Pembroke College MCR, Oxford

Committee Members

The Middle Common Room Committee is formed in two elections, one in Michaelmas Term, and another in Trinity. The names of past committee members are commemorated on our Wall o’ History.

The current committee consists of:

MCR Commitee MemberMaximilian Jost President

There is an idea of stern Max, some kind of austere abstraction, but there is no serious Max, only a German entity, something continental and illusory. And though he can hide the fact that he always makes time for Bar Night on Friday and will attempt to not go out if you ask him and will pretend like the port and chocolate has run out on Sundays: he simply can’t say no to a bit of fun.

MCR Commitee MemberOlivia Durand Vice President / Co-Treasurer

Olivia is Pembroke’s Queen Brie. Hailing from Aix-en-Provence, she knows a thing or two about la gastronomie (italics if possible, please!) and she can definitely tell red wine from white. Her love for Monopoly makes her the ideal person to be handling the cash as our Treasurer. Global historian by day and photographer extraordinaire by night, you’ll soon learn that Olivia’s wonderfully ubiquitous presence can be felt all around college. In fact, she’s probably behind you right now.

MCR Commitee MemberHolly Hemming Co-Treasurer

Hey I’m Holly, I’m doing a Masters in Criminal Justice at the Law Faculty. This makes me ideal for co-treasuring the MCR with Olivia because a Lawyer has never done anything bad involving money. Look forward to low key treasurer tastings involving champagne and other essential commodities. If you need anything drop me an email x

MCR Commitee MemberReginald II Secretary

When he’s not relaxing on the savannah listening to Vapourwave and cultivating fresh new emoticons, Reggie can be found engaged in his customary secretarial duties—sending out weekly notices which are barely distinguishable from spam.

MCR Commitee MemberHubiba Mir Social Secretary

I am an MPhil candidate for Development studies, am a Kashmiri (the Indian occupied part), I like to read, run and spend my time outside. I was not an active member of the MCR last year and am hoping this post will give me a chance to be more involved in the committee. Don’t drink but has been fun organising events involving alcohol for others!

MCR Commitee MemberLouis Nicholson Social Secretary

Louis Louis Louis may profess himself to be the Old Git to Heather’s Cool Aunt, but his coquettish grumpiness does little to mask the irrepressible delight he takes in both the popular sushi chainstore itsu and all things feline. He takes on additional responsibilities for the MCR as Ringleader-General of the Official Reginald Fan Club, and may often be seen following his idol around town in a giraffe-shaped go kart (a by-product of his DPhil work) with the aim of increasing his comprehensive and world-leading collection of signed printouts of the weekly email. Louis Louis Louis also happens to have the best hair on the MCR Committee, hands down.

MCR Commitee MemberAugustus Porter Social Secretary / Environmental Rep

Winner of the Pembroke College Good Steez Award 2017 for Best Shoes and incumbent Environmental Secretary, Augustus “Gus” Porter is the resident “Daddy Cool” of college and a heartthrob to mums everywhere. Gus’s acquisition of an allotment will ensure that Pembroke is always well-stocked with wonky veg and his commitment to all things environmental was recently highlighted when he was overheard asking someone “What’s a marrow?”

MCR Commitee MemberJoshua Harvey Welfare Rep

Joshua is from a town called Ware, the birthplace of bad puns. Seemingly unable to leave Oxford, after 6 years he has nearly completed his research: to taste and definitively rank all the falafel the city has to offer. When the pressures of work get too much, he can be found relaxing in the Engineering and Psychology departments.

MCR Commitee MemberZana Chaka Welfare Rep / Women’s Rep

Zana was born to be part of the welfare team, since her laughter possesses the magical virtue of making everybody instantly happy and worriless! An active member of the MCR even when not on a committee, she is the familiar face that will make you feel at home at Pembroke – whether at bar night or during tea & cakes. Speaking of which, beyond her linguistic skills allowing her to do a Dphil in European modern literature, she is also an amazing baker and will sweeten our welfare events with some home made vegan delicacies!

