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The MCR exists for the benefit of the community of graduates at Mansfield, providing as many opportunities as possible for social interaction and mutual support. While the Department is there to look after your academic development, the College is here to give you a ‘home away from home’, a close-knit community where you can belong while you are here in Oxford.
The MCR organises a wide variety of events for graduates, including formal dinners, cocktail parties, pizza and film evenings, international food nights, Nintendo and board games evenings, exchange dinners with other colleges, academic presentations, ice-cream café trips, and much more.
We aim to make our common room as accessible, inviting, and functional as possible, as well as encouraging graduate engagement in College life. In addition, we serve on behalf of graduates as representatives within the College, our executive members attending various College committees and pursuing issues that are raised by MCR members, while also serving members practically with support in areas of welfare and women’s matters. Essentially, the MCR is all of us together, and with your involvement it will be better for everyone.
Meet the current committee below.
President: Johnny Wilkinson
Hello! I'm Johnny, and I'm heading into my 2nd year of a DPhil in Physics. As MCR president it's my job to make sure you all get the most out of your time here at the college, so if you have any questions, worries or concerns please feel free to drop me an email!
Vice President, Wine & Dine Rep: Philip Sivyer
Treasurer: Franziska Brandmann
Hi everyone! My name is Franziska Brandmann and I am 2nd year MPhil student, studying European Politics. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Bonn and Harvard University, and I really fell in love with the welcoming and vibrant atmosphere at Mansfield during my first academic year. Now I am looking forward to passing this feeling along to all of you - not only during Freshers' week, but also during the rest of the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of us at any time! Welcome to Mansfield and see you soon!
Secretary: Mikayla Brier-Mills
Mikayla is a lawyer from Australia, specialising in public international law here at Oxford. Her course is entitled ‘Bachelor of Civil Law’ which is the medieval term for Oxford’s Masters of Law. She has taught Legal Theory and Constitutional Law at Bond University, Australia, where she was awarded her Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons, LL.B). She also founded and was President of the Bond University Law Wellness Association, Vice President of Amnesty International and Publications Director of the Bond Law Students Association, where she re-launched the 30-year-old Bond University Student Law Review. Her research interests intersect between the philosophy of human rights and enforcement of international law.
Women's Rep: Dorina Heller
My name is Dorina Heller, I am a new Master's student, studying Women's Studies. I did my undergraduate in Chinese Studies in Germany and China, focusing on gender and women's rights issues in East Asia.
I care deeply about gender equality and look forward to my role as MCR Women's Rep at Mansfield. If you have any ideas or suggestions for our MCR (e.g. events, purchases, policy changes) or just want to chat, please drop me a line!
BME Rep, Disability Rep: Amna Riaz
Equalities Officer: Lottie Moore
Hello, I’m Lottie, studying for an Mst in Theology. Please get in touch if you have any questions
regarding issues surrounding equality during your time at Mansfield. I am always up for hearing your ideas/concerns over coffee or a pint so do get in touch. Email me at email@example.com
LGBTQ+ Rep: Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull
Welfare & Environment, Ethics & Charities Rep: Daria Jensen
Hey hey! I’m Daria Jensen, a 2nd year DPhil student in Psychiatry, researching the effect of lifestyle to brain health across the lifespan. I moved to Oxford about three years ago for a RA position at Experimental Psychology, thus, I know Oxford and Oxford life pretty well. I did my undergrad in Biology and my MSc in Cognitive Science, both in Germany.
I am always available if you are having any troubles or welfare issues, want to have a chat and can make sure to put you in contact with the proper College and University services. I am also a Junior Dean Assistant at Dale/Rhodes/Wolfson and experienced with welfare emergencies. Please feel free to contact me if you want to have a chat, or even just a cup of tea and/or any kind of sugary food!
Another passion of mine is to improve environmental sustainability and raise awareness about issues from recycling, food waste, and always make sure we have vegan and vegetarian options always available! Feel free to contact me if you would like to get active in Oxford to fight the climate crisis!
Social Secretaries & Entz Reps: Clay Graubard & Liam Parker