Thursday 29 June 2017

Dear all,

The Saints are calling! They ask for celebration! And St Peter has helped a lot in these last few days with (at times unbearable) sunny weather!

So don't forget, on the 8th of July, from 4:00 pm at Jesus Green, join CUPortSS and everyone for an amazing Arraial de Santos Populares!

Price is £8 for CUPortSS members and £10 for non-members, including food and drink and music and all the Santos' cheefulness!

More information will be sent to you closer to the date of the event. In the meantime, for more information, please us on Facebook.

Friday 28 April 2017

"Who Wants to Be a Revolutionary?" Pub Quiz

Join us tomorrow at 7:30 pm at the Panton Arms and challenge your knowledge on Portuguese Revolutionary History for a chance to win a bottle of wonderful Portuguese wine!

Tuesday 29 November 2016

CUPortSS 2016 Christmas Dinner

One of the most magical times of the year is less than a month away! In Portugal, Christmas (or Natal as we call it) is a joyful time to gather family and friends. It is also the time of the year for cod delicacies, various meats and delicious desserts, many prepared like Grandma used to.

If you would like to get a taste of the Portuguese Christmas traditions, come and join us in our very popular Christmas dinner on Saturday the 10th of December at the St Paul’s Centre (aka St Paul's Church), from 7 pm, with authentic home-made Portuguese food. There will be several dietary options available, both for the main course and dessert! If you really don't want to miss it, GET YOUR TICKET HERE, and get it now before they run out! Please be aware that booking the ticket is free, but payment is done at the entrance on the day of the event.

Friday 23 September 2016

Bike Ride to Audley End

Portugal has a great tradition of tourism tours for old people. The tours to the almond blossom are the most famous.

Unfortunately we do not have almond trees in Cambridgeshire so we cannot create a tour like that. But we have lots of beautiful landscapes where we can cycle.

Bring your bike and let's celebrate the echinox, the Cambridgeshire and Essex Countryside and the stunning Audley End House and Gardens.

We will start Sunday, October 2, in front of Guildhall and we will cycle towards Audley End and Saffron Walden. We will visit Audley End House and neighbouring Saffron Walden has a Café just for cyclists.

This is not a race! Our peloton will be always compact and we will choose a speed that fits everyone. You can do it!

The tour is completely free but you must pay the tickets to Audley End and to return to Cambridge by train if you don't want to cycle back.

You will need:

  • A bike (always needed for bike tours)
  • Food to share (for the picnic)
  • Helmet (not mandatory)
  • Spare tube (You may have a puncture)
  • Happiness (If you don't bring you will certainly get it in the end)

All riders in the Bike Ride to Audley End do so entirely at their own risk.
CUPortSS and its agents cannot accept any responsibility for personal accident, loss, or damage to cycles, equipment and personal effects or any public liability.
All riders are deemed to have accepted these conditions by entering the event.

Friday 22 July 2016

Summer Picnic!

Hello everyone!

British summer keeps on surprising after an amazing series of days with 30+ degrees - and no rain!

To celebrate this, and just like previously announced, we want to invite you to the CUPortSS Summer Picnic! Bring your picnic basket with your favourite snacks, friends, family and/or pets, and join us on Jesus Green next to Park Parade (west side) on the 30th of July around 15h for an afternoon of relaxation.

Saturday 27 February 2016

3rd CUPortSS Wine Tasting

This year we are delighted to present the 3rd Cambridge University Portuguese Speakers Society Wine Tasting event!
We will have a large variety of wines from the Douro Valley, including Port, as well as a Portuguese cocktail stand and many traditional Portuguese nibbles.

The event will be divided in two sessions: a Workshop, followed by the Wine Tasting.

