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CR Executive Team

President: Jacob Brandler

Hello and welcome to the Common Room's webpages! My name is Jacob and I serve as the CR President. As a student at Oxford, I'm a DPhil candidate in history working on the exclusive nature of equality and what it means to be "human" in the 1830s to 1850s United States. While I am happy to have a chat about my research (and even more keen to learn about yours), my role here is to coordinate the work of the CR committee, represent the Common Room to the College, and generally support Common Room members the best I can to enhance the Linacre experience. We have a great team! So feel free to reach out to them or me with questions, suggestions, or concerns. For me, my email is

Treasurer: Stephen Elis

The CR treasurer is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the accounts of CR. It is also their responsibility to watch over budgets for the clubs, societies and events organised within the college, and prepare relevant financial reports. All CR members are encouraged to discuss the allocation of funds during the CR meetings. Feel free to contact them at 

Secretary: (Vacant)

At the moment, feel free to reach out to the CR President email above; please copy the Secretary at

Welfare and Equality Officer: Ollie Spacey and Shivansh Nauriyal

I’m Ollie, a 1st year DPhil student from Nottinghamshire, on the Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research. Specifically, I study the ecology of mistletoe, the parasitic plants people often associate with winter holidays. I was a Welfare Rep at St Catherine’s College during my undergraduate degree where I trained as a Peer Supporter and Rainbow Peer, and now I’m your Welfare and Equality Officer. I oversee student welfare and equality at Linacre by directly supporting students, organising welfare events and advocating for equal opportunities within the college. Please get in touch if you have any welfare-related questions or concerns:)"

Welfare officers are always happy to discuss your concerns in confidentiality and guide you to resources and services that may be useful for you. The officers’ duties are to organise Student lead welfare provision, provide information to members, and advocate for individuals/groups within the college. Together, they plan different events with the aim of creating safe spaces to relax in a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment. If you have a suggestion, need help, or just want to talk to someone, please do not hesitate to drop them an email at

Linacre Lines Editor: Shaniek Parks 

The Linacre Lines Editor helms the publication our aristic magazine, Linacre Lines. Should you want to take a look at past issues, please visit here!

Shaniek is an island girl who loves beach trips and visiting new places, with 27 countries under her belt. She’s at Oxford pursuing a D.Phil. in Population Health as a Vital Strategies Healthy Food Policy Fellow. Prior to joining the D.Phil. programme, Shaniek worked as a communications consultant with the World Health Organization in Jamaica. She possesses an M.A. in International Communications from the University of Leeds and a B.A. in Media and Communication from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

Sports and Recreation Secretary: Vacant


Social Secretaries: Alexander Hussain, Sara Matijevic, Mia Whitefield ​       

The Social Secretaries’ role is to make your time at Linacre a memorable one. The position is normally held by three enthusiastic Linacrites - though, presently, Sophia Ungermann is helming it alone. Their job is to organise the social life in college, to make your time at Linacre a sociable and memorable one and help balance your work and studies with a vibrant social college life. They are the people who bring you our famous termly bops, which are among the largest student-run parties throughout the University, including our notorious and much envied Matriculation Bop, Sexy Sub Fusc. They are the link with other colleges’ MCRs and organise several exchange events every term to bring the graduate community from across the University closer. If you have any ideas for events that you would like to see, get in touch at To keep up to date with social events at Linacre and the wider Oxford graduate community, join the Linacre CR Facebook page (for current members only)! 

Charities Officer: Maddy Masters

The role of Charities and Development Officer entails organising the CR's charitable activities and strengthening the links between Linacre College and charitable organisations both locally and outside Oxford. The Charity Officer is also responsible for publicising campaigns run by students on development matters; communicating to the CR members about any services available to students from external students unions; liaising with the College Development Office regarding student involvement in development initiatives and attending the meetings of The Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust for Africa and communicating activities and updates between the Trustees and Common Room. If you would like to get more involved in the charitable side of Linacre life, including supporting the CR charities currently sponsered, or have any ideas for how we could improve, please don't hesitate to get in touch at 

Environment Officer: Izabela Matysiak

Feel free to contact the Enviroment Officer at

Publicity Officer: Gretel Khan

The Publicity Officer is responsible for ensuring you're up to date with all goings - on within the college and as your returning officer, for ensuring that you elect your CR Exec in a democratic manner. 

Gretel is pursuing an MSc in Comparative Social Policy, where her research focuses on the impact the media has on policy outcomes. Hailing from sunny Panama, she previously completed a BA in International Development at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she also worked as a journalist. As the Publicity Officer, Gretel is responsible for ensuring you're up to date with all goings - on within the college. If you want to get in touch, you can email her at and follow the CR on Instagram @linacrecollegecr !

Oxford SU Representative: Alex Reji


Fellows Representative: Katarzyna Anna Kapitan


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