Meet the Telethon Team

Beyyinah Ahmed

    Beyyinah is a second year architecture student, and can be found either in studio making models or attending Arcsoc events. She enjoys sketching, often doing so in a pocket sketchbook. She also always makes time for cardio, in the form of running, tennis or fitness classes at the sport’s centre.

    Ellie Bladon

      Ellie is a second year Zoology PhD student, researching how behaviour shapes the evolution of parental care. When not in the lab she is most likely to be trying to convince other people how amazing science is, whether on her Cam FM science show, at a Zoology museum outreach event, or out in the field with her filming equipment making short nature documentaries. She was also Girton MCR’s Women’s Officer 2018-19 and likes to play squash (badly).

      Olivia Daly

        Olivia is a second year politics & sociology student at Girton who is very passionate about her cats and her degree. In her spare time she enjoys travel, anything to do with art and rowing for Girton College Boat Club. The most interesting place she has ever travelled to is China where she taught English in the summer of 2019. She is involved with an environmental initiative to decarbonise the university curricula at Cambridge and raise awareness about the kinds of epistemology that have resulted in the climate crisis. In her first year she was a Student Forum Representative for the HSPS Tripos. Her favourite things about Girton are her friends, brunch at the weekends and the Girton Feminist Society.

        Shamem Faizi

          I am a second year Geography student and so far I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Girton! I really enjoy travelling and eating out. My favourite part of my university experience is formal dinners because they’re a great way to socialise and forget about work! As well as this, I go to Arts and Crafts society which is a lot of fun and a great break from university work. I am also passionate about improving access and I am a part of some societies that work on access.

          Owen Gill

            Owen is a third year Politics student. He specialises in international relations and constitutional questions, and has also joined the Girton College Law Society. He has enjoyed his time at Girton so far, especially the relaxed atmosphere and community spirit. With this in mind, he helped to found an amateur sports society for people who wanted to exercise without the stress of playing with any skill. In his downtime, he enjoys playing videogames with friends and misses the kitten his parents adopted recently.

            Ella Henry

              Ella is a second year Biological Natural Scientist who enjoys music and sport. She plays violin in the Girton Orchestra and has participated in several productions such as ‘Patience’ with the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society. As a keen triathlete, she makes use of the Girton pool and extensive grounds for many of her training sessions. During the past year she has represented Cambridge at BUCs and Varsity in both Triathlon and Duathlon, as well as running the Cambridge Half Marathon. She also organises the Girton swimming team and they are excited to participate in Swimming Cuppers again this year.

              Rachel Hill

                Rachel is a third-year music student, who enjoys being part of as many music societies as possible. She holds a choral scholarship with Girton Chapel Choir and is also Student President of the Cambridge University Chamber Choir. In her spare time she enjoys song writing, and released her debut EP Through Rain or Snow in January 2020.

                Aiysha Islam

                  Aiysha is a second year medical student who loves to read, bake and try out new activities such as arts and crafts, ballet barre or even boxercise! Keen to improve access at the University, she is involved in the Shadowing scheme and mentoring sixth-form students. She spends her spare time self-studying the Korean language and hopes to travel more over the summer.

                  Amjad Khalaf

                    Amjad is an enthusiastic second year biological sciences student. Amjad has an interest in creative writing and is currently working on a novel he hopes to get published soon. He also spends the rest of his time learning languages, swimming, and watching trash tv.

                    Temi Longe

                      I am a second-year Psychology student who finds joy in theatre and crafts. Away from the stress of Cambridge academia, I find solace in costume designing for multiple plays throughout the term. Being BME rep for FemSoc has helped me create a space where underrepresented women can openly and freely talk. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

                      Gil Rubin

                        I am currently a third year Politics and International Relations Student. I was the security officer for Girton Spring Ball in 2018. In my spare time I play badminton on the college team and study Arabic. I take a particular interest in access work across college, having been a student ambassador for three years.

                        Ella Shaxson

                          Ella is a third year Social Anthropology student, who rows for Girton (but often gets distracted by the beautiful wildlife along the river) and is currently training for the Cambridge half marathon. She enjoys cooking to wind down from studying and is always trying new veggie recipes.

                          Emily Swettenham

                            Emily is a second year English student who loves making things. She has had multiple pieces of her writing performed at the various student run new writing nights, including Smorgasbord and the Marlowe Society’s Hatch, and has had her poetry published in Notes, BAIT magazine, as well as the Cambridge Review of Books. Last year, she started a performance art/theatre group, called hanger, and wrote, directed, and soundscaped their first show: ‘on intimacy’. Next year she plans to direct T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral for hanger, and hopes to produce more ambitious writing over the summer – alongside visual art, as she will be attending the Slade Summer Foundation Course. Often, she’s unsure where she’s going, or what she’s doing, but knows that doing what you enjoy is worth the uncertainty.

                            Hannah Wetton

                              Hannah is a second year Geography student, who is also on the Girton Spring Ball Committee. She loves travelling with recent pursuits taking her to Venice, and the Varsity ski trip. In her free time she enjoys playing Touch Rugby for the University team, and trying new healthy baking recipes.


                              Alumni Events

                              Alumni Reunion Dinner - 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010 - Postponed - Saturday 19 September 2020 at 7:00 PM
                              Roll of Alumni Dinner (including reunions for 1960, 1970, 1980, 1989, 1990 and 1991) - Postponed - Saturday 26 September 2020 at 7:00 PM
                              GMVS Symposium in memory of Dr Carlo Acerini - Saturday 7 November 2020 at 3:30 PM

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