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.
REGINA AKA CATHERINE ASHWORTH
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.
Social Secretary & Access Oficer
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.
Welfare Officer & Web Wizard
You can usually find Mira (she/her) in the labs of the Psychology department trying to figure out how people make decisions. Mira has previously assumed various other identities in the MCR committee, including social sec and communications rep, and is always up for a chat, a (long) walk or grabbing some bubble tea.
You can find Rossella crafting upbeat, totally hip memes to cajole her friends into going on poetry walks and/or rollerblading around Oxford. In her other hours, she writes essays on the ethics of applications of artificial intelligence. Feeling existential? This welfare rep is keen to be your philosphical discussion partner--do reach out!
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.
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.
Academic Rep & Women 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.
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.