Welcome Back Brunch

Come along to our first event of term, and catch up with all of your ABACUS friends over a lovely pick me up brunch.

Delicious Brunch

Downing College

Saturday 20th January 11:30-12:30
– Our table is reserved from 11:30, but try to come a bit earlier to grab your food

We have reserved a table for ABACUS, and need to give downing an idea of numbers, so if you plan on coming please s
ign up here.

Please note: You will have to pay in cash

Any questions, message our page, get in touch with a committee member, send us an email (abacus-committee@srcf.net), or for more contact information click here.

For more information see our Facebook event.

Traditional Chinese Pastries Masterclass

Ever wondered how to make traditional Chinese pastries? Jessica and Mark from Kang Chiao Bakery will be teaching exactly that, step by step in an interactive masterclass. They will also bring a variety of traditional Chinese pastries for guests to taste, including their best seller ‘Green Tea, Red Bean & Mochi Pastry’, and some tasty green tea served in traditional Chinese way.

During the event, you will make your own Sun Cake, which is the most famous traditional gift for family and friends in Taichung, and have the opportunity to taste some
– Green Tea, Red Bean & Mochi Pastry (best-seller)
– Taro&Mochi Pastry
– Pineapple Cake
– Blueberry Cake
– Strawberry&Cranberry Cake
– Green Tea Sun Cake
As well as promoting Chinese food culture, we hope to give a special mention to Jessica who is a loving mother, a successful business women and a true inspiration. Jessica started a family bakery business called Kang Chiao Bakery in 2012 and she started off making delicious Chinese snacks because her kids love to eat fresh pineapple cakes and Taiwanese snacks. To satisfy her children, she began to research how to use fresh British Local ingredients. Without any additives, and with motherly love and care, she created rich and flavourful Taiwanese snacks – a taste of home to share with you that is a taste of motherly love and a remedy for homesickness! 

Time: Sunday 26 Nov, 14.30-16:30
Location: Sidney Sussex College JCR Bar

Places are limited and are first-come-first-served. Grab your ticket here

We are glad to announce that we are collaborating with Sidney Sussex College JCR, Trinity Oriental Society, and Chinese Cultural Society for this event. If you are a member of one of these societies, you are entitled to purchase the member’s ticket.

Kang Chiao Bakery’s Facebook Page

For more information see our Facebook Event

Any question don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Facebook Page, message a committee member, or email us: abacus-committee@srcf.net


ABACUS Badminton

ABACUS is hosting it’s first society sporting activity in the form of badminton at trinity college gym on grange road.
This is a cheeky one off event where you can show the rest of ABACUS your skills in China’s most loved sport. Make sure to keep your dates free for this Sunday (12th October) at 6-7pm to get in your weekly exercise 🙏

The event is free, however please register your interest here in advance if you intend on coming so we have an idea of numbers.

Message our Facebook page, any committee member, or send us an email: abacus-committee@srcf.net if you have any questions.

Check out our Facebook event here.

ABACUS x OUAPS Boat Party – City Of Stars

Celebrate under the stars at the biggest Oxbridge party of the year.

For one night only, cruise along the Thames on a luxury party yacht in the annual OUAPS & ABACUS Cambridge flagship party. Join us in the City of Stars, for an unforgettable evening of extravagance and celebration.

On this yacht, there’s something for everyone. Three decks of entertainment await, they’ll never be a dull moment.  For the first few hours you can learn to waltz on the dance floor, and after that out comes the DJ so you can party the night away.  Elsewhere indoors there’s a casino so you can win big, henna and glitter painting so you can look your absolute best, and fortune teller who can tell you what lies ahead.  To help you immortalise your memory of the night there’s a photobooth indoors, and a photo scene outdoors.  To help you along all guests get a glass of wine, canapes, and – to top it off – there’s two chocolate fountains.

Meet new friends as hundreds of students travel across the country for the party of a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you at City of Stars, the biggest Oxbridge party of the year!

Get your tickets here (Early Bird/Member/Non Member)

Get your upgrades here (Coach & Food/VIP)

Ticket sales close on the 17th at 5:30 pm

Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017
Time: 7.30 PM
Location: Tower Millenium Pier, London

  • Early bird: £37
  • Member: £42
  • Alumni: £42
  • Non Member: £52
  • Coach & Food upgrade: £16
  • VIP Upgrade: £12

Not a member? Sign up here

Any questions at all feel free to get in touch

Oxford students, please find more details here

Also, check out our Facebook event

Ex-committee, please get in touch for the password.


