Rohan is a place in Middle Earth. It’s also the name of a real human Australian at Pembroke. You’ll often find him in the Wood Room complaining about how cold England is and how Vegemite is better than Marmite (it is). He’s a reformed lawyer reading the DPhil in International Relations – but don’t worry, he can be good company too.
Vice President & Secretary
James first came to Pembroke to do the MSc Mathematical & Theoretical Physics. He took some years out to work and returned in 2020 to start a DPhil in Theoretical Physics. James' research focuses on soft matter and touches on mathematical biology. When not at work he can be found cycling, either in the lanes of Oxfordshire or further afield, fencing at Iffley, or else drinking too much coffee at Farthings.
Catherine has been at Pembroke as an undergrad doing a Masters in Physics and Philosophy and has loved it so much she's staying on for a BPhil focusing on Philosophy of Physics. She's a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan society, performing in Pirates of Penzance and a Covid-postponed Gondoliers. She's sung with Pembroke Chapel Choir and enjoys books and baking in her mythical free time.
Ben is quite a French cliché. By that I don't mean he cooks well, I'm just saying he was decapitated during the glorious MCR revolution, and often wears a scarf. He happens to study sleep, and his notoriously random haircut implies his work is more practical than theoretical.
NATHAN O'GARA, SARAH SELDEN, JOE WEIR
Sarah came to Oxford to spread her love of both American Literature and Taylor Swift to the people of Pembroke (she may even argue that Taylor is the greatest American writer of our generation). We’ll see if her MSt in English and American studies convinces her otherwise. Her special talents include selecting the best cheese for second dessert and shaking her head to keep Joe and Nathan in line. When she’s not playing chess in the MCR, she’s wondering around Oxford checking the backs of wardrobes for Narnia.
Kathryn spends her life haunted by the Village People, in that her research focuses on the YMCA and their work in the First World War. Outside of work she really enjoys sports, namely running, cycling and rowing, as well as the MCR’s official sport of Mario Kart. Her proudest Pembroke achievement is throwing the 2019 Hallowe’en Bop, a party so good we worried for the structural stability of the common room floor.
Flora is a third-year DPhil student in Engineering. When she's not being a nerd behind her computer you might spot her around Oxford zooming around on her bike, going on long walks (or rather runs when she is being chased by geese) and paddling along the canal. She wants to help you make Pembroke home away from home by setting up loving College families.
Nik is a second year DPhil student trying to understand the genetic basis for phenotypic outliers. As part of his research he has very sneakily infiltrated the Pembroke College Boat Club to discover the secret to great height and big muscles. When he's not debugging his code or rowing he likes to fall asleep while reading a good (but evidently not great) book.
Hannah Kentridge (she/her) is a lesbian from Durham doing an MPhil in Japanese Studies. Pembroke tried to get rid of her after her undergrad degree, but they only managed to keep her away for a year and now she’s crept back again. She’s even decided to be the MCR LGBTQ+ rep after she already had a go at being the LGBTQ+ rep for the JCR. What a nuisance.
Women's Rep and Part Time Student Rep
Panarat is an education lover who continues her education at the University of Oxford. A PhD in Organizational Leadership graduated with honors (academic distinction- 4.00 GPA). Her education background includes an MBA in Organizational Development, MS in Marketing and M. Ed in Educational Psychology. On a nice day, you would find Panarat taking a walk along a canal where she has found many friends: beaver, herons, turtles, birds, fishes, etc. She took a lot of pictures and videos of them and thinking that they maybe in her books one day.