The committee is elected at the OUSoc Bristol and Bath Annual General Meeting. Each committee member will stand for 12 months, and will be able to stand for re-election at the AGM in the following year.



Ana Castro-CastellonDr Ana T. Castro-Castellon

(Lady Margaret Hall)

I hold a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (2017) from the U. of Oxford and an MSc in Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystems Change (U. of Bristol). Water: quality, treatment, and ecology have driven my career in the water industry and academia. I like to keep active: as a Researcher, a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry-Water Science Forum, a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and a beginner in creative writing (in Spanish). My aim is to strengthen our connections and continue building on my predecessor's footsteps.


currently vacant


Saleem Shivji

I studied Economics and Management at Oxford and now work in sustainable finance, focussing on solutions for climate change and social inequalities. During my career I worked in Istanbul as a political journalist, in Munich as an environmental investment consultant, and as a teacher in Madrid. I hold the Cambridge Postgrad Diploma in English Language Teaching and a PGCE in Maths from Bristol Uni. When I’m not running around after our toddler daughter, I play jazz guitar in a local swing band and percussion for a concert wind orchestra. I also try to keep up my Spanish and German from my time abroad. As treasurer, I would like to thank Derek Hawkins who held the position from 2019 to 2023.

Web Officer

Virginia KnightDr Virginia Knight

(Merton College)

I read Classics at Oxford before doing a PhD in Greek Literature at Cambridge. I later held posts supporting academic computer use at the universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Bath and (for 15 years) Bristol. I have a particular interest in digital humanities, and research data management; however my current day job is producing web applications with an engineering focus.  I'm also active on the local choral scene. My aim is to continue the excellent work of my predecessor Alex Zhurakovskyi and maintain a website that will be a benchmark for other alumni societies.







News and Events

Chocolate tasting

Place: Zara's Chocolates, 200 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF

Date and time: Tuesday 18th July, 6 p.m.

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Boat Race viewing 2023

Our annual viewing of the Boat Race, glass in hand!  This year Bath hosted the event.

Date and time: 26th March 2023

Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Bath

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Wednesdays at the Watershed

Wednesdays at the Watershed are restarting!  Drop by for a drink and a chat early evening on 26th April or 28th June.

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OUSBB Facebook

OUSoc Bristol & Bath has got a  Facebook group! Check it out: