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Join XR Cambridge

Welcome to XR Cambridge! On this page, we'll show you how you can get involved in XR Cambridge, by coming along to one of our actions, events or meetings and finding your way from there. If you have any questions or would like a friendly XR Cambridge buddy to help you settle in, email us on info@xrcambridge.org

How to join:

At the moment the best way to join is by coming along to an action or other XR Cambridge event or meeting and get chatting to our activists.

Mass participation actions and other open events will be listed on our events calendar. These events will be designed so that you can participate with no or very low risk of arrest. However, if you come to an action, it's important that you know what actions are about and what your rights are - see "get trained up" below.

You can sign up to our email list to receive information about our actions and events straight in your inbox. We may also send out emails if we're looking for people to be involved in specific things.

Let us know if you have particular skills you'd like to offer to the rebellion, or roles you'd like to fulfil. You can check out some of our working groups that are always looking for new participants, but whatever you have to offer there will be a place for you in the movement. Drop us a line on info@xrcambridge.org if you want to get involved in a particular way.

Get trained up:


Email us at info@xrcambridge.org

Rebel starter pack - FAQs

How do I find out about things that are happening?

Do you have any stuff I can read in my own time?

Can I help without going to actions?

How do I keep in touch with other rebels?

  • Download the Signal app (it works like WhatsApp but without the data harvesting!)
  • Ask to join the XR Cambridge Chat - this is a place to say hello, let others know your interests and say how you wish to be involved and join in conversations. It’s a busy chat but will give you a feel for current topics of discussion and is a route to connect with more specific chats.
  • There are multiple other Signal chats for specific actions, task groups or particular interests.

Why do people use nicknames in the chat?

  • Many people use their own names but it is recommended to use a nickname (or "alias"), particularly if you participate in direct actions, although you may want to consider it even if you don't currently. This is an important aspect of ensuring individuals are not identifiable as ‘organisers’ or ‘leaders’, as this has legal implications. 
  • It can be hard to keep up as people often change their alias if they think their identity has been revealed. 
  • It’s best not to store people’s real names in your phone contacts as this could compromise another rebel’s anonymity. Instead, use their alias. Even if you don't use an alias and don't see the need, it's important to respect other people's personal security preferences.