About Us

Founded at the Cambridge University 800th anniversary, Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Society (CEEDS) is a non-profit society officially registered at the University of Cambridge. The society is mainly aimed at promoting education and culture exchange between UK and China and providing personal development opportunities from China-related businesses. In accordance with this mission, CEEDS has organized a series of events to serve the students and scholars in Cambridge (see our past events). Forging ahead with our strong beliefs, CEEDS will break new ground into the future, together with this world-renowned university of 800 years’ glorious history.

Society News

2015 CEEDS Chinese Day -- Traditional Chinese culture experiences for young students

Chinese New Year, as the most important traditional Festival in China, not only marks the beginning of an auspicious new year but also carries the rich and long-lasting Chinese culture. To share the culture and festivity with young students in Cambridge, we will organise a one-day integrated event named “Chinese Day”. Our aim is to bring together cultural elements through demonstration, lectures and workshops, such as Mandarin teaching, calligraphy, brush painting, dumping making, music, martial arts, dancing and etc.

Entry is free and open to all local students aged 11-18 (Year 6-13). For more information and registration please see the event page.

 

Two educational programmes to visit China

Dear all,

We would like to draw your attention to two great opportunities to visit China by joining some of the exciting educational activities organised by our society in the coming months: 1). Summer Post-earthquake Region Volunteer Teaching Programme; 2). Easter Chinese Schools and Universities Visiting Programme. For more information please click here

 

2014 CEEDS Chinese Day -- Traditional Chinese culture experiences for young students

Chinese New Year, as the most important traditional Festival in China, not only marks the beginning of an auspicious new year but also carries the rich and long-lasting Chinese culture. To share the culture and festivity with young students in Cambridge, we will organise a one-day integrated event named the “Chinese Day”. We aim to bring together cultural elements through demonstration, lectures and workshops, such as Mandarin teaching, calligraphy, brush painting, dumping making, music, martial arts, dancing and etc.

Entry is free and open to all local students aged 11-18 (Year 6-13). For more information and registration please see the event page.

 

CEEDS 2013-14 Recruitment Information

For the past one year CEEDS has been working tirelessly to organise China-related events and programmes for Cambridge students. Our society is under annual re-structuring and we invite you to join our executive committee as a new member. By joining CEEDS, you will not only have the opportunity to work on exciting cross-cultural projects with sufficient networking and financial support, but also enjoy priority to access our cross-cultural activities, educational programmes, intern & volunteering, and career opportunities related to China. If you are interested in to joining us, please could you submit your CV along with some ideas of promoting communication between China and the UK to info@cam-ceeds.org (preferably before Nov 15).

 

“XIANG CUN” –Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition of Northern China Villages by Mr. YANG Xiaomin, October 21st to November 3rd 2013, Cambridge Michaelhouse Centre

Traditional Chinese brush and ink paintings embrace the manifold wisdom and art of the Chinese people. This exhibition presents villages of northern China in traditional Chinese paintings by Mr. YANG Xiaomin from Nanjing University Arts & Calligraphy Centre. To record the fading traditions of northern China villages, the artist took some time off teaching travelling to villages in several provinces along the Yellow River, including Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Hebei, Shandong. With the first-hand experience, Mr. YANG produced a series of paintings presenting a unique perspective. These works of art records the traditions and changes through the times of the villages of northern China, boasting both artistic and historical values. (A selection of paintings from this exhibition are available for charity auction. More information please see the exhibition webpage )

 

Inspired by communication – CEEDS is now an official partner of the London 2012 family

Approved by the committee of London 2012 Inspire Programme, CEEDS is honoured to become part of the London 2012 family!

The London 2012 Inspire Programme marks the first time in history that non-commercial organisations and projects outside of actual Games can be officially recognised as part of the family. More information about our Inspire Programme project please click here

 

CEEDS 2011-12 ChiEF Forum Series: Presentation by Prof. Zhangjie, Principal of Shanghai Jiaotong University

CEEDS is delighted to present you the first presentation for our 2011-2012 Cambridge Higher Education Forum (ChiEF) - Prof. and President ZHANG Jie from Shanghai Jiaotong University. In this presentation, Prof. Zhang will discuss the recent development of the economy, society and higher education in China, with focus on the short/long term strategy and recruitment policy of Shanghai Jiaotong University.

More information about this event and our 2011-12 ChiEF Forum please visit the forum main page.

