Chair: Laura Ryan

College: Downing

Subject: Neuroscience (PhD)

CRSid: lr477

Why I’m a liberal: “I’m a sceptic, and liberalism is the only avenue to any society that I would want to live in.”

Vice-Chair and Junior Treasurer: Laurence van Someren

College: St John’s

Subject: Maths

CRSid: alv36

Why I’m a liberal: “I’m a liberal because as a 10-year-old I had a crush on Nick Clegg and I’ve been too dogmatic to consider alternative viewpoints since then.”

Secretary: Sophie West

College: Christ’s

Subject: History and Politics

CRSid: srw65

Why I’m a liberal: “A unity of individual liberty and social justice, liberalism enshrines the freedom of one while ensuring it does not become the fetter of another. Ergo, when a Tory tornado rages and one’s house lands on the body of a failing opposition, the only option left is to don some liberal slippers and follow the yellow-brick road.”

Campaigns: Archie McCann

College: Catz

Subject: Engineering

CRSid: ajrm3

Why I’m a liberal: Fundamental human rights are too important to be abandoned to rot under the Tories or Labour. Liberalism means extending every possible freedom to every individual in society, only restricting specific freedoms to achieve more or more equal freedom overall. For me, this means protecting the environment, human rights, and creating a more equitable society—that’s why I’m a Liberal.

Social Events: Zoe Zhang

College: Caius

Subject: History and German

CRSid: zz429

Why I’m a liberal: “Because I believe firmly that to be human is to be free, due to the manner in which we are all made divinely simple by our individual construction of the forms of space and time which characterise all phenomenal reality, meaning that we cannot be conditioned from without—but also because of the day 8-year-old me set eyes on Nick Clegg for the first time.”

Speakers: Stella Mendes

College: Peterhouse

Subject: HSPS

CRSid: mss80

Why I’m a liberal: I’m a liberal because I believe in making room for all voices, and like my discussions significantly spirited.

Membership Development & Alumni: Joshan Parmar

College: Fitz

Subject: Maths

CRSid: jp862

Why I’m a liberal: “I joined the party on a whim two years ago and am now too invested to leave.”

Communications: Peter McLaughlin

College: Downing

Subject: Intellectual History and Political Thought (MPhil)

CRSid: pm664

Why I’m a liberal: “I am a liberal because liberal values—freedom of speech, democratic government, free trade and competitive markets, individuality, equal access to justice—are those that have consistently lifted human beings out of destitution and created human flourishing.”

Women’s: Helena Trenkić

College: Jesus

Subject: Modern European History (MPhil)

CRSid: ht394

Why I’m a liberal: “I believe in the fundamental rights to individual freedom and true equality before the law and in society, which no country has yet achieved. I joined as Women’s and Non-Binary Officer because political discussion only works when everybody contributes, and because that shift won’t come with a hands-off approach.”

Senior Treasurer: Eugenio Biagini

College: Sidney Sussex

Position: Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, History Faculty

CRSid: efb21