About the 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

Interested in becoming an exec member?

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 Chris Blake the incumbent President

Incumbent

Chris Blake

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About me

I’m Chris, and I’m a 2nd year physical geographer from Collingwood. As president I’ll be making sure that the society is run as smoothly as possible by this year’s exec. I’m also in charge of the training and assessment of leaders for the society, so feel free to speak to me or any of the leaders about that and they’ll let me know. I’ll be on pretty much every walk, so you can ask me questions then, or just message me.

Vice President Sophia Drake the incumbent Vice President

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Sophia Drake

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Hi, I'm Sophia, a finalist from Hild Bede studying Ancient History. I'll be your Vice President for this year, so I'll be organising food for residentials, booking alumni trips, and filling in for the President if he can't make it. Contact me for recipe suggestions, news on alumni trips, and anything related to Late Antique & Byzantine studies! I'll be attending every walk, so I look forward to seeing you out and about in the mountains!

Treasurer Euan Martin the incumbent Treasurer

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Euan Martin

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About me

Hi I'm Euan and I'm a first year physicist from Cuths. I'm your treasurer which means I'm in charge of all of the societies finances, as well as organising MiDAS minibus training and first aid training. You'll most likely see me on the bus collecting the weekly money or counting how many people there are (and often forgetting this immediately...), as well as joining in on the walks. If you have any questions about what I do, or would like more information about anything I've mentioned please feel free to email me or stop me on the bus. See you in the hills!

Secretary Freddie Hyde the incumbent Secretary

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Freddie Hyde

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Hello! I’m Freddie, I’m a second-year historian at Josephine Butler College, a leader with the society and most importantly, I’m your secretary! I look after all our group kit, order the stash and send out the weekly emails letting you know where we’re heading to next. You can find me on most of our weekly walks distributing kit on the bus, leading groups in the hills and enjoying a pint afterwards. See you on the hills!

Trip Officer Owen Bell the incumbent Trip Officer

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Owen Bell

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Hi, I'm Owen and I'm a 1st year mathematician from Stephenson (its up by JoBo). As Trip Officer I will be handling the logistics of getting everyone to hills and making sure there's a coach to drive us home! I'm friendly and love a chat so if you have any questions feel free to message me or ask me on the coach. Hope you enjoy the trips!

Social Secretary Sarah Peart the incumbent Social Secretary

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Sarah Peart

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About me

Hi, I’m Sarah and a second year law student from Josephine Butler. I’ll be your social secretary for this year, so leave it to me to organise all DUHWS bar crawls, meals, pub quizzes and all other social events! I’m easy to recognise - you’ll either see me dancing around on weekly walks, or with drink in hand at the pub. I’ll happily welcome any suggestions or questions concerning the socials, so don’t hesitate to contact me!

Publicity Officer Phoebe Sleath the incumbent Publicity Officer

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Phoebe Sleath

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Hi, I'm Phoebe, a third year studying Geology at John's! I am a creative hill-walking, mountaineering and rock enthusiast and I'm the Publicity Officer for this year. I'll be dealing with society publicity and social media, including curating the Photo of the Walk on our website and keeping the Instagram up to date. I'll be coming on most walks (except when I'm doing away geologising so feel free to say hi when you see me or message me with any questions!

Computing Officer Oliver Webb the incumbent Computing Officer

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Oliver Webb

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About me

Hello, I'm Oliver. I'm a third year Computer Scientist from Trevs. For the third 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.