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Isabel is currently at the end of a Fellowship at Yale University. In 2018, she completed her BA in French and Italian at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She remained at Magdalene for her MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures, graduating with distinction in 2019 with a thesis on the relationship between poetry and the visual arts in Renaissance Italy. She is also an avid baker and pasta aficionado.
Ethan is entering his senior year as a journalism student at the University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys 20th century counterculture literature and studying sociology of the Beat Generation, but is a sucker for classics like Jane Austen and Franz Kafka. During the last semester, he has been working on his debut novel that he hopes to publish before graduating. In his free time, Ethan loves to grow plants, and he has the dirt under his fingernails to prove it.
Noah has recently completed his third year at the University of Pennsylvania where he is studying English in the hopes that he will someday write something you might read. He is also majoring in Cinema Studies because he finds the visual medium to be a compelling way to convey stories with human emotion. Also who doesn't love a major where you watch a bunch of movies? Noah is a Division 1 athlete at Penn, competing for their cross country and track & field teams because he enjoys running through woods and on ovals.
Natasha studies PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) at Exeter College, Oxford. She is particularly interested in the Philosophy of Religion and politics and social policy in low income countries. Outside her studies, Natasha is a keen rower and has been deeply involved in her college charity "ExVac" which organises and runs holidays for disadvantaged children from the Oxfordshire area.
Natasha is in her third year at Exeter College, Oxford where she is reading PPE. Natasha's favourite part of her degree is Philosophy, particularly Philosophy of Religion, but she likes the breadth that PPE offers. In addition to her studies, Natasha enjoys volunteering and charity work and was Chair of her college charity this year which takes disadvantaged children away on life-changing holidays. Fitting to the Oxford stereotype, Natasha also enjoys rowing and was Vice President of her college boat club in her second and third year.
Siam is in his second year at Trinity College, Oxford where he is reading Chemistry. He’s particular interest is in organic chemistry. The creativity and imagination that one develops when drawing various organic mechanisms he finds fascinating. He is also intrigued by the satisfying problem solving of NMR spectroscopy, the ability to identify unknown compounds he has made during his labs. As well as this, he has been pleasantly surprised with the amount of physics there is in the Chemistry course, as he has found studying the quantum behaviour of the electron to be challenging but very rewarding. Outside his studies, Siam plays for the both the University Badminton and Ballroom/Latin Teams and he is the Charities and Welfare Representatives. Other than Chemistry, Siam has a strong interest in humanities, especially Philosophy, where he has published two academic papers in Oxford’s first ever undergraduate humanities journal, the Broad Street Humanities Review.
Lou Lou has just completed her third and final year at Herford College, Oxford where she read English Language and Literature. She specialised in Medieval Literature and can often be found trying to translate medieval Arabic and Spanish. Also a keen writer, Lou Lou is the creative director of an Oxford theatre company and a poetry enthusiast. She is also the loving owner of a pet shrimp.
Kate is a second year mathematician at Trinity College, Oxford. Her main area of interest is applied mathematics, which includes studying Fluid dynamics, Quantum theory, mathematical biology and more. When she is not doing maths, she is spending far too much time rowing, and organising rowing, in her role as co-captain of the women’s side of her college boat club.
Kate is a second year mathematician and Trinity College, Oxford. Her main area of interest is applied mathematics, including studying fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and quantum mechanics. Outside of her degree she spends far too much time rowing, and organising rowing, in her role as women’s co-captain of the college boat club.
Daniella will be starting a Master of Studies in the fall of 2020 at Oxford in Modern Languages, having recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a degree in Comparative Literature and Society. She is trilingual and is particularly interested in French and Spanish literature, with an emphasis on theories of literary migration and displacement. Daniella is an avid runner and tennis player, and is looking forward to the day that organized sports resume!
Leena is in her first year at St Catherine's College, Oxford where she is reading jurisprudence (law) with french law. She is particularly interested in jurisprudence and comparative law (common law and civil law systems). She was given a first in her Criminal law collection and awaits her first year exam results! Outside of her studies, Leena is an avid rower and has just been made the treasurer of the College Boat Club. She is also a big foodie.
Molly is in her third year at Regent's Park College, Oxford, where she reads English Literature and Language. Her key topics of interest are Shakespeare's histories (she takes pride in having read every last one of them) and the influence of anatomical sciences on Renaissance literary culture, both of which featured in her dissertation on the representation of kingship in the works of Shakespeare. During her time at university, Molly has enjoyed lending a hand to several student theatre productions, whether as an art director or working front of house. She has also illustrated for several zines across Oxford, including Cherwell and The Isis. In her free time, Molly is an aspiring cartoonist and an enthusiastic member of her local Dungeons and Dragons group, and hopes one day to fight a dragon in real life.
Eleanor is in her first year at Exeter College, Oxford where she is reading Ancient and Modern History. She is especially interested in social and political history, but tries to push herself to engage with some military history when she's feeling particularly brave. Outside of university, Eleanor is a member of the European Youth Parliament, and is learning to knit and crochet- the latter is considerably harder than her degree.
