Here is the current Walking Club committee. Beneath
each description you will find a link to that position's
Terms of Reference - a detailed description of the
If you would like to stand for Committee, or if you
would like to know more about what's involved, please contact
Josh O'Shaughnessy, Keble College/BA Geography
Josh is a keen hillwalker, scrambler and occasional climber who is always up for long mountain days, fitting in as many summits as possible. He is convinced that going on walking trips can always be justified as they are simply an extension of his geography degree – although it does mean he is always on the lookout for glacial striations, moraines and strange-looking clouds. He is also sure that wild camping and multi-day trips (the longer the better) are the best way to explore the hills.
The secretary takes minutes at committee meetings, oversees the minibus bookings, and is responsible for the Club's administration. Please contact the secretary if you would like to stand for committee or drive a minibus for a trip.
The Trip and Safety Co-ordinator's job is to co-ordinate
the running of Club Trips: queries should be addressed either to the
Trip and Safety Coordinator
or the Trip Organiser. The Trip and Safety Co-oordinator also
oversees safety issues such as the Trip Leader Safety Document and
the Risk Assessments.
Contact the Trip and Safety Coordinator if you would like to organise or lead a trip.
When not out walking, Theophilus can be found reading, writing bad poetry, or people-watching on Turl Street. He has a weakness for old books and a hot mocha, and is on a mission to visit all of England’s 22 pre-1800 Anglican Cathedrals by the end of his degree.
The archivist co-ordinates the term's local walks and at the end of the term, plans next term's local walks. The archivist is also in charge of the Club's large collection of maps and guidebooks. Contact the archivist if you would like to borrow any of these or if you would like to lead a local walk.
Ping Shen, Lady Margaret Hall/DPhil in Engineered Barrier System for nuclear waste disposal
From time to time Ping would claim her highest achievement in walking by having completed the Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold Award eight years ago. Ping hasn't perfected this skill until the start of her PhD and as a result she occasionally bumps into rocks and causes casualty, though with no severe damage thanks to OUWC’s greatest First Aid support team. When Ping is stationary she researches on the nuclear waste disposal strategy for multi-barrier system, an ultimate barrier system that intends NOT to keep everybody apart.
The quartermaster is in charge of the club's equipment, preparing equipment for club trips and loaning equipment to members.
The quartermaster also markets club merchandise such as club t-shirts, posters and mugs.
The Training Officer's job is to co-ordinate the leader training programme and the First Aid training programme.
(The Training Officer's role has recently been separated from
that of Trip and Safety Co-ordinator. Until the Terms of
Reference document is split accordingly, please see the Trip and
Safety Co-ordinator's terms of reference above.)
Natasha Ng, Balliol College/DPhil in Medical Science
The IT Officer is in charge of liaising with the University and OUCS about
all aspects of the Club's IT activities that are regulated by the University,
including the Club's Mailing Lists.
Contact the IT officer if you're having trouble with the mailing lists.
The IT Officer is a separately elected committee post. This would often be the same person as the Webmaster,
but must be a current University member to comply with OUCS rules.