 

China Zhigong Party Jiangsu Committee “Yin Feng Project” Cambridge Career Events

In accordance with Jiangsu Provincial Government’s plan to attract more talents from abroad, representatives from China Zhigong Party of Jiangsu Province are invited by CEEDS to visit Cambridge on November 8, 2011 to introduce Jiangsu Province Career information and communicate with scholars and students in Cambridge. More information

 

Call of the Wild - A Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition in Cambridge

Chinese traditional painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Over the centuries, the growth of Chinese painting inevitably reflected the change of time and social conditions. Mr. JI Guoqiang’s Chinese painting exhibition, themed “Call of the Wild” will be held at Michaelhouse, Cambridge from Monday, 6 June 2011 – Saturday, 25 June 2011. An opening event will take place from 6.00--7.30pm on Monday, 6 June 2011, when the artist will give a speech. For more information, please click here.

 

<2010-2011 CAM-CEEDS Forum> ‘Financial, Economic and Diplomatic Development of China'‏

Following our success in the ‘2009-2010 Cambridge Chinese Youth Forum’, CEEDS is proud to present ‘2010-2011 Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Forum’ with a series of exciting talks, featuring 'Financial, Economic and Diplomatic Development of China’.

To kick off the forum, we are honoured to have invited two distinguished scholars, Prof. Shujie Yao and Dr. Kerry Brown, to discuss the challenges and the opportunities China faces. For more information, please click here.

 

CEEDS Summer Volunteer Programme and Teaching Internship in China

Still haven't had a plan for this summer yet? Why not go to China and join our fantastic teaching programmes? This summer CEEDS will present you two dedicated programmes to embrace this old but vibrant country: a Volunteer Summer Camp to post-earthquake regions in China and a Teaching Internship Program in Southeast China (Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou ...).

Our information Session will be held 7-8pm, 21 Feb at Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall College. Volunteers of last year’s camp will talk about their unforgettable experience and we will be answering any related questions. For more information, please click here.

 

[CAM-CEEDS Career Event] Unilever R&D Shanghai - Cambridge Presentation

2 Billion times a day, in 170 countries, people all over the world are using
Unilever products at key moments in their day… You will have huge
opportunities to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Cambridge CEEDS Society and Unilever R&D Shanghai would like to coordinately invite you to join an exciting career talk presented by the Unilever Global R&D EVP Jim Crilly and his Chinese colleagues about the opportunity to work for the Unilever Shanghai R&D Centre. The Centre is the sixth Global R&D centre for Unilever opened in 2009, which will be the home for 600 scientists and technologists in the next few years. If you are enthusiastic about developing your career in R&D for FMCG industry in China, this event is something you can’t miss. Below is the essential information for this presentation. Hope to see you soon!

[Time]: Nov. 9th (Tuesday), 7pm to 9pm
[Venue]:
Department of Engineering TR1 Room,
Cambridge University,
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
[Registration]: Please email 2010unilever_shanghai@cam-ceeds.org with your
name, college and subject


Drinks and Snacks will be served
Please feel free to circulate this message, thank you!

 

Cambridge University Society Fair , KK Sports Centre, Cambridge

The Cambridge University society fair is an annual university-scale event held by the Cambridge University Student Union (CUSU). The main purpose is for Cambridge new comers to know each society and find their interest match, and in the meantime give each society an opportunity to introduce themselves and uptake fresh blood. Our CEEDS society will participate in this fair on both days (Oct 5 -6th). If you are interested to talk to us or become a member of CEEDS in organizing our high-class activities for the coming year, please visit our stall at P08at KK sports centre, the address is:

Stall P08
Kelsey Kerridge (KK) Sports Centre
Queen Anne Terrace
Cambridge
CB1 1NA
(just opposite to the Parkers Piece near the swimming pool)

TIME – 5th: 11am – 6.30pm; 6th: 10am – 15.00pm

We look forward to seeing you on the Fair!

 

“Ode to the Earth” – LUO Hong’s Environmental Photographic Exhibition at Cambridge Sedgwick Museum, June 14th – July 3rd 2010

With the Shanghai EXPO 2010 approaching, under its theme of coordinated urban and rural development, this exhibition will revisit the important theme of conservation through the images of rare, but arresting landscapes spanning both wildest Africa and rural China. This exhibition is the work of Chinese photographer and environmentalist, Mr. Luo Hong. Following tireless travels through Africa, and across his native homeland of western China, Mr. Luo has captured memorable moments from everyday animal and human life in unexplored regions, set against a backdrop of breathtaking panoramic views. By sharing the pictures of precious animals and unspoiled landscapes, we wish to encourage global citizens to love animals and take actions to protect the environment.This exhibition is kindly supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Cambridge University Earth Sciences Department. All the exhibition photos will be auctioned for charity purpose. For more information about the exhibition photos and auction procedure please click here.

