Program assistants work behind the scenes to ensure that the program runs smoothly, and though we won’t be involved in running activities we will have a lot of contact with students. The students will see us each morning and evening for check-in and check-out, whenever the faculty require our help, and if the students need to report a problem or illness, amongst other things.
Toby studies Physics at Merton College. He assures us that he has lived in thirteen houses in three countries over the course of his life, and like Fiona, is a secret Australian. He is a member of the Oxford University Cycling Club, and when he isn’t on two wheels Toby enjoys a stroll around Port Meadow.
Maddy studied French at St John’s College, Oxford, and has just finished a MPhil in European Literature at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She plays the accordion, with a soft spot for performing at ceilidhs, Gaelic social events with folk music, traditional dancing, and storytelling. Maddy can often be found enjoying University Parks.
Jack studies Biomedical Sciences (Cells and Systems Biology) at St Hugh’s College. His greatest passions are neuroscience and poetry (sometimes in an exhilarating mash-up), and has climbed the tallest mountain in South Korea. Though he is partial to Jeong’s Dosirak in the Covered Market, he would have to name the Botanic Gardens his favourite part of Oxford.
Roisin studies Philosophy and Theology at Worcester College. As students will likely find out, she is an Ultimate Frisbee fiend. Roisin plays at university level, and students should try to squeeze as many hints and tips from her as possible while at The Oxford Tradition. She has strong feelings about the Pitt Rivers museum, and thinks that a visit to Oxford is incomplete without it.
Oliver studies Ancient and Modern History at Somerville College, and is very clear that this does not mean he studies the entirety of History – he doesn’t like the periods in the middle. Oliver claims to be a beginner in Latin and Ballroom dance, but we suspect that he is being modest. The truth will come out at the bops. Oliver suggests a visit to Thaikhun restaurant if the students want an authentic Thai street-food experience.
Theo studies Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, and has been confirmed by multiple independent sources to be Radiohead’s biggest fan. He didn’t tell us his favourite place in Oxford, but given the well-stocked sweet and crisp supplies at the Corpus Christi office, it will likely be there.
Gabby studies Chemistry at Wadham College, and has fulfilled every Wadham stereotype by being a very nice person and a diligent vegetarian. She is a Grade 1 jazz dancer, and finds a lot of happiness in the half-price Tapas at Kazbar before 6pm.