around 15 people came and it was really good.

Other meetings that took place in the first year of CUBS were:

  • Freshers Fair in October 2011, more than 120 subscriptions;
  • Squash with nibbles and wine, where more than 40 people came and we got some memberships;
  • Formal Hall at Christ’s and formal swap with the Italian Society;
  • Events organized with Newnham College – the Brazilian cuisine and caipirinha worshop; capoeira and drumming workshop; and talk by Dr Lucia Villela about Clarice Lispector.

1st Oxbridge Conference on Brazilian Studies (2012)

Suplicy em Cambridge (2019)

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