Suzie is coming to the end of her second year reading English literature at St Peter's College, Oxford. She is currently preparing a dissertation on Bernard Malamud's short stories and the postmodern Jewish identity, and is even learning Yiddish to match. Alongside her studies, Suzie works alongside the OUSU campaign, It Happens Here, as a researcher, speaker, and campaigner. When the weather is nice, she can be found shouting at college rowers from the coxing seat. (When the weather isn't nice, she shouts louder).
Amelia is in her 2nd year of studying Engineering at the University of Oxford, having been inspired to study it after competing at the formula 1 in schools world championships! She is keen in pursuing a career path in renewable energy and is a BP scholar. In her free time she rows for the University team and has rowed in the boat race!
Annie is currently a first year Medicine student at the University of Oxford. Her particular area of interest is Infectious Disease and Global Health, including researching a project on the Rabies vaccine. However, A-level studies in History mean she is also interested in older dead people, not just the ones in the dissection room. Annie has also been learning bass guitar (to the dismay of her neighbours) and she is an avid rock-climber.
Elizabeth is in her first year at Trinity College, Oxford where she is studying English Language and Literature. Her favourite areas of study are modern and post modern literature and (a surprise for both her and her tutor) critical theory, specifically gender performativity and historicism. When not in the library, Elizabeth writes and edits for one of the university's newspapers and is teaching herself British Sign Language. Her highest achievement to date is fingerspelling the lyrics to Baby Got Back.
Niamh studies Medicine at Oxford University where she is in her first year, out of 6 years (by which time we might finally be out of lockdown). She is particularly interested in medical genetics and the potential benefits that personalised medicine could provide. Outside of her studies, she enjoys cycling and collecting records. She help puts on an extravagant display in her family home for Halloween every year, regularly attracting roughly 300 visitors.
Owen is a first year materials scientist at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Materials Science is an engineering approach to both physics and chemistry as as such, Owen has a broad outlook, noticing why certain everyday objects are made with the materials that they are. Outside of his studies, Owen swims in the university blues squad, this year achieving a half-blue. He is the current welfare officer for the swimming club as he enjoys looking out for his peers.
Iram is in her second year of reading History at Merton College, Oxford. Considering her keen interest in early modern Ottoman history, Iram is pursuing a thesis on English-Ottoman relations during this time period. She was awarded an exhibition scholarship following her first-year performance and hopes to train at a Magic Circle law firm. Keen about improving access to Oxbridge, Iram is the Vice-President of the Oxford Muslim Access Conference.
Imogen is currently completing a MSc in medical anthropology at Green Templeton College, Oxford. Her main interests lie at the intersection of health and politics, and her dissertation is about how capitalism is killing us all. She was recently invited to give a TEDx talk at Oxford about synaesthesia, the subject of her previous research at UCL, where she studied neuroscience and literature. She is currently learning Spanish so she can eat her way around South America.
Meha is in her third and final year at Regent's Park College, Oxford where she is reading English. She wrote her undergraduate dissertation on Fairy Tales and is currently preparing to sit her finals. Meha is the Head of Non Fiction for The Teeming Mass, an online magazine, and a national contributing writer for HerCampus. Meha lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.
Eloise is in her second year reading Biological sciences at St Catherine's College, Oxford. She is interested in behavioural ecology particularly the use of pheromones as chemical communication in female-female aggression. She became a scholar after receiving a first in her first year exams and is looking at applying for further study. In addition to her degree, Eloise works as a freelancer graphic designer working on designs for balls, magazines and events in Oxford.
Sophie is a first year Classicist at St. Anne's College, Oxford. She has a special interest in epic poetry, classical archaeology, and comparative philology. In addition to graduating from Groton School with a summa cum laude, she has received the Rogers V. Scudder Classics Prize and The Rev. Frederic R. Kellogg Upper School Art Prize. In her free time, she enjoys pursuing her passions for classics and art by writing and illustrating for the _Alexandria: The Oxford Undergraduate Classics Journal._ Her latest piece was a comparison between the _Iliad _ and the television show _Mr. Robot_.
Claire specialises in Maritime Archaeology at St Cross College, Oxford, and before that studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Magdalen College, Oxford. Awarded a Distinction, her thesis looks at 17th century diplomacy and trade, focusing on the scientific analysis of Dutch cannons. A keen rower and SCUBA diver in her free time, it's hard to keep her away from the water!
Lottie is in her first year at Magdalen College, Oxford, where she is reading Classics and English. The overlap of her joint honours means Lottie has a particular interest in English Renaissance Literature, and is currently working on a trilogy of essays covering Plague and Print, Inwardness and the Puritan Head, and Translation. Outside her studies, Lottie is in her second term as Fiction Editor for The Isis Magazine. During lockdown, Lottie has recorded a radio show.
