Advisory Board

The OXRSC is proud and grateful to have as its supporters an illustrious group of individuals and organisations that demonstrate the urgency and importance of our campaign

Helena Kenedy


Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights.

Rebecca Murray


Rebecca Murray is the co-founder and Director of Article 26; a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. Article 26 supports people who have fled persecution, war and conflict and sought sanctuary in the UK. The project works in partnership with universities to promote access and create opportunities in higher education. In her role as an independent consultant, Rebecca has evaluated and advised on the strategic direction of charitable trusts, immigration specialists and museums working with a diverse range of vulnerable groups.

Bernard Sufrin


Bernard Sufrin is an Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College and of the Computer Science Department, where he still teaches. He has been a member of the University Congregation since 1978, and has been prominent in several Congregation campaigns in recent years. He was one of the first three members elected by Congregation to the University’s Audit and Scrutiny committee.

Frances Tsakonas


Frances is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ISNUK™. She has over 35 years experience in international education. Frances has worked for governments, advising on education reform, non-governmental organisations and private education providers around the world, as well as for international organisations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the EU, the European Training Foundation and the British Council.

George Gabriel


George is a Senior Organiser with CitizensUK working to pioneer broad-based organising countrywide, bringing together schools and colleges, unions, faith communities, charities and housing associations to act on social justice issues.

Jeremy Fox

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Jeremy Fox is the Chair of democracia Abierta’s editorial board. He is a writer, businessman, and consultant.

Pia Jolliffe


Pia Jolliffe has worked as consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) before earning a DPhil in International Development at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. She is currently a research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and a Member of Senior Common Room at Blackfriars Hall

Anna Simpson


Founder of OXPAND, Anna is a final year undergraduate History student. She has co-organised the Oxford for Syria society since 2013 and worked with asylum seekers and refugees for BAfR (Bradford Action for Refugees) during university holidays.

Emily Silcock


OUSU VP Charities and Community

Cat Jones


OUSU VP Access & Academic Affairs