May 22, 2013
President: Alex Kelsall
1 year Postgraduate: LLM (Masters in Law)
Alex is currently completing an LLM, focussing on Commercial and Banking Law. He completed his LLB at Kings College London and so this is his first year in Durham. Outside of study, Alex enjoys playing squash, running, swimming and follows politics closely. The rest of his time is spent eating noodles.
Email: Alex Kelsall
Treasurer: Geraint Evans
1 year postgraduate: Finance and Investment
Geraint is currently studying finance and investment at Durham Business School, specializing in Private equity investment. He also completed his undergraduate masters in mathematics at Durham, during which he swam, played rugby and 8-ball pool for the university. This year he has founded and acts as president for the Durham Private Equity group, and in his spare time he enjoys rare beef and high stakes poker.
Email: Geraint Evans
Secretary: Kunal Kapoor
1 year postgraduate, MSc Medical Anthropology
Kunal is studying for a Master of Science degree in Medical Anthropology, focusing on the lived experience of heart disease. This is Kunal's first year at Durham. He completed his undergraduate degree in the US, and spent a semester studying abroad in the UK.?Outside of work, Kunal enjoys playing basketball and tennis, as well as strumming the guitar.?He has a deep passion for literature, especially British Romantic and American Transcendentalist. In his spare time, Kunal enjoys moonlit walks on the beach.
Email: Kunal Kapoor
Chair: Jonny Crawford
2nd year PhD: Mathematics
Jonny is starting the second year (of 4 in total) of his PhD in number theory and more specifically modular forms. He has already lived in college for a year but previously spent four years at the University of Warwick completing his MMath. His hobbies include sleeping, going to the pub, not liking things and attempting to play every sport in existence from football, tennis and bowling (yes, that counts) to floorball, golf and squash. Future career plans are unclear but one idea is to find a job, which somehow combines football and maths¡
Email: Jonny Crawford
Joint Social Secretary: Jing Xu (Anna)
1 year postgraduate: Finance
Xu, Jing (Anna) is studying for a Master of Science degree in Finance. She graduated from Wuhan University of Technology, in China. She loves to learn about different cultures, make friends, and greatly enjoys social activities. Outside of work, Jing is a big fan of baking, traveling, music, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and growing flowers, in addition to a new hobby since having started at Grey College, lacrosse.
Email: Jing Xu
Joint Social Secretary: Rachael Oakenfull
3rd year PhD: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rachael is in the third year of her PhD looking at the genetic/molecular basis for freezing tolerance in Arctic plants. That means she gets to spend summer in the Arctic each year, which is amazing! Before starting at Durham, she worked for Newcastle Medical School, prior to which she obtained her undergraduate degree in Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology from Sheffield University. When not around Grey or in the lab, you can usually find Rachael on the river either rowing, coxing or coaching, although she has been warned that she spends so much time around water that she should have developed gills and fins by now!
Email: Rachael Oakenfull
4th Year Rep: position available
4th year Rep:
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Email: Grey MCR
Joint Webmaster: Laura da Costa
3rd year PhD: Educational Research
Laura is in the third year of her PhD studying the unconscious and the measurement of achievement goal theory at Durham. Laura obtained both her undergraduate (English Literature and Education Studies) and Masters degrees (Research Methods in Education) at Durham, making this her seventh year in Durham. Laura¡¯s pre-Durham life was spent being geographically promiscuous, but she has found a real home in Durham and the North East. Outside of her studies, Laura enjoys vegetarianism, the fight against interrelated sources of oppression, lots of music, playing with dogs, and cackling maniacally.
Email: Laura da Costa
Joint Webmaster: Shuai Wang (Adam)
1 year postgraduate: Finance (International Banking and Finance)
Wang Shuai(Adam) is currently doing an MSc in Business School. He completed his four-year bachelor's program Management of Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. He enjoys socializing, listening to music and experiencing different cultures.
Email: Shuai Wang