Seda is a third-year DPhil student at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies who was born and raised in the delightful city of Istanbul. While trying to get on with her thesis and showcasing her research, she felt courageous enough to be the MCR President after serving the MCR community in various roles over the years. She loves walking, reading, and capturing moments to share on her Instagram account
Vice President and Year-Long Welfare Rep
Theo can often be found in the blue room “smashing noobs” at Mario Kart. His undergraduate was in Philosophy and Psychology, and although his research is now primarily within bioethics and moral theory, his tactics on Rainbow Road are anything but ethical. Theo’s always eager for a race or a chat about any area of philosophy!
Treasurer and Development Rep
Adam’s from Guernsey and will likely mention it several times if you engage him in conversation (he’s also the MCR President but that’s of secondary importance here). When not ranting about tax evasion or Prêt subscriptions, he can be found in the MCR channeling his alter ego as Luigi on Mariokart or participating in a Ceilidh.
Humeyra is a second year DPhil student in politics focusing on political speech and gender dynamics in Turkey. (Do not ask her about her research unless you are ready to get stuck in a 15 minute conversation.) When she's not doing her research or teaching, she enjoys going to conferences, travelling across the country and taking care of her little dog who is the centre of her universe. (Do ask her about the dog -- it will take another 15 minutes but you will see a lot of amazing dog photos.)
Kacper is a 4th year biologist in Pembroke. His special talents include: wild mushroom foraging (it will be a BOP theme), navigating public transport during holidays with friends (it will be a BOP theme) and being unwillingly pulled to live in GAB for the last 3 years (will it be a BOP theme?)
Maria is an expert on ice cream flavours, animal fun facts and life hacks. She's known in Oxford Physics as "the space lady", although she's doing an MSc in Energy Systems. When not working on her research, she's most likely talking about random book ideas to anyone unlucky enough to be near her, happy-painting or telling people why Mexico has the best food. She loves bees so much she has two tattooed and has managed to get an insect theme BOP booked to dress as one!
Pembroke is celebrating its 400th anniversary and Alex has been here almost as long; previously an undergrad here, Alex is a Pembroke loyalist and a regular at the MCR. Now in his second year of a Biochemistry DPhil, Alex is researching mRNA vaccines and has a *completely* unrelated side project working on microchip-enabled mind control. If you have a few hours to spare, ask Alex about music (from classical to hard rock) or tennis. Don’t ask about his stay in the Travelodge.
Faye is a first year MPhil student in politics researching the impact of corporate influence in environmental politics. Aside from her studies, she enjoys spending an ill-advised amount of time on Spotify and attempting to convince neighborhood cats to follow her home (with moderate success).
Soyoung is a third year DPhil student in Experimental Psychology. Research interests include adviser confidence, trust in advisers and influencer marketing (happy to discuss in detail).
Likes: museums/galleries, travelling, classical & techno music
Dislikes: Birds (has ornithophobia)
RDE Rep and General Rep
Honoka is THE Grape enthusiast and a professional dishwasher operator of the MCR. Aside from pursuing the quality of MCR life, she also pursues her interests as a second-year MPhil student in Islamic Studies and History. She is always hungry for fun trivia in every field, so please share yours!
Martina is a current MPhil student in Development Studies, and has a background in Archaeology and Anthropology. Ask her about eco-friendly Aztec cities at your own risk. When not working, she enjoys painting, going on Wikipedia rabbit holes, and listening to random video essays longer than the average life expectancy.
When he’s not spending his time blissfully in the Weston with Anglo-Saxon texts, Dan concerts his efforts into combatting the overinflated egos of scholars of Late Antiquity. The inferior quality of their manuscripts (papyrus? In scrolls??) along with the *totally* irrelevant languages scrawled upon them (Syriac? 🤢) should, frankly, speak for themselves.