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CR Executive Team

President: Sophie Debrunner Hall

Sophie is a second-year MPhil student in Comparative Social Policy.

As president, she represents the Common Room Members to the College and wider University. Her job is to ensure the Executive Committee and Reps have everything they need to get their jobs done, coordinate the work of the Exec and make sure that the members of the Common Room are able to actively shape the CR and the college. If you don't know who to contact, or have any questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch under cr.president[.-at.-] 


Treasurer: Abdossalam M Madkhali (AKA Golden Eagle)

After holding pretty much all the other roles he possibly could in his impossibly long time here, Linacre CR has bestowed the honour and duty of  CR Treasurer onto Abdossalam, who is pursuing a DPhil in Radiobiology and Oncology.

Every year Linacre allocates a significant portion of funding to Common Room activities and sports and recreation. This money is set aside for CR members to utilize to enrich their experience during their time here. These funds are a partial return on your college fees, so you’re encouraged to make use of them! He is responsible for preparing the annual budget detailing how these funds are divided up among accounts for Common Room social events, services, and equipment as well as clubs and societies.

Executive Committee members and heads of clubs and societies access funds from their respective accounts by submitting to me invoices addressed to the college or reimbursement forms with receipts documenting their spending. Each term he provide updates on account balances at Common Room meetings. He also serve as the primary point of contact between the students and the bursary.  For questions or to get in touch please email: cr.treasurer[.-at.-]


Secretary: Jamie Lee

After serving the college as the Food Officer for the Linacre Ball Committee 2017, Jamie decided to be of service to Linacre again as the CR Secretary whilst he studies for a DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics researching the genetics of hearing loss. His main role as secretary is to prepare agendas for, and to take minutes of CR meetings and Executive meetings that regularly take place throughout term time. He also maintains the archive of CR documents, distributes the CR mail and does his best to support the actions of other CR Executives! Please do drop him an email at cr.secretary[.at.-] if you have any questions about any of the CR meetings or about the college by-laws.




Welfare and Equality Officer: Nehir Banaz

Nehir is a DPhil student in biochemistry, researching DNA mismatch repair mechanisms in bacteria (E.coli). Her core role as your Welfare and Equality Officer is to act as a point of advocacy for members of the Common Room on issues of equal opportunities and discrimination (such as disability, age, gender, sexuality, caring responsibilities, race, ethnicity, religion); organise accessible and inclusive events; and to support groups and campaigns to promote inclusion, representation, and celebration of diversity. She sits on college committees representing the student body and is always open to having a conversation on your welfare concerns and the type of events you would like to see. As part of her role as a peer supporter she’s trained to listen effectively and confidentially by the university counselling services. Please feel free to get in touch about issues that might be concerning you, and with your suggestions at . In addition, she provides information on health and welfare related issues and can direct you to various welfare resources available to Linacre students.


Welfare and Equality Officer: Célestine Fünfgeld

Célestine is an MPhil student in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, researching contending feminisms in contemporary Tunisia and Lebanon. Her core role as your Welfare and Equality Officer is to offer support, guidance, and a sympathetic ear to any member of the college who feels in need of it. Please feel free to get in touch at with anything that you'd like to talk through - whether related to academics or your personal life, whether they feel significant or minor, she's always open to having a conversation with you as a first port of call to explore how we can work through whatever it is together. She also provides information on health and welfare related issues (more information available here), and works with our brilliant peer support team to put on fun, chilled out events for our college community. She is very much looking forward to serve you with the wonderful Nehir Banaz as your Welfare Dream Team!


Linacre Lines Editor: Claudia Dessanti

Linacre Lines is a termly newsletter produced by students and fellows at Linacre. As editor, my job is to encourage widespread participation in the production of content, which may include opinion pieces, stories, news, artwork, poetry, recipes, puzzles, and a lot 

more! Linacre Lines is our platform to express ourselves and showcase our creativity as a college. If you are interested in contributing in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me at lines[at] 


Sports and Recreation Secretary: Jaeyoung Lee

My role is to co-ordinate the various sports teams and societies available at Linacre. If you want to start a new club, or join an existing one, send me an email at[.-at.-], or catch me in the Common Room. I'm always looking for new ways to improve our sports and recreation facilities, so if you have any suggestions, or want to get more involved please let me know.