MCR Commitee MemberKatherine Lightbown Welfare Rep / Disabilities Rep

Bio forthcoming.

MCR Commitee MemberCarlotta Cosulich Academic Rep

Hey everybody, this is CCC! I am a first year DPhil student in Molecular medicine at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. I enjoy my experiments as well as chatting with my fun lab-colleagues. But to be honest with all of you my real lovers are yoga and wine ! As the MCR Academic Rep, I’d like to very welcome you to Pembroke. I’m looking forward to meeting you in the coming Michaelmas term!

MCR Commitee MemberLouis Morris Access Rep

Louis is a time traveller from the 1600s who became stranded here when it emerged that his doctoral studies did not in fact qualify him to successfully pilot a Tardis. Impressed by his progress towards integration into 21st century life (to the point where he is able to tolerate the sight of an uncovered ankle without blushing, and only occasionally denounces smartphones as witchcraft), Pembroke MCR appointed him to the position of Access Rep. Consequently, when not writing up his reminiscences and passing them off as academic history, he can be found devising elaborate schemes to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds apply to Oxford.

MCR Commitee MemberDenise Swanborn MCR Farmer

Bio forthcoming.

MCR Commitee MemberMalte Kaller Bar Manager / Sports Rep

Malte came into this world when a young Etlam Rellak spent way too long staring into his bedroom mirror. Malte has since faced many challenges, due to a spelling error, his initial peer supporter training consisted of standing in the water and holding up a platform down at the docks. After achieving his dream of winning gold in the world cake curling championships Malte was headhunted for the role of sports rep.

MCR Commitee MemberSimon Calver Bar Manager

Simon is not actually a person but rather the conglomeration of every internet cat celebrity, all writhing around under human clothes. Casting off their feline fame just to bring us bar nights and brunches, it is this warmth, cheerfulness, and ability to disseminate into literally hundreds of kittens that makes Simon the ideal man to handle your drinks.

MCR Commitee MemberDaniela Massiceti Chief Whip

D-money or Daniela Ca$h-a-cheti hails from the mysterious land of South Africa, where the sun shines and the crime is not so bad. After two years as MCR Treasurer and with a presidential campaign slogan of “You trusted me with the money. Now trust me with the power. What could possibly go wrong? –  said every South African presidential candidate ever”, she was immediately elected as MCR President. Having successfully introduced Gin and Lemon Bitters as a drink at Bar Nights, her life ambitions have progressed and now stand at “single-handedly making Aperol Spritz the drink of choice at Bar Nights”. Orange is the New President, olé!

MCR Commitee MemberHelena Gilchrist General Rep

Having been at Oxford for the last 4years, you could be forgiven for thinking that Helena knows the ropes. In fact, she spends her life almost permanently confused, wandering around uni parks trying to relive her biology undergrad, and trying to remember the names of the students she teaches studying for her pgce.

MCR Commitee MemberTsvetomira Dumbalska General Rep

Mira has spent the last year training dragons (and the occasional goose) to make optimal decisions in the backyard of the GAB. Aside from doing her DPhil work, she can often be found sniffing flowers around town or attempting to drink the volume of the Atlantic in bubble tea. In her spare time during the warmer months, she is mapping out the Isis one punting adventure at a time.

MCR Commitee Member Elisabeth Smith-Rosser General Welfare Rep

Beth is our resident northerner on the committee and our newly formed general welfare rep. A studier of ancient Chinese memes, she is always willing to enlighten us with the humour of the Song-Ming dynasty and beyond. Committed to ensuring the biscuit tin is always full and ramen is served, she is always on hand for spicy food and spicy memes.

MCR Commitee MemberJojo Rahamim Web Tsar

Jojo said that he would like to be IT rep “about as much as he’d like to watch every episode of Love Island” but unfortunately no-one got the joke.