Becca is in her fourth year at the University of Oxford studying medicine. In 2019, she completed her preclinical BA Medical Sciences degree, earning 1st class honours, and is now in her first year of clinical placements. Currently, she is volunteering in her local hospitals to support research teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is undecided about which specialty to choose in the future - there are too many good ones! In her spare time, she likes to cook, run, and read.
Bee is in her second year at Balliol College, Oxford where she's reading History and Economics. She's especially interested in the history of industrialisation and in women's experiences of economic change. Bee was awarded the Martin Wright Prize for performance in her first year exams. In her spare time, she plays the clarinet in Oxford University Wind Orchestra and tries to persuade the university to be more environmentally sustainable.
Amira is in her second year at Mansfield College, Oxford where she reads English. She is especially interested in books or poetry about doppelgängers, ghosts and haunted spaces, since she loves analysing the lingering Freudian unheimlich. Amira was awarded an Exhibition following her Prelims, and hopes to work for the Civil Service after the successful completion of her degree. Outside of her studies, Amira writes often for student newspapers, enjoys directing plays and volunteering in the local area. It turns out gardening for local elderly residents can also result in weeding out juicy stories!
Lauren is in her second year studying mathematics at Trinity College Oxford. She came to be here after achieving 11 A\*s at GSCE and 4 A\*s at A-level in mathematics, further mathematics, physics and economics. She is particularly keen on the applied aspects of mathematics, taking optional modules this year in probability, statistics, quantum theory and special relativity. Aside from her degree, music is a big passion for her and she one of Trinity College's instrumental scholars - making a big impact to the musical life of the college through singing in the choir, playing flute in the orchestra and acting as the treasurer of the orchestra.
Ed is going into his third year at Oxford and studies Classics at St. Anne's College. He was attracted to the degree by the breadth of the course and has now incorporated literature, history, philosophy and archaeology into his options, having been awarded a scholar's gown for his performance in Honour Moderations. Outside the library, he enjoys rowing and was recently elected president of Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club. Unfortunately this means limiting ice cream intake to a minimum.
Ruby is a 4th year medical student at Oxford University. She has a wide range of research interests, including climate change, neuropsychiatry and oncology. She is particularly interested in disaster and conflict medicine, including women’s rights and public health in humanitarian settings with her most recent work focussing on child marriage among Syrian refugees. During her time in self-isolation due to COVID-19 she has also been attempting, with much patience, to grow a mango tree.
Rebecca has just finished her first year reading Natural Sciences at the University of Durham. Her favourite topics have been Genetics (specifically epigenetics) and physical chemistry which she hopes to specialise in. A keen interest of hers outside of her degree is in cryptocurrencies, which she researched extensively for her Extended Project Qualification during Sixth Form. Rebecca has recently been elected as treasurer of her college Intersectional Feminist Society and hopes to put her Economics and Maths A levels to good use in this role!
Rebecca has just finished her first year reading Natural Sciences at the University of Durham. She hopes to specialise in physical and inorganic chemistry, but also has a particular appreciation for Genetics. A keen interest of hers outside of her studies is in cryptocurrencies, which she researched extensively for her Extended Project Qualification during Sixth Form. Recently she has been trying out sewing for the first time to recycle old clothes, with mixed success!
Phoebe is in her second year of study at St. Mary's College, Durham where she is reading Psychology. Her particular interests include subliminal advertising, neural evolution and political psychology, and her dissertation will focus on the relationship between attractiveness and prosocial behaviour. Phoebe hopes to continue studying beyond her masters, and attain a PhD in her field. Outside of her studies, Phoebe is an avid competitive debater, and runs a small knitwear business alongside her degree.
Isabella recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge where she read History and Politics. She is particularly interested in the history and politics of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Isabella had the opportunity in 2018 to enrich her Middle Eastern studies with a research trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Whilst there she met with many high-profile academics and politicians. Outside of her studies, Isabella has spent time as her college's Women's Welfare Officer and as a college representative for breast cancer charity Pink Week.
Anna has just graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she read Linguistics. She is particularly interested in Language Acquisition and Computational Linguistics, and her dissertation combined the two, where she created an app to help foreign language learners of English improve their grammar. When she is not busy correcting people's grammar, she can be found on the river rowing in Caius Blue stash, where she is most well-known, not for qualifying for Henley Women's Regatta or getting blades, but for being part of THAT crew that capsized in the River Thames.
Jamie has just graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where she read Archaeology. She specialised in Egyptology, including a three year study of hieroglyphics (Old, Middle, and Late Egyptian) and her first-class dissertation centred on male sexuality and sexual imagery and its presence within both religious and ritual practice. Jamie also has an A\* in A-Level Archaeology and a strong background in archaeological practice. She spent (potentially too much) of her time at Cambridge engaging in theatre and the arts and hopes her post-grad unemployment will end with the announcement of 'Tomb Raider: The Musical!'.
