GeogSoc is led by a dedicated team of students who are elected annually. Check out our bios below to meet the 2019-20 Committee!
PRESIDENT: Benedict Gardner
I’m Benedict, a 2nd year geographer at St John’s. I’m the President of the Society, overseeing all events, making links with external societies, and trying to help GeogSoc fulfil its purpose as a great society for geographers and non-geographers alike! When not talking, reading or writing about geography, I’m at Raouls Bar, attempting to sample their entire menu (though not all in one night, of course).
SECRETARY: Jamie Scragg
I’m Jamie, a first-year Geographer at St Catz. As Secretary, I’m responsible for taking minutes at meetings, organising memberships and helping the society run as smoothly as possible. Outside of GeogSoc, I run the Lifesaving Society (genuinely a competitive sport!) and help organise an Oxford-based Model UN Conference.
TREASURER: Inès Getaz
I’m Inès, a second year geographer at St John’s. I am the Treasurer of GeogSoc and will make sure that accounts are done properly and I will manage the team’s budget! If you don’t want to talk about geography with me, I’ll happily talk to you about football, singing, Switzerland, taekwondo, festivals or skiing. Hopefully we will have at least one common interest…
EVENTS OFFICER: Laura Mitchell
Hi! I am Laura and I’m a first year Catz geographer. I am the Events Officer (social sec) for GeogSoc which means I get to invite guest speakers and organise the Colouring & Cocktails events! When I’m not colouring or cocktail making I like to go on walks and pretend I can play a variety of novelty sports.
ACCESS OFFICER: Jay Bhandari
I’m Jay, a first year geographer at St Catz. As the Access Officer, I’m tasked with attempting to improve conditions for access to studying geography at Oxford. Amongst other things, this involves developing our Alternative Prospectus, responding to applicants’ queries and coordinating with the department and University on their approach to access. Outside of geography I enjoy playing drums in an indie rock band and acting on stage.
ALUMNI & OUTREACH OFFICER: Frankie Blase
I’m Frankie, a first year geographer at Hertford. My role in GeogSoc as the Alumni and Outreach Officer means that I work to foster networks between current geography students and alumni. When not colouring in maps for my degree, I love playing hockey and netball.
IT & MARKETING OFFICER: Carina Williams
Hi! I’m Carina, a first-year geographer at Hertford. As IT & Marketing Officer, my job involves looking after GeogSoc’s online presence (including this website!), and getting the word out about all the things we’re up to. When not behind a laptop, you can usually find me canoeing down a river or planning my next hiking trip.