The final MCR Formal of this academic year is scheduled for the 29th of May. It’s going to be a bit of a special night, with some great food, a photo booth and a Bar night. Better still, we’ll have our very own MCR ‘Oscar’ awards! We have ten awards to give out to members of our MCR and you all get to decide who gets them:
1. The MCR Nobel Prize Award
To be awarded to a member of the MCR that you believe could well actually win the Nobel Prize. The smartest of them all, the Sheldon Cooper among us, the true Theory of Everything – cast your votes for Trevelyan College’s very own Brian Cox
2. The MCR Lifetime Drinking Achievement Award
This person will have graced the bar religiously, never turned down a pub crawl, Mangler or an impromptu outing to Klute, and more importantly, would have provided us with all-round entertainment throughout the year!
3. The MCR Happiest Person to Grace Our Existence Award
Among us, there is a person that has been consistently kind and caring throughout the year, never seen with a frown on their face, or crying into their potatoes at dinner, who has always been happy to help whatever the Durham weather! It’s time they got a shout out! Tell us who you think should be given a much-deserved pat on the back!
4. The MCR Evil Overlord Award
However, there must be a balance between good and evil, because also among us there is a villain waiting to be unleashed onto the world after graduation, who’s mastermind plans for takeover exceed their skills in any game of Monopoly. The next Mr Burns, the next Randal from Recess…cast your votes for the MCR’s Evil Overlord!
5. The MCR’s Vogue Award
Who’s been strutting their stuff down those tiny corridors? Who’s got fashion down better than Kate Moss herself? Who can snap up an outfit that defies Gok Wan and everything he stands for? We’ve got two awards to be given out to the MCR’s best dressed guy and girl, so tell us who you think ought to be applauded for their impeccable fashion sense!
6. The MCR’s Moves Like Jagger Award
This will be a tough one to pick, as our MCR is full of toe-tapping, finger-snapping, shimmy-shaking groovers, but who do you think deserves to be awarded for their astonishing dance moves? Ladies and gentlemen, cast your votes for the MCR’s Billy Eliot. Please note, whoever wins this MUST give us a wiggle upon receiving their award!
The MCR’s Olympic Gold Medal Award
Is there a Jessica Ennis or Mo Farrah among us? Who’s got the muscles to put body builders to shame, and the stamina to outrun Usain Bolt? Is there an MCR member that defies Bro Science? Ok, maybe not just the muscles, but who do you think is Olympian of our MCR?
7. The MCR’s Beethoven’s Prodigy Award
This person could be the next Bob Dylan, or maybe even Niall’s replacement in One Direction…out of all the musical prodigies of our talented MCR, be it a songbird, or Jimi Hendrix’s arch nemesis, who do you believe should be awarded for their undeniably fantastic musical skills?
8. The MCR’s Comedy Dave Award
Be it with their unfaltering wit, cynicism or just sheer hilarity, who’s the guy or girl that can always bring you up when you’re down? Again, a tough category – as our MCR is rammed with comedy geniuses, but there can only be one! So get voting for who you believe should get a rousing round of applause for their astounding humour!
9. The MCR’s Lifetime Achievement Award
The last award to be given to a member of our MCR who has not only been a real busybody when it comes to doing things for our MCR, but who also been a fantastic person all round. Not to be confused with the Happiest Person to Grace Our Existence award – as we all know things can be very tough when it comes to postgraduate life! Who do you think deserves to be commended for their Trevs achievements? The Leonardo Di Caprio of Trevelyan, it’s time to get the Oscar you’ve been waiting for!
Even if you cannot make it to the meal, we urge you to nominate people for the different categories using this link:
The menu for this night is:
Deep fried brie with a light pink grapefruit, pine nut and cranberry salad
Char Grilled Rump Steak with posh chunky chips and peppercorn sauce
Vegetarian Option: Char grilled Mediterranean vegetables with a sweet pea, butternut squash and sage risotto, finished Grana Padana and Chive Butter
Salted caramel chocolate brownie with malteaser ice cream
Please note that this formal will be gowned as it is our last one. The cost will be £10 for livers in, and £12 for livers out. Guests are welcome, but please email Olivia (firstname.lastname@example.org) first to check there are enough spaces available. Please sign-up for this formal (before midday on the 26th of May) using this link:
We hope to see many of you there for our final formal!
What: Last MCR Formal
When: Friday 29th of May
Where: Trevs Dining Hall
Cost: £10 for livers in, and £12 for livers out
Dress code: Smart and gowned!