CEEDS Summer Camp in China Earthquake Regions - Volunteers Needed

From June 29 to July 09, a charity summer camp will be held in China with the main purpose of visiting the school children in the earthquake regions in Qinghai and Sichuan Provinces. We are now recruiting two more volunteers to join our trip. The plan is to visit six primary/secondary schools in Yushu of Qinghai Province, Dujiangyan, Beichuan, and Wenchuan of Sichuan Province. Volunteers will be expected to give some lectures and to organize interactive activities for the school children. Transportation and accommodation in this trip have been well arranged (flight, guide, car-driver and etc.) and relevant expenditures will be covered as well. All nationalities are welcome and we can assist with your visa application if it is necessary.

This summer activity is initiated and organized by Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Society (CEEDS), together with the Sichuan and Qinghai TV Stations. The funds for this trip are kindly provided by the UNEP and LUO Hong Environment Fund. In addition, this event will be followed by journalists and receive due media coverage. Besides visiting and interacting with the school children, we will donate some stationary items and teaching equipment to the schools.

If you are interested in joining us in this meaningful trip with love and passion, please write to us by next Monday (June 14) to yy318@cam.ac.uk with your basic information (relevant experiences), why you think the activity is of interest, and how you could make a contribution to us. Please bear in mind that since Qinghai is on the Tibetan Plateau (>3600 m), the trip can be physically demanding. Therefore relevant travel experience is preferred.

Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Society (CEEDS) 
June 8, 2010

Past Events

2014 CEEDS Post-earthquake Region Volunteer Teaching Programme Report (July 01 –July 11, 2014)

Each summer, CEEDS organises volunteer teaching programme to send Cambridge students to schools in post-earthquake regions of Western China to interact with the local students and teach English language and other subjects. This is a unique opportunity for Cambridge students to meet students of a foreign culture, and to gain different perspectives of life. Teaching itself is rewarding, giving volunteers the chance to make a difference to their students’ future life. Following are the diaries sharing experiences by the volunteers who joined the 2014 CEEDS Post-earthquake Region Volunteer Teaching Programme at Wenchuan No. 1 Middle School, Sichuan Province. Click here to read more...

 

Cambridge students’ support of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

Cambridge on a summer Sunday welcomed the delegation of Nanjing Youth Olympics. With the support of CEEDS, the delegation held a lively event in front of King’s College, to promote the coming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. For more information please click here

 

Chinese culture displays at the Cambridge Hills Festival

On 1st July 2014, the 5th Hills Festival was successfully held at the Hills Road Sixth Form College. This is the first time for CEEDS to be invited to this annual cultural festival, for which we have prepared two dedicated programmes for the young students – an introduction to Chinese language and calligraphy, as well as a Chinese tea ceremony. For more information please click here

 

CEEDS “Chinese Day” at Cambridge Leys School – Traditional Chinese Culture Experiences for Young Students

On the second day of the Chinese New Year, CEEDS held a ‘Chinese Day’ event in the Leys School of Cambridge. This event has been inspired by the British Prime Minister’s visit to China, which promotes a deepening communication between two cultures. With the support from the Cultural Office, Embassy of China in London and various individuals, the ‘Chinese Day’ welcomed over 50 pupils and parents from local schools in Cambridge (More information…… )

 

2013 CEEDS Post-earthquake Region Volunteer Teaching Programme Report (July 01 – August 04, 2013)

Each summer, CEEDS organises volunteer teaching programme to send Cambridge students to schools in post-earthquake regions of Western China to interact with the local students and teach English and other subjects. This is a unique opportunity for Cambridge students to interact with students of a foreign culture, and to gain different perspectives of life. Teaching is rewarding, giving volunteers the chance to make a difference in their students’ future lives. More information

 

CEEDS Higher Education Forum (CHiEF) 2011-2012: Presentation from President ZHANG Jie of Shanghai Jiaotong University

The opening of CHiEF (CEED Higher Education Forum) 2011-2012 has been formally announced on November 27th in Newnham College of Cambridge University. CEEDS was greatly pleased to have President ZHANG Jie of Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) as its kickoff speaker. Right after a long flight journey from China, President Zhang arrived at Newnham College and delivered a talk to Cambridge students and scholars on the recent development of higher education in China and SJTU in particular. More information

 

China Zhigong Party of Jiangsu Province Visiting in Cambridge

Invited by Cambridge CEEDS Society, the representatives from China Zhigong Party of Jiangsu Province led by Vice President HUANG Yinhui visitedCambridge on November 8, 2011 to communicate with scholars and students. During the dinner arranged by CEEDS, representatives from Zhigong Party introduced themselves and had a pleasant discussion with the invited representatives from Cambridge. After the dinner, a presentation was held by the delegation to introducethe Jiangsu Province‘Yinfeng Project’,which aims at attracting more talents to go back to China.More information

 

Chinese ‘craze’ in Cambridge—Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition by Mr. JI Guoqiang

