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.



Joanna HodnettJoanna Hodnett

(Christ Church)

Gather with us! Who knows what may blossom from our local Oxonian connections? Friendships, uncovering new things, lending a hand to the next generation? I am a primary school teacher working in Bristol, having read PGCE (2011) and MSc in education (2021). Before my teaching career, I worked in marketing and alumni relations.



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 am the Senior Scientist at an algal biotechnology company, 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.


Derek HawkinsMr Derek Hawkins

(St Edmund Hall)

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)

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

Non-Fiction Book Club: January 2022

Date and time: Wednesday 19 January, 7 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: Citizen Clem,  John Bew

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Fiction Book Club: February 2022

Date and time: Tuesday 1 February, 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: The London Train, Emma Hadley

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Fiction Book Club: December 2021

Date and time: Tuesday 7 December, 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: Everything You Ever Wanted Luiza Sauma

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2nd Wednesday at the Watershed

Our monthly meetup for a chat over coffee or a drink is currently suspended, but watch this space to find out when it restarts.

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