02/03/2017: Our second series of talks took place at the Kings Arms, Oxford.
The list of speakers was as follows:
Katia Mullova: Rats and Noodles: the Life of a Woman DJ
Katia 'Katiusha' studies English at Wadham, and has been co-running the not-for-profit night, Patchwork for two years. Working for Oxford's student nightlife community, EDMS, she also helps to promote local events like Turf and Soul Sessions, and has illustrated and DJed for the city's longest running night, Simple. Have a look at her and Patchwork's Facebook pages for more information (linked above).
Francesca Maria Forristal: ‘Funny Girl’: Getting a Sense of Humour
Medieval English Finalist, Pun Enthusiast, Aspiring-Bassist, Philanthropist... etc. Chesca is also a Lady, and that is a funny thing to be in Comedy. She fell into improvised comedy with the Oxford Imps in her first year of university, wrote and performed with the Oxford Revue in her second year, played in an improvised band for Shaken Not Stirred, and is now gearing up to take a new improvised show - 'Whose Life is it Anyway' - up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Comedy has taken her to the Alps, Utrecht, Princeton, New York, Chicago,Rhode Island and some really dodgy pubs. Putting jokes aside, she also sings in Garfunkel (funk band) and a Jazz duo, writes poems for things, and runs 15th century courtly-poet John Skelton's twitter account.
Lily MacTaggart: See Red: Inclusive Activism and Art in Thatcher’s London
Lily is a student at Hertford College and is currently their women's representative. She has actively been involved in campaigning within Oxford, primarily for issues relating to climate change, migrant solidarity and free education.