MCR Executive Committee


The MCR Executive Committee is responsible for the running of the common room. Led by the MCR President, positions are elected at the end of Trinity term and the start of Michaelmas term.

President


Lauren Adams, MCR President 2022-23

Hi lovely people! My name is Lauren and I feel very honoured and excited to be Oriel MCR’s President for this upcoming academic year.

I arrived in Oxford in October 2021 to read for a one-year MSt in Modern Languages (Italian and Spanish) and loved my new life here so much that I decided to extend onto the two-year MPhil course instead. I hope the fact that I’m deciding to postpone unemployment for another year and instead sink very, very deep into my overdraft serves as testament to just how great life in Oriel MCR is! If you’re new around here, you’re going to LOVE it.

At the beginning of my time here at Oriel a dear friend of mine, also here in our MCR, encouraged me to run for the position of Social Secretary, and it ended up being the absolute best thing I did last year. I had a wonderful time organising and running events and getting to know everybody in our community. I sincerely believe that our brilliant committee last year facilitated a very special, memorable post-COVID academic year: one that provided a home away from home for our graduate students through our welfare provisions and social events, and one that furthermore fostered a community that our members were proud of. As your President this year, I will do everything in my power to ensure this year is just as good, if not better!

This is a very special place, both in terms of its physical space and also the people that it is comprised of. My primary concern is helping you all to make the most of your studies here in Oxford and Oriel.

If you have any questions or doubts about life here in Oriel, our MCR, or Oxford in general, please don’t hesitate to write to me at mcr.president@oriel.ox.ac.uk. I am also happy to meet in person; I am, first and foremost, your friend.

Floreat Oriel! Have a wonderful year.





Marcus Williamson

Vice-President

Guy Cabral, MCR Vice President 2022-23

Hi! I’m Guy and I’m delighted to serve as MCR Vice-President this year.

Welcome to the best MCR in Oxford! I’ve been lucky enough to be part of it for six years now and have loved it every step of the way. If you ever want to chat with an old hand, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have on the MCR, Oriel, or Oxford life. There is so much to get stuck in with, and I’m here to help facilitate that.

When not in the MCR, I can be found studying for an MSc in Taxation. Outside of work, I love choral singing (come see Oriel Choir if you get a chance), theatre, and fencing.

I am so excited to meet you all when you come for the start of the year – let’s make this a year for the history books!

If you wish to contact me at any point, do please reach out to me at mcr.vp@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

Treasurer


Marcus Williamson, MCR Treasurer 2022-23

My name is Marcus and it is my pleasure to be your treasurer for this year. I do a maths-based subject, so you know I’m awful with numbers – but I’m sure it’ll all add up by the end of the year! If you’ve ever got a question about MCR finances (or spreadsheets) don’t hesitate to drop me an email via mcr.treaurer@oriel.ox.ac.uk. I’ve been at Oriel a while now, and Oxford even longer – so I’m also happy to offer advice about any aspect of college or city life. I can’t wait to welcome you to our fantastic MCR alongside the other members of the executive committee!


Claire Lowe


Secretary

Yovella Ball, MCR Secretary 2022-23

Hello! I am Yovella, a second year MPhil in Hebrew Bible, and I will be the MCR secretary this year. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and making Oriel a fun and welcoming space 😊

If you have any questions or would like to reach out, please email me at mcr.secretary@oriel.ox.ac.uk

Welfare Secretary


Gabriel Calvo, MCR Welfare Secretary 2022-23

Hi all, my name is Gabe and I’m your Welfare Officer for the upcoming academic year! I’m in the second year of my M.Phil. in Theology and lived in JMH last year. I held a similar position to Welfare Officer while a Resident Assistant at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. I call Albuquerque, NM home. I look forward to getting to know you this year if I haven’t met you yet, and getting to know you better if I have. Obviously my job entails my being accessible to each of you, but please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. My email is gabriel.calvo@oriel.ox.ac.uk. Be well!


Claire Lowe

Welfare Secretary


TBC, MCR Welfare Secretary 2022-23

Interested in running for the position of our female Welfare Secretary for the upcoming academic year 2022-23?

Elections will take place on Sunday of Week 1 Michaelmas!

Please reach out to committee if you’re interested in running and would like any more information.



Claire Lowe


Social Secretary

Julia Lorenz, MCR Social Secretary 2022-23

Hello everyone! My name is Julia and I am one of the Social Secretaries this year. I am doing a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages, specialising in medieval German literature and researching the application of statistical methodology to literary relationships. As an undergraduate, I studied German Literature and Political Science at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Coming to Oxford and especially the Oriel MCR has been a wonderful experience. I already feel like I am part of the Oriel family and I want to contribute to this family by planning and organising events that we can all enjoy together. Hopefully, I will meet all of you soon at the MCR! If you have any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact either me or one of the other Social Secretaries on mcr.social@oriel.ox.ac.uk

I am looking forward to partying with you!



 

Social Secretary


TBC, MCR Social Secretary 2022-23

Interested in running for the position of Social Secretary for the upcoming academic year 2022-23?

Elections will take place on Sunday of Week 1 Michaelmas!

Please reach out to committee if you’re interested in running and would like any more information.


Claire Lowe






Claire Lowe

Social Secretary

TBC, MCR Social Secretary 2021-22

Interested in running for the position of Social Secretary for the upcoming academic year 2022-23?

Elections will take place on Sunday of Week 1 Michaelmas!

Please reach out to committee if you’re interested in running and would like any more information.





Bar Manager


Mónica Sagastuy, MCR Bar Manager 2022-23

I am Mónica Sagastuy, I read for the MSc in Energy Systems in 2020/21 and am now a second-year DPhil in the Engineering Science Department. My research is on power sector reform and potential pathways for integrating renewable generation, decarbonising the sector in the context of Latin American countries, with a special focus on Mexico.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the bar!


Claire Lowe

Bar Manager

Mark Ostrowski, MCR Bar Manager 2022-23