Arthur is in his third year studying Linguistics at Christ's College, Cambridge. Having taken the 'Psychology of Language Learning and Processing' paper in his second year, Arthur has now found a particular love for how syntax is processed in the brain. In particular, he has discovered a strong interest in the comparative study of structural music processing and structural linguistic processing: a topic which has become the basis for his dissertation. Outside of his studies, Arthur is very active in the theatre community, having performed in a number of plays, musicals, and sketch shows. Through this, he has found a passion for scriptwriting and he plans to apply for a masters in 'Writing for Performance' after his degree is done.
Lucy has just graduated from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge where she studied Music. Equally keen on performing and academic study, she is combining these interests in pursuing a Masters in Music Therapy next year, also at Cambridge. In her spare time, Lucy trains with the University Athletic club and is trying to learn to cook!
Priya is about to begin her third year at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where she is reading English. She is particularly interested in postcolonial and modernist literature. Outside of her studies, she is captain of Fitzwilliam Corpus football team.
Rebecca is a recent alumna of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge where she read Law. She is particularly interested in tax law and her dissertation explored the possibility of inheritance tax reform. Rebecca was awarded a first in her dissertation and is hoping to pursue a career in commercial law. Alongside her studies, Rebecca was the Treasurer of the Cambridge Society for Women Lawyers and the Cambridge Law School Challenge team. She also took part in mooting and was an intercollegiate debating coordinator. While working at Cambridge's Watersprite Film Festival, Rebecca was starstruck after meeting Lord Varys from Game of Thrones!
Mia is reading Psychology during her first year, at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She is interested in theories of consciousness, in both realms of psychology and physics (go David Bohm!). She is also known in her course for having a different view on mental illness, always researching therapy styles which enhance disabilities rather than 'normalising' it. She may or may not have been ridiculed for this viewpoint, but she also does not care. During her free time, Mia likes song-writing and meditation. Ohmmm.
John is in his fourth year at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge where he is reading Medicine. He is particularly interested in fetal programming of the cardiovascular system and therapeutics which may improve the long term outcomes of adverse in utero conditions. He has been awarded 15 scholarships, both for excellent academic performance and research. In his spare time, John is a keen ballroom and latin dancer, he even has the hips to prove it.
Kit is in his third year at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he is reading Physics. He is particularly interested in statistical mechanics and condensed matter, but has written research projects in areas from climate modelling to tunnelling microscopy. Kit was awarded the Wheatley Prize following a double first in exams, and will be starting a Masters research project in Biological Physics in September. When he is not working, he is playing the bassoon or in a pool playing water polo - anything that requires holding his breath!
Roshni graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge in 2020 with a first class degree, having specialised in Politics and International Relations. Roshni was awarded the Clough Prize and Knight Third-Year scholarship for academic performance during her time at Newnham. Outside of studying, Roshni runs a homelessness support service, where students deliver food and drinks to people on the streets in Cambridge. During lockdown, she is spending most of her time trying to improve her cooking skills, to the disappointment of her family who have to taste the food!
Nick is going into his third year at Jesus College, Cambridge where he is reading Land Economy. He is particularly interest in the development of cities, and is in the process of researching for his dissertation on 'consumer cities'. Last year, Nick was awarded every available prize for his academic studies, coming first in his year. Outside his studies, Nick is the first XI football captain of Jesus College Football Club and is Treasurer of The Cambridge Review of Books.
Eva just graduated from Clare College, Cambridge where she read Law and Linguistics. After completing two years of Linguistics, she started the Law changeover programme. She wrote a comparative dissertation on human rights in Canada and the UK. She will now be starting her Legal Practice Course in London, followed by her Training Contract at a top law firm. Outside her studies, Eva enjoys rowing, skiing and trying exciting new cuisines.
Agnelle is about to enter her third year reading English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Over the past two years she has developed a grounding in knowledge and analysis of Literature from Medieval England to the present day. Her choice to write her second year dissertation on representations of graphicness in 1960s American writer Hubert Selby Jr's work exemplifies her special interests in American Literature, Modernism as well as thinking about the cross-overs between Literature and other visual, aural and sensual art forms and the material culture of literature. Aside from studying, Agnelle is battling the comedic patriarchy from the inside as a female member of the Cambridge Footlights. Luckily, it's also a position rife with comedic gold.
Elspeth has just graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where she has been reading Social Anthropology. Her interests in particular include feminist, disability and queer theory, and she wrote her dissertation based on ethnographic research with visually impaired people exploring the role of sight in the performance of gender in the UK. Elspeth graduated with a first class degree, having been accepted to study a PhD in Social Anthropology at Cambridge in October. Outside of her studies, Elspeth has enjoyed giving talks on young people's cancer awareness in schools and playing football for her college team. She is sure that her enthusiasm for the sport makes up for her lack of footballing talent!
