List of former Presidents of Oxford University Liberal Club and Oxford University Liberal Democrats

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This is a list of Presidents of Oxford University Liberal Club, and its successors under various names, including the present-day Oxford University Liberal Democrats. Founded in 1913, it is the oldest of the political clubs at the University of Oxford.

Presidents of Oxford University Liberal Club, 1913-1970[edit]

Year Term President College
1913 Trinity Mark Jackson Magdalen
Break in records
1919 Michaelmas Nevil “Alec” Beechman Balliol
1920 Hilary Nevil “Alec” Beechman Balliol
1920 Trinity Nevil “Alec” Beechman Balliol
1920 Michaelmas Edward Marjoribanks Christ Church
1921 Hilary Basil Herbert Christ Church
1921 Trinity Basil Herbert Christ Church
1921 Michaelmas J.B. Woodruff  ?
1922 Hilary J.B. Woodruff  ?
Break in records
1926 Trinity Roger Fulford Worcester
Break in records
1927 Hilary Dingle Foot Balliol
Break in records
1930 Hilary John Foot Balliol
Break in records
1934 Trinity Honor Balfour St Anne's
1934 Michaelmas Michael Foot Wadham
1935 Hilary Frank Byers Christ Church
1935 Trinity Muir Hunter Christ Church
Break in records
1936 Michaelmas Raymond Henry Walton Balliol
1937 Hilary Alan Wood Balliol
1937 Trinity The Hon. Rufus Noel-Buxton (Joint President)
Peter Twinn (Joint President)
Balliol
Brasenose
1937 Michaelmas Eric Allison Brasenose
1938 Hilary Derman Christopherson University
1938 Trinity Peter Stuart Exeter
1938 Michaelmas John Wilson Oriel
1939 Hilary Peter Twinn Brasenose
1939 Trinity Robert Shackleton Oriel
1939 Michaelmas George Grey Hertford
1940 Hilary Diana Gloag Somerville
1940 Trinity James Comyn New
1940 Michaelmas Kenneth Jones University
1941 Hilary Basil Wigoder Oriel
1941 Trinity Lewis Clarke Jesus
1941 Michaelmas Madeleine Bishop Somerville
1942 Hilary John Smith St Catherine's
1942 Trinity Betty Evans Westfield
1942 Michaelmas Douglas Verney Oriel
1943 Hilary Daphne Park Somerville
1943 Trinity Archibald Dunn New
1943 Michaelmas Kenneth Lamb Queen's
1944 Hilary John Long Queen's
1944 Trinity Alan Gibson Queen's
1944 Michaelmas Keith Dewhurst Trinity
1945 Hilary Graeme Moodie Queen's
1945 Trinity Pamela Brisbane Westfield
1945 Michaelmas Arnold Hever Queen's
1946 Hilary Anthony Long Hertford
1946 Trinity Henry Palmer Queen's
1946 Michaelmas Anthony Seabrook Oriel
1947 Hilary John Beeching Frankenburg Balliol
1947 Trinity John Stobbs Pembroke
1947 Michaelmas Patrick Furnell Trinity
1948 Hilary Bernard Dann Wadham
1948 Trinity Arthur Mildon Wadham
1948 Michaelmas Elizabeth Graham Somerville
1949 Hilary Brian Law St John's
1949 Trinity Keith Kyle Magdalen
1949 Michaelmas Anne Chesney Somerville
1950 Hilary Jeremy Thorpe Trinity
1950 Trinity John Edwards Merton
1950 Michaelmas Michael Turner Bridger Lincoln
1951 Hilary Richard Blackmore Wadham
1951 Trinity John Thompson St John's
1951 Michaelmas Philip Watkins Brasenose
1952 Hilary Andrew Alexander St John's
1952 Trinity Alan Deyermond Pembroke
1952 Michaelmas Bruce Burton Jesus
1953 Hilary John Collins Queen's
1953 Trinity Richard Hoskins Queen's
1953 Michaelmas Roger Booth Jesus
1954 Hilary Clifford Joseph St John's
1954 Trinity Philip Lewis Corpus Christi
1954 Michaelmas John King-Farlow Christ Church
1955 Hilary Quintin Iwi New
1955 Trinity David Penwarden Keble
1955 Michaelmas Alan Share Merton
1956 Hilary David Hilton Queen's
1956 Trinity John Robinson Keble
1956 Michaelmas Sarah Myers St Hugh's
1957 Hilary John Cohn Christ Church
1957 Trinity Tom Crowther Keble
1957 Michaelmas John Crossley Keble
1958 Hilary Sylvia Hargreaves St Hugh's
1958 Trinity Roger Billings Exeter
1958 Michaelmas John Mitton Brasenose
1959 Hilary David Franks Brasenose
1959 Trinity Marjorie Williams Lady Margaret Hall
1959 Michaelmas Charles Frieze Queen's
1960 Hilary Paul Foot University
1960 Trinity Philip Cowen Corpus Christi
1960 Michaelmas Michael Falchikov Oriel
1961 Hilary Nigel Lister St Peter's
1961 Trinity John Howe Merton
1961 Michaelmas Malcolm Brahams Balliol
1962 Hilary Christopher Mott Christ Church
1962 Trinity Paul Tyler Exeter
1962 Michaelmas Peter Selman Queen's
1963 Hilary Garth Pratt Corpus Christi
1963 Trinity Richard Littlejohns Keble
1963 Michaelmas George Kiloh Christ Church
1964 Hilary Jeremy Beloff St Catherine's
1964 Trinity Jim Cousins New
1964 Michaelmas Will Pinching St John's
1965 Hilary Ian Morison Lincoln
1965 Trinity Charles Scanlan Balliol
1965 Michaelmas Helen Rushworth St Antony's
1966 Hilary Alan Butt Philip St John's
1966 Trinity Ronald Cohen Exeter
1966 Michaelmas Donald Hamilton Balliol
1967 Hilary Ken Addison St Peter's
1967 Trinity Anthea Brown St Hugh's
1967 Michaelmas John Grey Magdalen
1968 Hilary Donald Brims Keble
1968 Trinity Roger Clarke Hertford
1968 Michaelmas Paul Cavadino Balliol
1969 Hilary Stephen Walkley New
1969 Trinity Guy Harkin Hertford
1969 Michaelmas Mike Flanagan
Mike House
Pembroke
Exeter
1970 Hilary Jennifer Shepherd St Hilda's
1970 Trinity Michael Keating Pembroke
1970 Michaelmas Andy Popper Oriel

