MCR Social Committee

Social Officers are primarily responsible for organising events for graduates. These include graduate formal dinners at Sidney, held fortnightly during termtime, and formal hall exchanges with other colleges. They are also on the front line for Freshers Week and help organise the MCR Garden Party (usually in June).

Lora Downes

Roles: Organising Swaps and Social Activities in College.


Hi everyone! I’m Lora, your MCR social officer. I am studying for a PhD in Pathology after completing my undergrad in Edinburgh. Along with the rest of the committee, I will be organising social events (both formal and informal). Please get in touch with me ( if you’ve got any burning desires for themed events. Here’s to a fun year ahead!

Ben Day and James Delaney

Roles: Organising Events in College.


Hello Everybody. We are Ben and James (and our trusty friend 'Mr Slushy'). We are responsible for helping to arrange events in college as part of the social committee. If you have ideas for any social college events then please get in touch with us via the email link above. See you around!

MCR Movie Officer(s)

The Movie Officer(s) hold movie nights in the common room every Sunday evening during term,
to ensure a good range of features.

Position Open


GYM Officer

The gym officers are responsible for giving gym inductions and representing the MCR at gym committee meetings.

Heather Muir

Joris Witstock


Your gym officers liaise with college staff on gym issues such as: repairs to the gym equipment,
ordering new gym equipment, & mediating any gym related problems.

The second major role the gym officer is required to do is induct any new Sidney Sussex gym member. Before you can use the gym at Sidney Sussex, the college requires you to go through an induction; this is where our gym officers come in.
All throughout Freshers, they will be conducting gym induction for anyone who wishes to use the gym during their stay at Cambridge.

A few basic pointers to start off with: the Sidney Gym is only for College members, you need a clean pair of trainers every time you enter the gym, & you will need to exchange your room key for a gym key from the porters lodge every time.
Gym is on college site and everyone is super friendly!

First-Year Representative

The First-Year (or Freshers) Representative provides a voice for new students in Sidney MCR.
They also help organising social activities within the College and MCR.

Céleste Pagniello