Chris is a former student of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, where he completed 2 masters degrees on the subject. He is a fully qualified architect in the UK, with particular interests in conservation of and public debate over contentious spaces and landmarks. His MPhil thesis on the architectural legacy of the NI Troubles was awarded the Philip Webb Award in 2018. He also sits on the board of a number of building preservation charities. He is now studying for a PhD in Architecture at the Queen's University of Belfast
Rosie has just finished her third year at Christ's College, Cambridge where she studied History & Politics, with a focus on contemporary American history. Her dissertation involved research of the Republican effort to dismantle the use of affirmative action in American higher education. Alongside her university studies, she was a senior news reporter and editor for the Cambridge independent student newspaper, Varsity. She's passionate about journalism, truth, justice, good writing, and trashy Netflix shows.
Sophie is in her third year at Queens' College, Cambridge where she studies History and Politics. Her favourite part of her degree has been studying gender in both a political and historical context, although a close second has been the study of the history of political thought. She can most often be found in a coffee shop drinking an over priced chai latte whilst writing an essay or an article for Cambridge Girl Talk, where she is co-director and blog editor.
Emily is a recent graduate of King's College, Cambridge where she read Politics and International Relations as part of the HSPS course. Her particular interests lie at the intersection between Gender and Conflict Studies, and she hopes to gain experience in the field of international organisation and diplomacy before completing a Masters in Gender and Security. Outside of her studies, Emily is Head Representative of Solidaritee, the largest student-run organisation raising money for legal aid for refugees. She also loves trawling charity shops for hidden vintage gems!
Dillon is an English student at Gonville & Caius College. He has mostly written on mid-late 20th Century authors from a path less traveled. His dissertations were on John Berger, Kurt Vonnegut and W.S Graham looking particularly at the link between linguistics and semiotics. Beyond English, Dillon is president of the Caius drama society and a choral scholar at Trinity College.
Maya has just graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge where she read Theology. She particularly enjoyed the philosophical side of things, and specialised in Plato's influence on Christianity. She has an offer to study a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism at City University in London. Besides theology, she loves theatre and has directed a play that toured across the USA. She also loves tea, and walking her dog
Yousuf is a third year Computer Scientist at Gonville & Caius College with interests primarily in Artificial Intelligence and the communication of Computer Science. Having written his dissertation on how it is possible to measure heart rate from just a video camera, he has become interested in the mitigation of the nefarious use of technology against entire populations. As a result, he spends far too much time on Hacker News. Otherwise, he daydreams about being the manager of Manchester United.
Isobel is in her final year at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where she is reading English. Particularly interested in Renaissance Literature and women's writing, her dissertation focused on the letters of 18th century writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. A keen student journalist and writer, Isobel was editor of Varsity, Cambridge’s student newspaper, and culture magazine Vulture. In her spare time, she likes reading, running (very slowly) and going to art galleries with her friends.
Tim recently graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge where he studied Economics. His dissertation focused on the effect of tuition fees on student effort and occupational choice. Tim was very involved in university and college sport, representing Cambridge in rugby league and playing football for college. Perhaps at one point he was too involved since he spent half a term hobbling around in crutches.
Sebastian read History at Trinity College, Cambridge. His focus was divided between the ancient and the modern; although taking a particular interest in the nature of revolutions and the history of political thought. Outside of his studies, Seb is a keen boxer and has twice represented the university in bouts against Oxford - with varying degrees of success.
Siena is a first year at Queens' College, Cambridge, where she is reading Architecture. Various work done before university found her with a particular interest for disaster relief architecture. However, she is also very curious about the topic of sustainability, in every sense of the word, and her investigation into this subject is constantly being updated as her degree, news and resources develop. Badminton, music and art have been Siena's hobbies for many years. In addition, she has recently begun teaching herself German again.
Joanna is nearing the end of her third year studying Architecture at Christ's College, Cambridge. Her final year studio project has revolved around the social value of public libraries within cities. Joanna graduated with a starred first and, following graduation, is hoping to spend a year at a small design firm based in London before continuing her studies abroad. Beyond her academics, Joanna has represented the University for dance and is Treasurer and Exhibition Coordinator of the Cambridge University Architecture Society.
Tri is a first year student reading Human, Social and Political Sciences at Queens' College, Cambridge. He is most interested in socialist ideology and theory, making it the only interesting part about his identity. In addition to handing his essays in 24 hours late, Tri participates in numerous societies where he is trying to climb the ranks; this includes being a Speaker Liason Officer at the Cambridge Union and a sub-editor at the Cambridge Journal of Political Affairs. Before you rightfully assume that he is a complete nerd, you should know that he was also the top scorer for Queens' Seconds Football Team last year.
Madeline is about to graduate, having read Music at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She is particularly interested in new musicology, with recent work having centred around gender and sexuality in music, for which she won the Ruth and Mike Smith Words-and- Music Prize. She is also interested in music and social change, having written coursework in her second year about the role of music in UK prisons. During her time at Cambridge, she has sat on the committees of multiple societies, including Sidney Sussex College Music Society, music charity Sing Inside and choral a cappella group King Henry's VIII. She is an accomplished singer and pianist. Outside of her musical hobbies, Madeline enjoys anything relating to food: singing is hungry work, after all!
