Chris van Lottum 1991

Chris Van Lottum [1991]

Chris gained an MEng from Newcastle University. Chris worked as an engineer in a number of major companies and is currently a Senior Engineer and Road Safety Auditor at Arup.

Ian Long 1991

Ian Long [1991]

Following his A levels in the Sixth Form, Ian went up to Cambridge University where he gained an MA in Economics & Mathematics.  He gained further qualifications from the chartered Institutes of Management Accountancy and Insurance. He worked at Zurich Financial Services before moving to be the Operations Excellence Officer for Swiss Re in Zurich.

Tim Barratt 2014

Tim Barratt [1991]

After leaving Roundwood, Tim gained a degree in Graphic design from Southampton Solent University.

Samantha Bufton 2014

Samantha Bufton [1991]

After  her A levels in the Sixth Form, Samantha gained a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire and then went  to the University of Oxford  to complete an MA in Business Administration.  Following extensive experience as a consultant software engineer, senior programme manager and director of products management, Samantha  is currently a Director of Products at Survey Monkey in the San Francisco area.

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Claire Annesley [1991]

In the Sixth Form, Claire studied Economics, French & German at A level. Claire Annesley is Professor of Politics and Director of Research in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. She was awarded the Richard Rose Prize in 2011 by the UK Political Studies Association for her distinctive contribution to the study of British Politics. She is the winner of the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for research on Women and Politics, awarded by Iowa State University, USA, for her research on gender and executives with Karen Beckwith, Susan Franceschet and Isabelle Engeli.

In 2012 she won Best Comparative Policy Paper Award from the American Political Science Association’s Public Policy section for the paper ‘The Profile of Gender Equality Issue Attention in Western Europe’ (co-authored with Francesca Gains and Isabelle Engeli), presented at APSA 2011.

Claire is a member of the European Commission’s network on gender equality, ENEGE, and was the UK expert for its network in the fields of gender equality, social inclusion, health and long-term care (EGGSI) 2008-11.

Claire is on the Management Committee of the UK Women’s Budget Group.

Claire holds a BA in German and Politics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. Claire was a visiting fellow in the Centre for the Future of the European Social Model at Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen (Sept 2005-Feb 2006) and a visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) in 2002.

Most recently Claire was brought to our attention by a R4 broadcast* on on Women’s Hour.  Thanks to Ms Christine Hood who heard this.  *‎   BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, 4 December 2013 Dr  Claire Annesley speaking about budgeting for gender equality …


Tim Ebbels

Tim Ebbels [1991]

Tim studied Pure & Applied Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A level in the Sixth Form. From there he went to the University of Cambridge where he gained a BA(hons) in Physics and then a Ph.D in Astrophysics.

Tim is currently a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. He is a Reader in Computational Bioinformatics within the Computational and Systems Medicine Section of the Department of Surgery and Cancer.  His overall research interests lie at the interface between two broad areas: multivariate data analysis and post-genomic technologies.

He is married with two children and lives in London.


Jon Gingell

Jon Gingell [1991]

After gaining a BSc in Physics with Space Science and a Ph.D. in Chemical Astrophysics (cosmic chemistry) from UCL. Jon cofounded a company  called OpenSymmetry where he is now the Chief Technical Officer.

Chris van Lottum 2012

Chris van Lottum [ 1991]

Chris gained an MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Newcastle. His specialities are in Road Safety audit and developing transport planning. He is currently a Senior Engineer and Road Safety Auditor at Arup in Newcastle.

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Fraser Tant [1991]

After a long and successful career  Fraser is Head of Marketing for International Food & Grocery marketing Co. He is also Club captain for both Harpenden Hockey and Harpenden Cricket Clubs.