Sizarships

The Governing Body and College Council want Churchill College to be a place where good things happen. In particular we want members of the College to be active in music-making, drama, and the visual arts.

We recognise that, in order to make these things happen, a certain amount of organisational effort is required, and we are prepared to provide some money to people willing to take on responsibilities.

We call these people 'Sizars' The dictionary defines a 'Sizar' as follows:

"In the University of Cambridge, an undergraduate member... receiving an allowance from the college to enable him to study. Formerly the sizar performed certain duties...The name probably indicates that the person so admitted received 'sizes' free (where "sizes" means a quantity of food or drink).

In other words, it's a reasonable name to give to a student who gets some payment for doing a defined job, and it avoids the necessity of inventing another word."

The three Sizars are intended to take on responsibility for "making things happen" in the College. Hence, in addition to being skilled in music, theatre, or the visual arts, Sizars must be enthusiastic and able to motivate their peers.


Music Sizarship

The Music Sizar oversees and promotes musical activities in the College and liaises with the Director of Music-Making to arrange concerts. The Sizar organises and chairs meetings of the Music Society Committee and is the point of contact for members of the College wanting to use the Music Centre's facilities. The Sizar has no formal responsibilities for Chapel music but may nevertheless wish to contribute to it in collaboration with the Organ Scholar (who is elected via the central University scheme). The Music Sizarship comes with an honorarium of £250 and may be held in addition to other music bursaries. The post runs for the calendar year.

Music Bursaries & Scholarships

Applications

Complete and return the application form below to the Tutorial Office. Wednesday 16 November.

Application form


Theatre Sizarship

Churchill College offers a Theatre Sizarship of £150 per year open to undergraduates or graduate students of the College. The Sizarship is offered for one year from 1st January, with the possibility of extension for one further year.

The Theatre Sizar is expected to foster theatrical life in the College. In doing so, the Sizar will assist those teaching English in the College, and will be assisted by other members of the College, such as the committee of Gods (Churchill College Dramatic Society), of which the Sizar will be a member. The Sizar will be expected to seek out and encourage theatrical talent in College in all departments of theatre, both technical and performing, to organise rehearsed readings and other activities to do with theatre, such as workshops (for which financial assistance may be available), to liaise with other societies as appropriate, to organize one production a year on the College premises, and to ensure that all activities are adequately publicised to junior and senior members. The Sizar will apply to the CCRFC for financial support for theatrical activities.

A large arts studio is available in the garden of 76 Storey's Way for all kinds of visual art work, for drama rehearsals, scenery preparation, etc. It is administered jointly by the Theatre and Visual Arts Sizars.

The Theatre Sizar will normally live in College.

Applications

Complete and return the application form below to the Tutorial Office. Wednesday 16 November.

Application form


Visual Arts Sizarship

Churchill College offers a Visual Arts Sizarship of £100 per year open to undergraduates or graduate students of the College. The Sizarship is offered for one year from 1st January with the possibility of extension for one further year.

The Visual Arts Sizar will liaise with the Executive Officer of the Hanging Committee to encourage the visual arts in College, including assisting in arranging exhibitions. It is expected that the Sizar will serve ex officio on the Hanging Committee. There is, of course, scope for initiatives from the Sizar consistent with the general aim of promoting the visual arts.

A large arts studio is available in the garden of 76 Storey's Way for all kinds of visual art work, for drama rehearsals, scenery preparation, etc. It is administered jointly by the Theatre and Visual Arts Sizars.

Any Junior Member of the College (Undergraduate or Advanced Student) who expects to be in residence for the next two academic years are eligible to apply.

Applications

Complete and return the application form below to the Tutorial Office. Wednesday 16 November.

Application form


More information

For any queries relating to College Sizarships, please contact the Tutorial Office.

Tutorial Office