June of Cambridge is the most enjoyable time of the year with the beautiful sunshine and wavering willows along the River Cam. During 6-25 June, 2011, a traditional Chinese painting exhibition has been held in Michaelhouse of Cambridge. The exhibition themed ‘Call of the Wild’ has displayed the artworks of Prof. JI Guoqiang from Xi’an Fine Arts Academy… For more, please click here

 

2011 Easter CEEDS China Visiting Trip

A visiting team of 5 Cambridge students were organized by CEEDS who travelled to 8 cities in China and visited 13 universities / high schools during the two weeks from 24 March to 8 April. While in the schools, the CEEDS visiting team gave presentations on topics like British culture and education, students’ life in Cambridge, university application in UK, personal academic path and etc. Team members interacted with the students, answered their questions, encouraged them to go for their dreams while passing on the inspiring Cambridge spirit. Apart from the school visiting, the CEEDS team travelled to a few places of interest along the way and experienced China’s historical and cultural profoundness. For more reports and photos, please click here.

 

[2010-2011 CAM-CEEDS Forum] Financial, Economic and Diplomatic Development of China‏

To kick off the ‘2010-2011 Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Forum’, two special guests Prof. Shujie Yao and Dr. Kerry Brown were invited by CEEDS to give a presentation in Winstanley Lecture Hall of Trinity College, Cambridge University, on the 17th of March.More information …

 

REPORT - CEEDS Charity Summer Camp in the Earthquake Regions in China

    June 29 – July 9 2010, Sichuan and Qinghai Yushu, China

From June 29 to July 9, the Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Society (CEEDS) organized the charity summer camp ‘seek the dream, ignite the hope’, to visit the school children in the earthquake regions in Sichuan and Qinghai Yushu. In collaboration with the Sichuan and Qinghai TV Artists Association, CEEDS selected six society members, all current Cambridge students, to form a volunteer team, who visited six primary/secondary schools including Beichuan Leigu Middle School, Shifang Yinghua Middle School, Wenchuan No.1 Middle School in Sichuan and Jiegu County NO.3 primary school in Qinghai Yushu.  More information …

Cambridge Mayor’s visit to the CEEDS photographic exhibition in Sedgwick Museum, June 22, 2010

From June 14 to July 3, Luo Hong, one of China’s most sought after photographers and environmentalists is exhibiting his work at the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge. The exhibition itself has been arranged by the Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Society CEEDS – an official university student society for promoting education and culture exchange between the UK and China, together with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

Invited by CEEDS, Cambridge Councillor Sheila Stuart visited the Sedgwick museum at 12 pm on June 22, where 25 fantastic photographs are displayed. Accompanied by several CEEDS members, Councillor Sheila Stuart had a slow walk around the museum. She showed great interest in the photographs, especially those taken in West China, be it the terraces in Yuanyang, the snow scene in Huanglong, the Mt. Gongga in Sichuan, or the karst landscapes in Guilin. Amazed by several oil-painting-like photographs, Councillor Sheila Stuart expressed a strong wish to visit West China in near future!

An hour passed quickly. Getting back to the entrance of the museum, Councillor Sheila and CEEDS member took a group picture in front of the exhibition banner named ‘Ode to the Earth’ and waved goodbye to each other.  

Yi Yao

June 24, 2010

A Grand Opening Ceremony for Mr. Luo Hong’s Photographic Exhibition

A grand opening ceremony for Mr. Luo Hong’s photographic exhibition was held on June 14th in Cambridge University’s Sedgwick Museum. This exhibition of Luo Hong, a famous photographer and environmentalist in China, was titled ‘Ode to the Earth’ and featured two themes: African wildlife and western Chinese landscapes.

The opening ceremony started at 6 pm. Over 100 people attended the ceremony, including students and faculty of Cambridge University, senior officers from the UNEP and news reporters. The director of Sedywick museum, Dr. David Norman made a speech first, followed by Prof. Jon Hutton, director of UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Mr. Jun Kong, CEO of Cambridge Eastern Education and Development Society (CEEDS) and the photographer himself, Mr. Luo Hong. As a special gift, Mr. Luo Hong presented one of the exhibits ‘King of Mountains - Mount Gongga’ to Sedgwick Museum for permanent collection and made a donation to the construction of children’s instructional facility in the museum. The ceremony was also emotion-laden with several pleasant surprises for Mr. Luo Hong. Betty, a 10-year-old girl from Beijing, gifted a sketch of ‘King Chapel’ to Mr. Luo Hong to welcome his visit in Cambridge. She entered the annual painting competition for children in China organized UNEP and funded by Luo Hong in 2007 and 2008. On behalf of the Cambridge students, the representative from CEEDS also gifted an original oil painting of mathematical bridge to Mr. Luo Hong as a memory of his Cambridge exhibition. More information...



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Opportunity to Visit China

CEEDS 2015 Easter China Schools & Cities Visiting Programme, for more information please click here