LUSH Exec. 2013-14Last modified: April 17, 2013
My name is Kristina and I am your President for Lancaster University Society of History! This means I am responsible for co-ordinating the rest of the Executive and making sure that things run smoothly and everyone is happy. I currently study Politics and International Relations; however, my main subject of interest is American History. I am particularly interested in the political History of the U.S. in the seventeen hundreds; the key philosophers who inspired the framework of the American Constitution throughout Europe and its political implications throughout history through to today. This year I am most looking forward to working with a fantastic Executive, our upcoming Social Calendar and exploring what Lancaster has to offer culturally and historically!
Hi, I’m Phil and I am the Vice President and Chair for the society. I currently study History, and my favourite period is probably Russian history, especially the revolutionary years when Bolshevism took control. Total War is pretty cool too; I have been lost in many a book about World War One. I also quite like a bit of Ancient History, and one day I will read Homer’s works. Probably. Maybe. (I originally wrote this in first year, I still haven’t read them.)
Hello! I’m Lee Dickson and I shall be enacting the elaborate role of General Secretary this year! I’m majoring in History with one module in English Lit., and I’m History mad!!! My main interests lie in the politics, religion, culture and society of the English Early Modern period, and I must admit to being a bit partial to Henry VIII. As General Secretary, I’m already looking forwards to putting together the 2014 Charity Ball, and I know that we can make this year better than ever! Outside of history, I’m Doctor Who mad, love a good comedy, have been known to shout at the TV over Politics, and I am the de facto Chief Sommelier for the best society in town!
Hi! My name’s Alasdair Hughes and I’ll be your Treasurer for the next year, and I’m currently a first year studying History with Politics and Chinese. My particular interests are modern history 1700-1900, the founding and origins of empire, capitalism and total war, but I also have extensive knowledge and interest in the 17th century, world war two and the reformation. Having control of the purse strings this year, I’m looking forwards to maintaining an efficient society and providing funds to have really good nights out, and then to enjoy those nights out. As Treasurer it’s all about the Benjamins, but I am very much looking forwards to being part of a youthful, motivated and dynamic exec.
Hello guys my name is Callum and I’m one of the two social secs that will be organising all our amazing excursions for next year. I am currently a 1st year history major and I’m really enjoying myself here at Lancaster! (At the moment One of my favourite periods of history is Victorian Britain, but I am also partial to 19th century America and Britain, and every now again Alexander the Great, broad span I know! (I just like history in general really). I’m looking forward to organising the socials for the society, and I really hope that as many people as possible will join us this year and beyond!
Hi, I’m Hayley. I am a first year History student and one of the society’s social secretaries. By taking on this role, I am responsible for coming up with and helping to organise events that you guys will hopefully find fun and engaging! My taste in History varies massively, but I am particularly fond of French history, the history of the Northern Ireland conflict, French and Russian revolutions and 20th century politics. Aside from History, I’m also a big fan of food and fancy dress; you can look forward to plenty of post-lecture pub lunches and historically themed socials!
Hi everyone! My name’s Will and I’ll be your Publicity Officer for this year. I’m a first year majoring in History, with minors in Politics and Criminology, am I’m really enjoying all three. I’m fascinated by the history of the British Empire, and the technological revolution from 1800 onwards; something which I hope to pursue next year in my options! I really hope to be able to bring a lot of new ideas to the table this year to help publicise our society, and make the experience even better for the members!
Hi! I’m Jess the newly elected webmaster of LUSH, keeping the society and its members up to date via the internet. I plan to spend this year exploring ways of publicising and promoting the society electronically and becoming actively involved in all aspects of the society. I’m a second year History student from Lonsdale studying primarily modern history, my long standing favourite being the birth and growth of National Socialism in Germany. This year however, I have developed a new found interest in American history, a topic I had not explored before. My goals for the future are to travel beyond Europe and find a career in which I can incorporate my love for history!
HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER
Hello! My name is Gunnar Aadland, and I am the Health and Safety Officer. This means that it is my duty to protect everyone from harm so that we can focus on having fun, i.e. filling out forms. I am a second year student studying History and International Relations, and if I have to pick a favourite historical period I would say the Roaring Twenties (because of the hats). I am really looking forward to being on this exec, and working towards making this year as enjoyable as possible. Ah yes, my name, it’s because I’m Norwegian . ÆØÅ.
POSTGRADUATE AND ALUMNI LIAISON OFFICER
Hi! My name’s David and I’ll be your Postgraduate and Alumni Liaison officer this year. I’m a Postgraduate student, former history teacher, and a scholar of History, Law, Education, Politics and Philosophy, with a penchant for historical executions. I am looking forward to encouraging Postgraduate history students to become more involved with the society and I would also like to provide a useful and interesting society for all Postgraduates who are interested in History, especially local history, even if it is not their subject. Lancaster has an excellent Postgraduate community from all across the world – I would like to see the society be able to provide them with a fun and enriching introduction to the history of Lancaster, Lancashire and the UK