Trinity Term 2019
Grace Davis and Arya Tandon
We’re Grace (she/her) and Arya (he/him), we’re both PPEists at Hertford and we’re very excited to be your co-chairs for this term. Outside the Oxford bubble, we’re proud to come from Wales and Manchester respectively. Labour has been a huge part of our lives. We’ve met some our of our closest friends through the Club, and the party has become a family to both of us. In few cities is inequality so stark as here in Oxford, where future leaders walk past homeless people every day on the streets. It’s more important now than ever to campaign for change. That’s why our term will put campaigning at its forefront. We have lots of exciting campaigning events as well as a range of great speakers, and we really hope you will enjoy our term which means so much to us.
Luke Dunne (Christ Church)
Publicity Officer and Disabled Students Officer
Isabella Welch (Brasenose)
Hey, I’m Isabella (she/her), a second year studying English. Having suffered for years trying to deal with a rare medical condition in a country where austerity has crippled the NHS, I decided to turn to campaigning for the political party that has the best shot at saving it! I work also as the Disabled Students Officer for the national student activism organisation the Student Left Network, and am here for anyone who wishes to talk about the politics of healthcare. Every term we see people who hesitate to self-identify as disabled because they maybe don’t associate mental health with disability, or they think that not having a visible or life-affecting impairment disqualifies them. This isn’t the case! The disabled students caucus is here to discuss any and all healthcare concerns.
As the publicity officer, I hope to take my vast experience running medieval history, D. H. Lawrence, and Nicolas Cage meme pages forward to manage the OULC social media. Additionally, I will be editing our journal Look Left. Please get in contact with me if you’d like to write an article either for Look Left or the blog (it can be about anything to do with left-wing politics, not just the Labour Party). My email is firstname.lastname@example.org – or feel free to message me on Facebook!
Campaigns & External Links Officer
Hey! I’m Michael (he/him), a second year doing Biology at St Hugh’s. As campaigns officer, it’s my job to organise our weekly canvassing sessions with the local party and to coordinate our campaigns on both local and national issues. You can find our latest campaign events on the OULC Facebook page. Newcomers are incredibly welcome at any of our events regardless of experience canvassing/campaigning, we always have friendly faces to show you what to do or that you can accompany when door-knocking until you get the hang of it! Please get in touch if you have any questions, and I hope you’ll come along to some of our campaigning events!
Membership & Alumni Officer
Hi, my name’s Lottie and I’m a second year historian at Mansfield, a Labour member and a Fabian. I’m the social secretary for Trinity term, which means it’s my job to make sure that alongside all of our wonderful and more serious events we offer everyone a chance to socialise! I’ll be organising the term’s welcome drinks, helping to run our great debating event, Pizza and Politics, and – of course – arranging our fab club night, Dance Kapital! I hope to see you at our events, but if you ever need to contact me I’m available on Facebook (Lottie Sellers) or via email (email@example.com)
Hello! I’m Emily (she/her), and I’m currently a second year English student at Mansfield College. The representation of marginalised social groups in politics at large can always be improved, and within clubs in institutions as elitist as Oxford, this can be a real challenge. Therefore, as Women’s* Officer this Trinity Term, I hope to ensure that the liberation and representation of women* remains within the basic principles of the club. University political clubs can feel like daunting places — I hope to increase the number of women* participating in them through caucus socials, talks and events!
I’m Matthew (he/him). My aim as BAME officer this term is to organise socials that also try to incorporate topical discussion on BAME issues, as well as promote events that highlight important matters in the BAME community. I’m passionate about reform of the justice system, promoting economic democracy and enabling tax justice across the world.
Heya, I’m Tessa Jowitt (she/her or they/them), a second-year maths student at St Hughs and the LGBTQIA+ caucus rep this term, which means I’m responsible for making sure OULC is a welcoming and comfortable place for queer folks, as well as organising socials for the queer caucus. I’m hoping to encourage activism within OULC and in the wider community, and also, being trans, to provide a different perspective within OULC.
Disabled Members’ Officer
Isabella Welch (See above)
Meg Howells and Jay Staker
Hi, we are Meg (she/her) and Jay (he/him) and we are Co-Chairs Elect for TT19! Our job mainly involves supporting the current Co-Chairs – Grace and Arya – and preparing for our Co-Chair term in Michaelmas. Michaelmas is going to be a BIG term for our Club; not only will we be welcoming a new cohort of freshers, but Michaelmas will also be our Club’s 100th anniversary. As such, we have a host of freshers’ and alumni events in the works, alongside our usual speakers, panels, and socials. We believe that OULC should be a force for progressive change, and we will continue to engage with local issues and campaigns. It’s certainly an exciting time to be an OULC member – so watch this space!
Ex Officio Committee Members
Owen Winter (Jesus) and Rosie Sourbut (Somerville)
Hi we are Rosie (she/her) and Owen (he/him). We were the co-chairs in Hilary 2019 and this term we will be helping Grace and Arya with any advice and assistance they might need. We hope it will be a great term!
Balliol – Michael O’Connor
Brasenose – James Nevett
Christ Church – Joseph Grehan-Bradley
Corpus Christi College – Freya Chambers
Exeter College – Adam Jobling
Hertford College – Jonathan Quin
Jesus College – Charlotte Austin
Keble College – Erin Tunney
Kellogg College – Brahma Mohanty
Lady Margaret Hall – Ben Fraser
Lincoln College – Paul Stephens
Magdalen College – Adam John Ellison
Mansfield – Lottie Sellers
Merton – Lucienne Pullen
New – James Williams
Oriel College – Patrick Hegarty – Morrish
Pembroke College – Iris Kaye-Smith
Queen’s College – Rebecca Brimble
Regent’s Park – Josie Horton
St Anne’s – Felix Bunting
St Catherine’s College – James Evans
St Edmund Hall – Alex Kumar
St Hilda’s – Lola Dickinson
St Hugh’s – Michael Booth
St John’s – Samuel Burns
Somerville College – Alex Nash
Trinity College – Tom Bentley
University College – Alfie Steer
Wadham College – Alex Rostron
Worcester – Matthew Kayanja