2015 Committee Lunch

Date of Meeting

2015 Committee Lunch

Date: Wednesday 3rd week, Hilary 2015 (2015-02-04)


Present: Duncan Shepherd (President), Aisha Simon (Vice-President (Administrative)), Richard May (Secretary), John Clark-Maxwell (Treasurer), Richard Ware (Lindsay), Amy Ford (Dr. WHO), Ryan Diamond (Academic Affairs and Careers Officer), Jess Poole (Academic Affairs and Careers Officer), Emily Barradell (Affiliations Officer), George Badger (Charities and RAG Officer), Emily Webb (Charities and RAG Officer), Florence Hardy (Design & Maintenance Officer), Jack Wheatley (Design & Maintenance Officer), Molly Rogers (Student Disabilities Officer), Calum Jacobs (Environment & Ethics Officer), Cameron Kigonya (Ethnic Minorities Officer), Samuel Gibb (LGBTQ Officer), Alex McKenzie (Website & Computing Officer), Charlotte Suttle (Women's Officer), Kathryn Pritchard (Women's Officer)

Absent with apologies: Thomas Posa (Dr. WHO), Gaetano Iannetta (Foody), Michael Wrathall (Foody), Alice Farrell (Access and Admissions Officer), Xavier Greenwood (Access and Admissions Officer), James Kavanagh (Affiliations Officer), Daisy Porter (Student Disabilities Officer), Matthew Lynch (Entz Officer), Benjamin Atueyi (Entz Officer), Daisy Pearson (Environment & Ethics Officer), Anne Williamson (Ethnic Minorities Officer), Indigo Wilde (LGBTQ Officer)

Absent without explanation: Colm Britchfield (John de Balliol), Oliver Johnson-Munday (John de Balliol)


Introduction from the Development Office


  1. Maestro Music

Main Agenda

  1. Voter Registration [Aisha Simon]
  2. Heroes of the JCR [Duncan]



Richard from the Development Office introduced himself. He asked how many people knew what the Development Office did – almost nobody did, so he explained that it was to do with fundraising and alumni relations.

Unfortunately, due to the number of people absent, it was decided that he would return at a later meeting.


  1. Daisy Cutts was co-opted as Maestro Music.


  1. Aisha discussed her plans to promote voter registration, following the previous GM. She asked if anyone was interested in being involved; Kat Pritchard expressed an interest. Amongst other things, stickers, flyers and balloons will be distributed. Aisha asked whether it would be possible to promote voter registration via Welfare Tea; Amy suggested it be a separate event so as not to politicise Welfare Tea. Aisha suggested putting a laptop up in Pantry. Richard May asked what the advantages of this approach as opposed to using one of the nearby computers was; Aisha explained that the intent was for people to register at the same time as they made their order. Since people might not have their national insurance numbers with them at Pantry, it was suggested that a google form or similar would be more useful. Flo suggested that people who provided a screenshot of having voted could be given a Freddo, and the general response to this suggestion was positive. Aisha said that she’d begin pidging things to people on Friday, and asked if anyone wanted to help.
  2. We passed up to £50 for Duncan to buy singing cards.
  3. It was decided that the current time was good for Committee Lunch, and that attendance would improve as people's tute times changed.


  • Tickets for the Balliol Ale tasting will go on sale shortly (either free or £1), probably for Sunday. People from the Development Office and College will be invited.
  • Calum said that OUSU had sent a big pack of voter registration info, and suggested it might be useful for Aisha.
  • The recent argument on the Freshers’ group concerning rice was discussed. The Drs. WHO are working on ways to improve the situation, and a proposal will be brought to the next CL.
  • Richard outlined the need to buying a new cable for the projector. The D&M were mandated to have a look.
  • Richard Ware said that due to the time it would take to make access improvements to the Bar, he felt it important to prioritise the matter so as to get work started sooner rather than later.

The meeting ended.