The telethon is a great way for us to get back in touch with our alumni to update them on college news, hear about what they are up to now and invite them to support the college’s Annual Appeal.
The 2014 telethon will be taking place between the 22nd September and the 5th October. In early September we will be sending out letters to those we are hoping to contact. Below you can read some information introducing some of the student callers that make up this year's team.
You can follow our Twitter feed @LincolnCalling to hears latest news and updates on the progress of the telethon.
2014 student caller profiles
Hi, my name is Peter and I’m going into my third year of studying PPE, it all seems to have gone so fast! I enjoy cross country running, most recently the Oxford Half Marathon, and last year I was college squash captain whilst also playing in the hockey and football team. One of my other roles is being JCR Vice President. This means that I sort out housing for all undergraduates, look after the JCR itself, manage the DVD collection and organise Christmas festivities. It’s a varied role which is excellent if you have a passion for housing spreadsheets, mug organisation and dressing up as Santa. I’m also a member of the Politics, Languages and Law Societies. In the future I hope to pursue a career in public policy, either working within the civil service or on the outside with a think tank/consultancy.
While a third-year Chemist, I seek to convert to Law on graduation and pursue a career as a solicitor. I hope that my scientific background will not become obscured entirely, and an overlap of the two fields – perhaps in patent law – could be found. For entertainment, I enjoy debate; the Union is an ideal place to experiment with ideas and explore different stances on myriad topics. It is interesting to see engagement from those whose field is not usually associated with the relevant debate: Atkins on theology would be an example. At weekends, I explore Oxfordshire's countryside from the saddle of my bike, and enjoy the classical piano.
Hi, my name is Kate and I’ve just finished my first year of studying German at Lincoln. In my free time I enjoy reading, knitting and singing as well as participating in amateur pantomimes. In college, I’m a member of the Languages Society where I really enjoyed socialising with other linguists and watching lots of foreign cinema. I am also a member of The Oxford Union and of Jewish Society. I’m still not entirely sure what I would like to do in the future but am interested in many fields such as journalism, teaching and translation. I am therefore very excited at the opportunity to speak to alumni and find out the things that they have achieved after being at Lincoln.
Hi, I’m Tom Rawlinson, I’ve just finished my first year at Lincoln, and I’m studying Engineering Science. This year, I’ve played a lot of hockey for the college team, both in Cuppers and in the League games, and I played a couple of matches for the University side. I’m also in the Oxford Officer Training Corps, which is part of the Army Reserve, and that’s given me some amazing experiences in a military context, as well as improving my leadership and fitness. I’m still not too sure about what my career will be in, but I know that it won’t be something ordinary, and I hope it will give me the opportunity to travel a lot, and to use some of what I’m learning with my engineering degree. In the holidays, I managed to fit in ski-mountaineering in Italy, and some rock climbing, and mountaineering is something that I would love to be able to do more of in the future too.
Hi! My name is Peter and I'm a first year DPhil student in Lincoln. I study astronomy; using data from a telescope in Chile I look at a range of galaxies from 10 billion years in the past up to the current day to study how galaxies have evolved and changed over the course of the Universe. Lincoln is such a fun and supportive place to be and it seems like I've been here so much longer than a year. I'm on the MCR Social Team and have a role in organising some of the fun activities the MCR gets up to. I also enjoy doing outreach in the department, showing school students and the public the wonderful world of astrophysics. In my spare time in the summer I'm partial to the occasional game of croquet in college, and also love travelling, touring around South America last summer.
Hi! My name is Alice White. I am a second year Lincoln History student. I am a keen debater and enjoy journalistic writing and reporting on current affairs. Beyond my academic studies I participate in several societies, both Lincoln-specific and university-wide. This year I had a fantastic time rowing in W3 for LCBC, I wrote for the Oxford Student as a news reporter and in Trinity term I was elected onto the Secretary’s committee of the Oxford Union which will give me the exciting opportunity to invite speakers and organise debates at the Union in the upcoming term. Next year I plan to join Lincoln Law Society, get more involved in University Dance Sport and write for some of Oxford’s international relations journals. In terms of the future I hope to continue with further academic study beyond my degree and then pursue a career which will allow me to progress my journalistic and debating ambitions, possibly journalism, law or public and political relations.
The 2013 Telethon
- 12 student callers
- Over 550 fundraising calls made
- £207,870 raised in donations
- 55% of all alumni that we spoke to made a donation
2013 was a brilliant year for the telethon and the results are a testament to the generosity and commitment of Lincoln alumni. We hope that the 2014 Telethon will be another great success!