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About the MCR

The MCR committee looks after the interests of the graduate community at Magdalene, organises social events, and maintains various facilities and services – including our extensive movie and games collection. The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected each year in accordance with our constitution.

If you’re looking to send an e-mail to any of the committee members, then read on below or see our quick contact list. Use the e-mail prefix which follows each name, and add ‘@magd.cam.ac.uk’. To send to the entire committee, use magd-mcr-comm as a prefix – but please refrain from doing so for requests to add items to our twitter bulletin, please send to the MCR president directly.


President, Roxine Staats (mcr.president)

Soon to be updated


Vice-President, Ashley Hannay (mcr-vicepresident)

Hello! My name is Ashley and I am going into the second year of my PhD in Law. I am a legal historian and work on the history of trust law in the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Alongside the other executive committee members I work to ensure the MCR cogs keep turning. More specifically, as VP, I work closely with the President in representing the MCR in College meetings and liaising with the JCR. I can often be found rambling in law French and wearing my ridiculous, some might say absurd, tartan trews at BA dinner. I also play football for the College team and recently accidentally tripped and fell into M3 for May Bumps.


Secretary, Mike Lewis (mcr.secretary)

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m about to begin the 2nd year of my PhD in archaeology where I am undertaking archaeometric investigations into 4th -3rd millennium BCE pottery from Iraqi-Kurdistan. As the MCR secretary, my role is as a record keeper of the MCR through writing meeting agendas and minutes, to organise the termly banquets, and to work alongside the President, Treasurer and Vice President to ensure the smooth running of the MCR overall.


Treasurer, Petros Chatzimpaloglou (mcr.treasurer)

I am now in the third year of my PhD at the University of Cambridge, investigating the sources of stone artefacts found at many Neolithic sites in the Maltese islands. My broader interests are protection and restoration of archaeological sites and monuments. During my free time, I listen to music and drink coffee or watch my favorite basketball team. I have been elected as the MCR treasurer for 2018/2019 and my main responsibility is to keep the finance of the committee in order. Furthermore, I will try to use the available funds to improve the facilities of the common areas and invest on initiatives which will increase the welfare of the graduate students in the college.


MCR Consultant, Rowena Downie (mcr.consultant)

I’m heading into the final year of my PhD in Plant Science, researching genetic disease interactions in wheat, based at NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany). As your former president (2017/18) and treasurer (2016/17), I am here to advise and guide the MCR committee, as well as being an extra pair of hands.


Master/Mistress of the Keep (Admin Officer), to be appointed (emails redirected to the Treasurer until further notice)

Soon to be updated


IT Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the MCR Consultant until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Internal Social Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the Secretary until further notice)

Soon to be updated


External Social Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the Secretary until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Freshers’ Rep, to be appointed (emails redirected to the Secretary until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Sports Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the President until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Welfare Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the Secretary until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Academic Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the President until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Publicity Officer, to be appointed (emails redirected to the Vice-President until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Admiral of the Punt, to be appointed (emails redirected to the Treasurer until further notice)

Soon to be updated


Names of members of previous committees are available here.