Telephone Campaign: 2019 Caller Bios



Jess is a second year law student at Trinity Hall, and is one of the most prominent campaigners within college. She is the JCR’s Disabled Students’ Officer, is the Access officer for the University’s Disabled Students’ Campaign, and has been elected to represent the University disabled community on CUSU in the upcoming year. On top of this, Jess takes part in a myriad of access work, is the secretary for the Trinity Hall Law Society, and is President of Cambridge Marrow – the University’s Anthony Nolan registration and fundraising campaign.


Erin is in her 3rd year at Trinity Hall, studying Earth Sciences through the Physical Natural Sciences Tripos. Before university she studied at Colchester County High School for Girls and worked on a factory assembly line making electrical transformers during her holidays.

In her free time, Erin enjoys performing and watching stand-up comedy, painting, and writing articles about basic politics for an educational website. She rowed in college for the first 4 terms of her degree, as well as taking part in college drama and volunteering with a charity that provides beds for rough sleepers in Cambridge during the winter months.”


Hello! I’m Sam and I’m a second-year natural sciences student here at Trinity Hall. I have loved my time here so far and look forward to hearing about alumni’s experiences and their time at college. While not busy in a lab or preparing for a supervision I enjoy cooking and baking, having successfully only sustained one injury in the process. I also started rowing this year after having resisted doing so during my first three terms, but the lure of early mornings and sleeping through lectures as a result was just too enticing, as a result I am now in the second Men’s crew.

I look forward to speaking to some of you soon!


Hi, I’m Charles and I’m a second year Classicist at Trinity Hall. I’ve absolutely loved getting involved in college in loads of ways throughout my first two years! Taking part in Trinity Hall Chapel Choir has definitely been one of the top highlights, and it was fantastic to cap off my first year with an amazing tour to Belgium in August as well.

I’ve also been fortunate this year to serve both on this year’s June Event Committee as one of the officers in charge of Logistics, as well as the JCR’s secretary – participating in college life in these more professional capacities has also been incredibly rewarding, as has the opportunity to really make a visible impact on the proceedings within the college community.

I certainly consider Trinity Hall to be a second home now, and so the chance to engage with former alumni as part of the telethon this Easter is something I’m really looking forward to.


Hello my name is Ioana and I am a first year HSPS student at Trinity Hall! I’m doing papers in Politics, International Relations, Sociology and Anthropology which is really broad and challenging at times, but I’m enjoying studying topics I never explored at A-level.

In my spare time, I attend lots of talks and speaker events regarding current affairs and feminist issues organised by the student societies around the University. I’m also a First Year Rep for The Wilberforce Society, a student-run political think tank where I help out with their events; I have written a blog article summarising a panel discussion about current China-Hong Kong relations and I recently chaired a panel discussion myself on the topic of educational inequality and socio-economic disadvantage in the UK. Outside of university, I volunteer for the European Youth Parliament (EYP) and am a Regional Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) where I work to raise awareness about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.




Francis lives in (fairly rural) Kent, and regards Cambridge as far too noisy and busy in comparison. He went to Dulwich College Preparatory School, followed by Cranbrook School, where he spent most of his time learning the accordion and trying to play as little rugby as possible. Francis has a younger brother and a cat, both of whom are fairly skeptical about the quality of his accordion playing. His love for music stemmed from attending various folk festivals from an early age, leading to him eventually taking music a-level outside of school to apply to Cambridge. He also plays squash and cycles, and has spent several summers enjoying long distance bicycle touring.

Since coming up to Cambridge, he has joined two choirs (including Trinity Hall Chapel Choir) in which he sings most nights a week, re-founded the college newspaper, watched a lot of opera, and decided that mixed netball is much better than rugby. His musical interests include twentieth century English ‘art song’, and early music such as Byrd and Tallis, both of which he enjoys studying and performing. He hopes to continue his singing after graduating, preferably in somewhere slightly less noisy and busy than Cambridge.


Hi I’m Justin and am in my first year studying music as one of the organ scholars at  Trinity Hall. Since coming to Cambridge I’ve been able to enjoy some amazing teaching as well as getting into other student led music at the university and college. One of my highlights this term was accompanying a bagpipe recital!

In my spare time I tend to go to the cinema or going to more concerts. Especially in the vacation when I can explore London’s jazz scene!


Hi! I’m Amy, a second year Modern and Medieval Languages student at Trinity Hall. Originally from Lincolnshire, Cambridge still feels like a completely different life compared to back home, and I’m passionate about getting involved in access and outreach programmes to dispel some of the myths about studying at Cambridge.

When I’m not in the library you’ll probably find me doing yoga, painting or swimming in the river down at Granchester – even in the winter! I’m still adamant that Trinity Hall is the friendliest and most beautiful college in Cambridge and I’m really looking forward to talking to alumni about the time they spent here.


Cyrus is a 3rd year Natural Sciences student studying Astrophysics – with a particular interest in Cosmology, Relativity and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. At college, he has rowed for THBC in the Men’s 1st Boat as well as coaching novices. Cyrus acts as the Part II student representative to the Institute of Astronomy Teaching Committee, and as the co-president of Trinity Hall Natural Sciences Society, as well as engaging with various philosophical societies around the University.  When at home in Seaford (a small town in East Sussex) he enjoys spending time at the beach by the Seven Sisters and returns regularly to his sixth form in Brighton for outreach work and occasional reunions with the local basketball team, for which he played for 8 years.


Joanna Boxill is a first-year international undergraduate student from Trinidad and Tobago. She is reading Modern and Medieval Languages and is passionate about people – their languages, customs and cultures. She has a heart for helping others and has done humanitarian outreach and interpreting in Venezuela. She is currently doing research on careers using languages and thinking about how she can use her passions in the future.

Her brief experience at Trinity Hall so far has been dynamic and full of encouraging moments, passionate learning, and relating to authentic people. She is an active member of the rowing club and the Christian Union. She believes that Telethon is an amazing opportunity to give back to a college that has welcomed her so warmly and provided her with such a creative and thorough Cambridge experience.


My favourite film is ‘Lawrence of Jerusalem’ – you know, the one with the squirrels. Did you know they don’t just eat nuts?!?!


I’m Micheala, a 4th year Engineering student, specialising in Civil and Structural Engineering. I am part of the executive committee for Cambridge Development Initiative, as the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) Project, working on a sanitation project in an informal settlement in Dar es Salaam. Outside of these, I also play the viola for orchestras who need me and am an active member of the Department of Engineering and Trinity Hall (through my previous role as JCR Women and Non-Binary Officer).


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