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Senior Common Room

Trevelyan's SCR, or Senior Common Room, is a community for staff, academics, alumni, and various friends of the College. The SCR host regular dinners and events and sit on the high table during College formals. The SCR are encouraged to integrate with the wider College community as much as possible, offering guidance, giving careers talks, and providing mentorship.

SCR AGM February 2023

The SCR Committee


SCR President

Professor Anoush Ehteshami

Professor Anoush Ehteshami has had a long association with the College, dating back to the year of his appointment at Durham in 1993. Soon after his appointment he became directly involved with the launch of the Sir William Luce Fellowship which was established in the College in the mid-1990s and continues to this day. Anoush has been a member of the SCR for much of this period and has immensely enjoyed his many interactions with the College. He is Professor of International Relations, holder of the al-Sabah Cahir in International Relations and Director of the al-Sabah Programme in the School of Government and International Affairs.


SCR Vice President 

Mr Martyn Berry

Martyn graduated from Warwick in 1975 following this he was seconded to London University for a research fellowship. He studied for postgraduate qualifications in management and business administration with the Open University before setting up a company providing advice on financial strategic management.

Martyn has been a member of the SCR for several years and he was also a tutor at Trevelyan College for some time.


SCR Secretary

Mrs Kayleann Hoye

Kayleann has worked at Trevelyan College since October 2020. In March 2021 she was appointed College Administration Coordinator and secretary to the College Principal. She thoroughly enjoys being involved in student life and enhancing student experience, while delighted to be elected secretary of the SCR. 



SCR Treasurer

Mrs Janice Ware

Janice has worked at Trevelyan College for 30 years, and is currently the Operations Manager. As SCR Treasurer she manages the SCR bank account and signatory arrangements, and processes payments on behalf of the senior common room.



SCR Events Officer 

Mr Nick Gilboy

Nick was elected as SCR Events Officer in April 2024. He is here to find interesting, novel, challenging, thought-provoking and, above all, fun events throughout the university terms for our SCR members. Keep your eyes peeled for the details as and when they are sent out and please do share with him any ideas you may have. 

In a previous incarnation he had a forty year career in sales which he loved, mainly due to the wonderful mix of people he met. He now spends his time here at the university and volunteers for the Great North Air Ambulance Service. 

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Professor Adekunle Adeyeye

Adekunle graduated with First Class Honors from the University of IIorin, Nigeria in 1990. He obtained his MPhil in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics; PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1993 and 1996 respectively.

Adekunle was the founding Master of Ridge View Residential College and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore, where he has worked from May 2000 to January 2020. He has conducted pioneering research work in the field of nanomagnetism and magnonics. He has won many awards including being named one of the top 100 young innovators in the world by TR100, an award-winning MIT magazine on technology. In 2013 he was selected Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer. Adekunle is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology

Global Dynamics Lecture Series

Trevelyan College Senior Common Room is delighted to launch a major new Lecture Series called 'The Global Dynamics Lecture Series'.

All lectures are free to attend and all are welcome, booking is advised. 


Global Dynamics 1 - Why China? Putting China's resurgence in context

Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Durham University

24 October 2023 at 5.30pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

We begin the Trevelyan College Global Dynamics Lecture Series by asking the question ‘why China?’. Prof Ehteshami will
offer to explain the global significance of China’s return to the centre of the international system. He will look at the reasons for China’s resurgence and the geoeconomic and geopolitical
implications of the country becoming the second largest economy on the planet and the United States’ near-peer power this century.


Global Dynamics 2 - China as a civilisational power

Professor Vivienne Shue, University of Oxford

28 November 2023 at 5:30pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College 

With her deep knowledge of China and its history, Professor Shue is best placed to discuss why China is in many ways a unique power as she proceeds to provide her own expert overview of China’s modern history. She will examine some of the key relevant events and episodes (over the last 100 years or so of China’s own political history) which she believes have helped shape political perspectives in Beijing today, answering why they want (or feel they need) to advance their own narratives about civilisations, civilisational power, and global order.


Global Dynamics 3 - China's worldview: the international system from China's perspective

Professor Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick

30 January 2024, at 5:30pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College 

In this lecture, one of the country’s foremost authorities on China’s international relations will explore how China views the current international system, its policy priorities, the forces that shape Beijing’s worldview, and the key drivers of China’s policies in Asia and beyond.


Global Dynamics 4 - China's Belt and Road Initiative

Ali Borhani, 3Sixty Strategic Advisors Ltd, London

27 February 2024, at 5:30pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

Mr Borhani brings a business perspective to the forum in reflecting on one of China’s most talked about economic and foreign policy priorities, notably the vaunted Belt and Road Initiative, which since 2013 has been creating a dense web of connectivities across Eurasia and Africa, and now also reaching the shores of South America. In assessing the importance of
the BRI, Mr Borhani will discuss the origins of the BRI in Chinese strategic thinking, its goals an achievements thus far, and its future.


Global Dynamics 5 - PRC-US relations in a new word order

Professor Michael Cox, London School of Economics

20 April 2024, at 5:30pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

For both the United States and China the biggest strategic issue of concern is not Russia or another war in the European
theatre, but the creeping tensions in their own bilateral relations. Observers will have noted bilateral relations worsen under President Trump and also the covid-19 pandemic, but there are deep structural roots to this and Professor Cox will discuss what the sources of tensions might be and also how each party views the other and the emerging global order.


Global Dynamics 6 - PRC-European relations in the Xi Jinping era

Dr Enrico Fardella, University of Naples 'L'Orientale' and Director of ChinaMed Project

14 May 2024, at 5:30pm, Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

We will end this year’s lecture series with a sharp focus on Sino-European relations. Dr Fardella will discuss China’s reasons for cooperation and collaboration with Europe and the place of Europe in China’s global vision. He will explore the significance of China for European economies and the evolution of China’s policies with regard to Eurasia in the era of China’s current president and CC Party leader, Xi Jinping.


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SCR Annual Summer Barbeque 

The Senior Common Room Committee arrange an annual summer barbeque for members to get together and socialise. This years barbeque will take place on Monday 10 June 2024.

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