Session I – Port and Douro Wines Tasting and Cocktail Workshop - Starting at 4pm
  • A one-hour workshop led by a guest speaker: Mr. Paulo Osório, MEng, MBA, former Vice President of the Port and Douro Wine Institute (IVDP).
  • It will include a presentation about the Douro Region and its wines and a tasting session guided by the guest speaker, with a selection of top Port and Douro wines. 
  • There will be a limit of 25 participants, with tickets purchased in advance.
Session II - Wine Tasting - Starting at 6pm
  • An open wine tasting session where the participants can taste a wide variety of high quality Port and Douro wines.
Session I + II (Workshop + Wine Tasting)
Session II       (Just Wine Tasting)

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Christmas Dinner

The most wonderful time of the year is arriving! In Portugal, this is a time for reflection, joy, and gathering your family and friends. It is also the time of the year for mouthwatering meat and cod delicacies and delicious deserts. If you would like to get a taste of the Portuguese Christmas traditions, book a ticket and come and join us in our very popular Christmas dinner, and let us serve you authentic home-made Portuguese food. 

Places are limited, so if you don’t want to miss out, be quick and buy your ticket!

When: Saturday, 12th of December 7.00 pm
Where: Lower Hall, The Centre at St Paul's, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP (
Price: £14,00 for Members, £18,00 for Non-Members 

Don’t forget to book!

Friday 27 November 2015

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues is Portugal's new Chief Minister of Education

CUPortSS congratulates its member Tiago Brandão Rodrigues after his nomination to be the new Chief Minister of Education in Portugal. Tiago was a member of the committee in 2011 and 2012 and contributed for the success of this society during those years.

It is now with a great honour that we have our member in the most important role in Portugal's education sector. We wish him the very best of luck and we are sure Tiago will do an excellent work!

Força Tiago!

A CUPortSS quer congratular Tiago Brandão Rodrigues após a sua nomeação como novo Ministro da Educação em Portugal. O Tiago foi membro do Comité em 2011 e 2012 e contribuiu para o sucesso da sociedade durante esses anos.

Sentimo-nos honrados por um dos nossos membros assumir o papel mais importante no sector da Educação em Portugal. Desejamos toda a sorte do mundo e estamos certos que o Tiago fará um excelente trabalho.

Força Tiago!

Monday 16 November 2015

Magusto - Chestnut Event

There are quite a few chestnut trees in town.
Some of you may have noticed them on Jesus Green, and the chestnuts that they leave behind.
Maybe some of you have considered taking some chestnuts home, but then again, these chestnuts are probably best thought of as being property of squirrels and other local wild-life, which need every help they can get in their search for food, shelter, and post-doc positions.

If anyone was adventurous enough to roast a few of these chestnuts, then I'm very, very sorry. And as you probably know by now, the chestnuts found on the ground around Cambridge are in fact mildly poisonous. As those high beautiful trees are no simple chestnut trees, but rater horse‑chestnut trees, chosen more for their looks than for what they produce.

Speaking of chestnuts, the annual CUPortSS Magusto will be next Saturday, 21st of November at 6:30, St Paul's Church.
We have some tasty, non-poisonous chestnuts brought in directly from Portugal.
We also have red wine, as well as wine of other colours.
Last but not least, we're also having some delicious Francesinhas, a characteristic Portuguese dish.

The prices are as follows:
Entry - Members £4
Entry - Non-Members £6
Half Francesinha £5

The entry ticket includes chestnuts and wine.
The Half Francesinha is an extra, but it is not everyday that one manages to get a good Francesinha in town.

November 21st
Centre at Saint Paul's

Friday 23 October 2015

Portugueses em Cambridge

(Sorry for the Portuguese post)

Acabámos de criar o site . Um site que pretendemos manter atualizado com todas as informações que precisas se pretendes mudar-te para Cambridge.

Nesta página pretende-se dar a conhecer tudo o que um novo habitante precisa para se adaptar à cidade, abrangendo assuntos que vão desde a explicação do sistema fiscal britânico até à descrição dos melhores locais para jogar futebol.

Desta forma podemos mostrar a todos os portugueses que vão chegando a esta cidade como tirar o maior proveito da estadia, seja ela temporária ou permanente. Existem informações sobre a História de Cambridge, a melhor forma de encontrar alojamento, como lidar com questões laborais, como tratar da burocracia, os transportes da cidade, onde fazer compras, opções para o tempo livre e os locais certos para praticar desporto. Tudo isto de uma forma descontraida e com algum humor.