Presidents of Oxford Union of Liberal Students, 1971-1976[edit]

In Hilary Term 1971, the Oxford University Liberal Club changed its name to the Oxford Union of Liberal Students.

Year Term President College
1971 Hilary Neil Hickman Worcester
1971 Trinity Alan Sherwell Queen's
1971 Michaelmas Stephen Postle St John's
1972 Hilary Mike Austerberry Worcester
1972 Trinity Glyn Jones Worcester
1972 Michaelmas Stephen Cheshire Queen's
1973 Hilary Oliver Elphick Exeter
1973 Trinity Anthony Sturman Queen's
1973 Michaelmas Paul Ryder Worcester
1974 Hilary Richard Pyne Keble
1974 Trinity Richard Pyne Keble
1974 Michaelmas David Croft
Robert Boden
Magdalen
Oriel
1975 Hilary Paul Seddon University
1975 Trinity Francis Cave Magdalen
1975 Michaelmas Tim Bick Lincoln
1976 Hilary Ewan Ferlie Balliol

Chairs & Presidents of Oxford Students' Liberal Society, 1976-1987[edit]

In Trinity Term 1976, the Oxford Union of Liberal Students changed its name to the Oxford Students' Liberal Society. The role of President was renamed Chair. By the early 80s, the title was Oxford Student Liberal Society and the title President was in use.

Year Term Chair/President College
1976 Trinity Peter Brook New
1976 Michaelmas Henry Tinsley Worcester
1977 Hilary Mark Rathbone Worcester
1977 Trinity Stephen Hey Lincoln
1977 Michaelmas Helen Goodman Somerville
1978 Hilary Sam Howison Wadham
1978 Trinity Nick Amor Magdalen
1978 Michaelmas David Powell Queen's
1979 Hilary Rachel Hetherington Somerville
1979 Trinity Jeremy Shaw Queen's
1979 Michaelmas David Bye Exeter
1980 Hilary John Inkpin Merton
1980 Trinity Lynda Powell St Catherine's
1980 Michaelmas Peter Cooper Trinity
1981 Hilary Patrick Forbes Pembroke
1981 Trinity Brent Smith Pembroke
1981 Michaelmas Neil Schofield Christ Church
1982 Hilary Ian Gambles Balliol
1982 Trinity Adrian Van Klaveren St John's
1982 Michaelmas Maria Leek Exeter
1983 Hilary Martin Horwood Queen's
1983 Trinity Mary Pring Somerville
1983 Michaelmas Dave Brown Merton
1984 Hilary Tim Pitt-Payne Worcester
1984 Trinity Helena Djurkovic Pembroke
1984 Michaelmas Mark Stephens Lincoln
1985 Hilary Frances Thirlway Balliol
1985 Trinity James Forder Keble
1985 Michaelmas Martin Downs Pembroke
1986 Hilary Clifford Darton Lincoln
1986 Trinity Ian Garrett St Catherine's
1986 Michaelmas Neil Kitchener Queen's
1987 Hilary Dan Maldoom Lincoln

Presidents of Oxford Students' Alliance Society, 1987-1988[edit]

In Trinity Term 1987, the Oxford Students' Liberal Society merged with the Oxford University Social Democratic Club (founded in 1981) to form the Oxford Students' Alliance Society. This merger pre-dated the national merger of the Liberal Party and the SDP by over a year. The merged society was led by a President.

Year Term President College
1987 Trinity Adrian Taylor Trinity
1987 Michaelmas Evan Harris Wadham
1988 Hilary Paul Bromfield Pembroke

Presidents of Oxford University Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-1989[edit]

In Trinity Term 1988, the Oxford Students' Alliance Society changed its name to the Oxford University Social and Liberal Democrats, in line with the then-name of the newly merged national party.

Year Term President College
1988 Trinity Clare Gibbons St Hilda's
1988 Michaelmas Tom Winnifrith Hertford
1989 Hilary Kate Williams St Hugh's
1989 Trinity Oliver White Brasenose
1989 Michaelmas Jon Rule University

Presidents of Oxford University Liberal Democrats, 1990-2013[edit]

In Hilary Term 1990, the Oxford University Social and Liberal Democrats shortened their name to the Oxford University Liberal Democrats, in line with the national party.

Year Term President College
1990 Hilary Lynn Anthony
Eddie Rich
Jesus
Wadham
1990 Trinity James Rattue Balliol
1990 Michaelmas Roger Giess Keble
1991 Hilary Roger Giess Keble
1991 Trinity James Moore Christ Church
1991 Michaelmas Michelle Church Brasenose
1992 Hilary Peter Rothery University
1992 Trinity James Sanderson Christ Church
1992 Michaelmas Ian Glen Exeter
1993 Hilary Angus Ritchie Magdalen
1993 Trinity Mark Egan University
1993 Michaelmas Aidan Thompson Magdalen
1994 Hilary Andrew Sweeting University
1994 Trinity Gordon Woods St John's
1994 Michaelmas Richard Renaut St Anne's
1995 Hilary Liz Truss Merton
1995 Trinity Alan Renwick Merton
1995 Michaelmas Nick John University
1996 Hilary Roger Crouch St John's
1996 Trinity Senay Boztas Exeter
1996 Michaelmas Tim Ward University
1997 Hilary James Chard Lady Margaret Hall
1997 Trinity Andrew Hazelwood Lady Margaret Hall
1997 Michaelmas Neil Carberry Lady Margaret Hall
1998 Hilary Philip Reicherstorfer Mansfield
1998 Trinity Alison Hughes Somerville
1998 Michaelmas Kate Treleaven Exeter
1999 Hilary Jane Blumer St Hilda's
1999 Trinity Nina Percival Wadham
1999 Michaelmas Lucinda Johnson St Hilda's
2000 Hilary Nicholas Graham
Jennifer Joslin
Christ Church
Christ Church
2000 Trinity Laura Davies Keble
2000 Michaelmas Daniel Griliopoulos Magdalen
2001 Hilary Sonia Sodha St Hilda's
2001 Trinity Adam Killeya Balliol
2001 Michaelmas Robin Gray St Benet's Hall
2002 Hilary Philip Thompson St John's
2002 Trinity Chris Hanretty St Anne's
2002 Michaelmas Louise Radnovsky University
2003 Hilary Christopher Williams Somerville
2003 Trinity Tom Wainwright St John's
2003 Michaelmas Dave White Wadham
2004 Hilary Steve Harper Corpus Christi
2004 Trinity Tom Lavercome University
2004 Michaelmas Jonathan Bochensky Regent's Park
2005 Hilary Kate Mieske Wadham
2005 Trinity Frederik Herzberg Merton
2005 Michaelmas Joseph Chick Corpus Christi
2006 Hilary Sam Rowlands Worcester
2006 Trinity John Colgan Queen's
2006 Michaelmas Julian Naden Robinson Christ Church
2007 Hilary Chris Stanley St Catherine's
2007 Trinity Alex Worsnip St Anne's
2007 Michaelmas Katherine Wall Lady Margaret Hall
2008 Hilary Joseph Ammoun St Edmund Hall
2008 Trinity Martin Nelson Lady Margaret Hall
2008 Michaelmas Johnny Medland Queen's
2009 Hilary James Schneider Trinity
2009 Trinity Mark Mils St Edmund Hall
2009 Michaelmas Hengameh Ziai St John's
2010 Hilary Emily Baxter (Co-Chair)
Caroline Lester (Co-Chair)
New
Wadham
2010 Trinity David Freeborn (Co-Chair)
Caroline Lester (Co-Chair)
St Hugh's
Wadham
2010 Michaelmas David Freeborn (Co-Chair)
Ed Watson (Co-Chair)
St Hugh's
Oriel
2011 Hilary Ed Watson (Co-Chair)
James King (Co-Chair)
Oriel
University
2011 Trinity James King (Co-Chair)
Robin McGhee (Co-Chair)
University
St Anne's
2011 Michaelmas Robin McGhee (Co-Chair)
Benjamin Maconick (Co-Chair)
St Anne's
Keble
2012 Hilary Benjamin Maconick (Co-Chair)
Oliver Park (Co-Chair)
Keble
University
2012 Trinity Oliver Park (Co-Chair)
Mairi Robertson (Co-Chair)
University
Lady Margaret Hall
2012 Michaelmas Mairi Robertson (Co-Chair)
Rio Jones (Co-Chair)
Lady Margaret Hall
Hertford
2013 Hilary Rio Jones (Co-Chair)
Sam Fowkes (Co-Chair)
Hertford
Wadham
2013 Trinity Nico Hobhouse (Co-Chair)
Jean Vila (Co-Chair)
Trinity
Wadham
2013 Michaelmas Jean Vila (Co-Chair)
Alex Cibulskis (Co-Chair)
Wadham
Wadham
2014 Hilary Alex Cibulskis (Co-Chair)
Andy Mckay (Co-Chair)
Wadham
Wadham
2014 Trinity Andy McKay (Co-Chair)
Eilidh Macfarlane (Co-Chair)
Wadham
Trinity
2014 Michaelmas Eilidh Macfarlane(Co-Chair)
Ab Brightman(Co-Chair)
Trinity
Brookes

References[edit]

  • James Rattue, Kissing Your Sister: A History of the Oxford University Liberal Club, 1913-1993 (Umbra, Oxford, 1993)
  • List of OULC and OULD Presidents at the Friends of OULD website

See also[edit]