Category Archives: Events

Novice Tasting

Update!: Please note the change of venue: Nihon Room at Pembroke College.

On November 1st, from 8pm, we are holding our first tasting of the year. We will start from the basics and explore some of the main styles of British ales, explaining the difference between ‘ales’ and ‘lagers’, discussing what we mean by hoppy and malty, and trying to answer any questions people have. This should be a good opportunity to learn a bit more about beer!

This time we will be hosted by *UPDATE: Pembroke College* — we will send more details on the venue closer to the date of the tasting. The event will cost £10 for CURAS members and £12 for non-members. Payment can be done to our bank account (put your CRSid in the reference):

Sort Code – 090129
Account Number – 09926040

Deadline for sign-up/payment is 11am on Sunday 28th.

CURAS Fresher’s Squash

Join the Real Ale Society for our annual Freshers’ Squash, on Saturday 20th October.

We are going to have loads of free beer in three different styles from two local breweries, Moonshine and Turpin’s. Some snacks will also be provided.

The squash starts at 8pm and will go on until 11pm, so feel free to pop in whenever you want. The Graduate Union is on 17 Mill Lane and you can access it more easily from the short driveway just off Silver Street, opposite Ede and Ravenscroft.

Entry is £1 only, but if you decide to join us that evening the membership will be lowered to £4 instead of £5.

Our term card will also be revealed—we are finalising an exciting line-up of events for you!

Opportunities to Get Membership This Term

If you’re looking to become a CURAS member this term, we are running two membership nights:

  1. Friday 11th May
  2. Saturday 19th May

Both will be held in The Maypole from 19:00 to 21:00. To sign up, you will need £5 cash and your Cambridge or ARU student ID card. Feel free to sign up a friend if you can provide their ID card or a picture of it.

The final deadline for new memberships is 21:00 on 19th May, i.e. the end of the second membership evening. If you would prefer to sign up by email, you can also join by emailing either our committee or the address given in our mailing list emails (if you already on the mailing list). Be aware that the deadline for email sign-ups is the same.

As the Cambridge Beer Festival approaches, now is a good time to join CURAS for free entry and queue jump. Membership also provides free entry to the CURAS garden party in June.

Quiz Night

                                             Saturday 8th March

graphicCURAS will be hosting a quiz night on Saturday 8th March beginning at 7.30PM at the Graduate Union.

There will be beer from Bexar County Brewery and teams of up to five people can take part. Tickets cost £5 for CURAS members and £6 for non-members

More information and sign-up here: