President    EILIDH MACFARLANE    Course: DPhil Sociology    MCR-president@trinity.ox.ac.uk   As President, my main role is to represent the MCR at a college and university level - so do get in touch with any thoughts or ideas for how these institutions can ensure graduate students have the best possible experience in their time here. I want to ensure that our MCR community is welcoming, inclusive and fun, and so also welcome your queries, ideas and feedback on anything related to the MCR and its work.  Outside of college, I’m in my second year of a DPhil in Sociology, researching voting behaviour in British elections. I’m also trying to use my time here to become an expert in another field - the pubs of Oxford.

President

EILIDH MACFARLANE

Course: DPhil Sociology

MCR-president@trinity.ox.ac.uk

As President, my main role is to represent the MCR at a college and university level - so do get in touch with any thoughts or ideas for how these institutions can ensure graduate students have the best possible experience in their time here. I want to ensure that our MCR community is welcoming, inclusive and fun, and so also welcome your queries, ideas and feedback on anything related to the MCR and its work.

Outside of college, I’m in my second year of a DPhil in Sociology, researching voting behaviour in British elections. I’m also trying to use my time here to become an expert in another field - the pubs of Oxford.

Vice-President & Welfare Officer    NEALE MARLOW    Course: MSc Surgical Science and Practice    MCR-welfare@trinity.ox.ac.uk   Supported by the committee, my role is to maintain Trinity’s position as the safest, happiest and most inclusive MCR in Oxford. I liaise regularly with our Welfare Dean (Emma Percy), the Junior Deans, Equalities Officer, Female Welfare Representative and Peer-Supporters to promote an environment where we can all flourish personally and academically. I am readily available for a chat over a beer/cup of tea, or a binge-watch of Love Island repeats - so please get in touch if you have anything to get off your chest, day or night.  Outside of the hospital, I enjoy buying dishwasher tablets for the MCR, learning big words to make me feel clever enough to be studying at Oxford and wearing short shorts as the only non-Antipodean (see... big words) member of the university Australian Rules Football team. I previously served the MCR as Social Secretary, so am keen to continue benefiting from everything our MCR has to offer socially.

Vice-President & Welfare Officer

NEALE MARLOW

Course: MSc Surgical Science and Practice

MCR-welfare@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Supported by the committee, my role is to maintain Trinity’s position as the safest, happiest and most inclusive MCR in Oxford. I liaise regularly with our Welfare Dean (Emma Percy), the Junior Deans, Equalities Officer, Female Welfare Representative and Peer-Supporters to promote an environment where we can all flourish personally and academically. I am readily available for a chat over a beer/cup of tea, or a binge-watch of Love Island repeats - so please get in touch if you have anything to get off your chest, day or night.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy buying dishwasher tablets for the MCR, learning big words to make me feel clever enough to be studying at Oxford and wearing short shorts as the only non-Antipodean (see... big words) member of the university Australian Rules Football team. I previously served the MCR as Social Secretary, so am keen to continue benefiting from everything our MCR has to offer socially.

Secretary    JULIANA J LEE    Course: MRes Clinical Medicine     MCR-secretary@trinity.ox.ac.uk   Heya! As your MCR secretary for 2019/2020 I am responsible for organizing MCR meetings (did anyone say free pizza?) and relaying any relevant information to the MCR members (e.g. volunteer/job opportunities, BOPs, free pizza, etc). If there is anything you want to discuss at the MCR meeting (e.g. ordering more free pizza, etc), I am your first point of contact.  While I work as the MCR secretary as my “night job”, I work as a MRes Clinical Medicine student for my “day job” at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. I am a part of the Jenner Institute and my thesis project is using CRISPR/Cas9 to study malaria. I am a Korean-Canadian who grew up in Canada (where’s my the 6ix fam at?) and finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto (also Trinity College there!). When I am not doing either of my “jobs”, you can find me at a cafe or a bubble tea shop. I’m always there!

Secretary

JULIANA J LEE

Course: MRes Clinical Medicine

MCR-secretary@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Heya! As your MCR secretary for 2019/2020 I am responsible for organizing MCR meetings (did anyone say free pizza?) and relaying any relevant information to the MCR members (e.g. volunteer/job opportunities, BOPs, free pizza, etc). If there is anything you want to discuss at the MCR meeting (e.g. ordering more free pizza, etc), I am your first point of contact.

While I work as the MCR secretary as my “night job”, I work as a MRes Clinical Medicine student for my “day job” at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. I am a part of the Jenner Institute and my thesis project is using CRISPR/Cas9 to study malaria. I am a Korean-Canadian who grew up in Canada (where’s my the 6ix fam at?) and finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto (also Trinity College there!). When I am not doing either of my “jobs”, you can find me at a cafe or a bubble tea shop. I’m always there!

Treasurer    NEIL LEWIS    Course: DPhil Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics    MCR-treasurer@trinity.ox.ac.uk   As the MCR treasurer I am in charge of the MCR’s budget. The MCR has a reasonable budget to allow for organising events (e.g. BOPs) and improving the MCR (say, through the purchase of a Jacuzzi….). This money is not just for the MCR Committee! If you have a good idea for a purchase to improve the MCR, or want to organise an event for MCR members then please come and talk to me. There are no silly suggestions!  My DPhil project is centred around better understanding the atmospheric dynamics (essentially the wind) on planets other than the Earth. The main motivation behind my research is to test theories that we have developed to explain the Earth’s atmosphere by applying them to other planets. The secondary motivation for my research is because I really like planets… and maths. Outside of work, I enjoy playing squash and reading. I can often be found in the MCR after lunch having a coffee; I hope to see many of you there!

Treasurer

NEIL LEWIS

Course: DPhil Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

MCR-treasurer@trinity.ox.ac.uk

As the MCR treasurer I am in charge of the MCR’s budget. The MCR has a reasonable budget to allow for organising events (e.g. BOPs) and improving the MCR (say, through the purchase of a Jacuzzi….). This money is not just for the MCR Committee! If you have a good idea for a purchase to improve the MCR, or want to organise an event for MCR members then please come and talk to me. There are no silly suggestions!

My DPhil project is centred around better understanding the atmospheric dynamics (essentially the wind) on planets other than the Earth. The main motivation behind my research is to test theories that we have developed to explain the Earth’s atmosphere by applying them to other planets. The secondary motivation for my research is because I really like planets… and maths. Outside of work, I enjoy playing squash and reading. I can often be found in the MCR after lunch having a coffee; I hope to see many of you there!

Social Secretary    LAURA COX   MCR-social@trinity.ox.ac.uk  Hello! I’m Laura, and along with Bethany and Rowan, make up the MCR’s social team for 2019/20. I grew up in, and completed my undergraduate degree, in Hampshire, England. I moved to Oxford in 2017 and have refused to leave ever since. As your Social Rep for this year, I’m committed to supporting the social team in sharing the opportunities our vibrant city has to offer. We’re excited to present an array of activities for the MCR this year, from pub trips to punting and everything in between.  I’m currently in the first year of my PhD in English Literature, having completed my MSt at Trinity in 2017/18. I study Victorian Literature, which means you can often find me in one of* Oxford’s many libraries (*nearly always the Bodleian).

Social Secretary

LAURA COX

MCR-social@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Hello! I’m Laura, and along with Bethany and Rowan, make up the MCR’s social team for 2019/20. I grew up in, and completed my undergraduate degree, in Hampshire, England. I moved to Oxford in 2017 and have refused to leave ever since. As your Social Rep for this year, I’m committed to supporting the social team in sharing the opportunities our vibrant city has to offer. We’re excited to present an array of activities for the MCR this year, from pub trips to punting and everything in between.

I’m currently in the first year of my PhD in English Literature, having completed my MSt at Trinity in 2017/18. I study Victorian Literature, which means you can often find me in one of* Oxford’s many libraries (*nearly always the Bodleian).

Social Secretary    BETHANY WHITE   Course: DPhil History   MCR-social@trinity.ox.ac.uk   As someone who has been a member of Trinity MCR since Thomas Pope was no more than a youth and Artemis’ great-great-great grandcat was prowling the lawns, this year I’ll be drawing on my wealth of experience to bring you all the fun there is to be had in Oxford. Rowan, Laura and I will be planning a sparkling social calendar and are always happy to take suggestions for things you’d like to do.  Outside of the MCR, I’m finishing a DPhil in History, which is an oral history of working-class women who went to university in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s. I also work as a freelance writer and produce a podcast on the forgotten women of Oxford. When I’m not doing those things I’m probably reading, running, or telling someone that I’m from Basingstoke.

Social Secretary

BETHANY WHITE

Course: DPhil History

MCR-social@trinity.ox.ac.uk

As someone who has been a member of Trinity MCR since Thomas Pope was no more than a youth and Artemis’ great-great-great grandcat was prowling the lawns, this year I’ll be drawing on my wealth of experience to bring you all the fun there is to be had in Oxford. Rowan, Laura and I will be planning a sparkling social calendar and are always happy to take suggestions for things you’d like to do.

Outside of the MCR, I’m finishing a DPhil in History, which is an oral history of working-class women who went to university in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s. I also work as a freelance writer and produce a podcast on the forgotten women of Oxford. When I’m not doing those things I’m probably reading, running, or telling someone that I’m from Basingstoke.

Social Secretary    ROWAN CURTIS    Course: DPhil Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics    MCR-social@trinity.ox.ac.uk   Alongside Bethany and Laura, my role as Social Secretary is first, to make sure the MCR is a coherent and close knit community, with so much organised fun on offer it could damage your chances of ever graduating. It’s our job to make you question, at some point during your time here, whether you should continue with your studies, or whether you should drop out and live as a squirrel, drinking Chateau Liot on the lawns, squawking to your parents down the phone that you are indeed in the library. All of our Trinity Squirrels were once MCR members and some of them still have the ability to talk, albeit in nonsensical, drunken ramblings.  Here at Oxford, I study Planetary Physics, focusing on the Moon and Asteroids with applications to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and OSIRIS-REx missions. Aside from Physics, I am actively involved in creating, performing and sharing my love for most things music and arts related. I am a multi-instrumentalist, a big band vocalist and enjoy writing poetry, short stories and novels. So if you want to start a band or a writing group, hit me up! Finally, I will be one of two Junior Deans at Staverton Road for the 2019-20 academic year.

Social Secretary

ROWAN CURTIS

Course: DPhil Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

MCR-social@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Alongside Bethany and Laura, my role as Social Secretary is first, to make sure the MCR is a coherent and close knit community, with so much organised fun on offer it could damage your chances of ever graduating. It’s our job to make you question, at some point during your time here, whether you should continue with your studies, or whether you should drop out and live as a squirrel, drinking Chateau Liot on the lawns, squawking to your parents down the phone that you are indeed in the library. All of our Trinity Squirrels were once MCR members and some of them still have the ability to talk, albeit in nonsensical, drunken ramblings.

Here at Oxford, I study Planetary Physics, focusing on the Moon and Asteroids with applications to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and OSIRIS-REx missions. Aside from Physics, I am actively involved in creating, performing and sharing my love for most things music and arts related. I am a multi-instrumentalist, a big band vocalist and enjoy writing poetry, short stories and novels. So if you want to start a band or a writing group, hit me up! Finally, I will be one of two Junior Deans at Staverton Road for the 2019-20 academic year.

Equalities Officer    JEAN BALCHIN    Course: DPhil, History of Science      jean.balchin@trinity.ox.ac.uk   Kia ora!  I believe the position of Equalities Officer is an incredibly important one, utterly vital for the well-being of our community, as a way to promote inclusion and open-mindedness amongst students. Amongst other things, I want to increase awareness about Pride Week, and make the related MCR events more exciting and entertaining. I will endeavour to monitor and address homophobic, biphobic & transphobic hate crime in college, and I look forward to representing the MCR in Trinity’s equality meeting, where I will fight for increased access to the college, including the possibility of installing a lift to make the beer cellar accessible to all students.  I plan to hold weekly equality forums on all matters of equality and accessibility, from discussions of invisible illnesses to fat-phobia, bi-phobia and Oxford’s problematic history. I would love to invite knowledgeable speakers from other colleges and societies to contribute to these equality forums.  Apart from procrastinating on my studies, you’ll find me talking nonsense in the MCR or enjoying a wine or four in the beer cellar. When I’m not being a chaotic mess, I like to paint, read, walk around the Oxford parks and pat dogs.

Equalities Officer

JEAN BALCHIN

Course: DPhil, History of Science

jean.balchin@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Kia ora!

I believe the position of Equalities Officer is an incredibly important one, utterly vital for the well-being of our community, as a way to promote inclusion and open-mindedness amongst students. Amongst other things, I want to increase awareness about Pride Week, and make the related MCR events more exciting and entertaining. I will endeavour to monitor and address homophobic, biphobic & transphobic hate crime in college, and I look forward to representing the MCR in Trinity’s equality meeting, where I will fight for increased access to the college, including the possibility of installing a lift to make the beer cellar accessible to all students.

I plan to hold weekly equality forums on all matters of equality and accessibility, from discussions of invisible illnesses to fat-phobia, bi-phobia and Oxford’s problematic history. I would love to invite knowledgeable speakers from other colleges and societies to contribute to these equality forums.

Apart from procrastinating on my studies, you’ll find me talking nonsense in the MCR or enjoying a wine or four in the beer cellar. When I’m not being a chaotic mess, I like to paint, read, walk around the Oxford parks and pat dogs.