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Postdocs of Cambridge Society



The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the PdOC Society took place on 26th July at Darwin College.


Results of the elections can be viewed here



Social networking from 16:30, meeting starting at 17:30.

All postdocs from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges and University Partner Institutions are invited to attend the 2022 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 PdOC Society Committee for the year ahead (until June 2023).

Sign-up here to attend

PdOC will provide drinks for the garden party as well as some nibbles. However, as Darwin has allowed us to bring our own food, we thought we might make postdocs the stars of the show and host a summer potluck! Show off your cooking and baking by bringing it to the event. We’ll provide the tables, as well as all cutlery, napkins, and plates. You just need to bring the food.

Don’t worry, bringing or cooking food is not a requirement to attend (or eat!). But please tell us if you are bringing something so that we can plan accordingly. 

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 PdOC Society Constitution states the aims and membership of the PdOC society, explains how PdOC Society functions and elects Officers of the Society.

AGM Documents

Coming Soon 

  • PdOC 2021/2022 Annual Report

How to stand 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 by 19th July 2022.

Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. The new committee will hold their posts for a full year until June 2023 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.

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. Each elected Officer manages a subcommittee and can 'co-opt' new members to this group for specific tasks. If you would like to help with a specific task please 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 current 2021/2022 PdOC committee roles are as follows. 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 here for each position. Please email Joshua Batts (, Hollie Godden ( or the current role holder if you would like further information.


Current Holder



Joshua Batts


Vice President

Nino Läubli



Josh Kaggie



Hollie Godden   

Social and Networking Events Officer*

Ommar Omarjee  

Communications Officer

Roberta Palmulli


College Affiliations Officer*



Researcher Development Initatives Officer

Yvette Ntsogo


Marketing Officer 

Miguel Beneitez

Welfare and ED&I Officer*

Sarabeth Buckley


Department Officer*



Sub-committee members

Marisa Oliveira   

Senior Treasurer

Nicky Blanning