Ellie is in her third year at Newnham College, Cambridge where she is reading English. She selected Postcolonial and American literature as her optional papers in third year and her dissertation is on early uses of daguerreotypes and the history of photography. Outside of her studies, Ellie is a freelance curator.
Delilah graduated with a First from Downing College, Cambridge (2019) where she read History. Struggling to pick a specialism, she took papers on ancient Greek culture, early modern religious politics, and the history of medicine. Her dissertation looked at identity in pre-colonial Katanga (a region in modern day DRC). She received the Gamlingay scholarship for exam performance and has been accepted to study for a Masters at Gonville & Caius starting in October 2020. Outside academia Delilah is a Director and Trustee for Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad. She organises social events for Cambridge Tango Academy. But don't ever get her started on dancing or she'll never stop telling you how wonderful it is.
Zahra is a finalist at Trinity College, Cambridge where she is reading Modern Languages. She is especially interested in twentieth century French literature and historical linguistics. She taught English in Paris last year and has also lived in Milan. Beyond academia, she enjoys being artsy, with varying success.
Elara is a recent graduate from King's College, Cambridge where she read History of Art. She currently works as a librarian at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she makes use of all the books the library has to offer to build upon her research. Elara was accepted to present a paper at the Association for Art History national conference, and has a place for a Masters degree in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths starting in September. In her free time she helps small charities in her local area fundraise, and is working on a quilt of a Malevich painting.
Silas is currently reading Geography at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Unusually, he was accepted into Cambridge to study HSPS, but made the switch to Geography last year, citing that the course is more in tune with his interests. He is particularly focused on social and economic Geography, and is planning to write his third-year dissertation on the the social and ecological effects of hydropower developments in Europe. Outside of studying, Silas has been a keen rower with his college boat club since he started at Cambridge and also enjoys running along the river when he's not rowing on it!
Stephanie is in her second year at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she is studying Modern and Medieval Languages, with a focus on French and Russian. Alongside language learning, she is particularly interested in Soviet culture, and contemporary French literature, which will be the focus of her dissertation. Last year, Stephanie was awarded the Margaret Gardner Prize for performance in her exams. Outside of her studies, Stephanie writes extensively for the student newspaper, Varsity.
Beca is in her final year at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge where she is reading English. She is interested in many facets of English literature, from Renaissance drama to modernist novels to contemporary drama. Beca has been offered a place at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge to study for a Masters degree. She is also fluent in Welsh, has some Spanish, and is learning French because she loves visiting France and eating French food!
Rosie is in her third year at Queens' College, Cambridge where she is studying history. She wrote her dissertation on Soviet nationalities policy and why Americans disagree so bitterly over their interpretations of it. Her first draft was criticised for being too 'gossipy', but that's hard to avoid when your sources include nasty tweets! Beyond history, Rosie is captain of the college mixed netball team and was president of her college entertainments committee. Both roles centred suspiciously around hype music, pub socials and begging people to turn up.
Hantian is currently in his second year studying Natural Sciences at Jesus College Cambridge. In particular, his studies are focussed on neuroscience and behaviour as he finds his own brain extremely confusing. Aside from this, he is unhealthily invested in CUHC (Cambridge University Hockey Club) and dedicates most of his time to this.
Zohra is in her final year at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where she is reading law. She is particularly interested in administrative law, and her dissertation examined judicial deference towards local authorities in homelessness cases. Zohra has received both the Alan King Hamilton Bursary and the Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship for her performance in exams, and was awarded second place in the Bar Council's Law Reform Essay Prize for her essay on preventing strategic claims in defamation. In her spare time, Zohra enjoys hosting dinner parties for her friends, and is known for her killer banana bread recipe.
Ed is a law fresher at Caius College, Cambridge and has already reached the final of the William McNair Mooting competition. His preferred area is Roman law but fortunately, given that the job market for a legal system from 2000 years ago is sadly limited, also has interests in constitutional and finance law. When he's not lawyering Ed plays the piano, competes in triathlon and is a devoted member of the Cambridge University Tolkien Society (complete with cloak).
Charlotte is studying French and Spanish at Newnham College, Cambridge, as part of her degree in Modern and Medieval Languages. She has just finished her Year Abroad in Paris, where she interned for a film distribution company and studied at Sciences Po. Her interests are film and modern literature, including film theory, surrealism and metafiction. She enjoys the kinds of texts you can't put down, and when you do, you're left thinking, "What did I just read?"
Anjali recently graduated with a degree in Geography from Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She took an interest in both the human and physical sides, with her favourite module being volcanoes, but her dissertation covering education and citizenship. Anjali was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Geography magazine, Compass, and loved editing and putting together articles that reflected the breadth of her subject. She will be starting a graduate scheme in September. In her free time, Anjali enjoys knitting, and being the world's slowest 5k runner.
Cormac is in his second year at Jesus College, Cambridge. He originally applied to Cambridge with the intention of specialising in physics, but discovered that his interests lie in physical chemistry during his second year and he is excited to explore this area going into his third year. He is the Access Officer at Jesus College working to widen participation through the organisation of various internal and external outreach events. During term time he plays football for the college and climbs with his friends to unwind, however these activities sometimes prove more difficult than his degree!
