What Came Next for Four OWW?
18th May 2017
6pm-8pm (drinks from 6pm)
Tickets: £5 (to cover drinks and nibbles)
The Senior Tutor, Jeremy Kemball, interviews four OWW – each on the brink of great success in their chosen field. How have their professional lives developed since Westminster? What challenges have they faced? What’s next?
Keren Mitchell (WW, 1999-2004)
Keren is on his 4th career since graduating from the University of Oxford in 2007. Formerly a Management Consultant and employee at Innocent Drinks, he then founded and ran TheJobCrowd, one of the UK’s leading graduate recruitment sites, for seven years before selling the company in 2015. With a long-standing interest in property, he is now working as a property developer, a consultant for a property technology start up and is launching his own new start up in the property sector. Having constantly fretted but never been sure about what he wanted to do career-wise, and having worked with graduate employers across 17 different sectors with TheJobCrowd, he has a unique perspective on graduate careers on what makes for career happiness.
Marianna Hay (AHH, 2002-04)
After reading music at Oxford University, Marianna joined Teach First as a music teacher at Highbury Grove School in Islington. She subsequently became the school's Director of Music, setting up its first in-school music academy and working closely with Music First, a charity that builds communities and transforms young lives through music in Islington. She became Music First’s director of programme development in 2010. Marianna founded Orchestras For All in 2011 and is the orchestra's Chief Executive and Artistic Director. She was nominated as a 2013 Woman of Achievement by Women of the Year and shortlisted for a Woman of the Future award in 2015. In 2016, Marianna won the Musician’s Union Inspiration Award for her work with Orchestras for all at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.
Stefan Sienkiewicz BA MSt DPhil Oxf (GG, 1999-2004)
Career Development Fellow in Ancient Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford
Core subject area: Ancient Philosophy.Teaching: Early Greek philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Mill, general philosophy, ethics.
Research interests: Ancient Greek philosophy - in particular the logical and epistemological issues raised by Pyrrhonian scepticism.
Bobby Talalay (HH, 1999-04)
UCL - 2005-2008 (History), City University - 2008-9 (Law conversion course), BPP - 2009-2010 (BVC)
“I was called to the bar in 2010 and have been a tenant at 5 Essex Court Chambers since 2011. I specialise in police law and public law, representing forces across the country in judicial reviews, civil claims, misconduct hearings, inquests and employment claims. I have also recently been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of counsel and have started to represent the government in a variety of different types of legal matters. Recent cases I have been involved in include:
- an application by the police for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order to protect three young girls from FGM
- a challenge to the lawfulness of a youth reprimand given for sexual assault as part of a wider challenge to the legislation around disclosing cautions and convictions to potential employers
- a misconduct case where a police sergeant was in due course dismissed for failing to respond to a fatal stabbing and had used racist and homophobic language
- a claim for damages where a police dog bit a burglar- an inquest into the death of a person in prison where he had previously tried to hang himself at court"
We hope that this will be the first in a series of ‘What Came Next’ events. This event is open to former parents and OWW and family guests/partners are most welcome.