Gareth lived a relatively simple life in North Wales until he was banished from his beloved Isle of Anglesey by a druid in 2011, told not to return until he has found the perfect Cawl Cennin. Still to this day he is yet to find the Cawl Cennin which would appease the druid and allow Gareth to return to the island. Some say he will never return home as he has become too distracted from his purpose due to his duties to the Wadham MCR, studying for his DPhil and the countless hours of trying to convince people that Sam Vokes is a complete modern centre forward that every football team should aspire to have.
VP Welfare: Panarat Anamwathana
Pan was born and raised in west Philadelphia, where she spent most of her days chilling out, maxing, relaxing on the playground and shooting some basketball outside of school. When a couple of guys started making trouble in her neighbourhood and she got into one little fight, her mom got scared. Her mom said “You’re moving to Oxford to get your DPhil in economic history.”
VP Finance: Adam Goliński mcr.treasurer(at)wadh.ox.ac.uk
Disguised as a human, a rogue cyborg assassin who travelled from 2029 to 2016 to warn the members of the Wadham MCR about the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Now he spends his days and nights trying to stop robots from achieving the world domination and prepare himself to lead a resistance movement as part of his DPhil in Machine Learning. His after hours hobby is filling out MCR finance spreadsheets and like any respectable Terminator he's an avid fan of plain text emails.
VP Communications (Secretary): Juliane Borchert
Juliane is the only one of the committee members who would survive a zombie apocalypse. She would fight the zombies off with lasers and poison them with lead. After the inevitable collapse of the economy she could still feed herself with the produce from her allotment. Since the zombie apocalypse hasn't yet occurred, she spends her time doing a PhD in Experimental Physics and wondering what to do with all the runner beans and courgettes she grew on her allotment. She is also a trained peer-supporter, so if you ever feel like your own personal apocalypse is upon you, let her know and she will meet you for a chat and a cup of tea.
VP Academic: Daniel Ibrahim Abdalla
Daniel is doing a DPhil in English Literature. His favorite hobby is taking photos of himself for future book jackets. He is also President of English Graduates at Oxford.
Arts Officers: Sarah-Beth Amos and Annabella Mei Massey
International officer: Moeko Hayashi
POC/BME officer: Kate Sim
Bar Officer: Elise Hamerslag
Elise has undertaken a wondrous journey from a small town in the Netherlands, making her way through Turkey, Pakistan, Germany, and space - somehow always ending up at the MCR bar along the way. She's often spotted in the MCR at day too, excitedly consuming coffee & cookies while studying for her MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology.
Social President: Cam Higgins
Prior to winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology, Cam was the President of Australia, and oversaw a period of unprecedented peace, economic growth and social prosperity. Prior to that he had pursued a distinguished career as an actor, winning two oscars for his lead performances in 'The Godfather' trilogy, and playing a little known star role in the 1967 moon landing videos. He is now at Oxford studying for a DPhil in Alchemy.
Freshers President: Joel Butler
Patient J was referred to us by his former colleague in Istanbul. The patient was reportedly a happy and confident child, but by the time of intervention had deteriorated to the level of spending hours in a darkened room listening to the Manic Street Preachers’ seminal 1994 album ‘The Holy Bible’ and professing strong identification with Richey Edwards. J refuses to take part in any group activities, stating his deep revulsion for ‘organised fun’. J also displays the delusional belief that he is receiving subliminal instructions from a shadowy figure known either as the ‘Bard of Bakery’ or, more simply, ‘The Bread Man’. When challenged on these beliefs, J becomes hostile and aggressive, repeatedly shouting the same nonsensical slogans: ‘Dip Your Bread’, ‘Shift and Bang’, and ‘Disco Football’. Suggested ameliorative measures: DPhil in Early Modern Ottoman History.
Wine and Dine Officers: Leonie Maurer
My passion for sleep brought me to Oxford after looking for it in Germany, the USA and Switzerland. Unfortunately, it resulted in not getting enough of it because of watching other people having plenty. Let’s see if I’m more lucky with Wine and Dine.
Whiskey: Sarah-Beth Amos
Poetry officer: Harry Mason
Like any self-respecting Engineering DPhil and Internation athlete, Harry spends the majority of his time writing poetry. Some say his writing is deliberately bad so as not to intimidate others. Some say that Yorkshire is his first language, so it's fair enough he struggles in English. Whatever the case, he's willing to help anyone and everyone help find a love for poetry, whether writing, reading, or musing over.
Violets aren't Red
Roses aren't Blue
Harry likes poetry
And thinks you should as well