Committee

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.

Chair

Claire HallMiss Claire Hall

(St Anne's College)

I read Jurisprudence at St Anne's graduating in 2008. I've been a member of the committee since the re-establishment of the society a few years ago. As a book lover, I was keen to find like minded alumni and so I established the non-fiction book club which meets in Bristol. I'm responsible for organising our annual freshers' event which introduces local students to each other before they go up to Oxford as well as helping with other events.

Treasurer

Derek HawkinsMr Derek Hawkins

(St Edmund Hall)

treasurer@oxford-bristolbath.org

I studied Engineering Science and Economics (1964 to 1967) before going on get an MBA from the University of Chicago. In addition to working in Commercial and Investment Banking, I have experience as Treasurer and Finance Director of a number of major companies. I am currently Treasurer of two local voluntary organisations as well as OUSocB&B.

Web Officer

Virginia KnightDr Virginia Knight

(Merton College)

website@oxford-bristolbath.org

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.

General Committee Members

 

 

Gemma PouncyMs Gemma Pouncy

(Magdalen College)

A born and raised Somerset girl, I moved back to the South West after graduating in 2011. After training in Salisbury, I qualified as a Commercial Property Solicitor in Bristol, specialising in the Healthcare and Aerospace and Defence sectors. I relaunched OUSBB in late 2015, following the realisation that there must be plenty of alumni living locally, but the majority of events were held in London. I am excited to see continued growth and new events for the branch, and as a proud state school student I am keen to develop an active outreach programme.

News and Events

2nd Wednesday at the Watershed

Our monthly meetup for a chat over coffee or a drink has restarted.

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Non-Fiction Book Club: October 2021

Date and time: Thursday 21 October, 6 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: What We Owe Each Other, Minouche Shafik

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Fiction Book Club: October 2021

Date: Tuesday 5th October
Venue: online (Zoom)
Book: Hamnet, Maggie O'Farrell

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Bath Walk

Date and time: Sunday September 19th, 2.30-4.30 and  Sunday October 3rd, 2.30-4.30
Free event (registration required)

Paul Brett takes us round 5 of Bath’s 7 Georgian Crescents, 2 Squares and the Circus.  We'll stop to discuss many interesting features along the way.

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