The Wonderful Exec of our Marvellous Society

The exec team as a whole can be reached at

Our Exec Members

President: Ryan Murray

Ryan (President)

Hi! I'm currently taking the MSc course for Computer Science. I'm in charge of general administration and planning for the society. Academically, I'm primarily interested in software development and optimisation. Outside of study I'm a big fan of video games and Tabletop RPGs. I try to attend as many of our in-person events as possible, and I can usually be reached via our Discord. Ryan Murray

Discord: @Andromeda#8509

The President acts as a representative of the society, and ensures smooth operation of day-to-day society activities

  • Heading meetings and managing the exec team
  • Representing the society in an official capacity
  • Planning and running events

Gaming Coordinator/Welfare Officer: John Blundell

John (Gaming Coordinator/Welfare)

Email: /
Discord: @Jlobblet#0621

The Gaming Coordinator handles organising gaming events within the society. This includes:

  • Running Friday Night Gaming
  • Running LAN parties
  • Contacting and scheduling setup for LANs, such as room booking and power management
  • Managing the society's gaming hardware and collection of games
  • Managing our local games library for Friday Night Gaming

Academic Coordinator/Publicity Officer: Dan Catchpole

Dan (Academic Coordinator/Publicity)

Hi I'm Dan, a student over in MathSys doing an MSc (then hopefully a PhD related to Multimodal Machine Learning using Graph Neural Networks)! In the society I'm gonna be organising talks and other such academic events (if you have ideas for events let me know!), along with my side act of designing some of the graphics you might see around. On the academic side I'm a big fan of most things related to machine learning, networks and mathematical modelling! On the gaming side I'll play pretty much anything, especially grand strategy games (EU4!) Dan Catchpole

Email: /
Discord: @DCatcher#3027

The Academic Coordinator handles the organisation of academic events within the society, this includes:

  • Finding 'internal' speakers, i.e. current and past members of the society
  • Liaising with the external sponsors to identify when and what they may want to give an event on
  • Try to ensure there are minimal clashes with DCS timetabled lectures/seminars and other major events
  • Smoothing over any technical issues that might occur when dealing with external events

Secretary: Toby Lawrance

Toby (Secretary)

Hi, I'm Toby, I'm a 4th year CS. I like robots, they're neato. Toby Lawrance

Discord: @Nightingale33#2285

The Secretary handles most administrative details

  • Taking the minutes at exec meetings
  • Booking rooms for society events
  • Writing the newsletter

Treasurer: Amelie Wells Dion

Amelie (Treasurer)

Hi, I'm Amelie. I'm a fourth-year CS student and an avid wearer of hats and enjoy graph theory and game design. If you're interested in sponsoring the society please get in touch. Amelie WD

Discord: @distributive law#5486

The job of the Treasurer is to handle the finances of the society. This means:

  • Being responsible for the budget, and the allocation of our funds
  • Signing money request forms to access our budget
  • Getting in touch with and maintaining relationships with sponsors
  • Acting as the point of contact between sponsors and the SU for the purposes of signing contracts
  • Reporting on the budget at the AGM

Women's Officer: Daisy Kennedy

Daisy (Women's Officer)

Discord: @Aik#0923

The role of the Women's Officer is to:

  • Create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for women within the society
  • Promote initiatives and events beneficial to women through society channels
  • Interact with the department to help them to run Women in STEM events

Tech Officer:
Thomas Bruce

Thomas (Tech Officer)

Hi, I'm Thomas, a 4th year computer scientist, and I'm this year's Tech Officer. I'm responsible for the running and maintenance of this society's equipment, including our website hosting and server cluster. If you have any questions about anything we run, or would like help with any of the things we offer (especially if you need a change to the web server config) feel free to get in touch. Thomas Bruce

Discord: @thebruce#4808

The Tech Officer is responsible for managing all of the technical resources provided to our members

  • Responding to member account queries
  • Maintenance and updates of our server cluster
  • Maintenance and deployment of our ancillary hardware for gaming and LAN
  • Maintaining and updating our websites
  • Provide technical support for our web hosting
  • Ensure the smooth operation at special events run by the society

Social Secretary: Scott Wilson

Scott (Social Secretary)

Discord: @Cyantist#0402

The Social Secretary is responsible for:

  • Organising any non-educational and non-gaming events
  • Organising our weekly pub social
  • Running an end of term meal every term
  • Finding new members to join the society
  • Running cross-society events
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of members during socials