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CR Executive Team

President: Edward Mitchell

Edward, or TJ as his friends call him, is a DPhil student in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, developing chemical sensors for the purpose of detecting corrosive anions. 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 is never too far from Linacre and always ready to nip in and help out if needed. He can be contacted with any queries at


Treasurer: Cristiana Tisca

Cristiana is a DPhil student in Biomedical Imaging, specialising in magnetic resonance neuroimaging. As treasurer, she is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the accounts of the Common Room, as well as preparing financial reports and budgets for the clubs, societies and events organised within the college. Linacre students are encouraged to discuss the allocation of funds during the CR meetings. If you have any questions, please e-mail Cristiana at


Secretary: Talha Pirzada

Talha is reading for a DPhil in Aerospace materials, researching high temperature materials for jet engine applications. He is a chartered engineer who is fascinated by the concept of flight. 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: Francisco Obando

Francisco is reading for an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine. He is an urban planner passionate about improving wellbeing through creating healthy environments in cities of countries with emerging economies. As your Welfare and Equality Officer he advocates on behalf of members of the Linacre Common Room (CR) on issues related to disability, age, gender, sexuality, caring responsibilities, race, ethnicity and religion. He addresses emerging issues by drawing on resources of the university and in partnership with the CR. To reach him please send an email to In addition, he provides information on health and welfare related issues and can direct you to various welfare resources available to Linacre students (more information available here).

Welfare and Equality Officer: Hasan Hameed

As your welfare and equality officer, Hasan's role is to proactively identify welfare and equality needs, working in partnership with members of the Common Room to respond to, address or redirect these to the appropriate channels. If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns about Welfare and Equality in the Linacre CR please send an e-mail to

Linacre Lines Editor: Mark Quinlan

Linacre Lines is a termly newsletter produced by students and fellows at Linacre. As editor, Mark's 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 him at

Sports and Recreation Secretary: Daniel Oberhauser

Dan's 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 him an email at, or catch him in the Common Room celebrating another victory for the football team. He's 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 him know.




Social Secretaries: Emily Law, Cara Press, and Gerardo Montalvo

The Social Secretaries’ role is to make your time at Linacre a memorable one. The position is held by three enthusiastic Linacrites. Cara is a first year DPhil Structural Biology student, currently on her first rotation project, researching the protein structures within bacterial biofilms. Gerardo is a second year DPhil student in Clinical Medicine working on vaccine development to fight neglected tropical diseases, and Emily is a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) candidate interested in public international law and legal and political philosophy.
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: Hudson Alakonya

Hudson is a first year student pursuing DPhil in Oncology, with his research focusing on developing small imaging agents for early and accurate detection of Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. As the Charities Officer, his major roles entails organising the CR’s charitable activities and strengthening the links between Linacre College and charitable organisations both locally and wide of Oxford. He 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 communicate activities and updates between the Trustees and Common Room.

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: Amayaa Wijesinghe

Amayaa is currently following the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, and she has been involved in many environmental and sustainability initiatives in her home country of Sri Lanka. Linacre has a great reputation as an environmentally-friendly college, and we have a culture of responsible consumption and sustainable living embedded in the college ethos and design. Amayaa hopes to take this vision forward by revamping existing projects and also introducing some new ideas, especially focusing on waste management, recycling and making the college environment as pleasant as possible for everyone! If you have any ideas about environmental initiatives for Linacre, or have a complaint about anything, please feel free to contact her on


Publicity Officer: Eboni Bucknor

Eboni is currently a DPhil student in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, with a research focus on neurological disorders. She is a keen dancer, particularly in hip hop and Latin American styles of dance – you’ll often find her in the middle of the dance floor at a bop! As publicity officer, her role is to keep you informed with the great events and opportunities within Linacre, as well as what the University and Oxford have to offer using a variety of different platforms, such as weekly email updates and Facebook posts. She aims to ensure that all members have easy access to our term cards, newsletters and maintain the levels of communication between CR members, executive committee and college. She will also be managing the CR Executive Committee elections. If you have something you would like to share with the college, please 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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