Michal is in her second year at Jesus College, Cambridge where she studies Medicine. This year, she has particularly enjoyed her Human Reproduction and Pathology lectures. especially learning about how viruses infect cells. Outside of doing her degree, she likes to play netball, is on various university committees such as Cambridge Women in Science and Jesus Feminist Society, and is the Social Secretary of Jesus College Medicine Society. Additionally she was on the committee organising Cambridge MedSoc Ball 2020, and was involved as a Student Ambassador for Jesus College Outreach programme. Despite her inflexibility, Michal has also started to do yoga.
Chantelle is a second year student at Girton College, Cambridge (yes, it is far out) reading Law. She has thoroughly enjoyed her course at Cambridge, with a particular interest in Commercial Law, and has accepted a Training Contract at a Magic Circle law firm upon graduation. Outside of studies, Chantelle has loved being the Social Secretary for the Cambridge Law Society, and has recently been elected onto the Executive Committee as the incoming Secretary. She looks forward to more nights of free food and drinks.
Sejal is in her second year at Jesus College, Cambridge, where she is studying medicine. The modules she found most interesting this year are Human Reproduction and Neurobiology& Human Behaviour. For her intercalated year, she is applying to study Manufacturing Engineering, Law or the combined Psychology, neuroscience& Behaviour degree. She is a very keen participant in an excessive number of extra-curricular activities during term which this year included captaining the mixed netball team, Hockey, and a committee member on 2 fundraising and cancer awareness societies, which involved organising a very exciting university-wide puppy-petting fundraiser! She even decided to go rogue with her sporting choices and take up Kickboxing and Javelin ( both of which she had never tried before university but would now highly recommend!)
Etienne is in his second year at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge where he is reading Natural Sciences. He is planning to undertake a research project in Genetics in his third year with a focus on computational approaches to analysing biological big data. During term time, he’s up early in the morning to row with his college boat club and he loves to play classical piano in his free time.
Rose is completing her final year at Cambridge University, Selwyn College where she is reading Mechanical Engineering. Her course has covered a whole range of topics, from managing entire nuclear power plants, to analysing the surface of human hairs! Ultimately through her four years of study, her interests have streamlined into a career in manufacturing. Aside from her studies, she takes great enjoyment at steering and shouting her way down the River Cam, coxing for the Selwyn Men's First rowing boat.
Emma is a third-year medical student at Robinson College, Cambridge. She has been helping aspiring students apply to medical school for over three years now and takes great pride in watching students flourish with her help. Emma has been awarded a Robinson College Academic Scholarship and the Ruth Brooks-Fröhlich Scholarship at her college for achieving a first class in both two years at Cambridge and has spent the last year engrossed in research on bacteria. Besides her academic studies, she managed to juggle being the President of the renown MedSoc Ball and the cancer awareness charity CATTS Cambridge during her third year, whilst attempting to learn something besides a cartwheel in the Gymnastics club. Currently she is, still, trying to learn how to do a handstand and figuring out whether indoor skydiving could be set up as a legitimate University society.
Josh is a fourth year natural scientist at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. He is reading Materials Sciences in his integrated masters, after specialising in Materials Sciences and Physics earlier on. He is particularly interested in semiconductors and materials used for devices, such as LEDs, photovoltaics and quantum dots. His final year project was using a porous semiconducting material (Gallium Nitride) and nickel to make a new magneto-electric composite, that is, one which converts magnetic field into an electrical signal. He is currently writing up part of this project as a paper for publishing. Outside his studies, Josh has been president of the St. Catharine's natural sciences society (The John Ray Society) and is a keen musician, playing the drums in a neo-soul band and DJing at clubs around the city of Cambridge.
Isobel is a first year undergraduate at Queens' college, studying English Literature. She is particularly fond of writing about the practical elements of Early Modern and Renaissance Drama, such as costuming Shakespeare's plays. She enjoys thinking about the interactions between reality and the text, staging race and otherness. At college, people often joke that she must have a twin, because she is involved in several extracurriculars. She is a regular theatre reviewer, editor and contributor to Queens' own poetry magazine, 'The Dial', Fresher's Representative on the JCR (Junior Common Room Committee), Fresher's Representative of Queens' Charity committee, secretary and active member of the Impronauts (Cambridge's oldest improv troupe). Every so often she can even be found treading the boards. She doesn't have a twin, but has learned the importance of walking very quickly between activities to ensure she's never late.
Now in his second year at Churchill College, Cambridge, Daniel’s chosen specialism within the broad Natural Sciences course is Physics. Having also studied Computer Science, the application of computational techniques to solving physical problems is of greatest interest to him, and he hopes to complete a Masters research project in this field. Daniel is on his college’s JCR committee and the University’s sailing team, having first spent a year steering rowing boats down the river.