Q: When should I arrive for the event?

A: Please arrive at 7:30pm on 18 November 2017 at Tower Millennium Pier in London. Our party yacht (the Erasmus) will depart from the pier promptly at 8pm. If you have a Coach and Food upgrade please arrive at the Queens backs for 16:30.


Q: What is the address of the boarding location?

A: Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT.


Q: How can I get to the event from Cambridge?

A: Either buy a Coach & Food upgrade to start the party in style on an executive coach, or get the train/bus from Cambridge.


Q: What is theme of this year’s boat party?

A: This year’s theme is City of Stars – it’s all about extravagance and celebration. We’re bringing Hollywood to London, so get ready to dance the night away on this jazzy night.


Q: What is the dress code for the party?

A: Black tie, and feel free to give your outfit a Hollywood twist.


Q: Will there be food and drinks on the yacht?

A: There will be some amount of light snacks, but please do have dinner beforehand (Or get a Coach & Food upgrade). There are also two onboard bars from which drinks can be purchased.


Q: Do I have to bring cash?

A: Cash payments are recommended on board as there are limited card readers available on the yacht. However it is not required.


Q: Am I allowed to bring my own alcohol? How about food and drinks?

A: No, food and drinks are strictly not allowed to be brought on the boat.


Q: Can I invite friends from outside Cambridge?

A: Yes, please select the appropriate option (non-member) on the ticketing page.


Q: When and where can I collect my wristbands?

A: Details on wristband collection will be shared on our Facebook event page at a later date.


Q: Where can I get event updates?

A: Please follow our Facebook event page for event updates.


Q: Are the vegan and vegetarian options on board?

A: Yes.


Q: Am I allowed to smoke on board?

A: Yes, but only in designated smoking areas.


Q: What are the ticket prices?

A: Early bird: £35, Member: £42, Non Member: £52, Coach & Food upgrade: £16, VIP Upgrade: £12.


Q: What does the VIP upgrade include?

A: VIPs get access to the VIP deck and will have priority access to all attractions. VIPs will also be receive champagne, cocktails, and a on the door gift.


Q: What does the Coach & Food Upgrade include?

A: Travel by executive coach from Cambridge to London, with a meal and bubble tea. The coach leaves the Cambridge backs at 5:00 pm sharp, so get there by 4:30pm to pick up your food and bubble tea.


Q: How do I purchase tickets?

A: Tickets can be purchased here, and upgrades here.


Q; What attractions are on board?

A: Dance floor with a professional DJ, photobooth, glitter artist, casino, fortune teller, henna painting, face painting,waltz lessons, jazz band and more.


Q: Can we make song requests?

A: Yes, please follow our Facebook event page for more details.


Q: I run a society and would love to be able to sell tickets to our members?

A: Please take a look at our collaboration deal here, and get in touch

Also, please note all of our tickets are non refundable.

Any other questions please contact us

ABACUS Funkyard

Cambridge’s biggest Asian clubbing night is BACK!
Just as the memories of last year’s Funkyard seemingly fade away, that routine pre-Halloween tingling sensation tells me otherwise. For once a year, ABACUS acts as the connector of dots, bringing together every Asian society in Cambridge for one HUGE November extravaganza. Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to announce that Funkyard is back!
ABCUS Funkyard presents angels and devils
This is the ultimate asian club night of Cambridge, dress up in white or black depending on whether you are an angel or devil😉, and have a great/naughty night
Make sure you keep your Sunday free otherwise you will miss on the best night of your life!
Joining ABACUS this year, we have:
CU Anglo-Japanese Society
CU Chinese Society
CU Chinese Cultural Society
CU Hindu Cultural Society
CU India Society
CU Korean Society
CU Malaysia Society
CU Malaysia and Singapore Association
CU Paksoc
CU Tamil Society
CU Thai Society
Having booked out a club exclusively for this event, we are extremely proud to announce that we are hosting this year’s Funkyard at Revolution, a modern club with a proper music license and higher ceilings than Kuda and Cindies combined. Get hyped and prepare yourself for an unforgettable night!!! When the night is still young, the party never dies.
Place: Revolution Cambridge, Downing Street
Date: Sunday 29th of october
Time: THE PARTY NEVER DIES (but starts at 21:30)
For all members of the societies listed above: advanced tickets are £4 or £5 on the door. For non members: advanced tickets are £6 or £7 on the door.
Tickets available here (Please buy the appropriate kind of ticket): 
TIckets on sale from 5pm today (Friday 20th)
* Please feel very welcome even if you’re not from an Asian background, this event is for anyone
** Bring your membership card!!!
Revolution now operates ClubScan and ALL GUESTS must be over the age of 18 after 9pm to gain entry. Please ensure that ALL GUESTS have suitable ID with them on the night. We accept valid passports, driver’s license or identification carrying the accredited PASS logo. Student ID’s will not be accepted.
Any questions at all feel free to get in touch with any member of the ABACUS committee, message our page, or contact us here
For more information check out our Facebook event or QPay

