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Postdocs of Cambridge Society Annual General Meeting 2017



2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society


Monday 19th June 2017, 6pm for a 6.15 pm start
The Audit Room, King's College




All postdocs associated or affiliated with the University of Cambridge, its Colleges and University Partner Institutions are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society. The purpose of the AGM is to report on the activities of the Society for the past year, discuss how PdOC should develop in the next year, and elect a Committee for the 2017/2018 academic year.


The PdOC Society

The aims of the PdOC society are to:

  • Represent Postdocs from all Faculties, Schools and Departments at the University of Cambridge and University Partner Institutions (UPIs).
  • Facilitate communication and networking between Postdocs both within the Departments and across Faculties and the wider University community.
  • Provide information and support so that Postdocs can make the most of their time at Cambridge.
  • Create a social and intellectual network for Postdocs throughout the University.

The current Constitution of the PdOC Society was adopted at an Extraordinary General Meeting in January 2017 and it states the aims and terms of membership of the Society, explains how the Society functions and how Officers of the Society are elected.


Invitation to all

The AGM  is open to all Cambridge based postdocs and any other members of the University who share the interests of the Society. We would like as many postdocs as possible to attend to get the input from a wide cross section of the current postdoc community.

Please register here if you are planning to attend the AGM. This helps us with planning the logistics of the evening!

PdOC AGM 2016 poster - please display in your department!

AGM Agenda and supporting documents


How to run for a PdOC Committee position

If you would like to stand for a committee role please complete the nomination form and return to the PdOC Society Secretary (secretary @ by 5pm on 5th June 2017. Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. The new committee will hold their posts for a full year until the 2018 AGM and would be expected to hold a position with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges or a University Partner Institution for the full year. Full details of the membership of the PdOC society can be found in the PdOC Society Constitution.

Nominations for Committee posts and other agenda items must be received by the PdOC Secretary by 5th June 2017 at 5pm.

N.B. Nominations are now closed.


Nominations to the 2017/2018 committee

Want to help out but don't want to join the committee?

If you would like to help out with specific jobs e.g. organising an event, writing a postdoc guide etc. you do not have to join the committee. The PdOC Society has several subcommittees and you don’t have to be a member of the Committee to join them. If you would like to help with something in a specific area, contact the relevant committee member. They would be very happy to have your help! Please come along to the AGM to meet the current committee and influence how PdOC will develop over the next year.


Committee roles and further information

The PdOC committee roles are listed below. Thankfully a number of the current committee are willing, if re-elected, to continue serving on the PdOC Committee.  Nominations are open for all positions but we have a particular need in the following positions marked with a **. A full role description is available for each position. Please email Adina Feldman ( or the current role holder if you would like further information.



Current holder: Adina L. Feldman

(president @

Nominees for PdOC president must have served on the PdOC committee for at least 6 months, as detailed in the PdOC Society Constitution.

Vice President

Current holder: Paul Coxon

vice-president @

Treasurer **

Current holder: Lori Turner

(treasurer @

Secretary **

Current holder: Vacant

secretary @

Membership Officer **

Current holder: Alessandro Rossi

(membership @

Social and Networking Events Officer ** (joint position)

Current holder: Stephen Kell

Current holder: Sarah Steimer

events @

Communications Officer (newsletter editor, joint position)

Current holder: Paul Bennett

Current holder: Laura Fachal

(communications @

College Affiliations Officer

Current holder: Alexia Cardona

(college-affiliations @

Marketing Officer

Current holder: Carl Spickett

(marketing @

Researcher Development Initiatives Officer **

Current holder: Marta Costa

(researcher-development @

University Representation and Policy Officer ** (joint position)

Current holder: Ghina Halabi

(representation @

Welfare Officer **

Current holder: Susanne Lager

(welfare @

Committee Member without Portfolio ** (up to 4 positions)

Current holder: Alice Hutchings

Current holder: Arne Jungwirth


The committee has two additional co-opted members who are not elected at the AGM; The chair of the Departmental Postdoc Committee Chairs’ Network (DPCCN), Tariq Masood, and our senior treasurer, Nicky Blanning.


** We are particularly looking for nominees to these roles.

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Pub night at the Bath House

Jun 30, 2017

The Bath House, Bene't St

Brunch at Bill's

Jul 02, 2017

Bill's Cafe, Green St

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