The MCR committee are fellow students elected by the MCR to represent the postgraduate community’s interests to college and the university. We put on fun parties, interesting speakers, and help make sure everything runs smoothly. Corpus is a very well-funded MCR, meaning we’ve got a great budget for running events and there are a lot of opportunities to make your passion a reality here.
The 2022 MCR Committee
President – Darius Kosmützky
I am a second year PhD interested in the biochemistry of photosynthesis. As President, I work closely with the executive committee to ensure the committee’s work runs smoothly and to communicate the MCR community’s needs and ideas to the college and the JCR.
Vice President – Sophie Oldroyd
I am a first year PhD student studying bioelectronics and their application in the gut! As Vice President, I’ll be working with the President, Exec Committee and College to ensure that the MCR is a friendly community and a welcoming place to be!
Treasurer – Lars van Turnhout
I am a second year PhD student in Physics, studying the fundamental photophysics of nanomaterials. As Treasurer, I’m responsible for planning and managing the MCR budget, promoting applications for community grants, and ensuring our money is spent wisely!
Secretary – Jennifer Palmer
Hi! I’m a first year PhD student interested in the cell biology of neurodegenerative diseases. As your secretary, I’ll be working to keep you informed on what is happening in the MCR and help keep the committee organised and operating smoothly. Please get in touch if you have anything that you would like to discuss or be shared in the MCR bulletin!
Social Secretaries – James Faulkner, Jack Morley, Isabella Beckett
James is a first year PhD student in Physics at the Graphene Centre, Jack is a first year PhD student in Molecular Immunology, and Bella is a first year PhD student in the Neurobiology division at the LMB. As social secretaries, we will be organizing and running social events – including formals, bops, swaps, and nights out – for the MCR!
Welfare Team – Cristina González López
I am Cristina, 3rd year PhD student in Oncology-ChemEng. As your welfare officers were always available to confidently talk you through any issues no matter how large or small. We can also point you towards useful resources. Finally, we organise events throughout the year for you to destress at and meet up with other members of the MCR. Please get in touch!
Male Welfare – Robbie
I am Robbie, first year PhD student in mitochondrial biology. As your welfare officers were always available to confidently talk you through any issues no matter how large or small. We can also point you towards useful resources. Finally, we organise events throughout the year for you to destress at and meet up with other members of the MCR. Please get in touch!
Greens and Charities – Giovanna Mantica firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a third year PhD student in Medical Sciences at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. As the MCR Green aI am Giovanna, I am in the first year of a 1+3 PhD programme in Cancer Biology and this is my second year at Corpus. As MCR green and charities officer I will be the voice of the MCR on the new college sustainability committee, pushing for effective action to reduce Corpus’ environmental impact. I am also the point of contact between MCR members and local charities. Don’t hesitate to contact me to get involved in the conversation on how to make college more green or if you are looking for some volunteering work!
LeckSoc – Germain Tobar
Computer – Federico Nikola Lattuada
I am a second year PhD in the Department of Engineering, civil engineering. I am the computer officer and I manage the website and mailing lists of the postgraduate community as well as the computer room at Leckhampton.
International – Satish Viswanathan email@example.com
I am a second-year PhD student in Plant Sciences. As the International officer, my primary role is to make sure that people feel right at home in Leck. It will be my priority to make sure that their problems are represented, voices are heard. Alongside festivals and food, international movie nights would prove to be a window to experience other cultures.
Library – Ana Lleò Bono firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a first year PhD student in Economics, specialising in Behavioural and Experimental Economics. I’ll be organising study group sessions, Parker library tours, and more! Also, get in touch to request new book purchases!
Partners’ and Families’ Officer– Marilu Bosoms email@example.com
I am a first year PhD student interested in theology and the environment. As the Partners and Families officer my role is to make sure the spouses, partners, and children of MCR members feel welcomed into the community, and can participate in the life of the MCR!
Catering & Bar – Izaac Bosman
Disability Officer – Jack Sydenham MCR-DSO@cam.ac.uk
Sport – Maria Torra
Hi! I’m Maria a first year PhD student interested in cancer genomics. As your sports officer, I’ll be working on organising sports events, keep the gym running and make sure you have a great time at Corpus! Please get in touch if there is any sports events you would like to happen or if you feel like anything should change
Ethnic and Minorities Officer -Marie-Ange Camara firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a MPhil. student in Arts, Creativity and Education at the Faculty of Education. My role as the Ethnic Minorities Officer is to ensure that all Corpus students composing the Global Majority are heard and seen by celebrating the ethnic diversity of our college. I’ll be organising few events this year and I hope to see you there! Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, event ideas or just say Hi
LGBTQ – Henry North
Hi! I’m Henry (he/him), a second year PhD student in the Department of Zoology. I’m here to advocate for all queer corpuscles. I work with the College and MCR to improve wellbeing, access and diversity. I also organise social events throughout the year. I’m always available if you have any questions or concerns, or if you just feel like a chat.