Social Secretaries: Poppy Brown, TJ Mitchell, and Joseph Khazen

The Social Secretaries’ role is to make your time at Linacre a   memorable one. The position is held by three enthusiastic   Linacrites. Poppy is studying a DPhil in Psychiatry, researching   psychological treatments for psychosis using virtual reality. TJ is a  DPhil student in Inorganic Chemistry working on molecular   machines for anion sensing, and Joseph is reading for an MSc in   Medical Anthropology and is interested in the evolutionary explanation of disease.
Their job is to organize events for the whole of the Common Room body that can help balance the work burden 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 in the University, including our notorious and much envied matriculation bop, Sexy Sub Fusc . They are the link with other colleges’ MCRs and organize several exchange events every term to bring the graduate community closer on the University scale. Other social events, including movie nights, karaoke nights, and bar crawls, make Linacre a most welcoming place and the CR a close and comfortable group.
If you have any ideas of events that you are interested in or that you feel Linacrites should experience together, do get in touch with them at To keep up to date with social events at Linacre and in the wider Oxford graduate community, join the Linacre CR Facebook page (link is external). Let the good times roll...


Charities Officer: Matt Grace

Matt is an MSc student in Global Governance and Diplomacy. As Charities and Development Officer, his role involves organising the CR's charitable events, as well as fostering links between Linacre College and charitable organisations both locally and further afield. Within this broader remit, he is responsible for: publicising student campaigns (both from and affecting Linacre students); publicising the services available to Linacre students from external student unions; managing student involvement in development initiatives (with the College Development Office); and generally representing Linacre regarding charitable activities. If you would like to get involved in the charitable side of Linacre life, or have any ideas for how we could improve, please don't hesitate to get in touch at:



Environment Officer: Josh Dorrington

Josh is a graduate student on the Environmental Research DTP, with an interest in the chaotic variability of the atmosphere. As Environmental Officer he is responsible for encouraging and perpetuating sustainable practices within the college, and for arranging events relating to the environment and climate change. He also serves as the link between Linacre and the environmental campaigns of the Students' Union.

Linacre has fantastic green credentials, but there is always progress to be made, and Josh looks forward to getting plenty of students involved in a number of awareness and resource-reducing campaigns, including the previously very successful interhouse energy competition. If you would like to get involved in sustainability at the college or have any great ideas for events please get in contact at joshua.dorrington[


Publicity Officer: Kimberly Schoemaker 

Kimberly' job is to keep Common Room members up to speed with events in college, as well opportunities around the wider University, Keep your eyes peeled for her regular emails. If you have something you'd like circulated, email him at cr.publicity{.at.], 




OUSU Representative: Thomas Pak

Thomas is a student of the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP, specialising in mathematical biology. As the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) officer, he is responsible for liaising between the Common Room and OUSU, representing the CR at OUSU meetings and keeping the CR up to date on OUSU activities. If you have any issues that you want put forward to OUSU or have any other OUSU-related questions, please get in touch at thomas.pak[

Non-Executive Student Representatives

  • Food Representative: Theresa Lieb (food[.-at.-]
  • Punt Admiral: Ari Schuler (arianna.schulerscott[.-at.-]
  • International Representative: Mariel Tavakoli (mariel.tavakoli[.-at.-]
  • Bike Representative: Bailey Anderson (bailey.anderson[.-at.-]
  • LGBTQ Representative: Daniel Peach (daniel.peach[.-at.-]
  • CR Arts Coordinator: Ana-Maria Camburu (ana-maria.camburu[.-at.-]

College Appointments

  • Green Students (CR-College co-appointed):  Isadora Ferreira (isadora.ferreira[.-at.-]
  • Head Student Porter: Boipelo Tshwene-Mauchaza (boipelo.tshwene-mauchaza[.at.-] 
  • Gym Manager: Jill Boggs (gym[.-at.-]
  • Bar Manager (CR-College co-appointed): Megan Bushnell (megan.bushnell[.-at.-]