Alumni News

Tom Ransley

Congratulations to Tom Ransley (BA (aff),2009, Management Studies) who has won gold in the men's eight at the Rio Olympics in 2016. In 2015 Tom was the European champion in the men's coxless four and in 2014 Tom won gold with the men's eight at the World Championships



Andrew Murrison

Andrew Murrison (DIPPUHL,1994, Health ) is the Member of Parliment for South West Wiltshire. In July 2014 Mr Murrison was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office

Phebe Mann

Dr Phebe Mann (BA, 1998, Computer Science) is the first and only woman to hold six professional engineering qualifications concurrently in the UK - Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE), Chartered Surveyor (FRICS), Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and European Engineer (Eur Ing). In recognition of her contributions, she was nominated a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Phebe became the first female chair of the Leicester Centre of the Chartered Institute of Building. She is an Ambassador for STEM, which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Advisory Mentor for the Queen’s Young Leaders, and a Talent2030 Hero; she works tirelessly to encourage girls to pursue civil engineering careers.

Judge Evan Wallach

Honorary Fellow Circuit Judge Evan Wallach (LLB,1981, Law) was appointed by President Barack Obama to a three year term as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy.

Julia Fintz

Julia Fintz, (MBA, 2008, Business Administration) has setup a new software venture. DispatchCube provides cloud-based Mobile Workforce Management and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software for Emergency Services, Security and Logistics companies. Julia is also co-founder of Lekker Adventures, an established luxury travel business that specialises in unique experiences and adventures worldwide.

Julia Fintz

Katie Klavenes

Katie Klavenes (MPhil, 2013, Education) is a Research Assistant & Resource Developer at Cambridge's Engineering Design Centre (EDC). Katie's pioneering research in education argues that it is children’s brain type rather than gender that encourages more boys into STEM fields. Katie’s work also examines how changing the way STEM subjects are taught, by focusing on empathy, may encourage more girls to take up STEM subjects at university. Katie recently received the Godwin-Raffan Prize for Education from Hughes Hall for obtaining a distinction in her research.

Katie Klavenes 2016

Roxana Saberi

Roxana Saberi (MPhil,1999,International Relations) is an American journalist for Al Jazeera America and writer of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran about her imprisonment there. Saberi's awards include the 2008 Medill Medal of Courage, the 2009 Ilaria Alpi  Freedom of the Press Award, the 2009 NCAA Award of Valor and a 2010 Project on Middle East Democracy Award.

Hugh Evans

Hugh Evans (MPhil, 2008, International Relations) is the Co-Founder of the Global Poverty Project, which is a community education group that aims to increase awareness of, and action towards fighting extreme poverty. Included in Hugh’s activism for the Global Poverty Project is the Make Poverty History campaign and the Global Citizen music festival. Current Creative Director for the festival is Chris Martin from Coldplay.

Marieke Liem

Marieke Liem (MPhil, 2005, Criminology) is the author of After Life Imprisonment. In this book Marieke shares the stories of more than 60 homicide offenders who were released, after having been incarcerated for decades. Marieke sheds light on the question: What becomes of those people who reenter the everyday world after serving life in prison?

David Van Reybrouck

David Van Reybrouck’s  (MPhil,1993, Arch and Anth) book Congo, traces the fate of the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s most devastated countries. David’s next book Against Elections provides an expert digest of democracy’s 3000-year history and will soon be published by The Bodley Head.



Liam Mooney

Liam Mooney (BA,1994, Land Economy) won the Arabian Business mentor of the year in 2014 and reached the final three of the rising stars of business in the Middle East. In early 2015, Mooney was appointed as a Middle East Ambassador to several European companies with business interests in the region and is the regional business advisor for Swiss Banking group, Mirabaud & Cie. In August 2015, Mooney was named as a finalist in the Gulf Capital SME Awards, as the “Business Leader of the Year”.

Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson (MPhil,1989, Economics) is the Founder and CEO of Gulu Agricultural Development Co. Ltd, a diversified agri-business operating in northern Uganda. The company started from scratch in 2009 and now employs 700 people, works with 84,000 farmers in cotton, sesame, maize, timber and sunflower production.


David Stevenson

David Stevenson (MPhil, 1990, Genetics) fourth book The Exo-Weather Report was recently published. The book expands on tales of meteorology and climate from the Earth, across it’s history from its inception to its death 7 billion years in the future.


Calvin Orlando Smith

Calvin Orlando Smith (MPhil, 2003, History of Art) recently continued his professional run on the West Coast of the United States in Frank Loesser's Musical Masterpiece “The Most Happy Fella.” Previous credits include: (Broadway, national, & international) Lunt-Fontanne and Minskoff Theaters,"Cecco," Tony-nominated Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby & J.K. Simmons. (National and international) "Colonel," Evita starring Valerie Perri and John Herrera. (National) "Oliver Hix," The Music Man starring John Davidson; My Fair Lady starring Marla Schaffel & Victoria Mallory, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Morgan Fairchild & Debbie Shapiro. (Regional) Cats, Amadeus, …Forum, The Producers, Aida and Annie Get Your Gun.

Simon Underdown

Simon Underdown  (PhD, 2000, Biological Anthropology) has been researching how Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans which may have sped up Neanderthals extinction. Simon is based at Oxford Brookes University and has been working closely with his colleagues in Cambridge on this new research.


Carl Bradshaw

Carl Bradshaw (MPhil, 2004, Management Studies) has recently been named in Financial News 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in European Legal Services 2016 having been promoted to partner of international law firm Kirkland & Ellis. He is based in London and focuses his practice on corporate law, particularly mergers and acquisition and private equity.