Meet the Telethon Team

Aoife Hay

    Aoife is a first-year English student who loves reading (unsurprisingly), cooking and the theatre. Since coming to Girton, she has joined the Cambridge Union, played for the mixed netball team and taken part in the Non-Lawyers Law Society. She is also a ‘Cambassador’ which allows her to promote her passion for accessibility.

    Artemas Nicoll Cowley

      Artemas is a first year geography student, who has a wide range of interests. He has continued his joy of street dance by attending classes, has started rowing for Girton this term, and has been attending (rather intermittently) steel drum classes. He also enjoys baking and drama and has got involved with the Girton amateur dramatics society in the pantomime.

      Beth Cowen

        Beth is a postgrad History student here at Girton. Her main hobby is playing squash – for the college team – as well as recreationally and in an attempt to keep fit. Other pastimes include reading and, since moving to Cambridge, cycling.

        Bridget Ryan

          Bridget is a first year medical student, who loves cooking and baking (and eating). She likes crafting in her spare time and recently started doing ballet, despite hating it as a child. Most of all she’ll be found wandering around Girton and chatting to the Porters.

          Ellie Absalom

            Ellie is studying for an MPhil in Polar Science, with her dissertation investigating fire disturbance in the boreal forest. She is a coxswain for Girton’s Women’s rowing team and a keen member of the University’s Natural History society. She enjoys reading, cooking and the odd board game in her spare time.

            Gil Rubin

              Gil is currently a second year Politics and International Relations Student and was the security officer for the Girton Spring Ball in 2018. In my spare time he plays badminton on the college team and studies Arabic. Gil takes a particular interest in access work across the College, having been a student ambassador for three years.

              Imogen Gander

                Imogen is a first year Classicist especially interested in Roman history. She enjoys playing netball for the college and is also a member of the Girton FemSoc. When she isn’t studying, she likes to sing and is hoping to join a choir during her time at Cambridge.

                Jessica Dobrin

                  Jessica is a 3rd year PhD student in the Faculty of Education, studying project-based learning in the sciences. When she’s not writing, Jessica is an avid rower, and can be found down by the Cam most mornings before the sun really rises. Her favourite thing about Girton is the community feeling.

                  Jon Petre

                    Jon is an MPhil student, studying English Literature and spending a lot of time thinking about the things that he reads. As a graduate student, Jon is involved in the research and discussion forums run by the grad community at Girton, as well as the talks and evening lectures run by the college. When not working, Jon writes about the things he’s thought about the things he’s read for his blog.

                    Laura Bleehen

                      Laura is a third year medical student and keen football player. She currently plays as goalkeeper for the university women’s first team and also netball and football for the college teams. In her (very limited) free time she relaxes by playing jazz music on the trumpet, reading crime thrillers and watching David Attenborough documentaries.

                      Michal Graczysk

                        Michal is a first-year medical student. He is involved in a number of access initiatives, to include Project Access Poland team. He is UWC Poland member and scholars’ mentor. Outside the library he is likely to be found at the Girton swimming pool or reading (proto) modernist poetry of the XXth century. He enjoys performing at Girton Amateur Dramatists’ Society (GADS).

                        Mollie Semple

                          Mollie is in her final year at Girton studying English. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time at the college and it has become a huge part of her life, so much so that it was a feature of her 21st birthday cake! After graduating Mollie is hoping to pursue a career in writing and acting for TV, film and theatre. During her time at Girton and Cambridge she has been involved in many student theatre productions, including some of her own writing. She is now also writers’ representative for the famed Marlowe Society.

                          Shamem Faizi

                            Shamem is a first year Geography student, who enjoys travelling and reading. She is passionate about access work around the university and has joined societies that work on this. Shamem also takes part in Arts and Crafts society activities and events. Her favourite part of university is formal dinners!

                            Ruari Paterson-Achenbach

                              Ruari is a third year music student at Girton. He is a composer, singer, drummer and percussionist. After singing with the Girton College Chapel choir in first year, he is now singing with the Jesus College Mixed and Chapel choirs. He drums for the Churchill Jazz Band and plays percussion in the Cambridge Mahler Orchestra. He frequently performs new compositions including those by other undergraduates, as part of his creative collective ‘The Mermaid Café’ and when performing with other groups including ‘Tick Tock’. He also is heavily involved with Musical Theatre and has been a performer, Musical Director, Assistant Director and pit band member for various shows at the ADC Theatre. He currently sits on the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society Committee as the Welfare Rep. Ruari’s academic interests include feminist and queer musicology, sound studies and decolonisation, and is currently writing about queer performativity and queer utopias in the music of Frank Ocean.


                              Alumni Events

                              Girton150 Celebration in Birmingham - Friday 22 March 2019 at 6:00 PM
                              Girton150 Celebration in Leeds - Saturday 23 March 2019 at 6:30 PM
                              MA Dinner - Friday 29 March 2019 at 7:00 PM
                              MA Congregation - Saturday 30 March 2019 at 12:00 AM

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