PPP: ABACUS x CUKS (Punting, Pocky & Pho)


Join us at our ABACUS PPP, cruise down the beautiful river cam while getting punted by our glamorous secretary Oliver, delicious VP Owen chen and spicy treasurer Abigail while enjoying our delicious variety pocky biscuits and comfort food after at the exotic restaurant Pho with the company of Korean society (CUKS) throughout



Punting with Pocky 16:00-18:00

Swap at Pho 18:30-



Trinity College Punts

Pho, Wheeler St



Punting & Pocky: Get a 50p discount when you pre-book with QPay here (or pay with cash on the day):

http://puntingpocky.getqpay.com/ (ONLY £3.50 and £5.50 on QPay)

£4 Members (CUKS & ABACUS) (£3.50 QPay)

£6 Non Members (£5.50 QPay)


Pho: Sign up form (for CUKS and ABACUS) will be released at 5:00pm on Thursday 19th, first come first served.  For those of you who are lucky enough to get a place you will need to choose food in advance from the menu (which will be posted in due course).  You will also need to bring your student ID to take advantage of the discount we have negotiated.

Any questions get in touch with our page, or any member of the ABACUS or CUKS committees.

We look forward to punting with everyone, can’t wait to see you guys!!!

ABACUS Family Formal

Meet your ABACUS family, and lots of friends, both old and new, over a lovely meal at one of the most highly-rated formal halls, in one of the most picturesque colleges.   After dinner you’re welcome to join us in the bar and beyond.

Find your family here. (If your whole family turns up you’ll get a free bottle of wine on us)
(if you’re not in a family, and want to be in one, either fill in the form below or message Oliver Black)
If you haven’t yet signed up for a family please fill in the releveant form
Children (Note, for Children this is a new form, if you’ve signed up for membership or filled in this form you’ll be given parents)


Pembroke College


TBC, 19:00-

Get your tickets on QPay here.
Member: TBC
Nonmember: TBC
Not yet a member?
Sign up for membership here (£5 Cheaper if bought this week):

Families to be announced the day after our Freshers’ Squash (Sunday 8th October).

Tickets will be released at 5:00pm the same day (Sunday 8th October) here.

For more information, check out our facebook event.

If you have any questions feel free to message a member of the committee or our Facebook page

ABACUS Freshers’ Squash

Come along to our Freshers’ Squash for your chance to get involved in one of the most relaxed and fun societies in Cambridge, the Association of British And Chinese University Students (ABACUS). Everyone is welcome to join us in sharing Chinese culture, language, and food. But most importantly having fun, with events ranging from cooking masterclasses, to formals, to private club nights, there is something for everyone. You can even meet like minded students from other universities at our collaborative events.

Standing out though is our flagship Boat Party in London at the end of Michaelmas. An exquisite evening cruising down the Thames in black tie with all your friends is the perfect way to say hello to the Christmas holidays. See photos from last years boat party here.


Saturday 7th October – 15:00-17:00


Sidney Sussex College Bar


Free food and drink with a brief introduction from the committee about what ABACUS is, and what events we’ll be holding over the coming year, check out our Freshers’ Guide

Not yet signed up for information about upcoming events (or don’t remember if you have), sign up here

Like what you see and want to become a member straight away, sign up here

For more up to date information, check out our facebook event