President – Benjamin Hellings

My name is Ben and this is my third year at St. Hugh’s. I am about to start the first year of my DPhil in Ancient History and I specialize in Roman numismatics and economics. I am a football (soccer) fanatic and currently I am also the President of the MCR’s football club (SHMCRFC). In the past I have served on the MCR committee as a Social Secretary and Secretary. 

My job as MCR President is to represent the graduate community of St. Hugh’s to College and the University. In order to do so, I sit on various committees to ensure the MCR’s needs are heard and to report back to the MCR committee.
My primary aim is to ensure things run as smoothly as they can and to ensure that you get the most out of your time here at St. Hugh’s.

Please do get in touch with any suggestions/questions/comments you may have.

Vice President – Alexander Flint

I am a former MCR Welfare Officer and current peer supporter, so get in touch at any time if you have any concerns that you want to talk about in confidence. For more on the peer support system, see

Playing and musing on improvised piano, jazz, cricket, football and mono no aware are my tangled pastimes.


Secretary – Joseph Cross


I’m Joe and I’m just about to start the second year of my DPhil in Atomic and Laser Physics.  As Secretary I am responsible for communication and administration within the committee and wider MCR community.  Keeping everyone up-to-date with what is happening is my main goal, and you should receive a few emails from me keeping you informed of news and events.

If you have any questions about anything MCR related, don’t hesitate to contact me!


Male Welfare Officer – Nicolas Stone Villani

My name is Nick and I am reading for a D.Phil. in History. I am new to the role of Male Welfare Officer but I am a keen learner and happy to lend an ear to any problems, concerns, doubts and news (good or bad) that you may have. Though I am not a Peer Supporter, I am always available for a chat (in confidence, of course). I generally can be found reading or writing in either the Taylorian or the Codrington. If you spot me in one of these libraries and want a word, don’t be afraid to just come up to me and say so. I live in East Cottage (next to the Principal’s Lodge) and will often hide there after lunch or in the evening. I have a wide selection of teas and a big kettle, so do swing by if you fancy a chat (just ring the doorbell). 

I look forward to meeting those of you I have not met yet and see again those of you who have escaped Oxford for the summer


Female Welfare Officer – Mira Wolf-Bauwens


Social Secretary – Alex Hess


Social Secretary – Min Lu

Hi! As part of the MCR’s social sec team, we will be running all sorts of fun events throughout your time here, so please come and get involved!


Wining and Dining Officer – Justin Bewsher


Fresher’s Rep – Alasdair Gunn

I’m Ali, one of the two Freshers’ Reps this year. Along with Matthias, I am responsible for organising Freshers’ Week and making sure that everyone gets settled into life in Oxford (and perhaps the UK). If you have any questions, please just send me an email. I hope you will enjoy what we have organised for you!


Fresher’s Rep – Matthias Qian

Hi, my name is Matthias Qian and I am a second year MPhil at St Hughs. This year I help organise the freshers week.

IT Rep – Martin Fluder


Housing Officer – Ioannis Katsaroumpas

Hi everyone,

I am in the 2nd year of my D. Phil in Law and really delighted to be your MCR Accommodation Officer. For any questions, complaints or comments about college or private accommodation please get in touch with me. Rumours that communications in Latin receive priority remain unverified!

Environment and Charities Rep – Patrick Roberts


Sports Rep – Katarzyna Szymanska

My name is Kasia (pronounce: “Kah-sha”) and I’m a second year DPhil student. Apart from playing for OUVC and doing other sports, I was the captain of St Hugh’s MCR mixed volleyball team in the inter-college league last year. Do get in touch with any issues related to: sports at the university level, college sports clubs, ideas about new activities, and last, but obviously not least… rowing.