DUHWS Exec

What do the exec do?

We are the people who look after the society and ensure that it runs smoothly! If you would like to contact a member of the exec please email them and they will get back to you as soon as they can. We are all a friendly bunch and look forward to getting to know as many people as possible. Don't hesitate to approach us, the photos will help you spot us at the next social or on the bus, so come and say hello; we don't bite!

You can also use the society's email address: walking.society@durham.ac.uk

Please see our Exec roles page if you would like to get involved, or speak to any of the current exec about running.

Current Exec

President

Incumbent
Sam Feaster

Contact
Sam can be contacted at samuel.feaster@durham.ac.uk

About me
Hi! I'm Sam, a third-year biologist at John's and I'm your president this year. I'm responsible for the general running of the society, bossing the exec around and trying not to be sassed too much by my VPs. I hope to be on every walk but I apologise in advance for when I get injured again... If you have any questions, suggestions or want to say hi, just get in touch. I'm eagerly awaiting another great year in the hills!

Vice President

Incumbent
Phoebe Sleath

Contact
Phoebe can be contacted at phoebe.r.sleath@durham.ac.uk

About me
Hi I'm Phoebe, a second year studying geology at John's! I am a hill-walking, mountaineering and rock enthusiast and I'm your joint Vice President for the year along with Miriam. We'll be helping organise food on residential trips and arranging alumni and leader trips. I'll also be helping out Sam whenever I can, whether that's making sure he doesn't oversleep on a Saturday, or stepping in for him when he gets injured from excessive table tennis. Feel free to say hi when you see me on or a walk, or message me with any questions!

Vice President

Incumbent
Miriam Abbas

Contact
Miriam can be contacted at miriam.abbas@durham.ac.uk

About me
Hi! I’m Miriam, a second year studying Chemistry and Maths at St. John’s College. I’ll be one of your Vice Presidents this year alongside Phoebe. We’ll be responsible for food on the residential trips, organising alumni and leader trips throughout the year and supporting Sam whenever he needs it! Hope to see you out on the fells!

Trip Officer

Incumbent
Sophia Drake

Contact
Sophia can be contacted at sophia.drake@durham.ac.uk

About me
Hi ☺ I’m Sophia, a second year studying Ancient History and Archaeology from Hild Bede. I’ll be your Trip Officer for this year, so it’s my job to organise the transport for all our expeditions and to book the accommodation for the weekends / week away. You’ll also get a weekly email for me confirming who will be going on each expedition. You’ll see me on walks most weeks, so I look forward to seeing you on the hills!

Secretary

Incumbent
Olive Boudette

Contact
Olive can be contacted at olivia.boudette@durham.ac.uk

About me
Howdy! My name is Olive. I’m from Michigan and am studying Environmental Geoscience. I am your Secretary and will be in charge of managing gear and ordering swag. Feel free to contact me with any t-shirt design suggestions, hiking recommendations in the US, dabbing technique, or anything else. See you on the hills!

Social Secretary

Incumbent
Freddie Hyde

Contact
Freddie can be contacted at frederick.w.hyde@durham.ac.uk

About me
Hello! I’m Freddie, a first-year historian at Josephine Butler College and It’s my job to make sure DUHWS members go on as many bar crawls, pub quizzes, barbecues, meals out and all manner of other socials as possible. You can find me on most of our weekly walks (especially in the pub afterwards) and I hope to see lots of new faces next year, either in the hills or the Elm Tree. I would also welcome suggestions regarding social events members would like to see more of, so feel free to contact me in person or by email.

Computing Officer

Incumbent
Oliver Webb

Contact
Oliver can be contacted at oliver.e.webb@durham.ac.uk

About me
Hello, I'm Oliver. I'm a second year Computer Scientist from Trevs. For the second year running I will be keeping the website and mailing lists up to date so that everyone knows what is going on with the society. If you have any suggestions for ways the website could be better, or if something isn't working, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me, either on one of our walks or by email.