2018 Interim Committee

President – Elodie Powell


Hi, my name is Elodie and I’m in the second year of an MPhil in Classical Archaeology. As MCR President I lead the committee, making sure everyone has the resources they need to do their work. I also represent the graduate students of St Hugh’s with college and with the wider university. My goal is to make everyone feel welcome and included in the graduate community at St Hugh’s. I am always happy to chat about anything, so if you have questions or suggestions just let me know.


Vice-President – Claire Dobson


Hi I’m Claire. I’m a third year DPhil student studying the evolution of fish. I’ll be at loads of MCR events and formals, so please come and say hi and distract me from my looming thesis deadline (I’ll need it!).


Secretary – Constance Crozier

Hi, I’m Constance – MCR Secretary, 2nd year DPhil student, 6th year Oxford student (someone pls let me out). I’m part of the Energy and Power Group in the Engineering Department and my research involves investigating the impacts of electric vehicles on the power grid. When I’m not despairing about the future of our planet and energy security, I can occasionally be found around the MCR – feel free to say hi! Suggested avoided topics of conversation (for your own good): electricity markets, hydrogen cars, environmental policy.


Welfare Officer (Male) – Brandon Chye Zhi Han

Hi Im Brandon and Im an MPhil in Development Studies student. I will be the MCR Welfare Officer for the coming term along with Greta. I hope that everyone joining the St Hugh’s MCR next year will really enjoy themselves and feel comfortable in a new environment as they being studying in Oxford.

I’ll be here to communicate any welfare issues that graduate students may have to the college administration as well as help plan events and organize our incredibly fantastic weekly brunches. If you have anything you’d like to talk about, or you’d just like to go for regular morning runs/gymming sessions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.


Welfare Officer (Female) – Greta Galeotti

Hi! I’m Greta, a second year Mphil student in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology (“Ancient Languages Nerd” was too long to fit in my Bodcard). I am going to be your other Welfare Officer this coming term. Together with Brandon, we are going to organise the Welfare events and the highlight of the MCR week, the legendary Sunday brunch! Most importantly, I will also always be available if you are having any troubles or welfare issues, and can make sure to put you in contact with the proper College and University services. Please feel free to contact me if you want to have a chat, or even just a cup of tea and/or any kind of sugary food!


Wining and Dining Officer – Amartya Sanyal

I’m Amartya Sanyal and I’m a second year DPhil student in Computer Science. I’m your new wining and dining officer and it’s my responsibility to organize our formals and arrange for the various exchange formals with the other colleges of Oxford.

If you have any questions about wining and dining at St. Hugh’s, don’t be shy to reach out to me!


Social Secretary – Joana Bessa

I’m Joana, 3rd year DPhill student in Zoology researching wild chimpanzees and St. Hugh’s MCR social secretary for the term. I am responsible for organising the Friday night socials that take place every week. The Friday socials are a time for you to relax and unwind after (what should have been) a long week of work, as well as give you the opportunity to meet other graduate students over (free!) drinks, music (manly Africa by Toto) and more. I hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about this or anything regarding college life feel free to contact me.


Social Secretary – Emerson Murray

Hi – I’m Emerson, and I’m a second year MPhil student in Politics (Comparative Government) at St Hugh’s. I’ll be one of your social secretaries this term along with our seasoned veteran, Joana Bessa, and the two of us will be in charge of putting on weekly Friday socials for you in college. Join us at the MCR Friday evenings for drinks, food, and music, whether to relax and unwind or get ready for a night on the town!

If you have any questions or suggestions for what you’d like to see at upcoming Friday socials, feel free to get in touch with Joana or myself!


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Academic Representative – Lukas Lewerentz

My name is Lukas, and I’m a DPhil student in philosophy. A lot of interesting research is done by members of the MCR. As your Academic Representative, I mainly organise events at which you can learn about the questions and problems that your fellow students explore and about the answers and solutions they’ve come up with. (If you would like to share your research with the rest of the college, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me!)


Sports Representative – Isobel Talks

Hi! I’m Izzy, a first year DPhil student in Learning and New Technologies! A keen member of the OUWCC, I am ready to step up to the crease and bowl out some fantastic sporting events for you this coming year. Expect an old-school sports day (plimsolls and proud parents optional), a sports quiz and much, much more.


Freshers Representative – Javier Vinals Camallonga

Hi! I’m Javier, a 3rd year DPhil student in Biochemistry and I will be the fresher’s representative this year with Gerardo. We would try to organise fun events for everyone the first week of arrival so that new people meet each other and we can provide information on Oxford, St. Hughs and much more! Of course if you guys need anything just let me or Gerardo know! We are looking forward to this year, it will be fun and full of events!


Freshers Representative – Gerardo Martinez

Hello! My name is Gerardo, a 2nd year MPhil student in Economics, and together with Javi I complete the duo of Spanish freshers’ representatives! Our aim is to help you settle in Oxford as smoothly as possible. For that we have planned a wide variety of activities: you will get to quickly know Oxford and all that it has to offer and you will get to meet everyone in the MCR (and beyond!) in our famous socials. Looking forward to seeing you soon!