Past Clarendon Scholars' Council addressing the scholars
Credit: Cyrus Mower

Clarendon Scholars' Council

The Council’s goal is to foster a positive, stimulating and inspiring academic community which serves as a launch pad for the future.

The Clarendon Scholars’ Council is at the heart of the Clarendon community and vital to the ongoing success of the scholarships. The Clarendon Scholars’ Council is made up of a number of annually elected positions and includes the Official Member, a permanent representative from the University. The Council is, by resolution, responsible for advancing the Clarendon Scholars’ Association objectives and the management of the allocated funding for this purpose. Their primary role is to help facilitate the activities of the Clarendon Scholars’ Association by organising a range of events across the year.
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The President is the elected leader of the Clarendon Scholars’ Association and the Clarendon Scholars’ Council. The President is responsible for the development of the Council's vision and goals, overseeing its activities, and serving as the public face of the Council. 

Marston Bailey-2022 Council President

Marston Bailey

Marston is in the final year of her DPhil in Science and Religion at Lincoln College. As well as focusing on her studies, she also participates in SynBio’s biotech incubator programme, Catalyse, and is a Peer Coach for the MBA’s Impact Lab programme. Yet, she still finds time to lead the Council in providing the Clarendon Scholars' community with a vast array of fantastic and diverse events and activities.  Marston was the 2022 President and has been re-elected for 2023.

The Vice-President is responsible for the discharge of the regulations, management of Council and the Clarendon Scholars’ Association administration as well as providing support to the President in achieving the Council’s goals.

Isabela Miranda Gomes

Isabela is studying for an MSc in Latin American Studies at Wadham College. As 2023 Council VP she plays an important role in the leadership team.

The Treasurer is responsible for managing the financial affairs for the Clarendon Scholars’ Association and the Council.

Ben Futcher

Ben is in the second year of his DPhil in Oncology at Keble College. He took up the 2023 Council Treasurer position as of the end of MT22.


The Secretaries are each responsible for different social and academic aspects for the Council. The key goal is to drive a connection between members of the Clarendon Scholars’ Association.

Academic Secretaries

Georgia Lin (from MT22)
Sheng Yang

Alumni and Careers Secretary

Yalda Jafari (from MT22)

Cultural Secretary

Dongnan 'Christina' Yan

Communications Secretaries

Isabel Parkinson (from MT22)
Martha Guevara Becerra (from MT22)

Outreach Secretaries

Xintong Li (from MT22)
Nathanial Hodson

Dining Secretaries

Stephanie Barclay
Rice (Yiu Ching) Siu

Diversity Secretaries

Faryal Ashfaq
Robin Singh Arya

External Secretaries

Tom Tokovyi
Sakina Amin

IT Secretaries

Yiming Wei
Ricardo Gonzales Vera

Social Secretaries

Yebeen (Ysabelle) Boo
Faojia Sultana
Gayatri Sundar Rajan