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CR Executive Team

Simone Moriconi

President: Simone Moriconi

Simone is a DPhil student in Engineering Science, aiming to develop a novel super-precision metrology technique to characterize in-situ synchrotron x-ray mirrors.He is part of the Solid Mechanics group in the Department of Engineering Science and the Optics and Metrology group at Diamond Light Source ltd,. His role as president is to represent the members of the Common Room to the College authorities, the University as a whole, and beyond. He also coordinates the work of the CR committee, supporting its members and ensuring that student representatives are in a position to embetter the Linacre experience. He can be contacted with any queries at



Yalun Sun

Treasurer: Yalun Sun

Yalun is a DPhil student in Materials, specialising in oxidation of metals and alloys. As treasurer, she will be responsible for maintaining and overseeing the accounts of CR. It is also her 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. She can be reached at


Valentin Darre

Secretary: Valentine Darre

Valentín is reading for a DPhil in archaeology. He is researching the migration patterns in prehistoric Spain to determine a timeline for Basque genetic isolation. As your secretary, he is responsible for preparing agendas for CR meetings and taking minutes. Please do drop him an email at if you have any questions about any of the CR meetings or about the college by-laws.




Welfare and Equality Officer: Zuzana Cocuľová

Zuzana is a DPhil student in Biophysics, focusing on functional study of molecular motor ATP synthase. As a welfare officer and a peer supporter, she is always happy to confidentially discuss your problems or concerns, and guide you to resources and services that may be useful for you. Together with Lucia, she is preparing a number of different welfare events to provide space 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 her an email at


Linacre Lines Editor: Friederike Pank

Linacre Lines is our own termly college magazine, and as such a platform for showcasing what constitutes Linacre life. As editor, Friederike's responsibility is to encourage and collect contributions from the Linacre community and create a collage that expresses what's on Linacre minds. The content my include reflections, reviews, stories, debates, artwork .. What counts for our community also goes for the magazine: the more diverse and creative the better! Friederike is a postgraduate Social Anthropology student and a passionate artist: she spends a big chunk of her time writing poetry and short stories, playing the piano, painting and getting involved in artsy projects and spinning new ideas. Ideas, suggestions and questions are always welcome, please email with all your queries!


Sports and Recreation Secretary: Felipe Igea 

Felipe is a first year DPhil student in Engineering Science, focusing on using an integrated approach to evaluate mechanical failures using non-operational data. As your Sports and Recreation Secretary, his role is to co-ordinate with the various sports teams and societies at Linacre. He’s very enthusiastic about improving Linacre’s sports and recreation facilities and loves hearing new ideas and suggestions on how to work together to do so. If you are interested in starting a new society or joining an existing one, this can be discussed via email at



Social Secretaries: Anna George, Lisa Gartner and George Booth 

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The Social Secretaries’ role is to make your time at Linacre a memorable one. The position is held by three enthusiastic Linacrites. Anna is studying towards her MSc in Social Data Science, interested in political polarisation. Lisa is on the MSc in Integrated Immunology, with a special interest in how metabolism and immune responses are interacting. George is a first year DPhil student in Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science, currently deciding what project he wants to work on for the next years. Their job is to organise the social life in College, to make your time at Linacre a sociable and memorable one and help balancing 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 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 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 for everyone. 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: Simren Sekhon

Simren is an MSc student in Comparative and International Education; her motivation in pursuing this role on the CR is reflected in her passion for studying Education - she believes it to be one of the most empowering ways to change the world. As the Charities Officer, her major roles entail organising the CR’s charitable activities and strengthening the links between Linacre College and charitable organisations both locally and wide of Oxford. She 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 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. This year, she is motivated to push the Linacre community in diversifying our fundraising efforts, both in the communities and causes we give back to. With Linacre quickly becoming home away from home and in her desire to give back to this community, Simren is motivated to do the best she can and always be open to any input you may have. 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: Olivia Oldham and Louis Mahon

Olivia Oldham is a Masters student reading for a Master of Science in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the School of Geography and the Environment. As environment officer, she is committed to implementing positive, lasting changes to Linacre’s approach to environmental issues, particularly in relation to food, waste, and infrastructure. She is aware that many students at Linacre feel strongly about environmental issues, and she’s very open to suggestions about what Linacre could be doing to better meet the environmental challenges we’re facing as we head into the second decade of the 21st century. If you have any ideas, or just want to chat about environmental issues, don’t hesitate to get in touch at:

Enviro officerI’m Louis Mahon, a Computer Science DPhil, and serving as Environment Officer. I believe the environmental emergency is the great challenge of today, and our generation will be remembered for how we respond. What is required is not just scientific or engineering solutions, but also an overcoming of the differences that could divide the movement. In this battle, for the first time in human history, we are all on the same side. Linacre’s green reputation was the reason I selected the college, both for MSc and DPhil, and I am honoured to take a leading role in our environmental community. For anything environment-related, please contact me at


Publicity Officer: Gurdas Singh Publicity Officer

Gurdas is reading for a Master’s by Research in Musculoskeletal Sciences, more specifically Surgery of the Hand. He is economically evaluating the cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions for hand conditions using statistical modelling of Dutch and English patient-level data. As your publicity officer, he is responsible for ensuring you’re up to date with all goings on within college and as your returning officer, for ensuring that you elect your CR Exec in a democratic manner. Please feel free to get in touch at!



Oxford SU Representative: Sameer Rashid Bhat

Sameer is a Rhodes Scholar from Kashmir (India) reading for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. As the Oxford University Student Union (Oxford SU) Officer, he is responsible for liaising between the Common Room and Oxford SU, representing the CR at Oxford SU meetings and keeping the CR up to date on Oxford SU activities. If you have any issues that you want put forward to Oxford SU or have any other Oxford SU-related questions, please get in touch at





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