Selin is in her third year of studying Natural Sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She specialised in Plant Sciences and has been offered a place at the same college next year to research how colourful patterns develop on petals for her Masters degree. In her spare time, she is trying to finish the Discworld novels - all 41 of them. She recommends any with the character Moist von Lipwig in it.
Marshall is a first year, reading a combined degree in Rowing and Natural Sciences at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is not ashamed to say he first became curious about the Oxbridge experience while reading “The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica” as a child. He moved countries as a wannabe Year 11 and beat GCSEs’ preparations in six months, followed by A-Levels at Greenhead College and the greatest battle against Student Finance.
Lucia is in her third year at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where she has been studying Classics. She is especially interested in Greek tragedy and her dissertation looks at The Cambridge Greek Play, one of the only examples of Greek tragedy regularly still performed in Ancient Greek. Outside her degree, she has also been heavily involved in the student theatre scene during her time at Cambridge and is going on to work as the Production Manager of the ADC Theatre.
Finnian is a third-year history student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is particularly interested in Victorian politics and has been studying how friendships between MPs influenced proceedings. Finnian was awarded an Owen Senior scholarship for History and the Dr Arthur Tindal Hart prize for academic excellence after his second-year exams and has recently secured a scholarship to continue his studies with an MPhil degree in Modern British History at Cambridge. Finnian devotes much of his free time to Emmanuel Boat Club, where he can be found most mornings dressed head to toe in the College's pink and blue colours.
Cameron is in his final year at Queens' College, Cambridge where he is reading history. He specialises in UK/US politcal history, political theory and history of political thought. His dissertation focussed on the relationship between Conservative ideology and local councils during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. He is converting to law to train to become a barrister. Outside of his studies, he writes short stories, draws political cartoons, and has almost completed his first novel.
Manon is in her second year at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. She studies French and German, which she started from scratch at university. She is currently researching her third year dissertation, on Early Modern German shtetls. She is also excitedly planning her Year Abroad in Berlin, where she will study at the Freie Universität. Outside her studies, Manon has thrown herself into the world-famous Cambridge comedy scene. She had never done any comedy before Cambridge, and some of the student newspapers would say that she hasn’t done any since, but you can’t please everyone!
Isla is a first year law student at Queens' College, Cambridge. She recently returned from her 12 month teaching placement in Lempira, Honduras, and is particularly interested in International Human Rights law. She is excited to be accepted into the Herbert-Smith Freehills summer program. Outside her studies, Isla is a keen actress involved in multiple ADC productions last term. She is also a member of the expedition society with big plans for future explorations!
Abi is in her second year at Queens’ College, Cambridge where she is reading Computer Science. She is particularly interested in the theoretical side of Computer Science, and hopes to eventually pursue a PhD. On top of her studies, Abi enjoys playing Rugby for the university and is her college’s access officer.
Miranda is in her first year at Trinity College, Cambridge where she reads History and Modern Languages. She is especially interested in propaganda and censorship, particularly within North Korea. As a keen creative writer, she judged The Times' 'The Write Stuff' competition and won the Two Chairs writing competition run by Oxford and Warwick universities. In her free time, she trains at karate so that people will think twice before calling her a nerd.
Sophie is in her third year at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge where she is studying English. Modernism is her main interest (focusing on prose and visual art of the 1930s-50's) but she tries to shove anything remotely theatre-related in any work she ever does. Her dissertation was looking at interactivity in theatre and how meaning is made with an audience. This looked at modern Shakespeare performances and was basically a way to con her supervisors into allowing her to re-live the theatre studies A level she never actually chose. (Biology apparently seemed more 'useful?'...?) Surprisingly, Sophie takes every opportunity outside her studies for drama; to perform, sing, write music and hopefully one day write that play which is currently in fragments on her iPhone notes.
Amy is in her third year at Trinity Hall Cambridge where she is reading Modern and Medieval Languages, specialising in Spanish and Italian. She is particularly interested in contemporary Italian women's writing and her dissertation explores maternity and loss in the works of Dacia Maraini and Oriana Fallaci. Amy gained a College Scholarship for her performance in Part IA exams, and was awarded the Peter Sykes Prize for Languages in 2018. She is especially passionate about encouraging students from a state school background to engage in Italian studies, because it remains a degree subject dominated by privately educated students. Amy is currently spending her Year Abroad hiding away amongst the rooftops of Genova, Italy.
George is a recently graduated student from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he studied economics. He is particularly interested in applied microeconomics, development economics and political history. George wrote a dissertation on the impact the U.S. mid-terms had on the stock market, for which he received the highest mark in his college. Outside of his studies, he enjoys sport, especially football and cricket.
Emmeline is a graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge where she attained a degree in History of Art. She specialised in Modern and Contemporary Western Art and Russian Art. She has a specialist knowledge of mid-20th century feminist interdisciplinary art practices. Emmeline was accepted to study for an MA in History of Art at Newnham College. She was a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights comedy troupe and was the Archivist on the society's committee.