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Amanda Sharp joined the team as Regular Giving Officer in October 2022 having held alumni and development roles at Brasenose College and Regent’s Park College. An alumna of the University, she holds an MPhil in Classical Archaeology from Lincoln College.

Amanda is responsible for the regular giving programme at Queen’s and looks after the Queen’s Society. The Queen’s Society recognises the committed and generous donors who make a regular monthly, quarterly or annual gift to support the College and new generations of students who benefit from the world-class teaching and research at Queen’s.

Please feel welcome to get in touch with Amanda, if you would like to make a regular gift, or would like to know more about the Queen’s Society and the impact that your regular donation can have.

I joined the Old Members’ Office as Deputy Director of Development in November 2020, having previously worked in the Development Office at Somerville College Oxford between 2014 and 2020.

I support the development activity at Queen’s, working closely with the Director of Development and the College’s senior leadership to advance the College’s fund-raising priorities and build and maintain relationships with the College’s Old Members and friends.

Queen’s is deeply appreciative of the support of those who have given over the years, which has made such an impact to our ability to protect opportunities for future generations of students and academics. I am delighted to meet and work with donors and potential donors who are interested in supporting the College’s mission, vision, and priorities.

If you would like to learn more about the College’s current initiatives or are interested in making a gift, or are a Philippa Benefactor, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Catherine works in the Old Members’ Office as our Legacy Giving Officer and is responsible for the Queen’s College Taberdars’ Society. The Taberdars’ Society hosts an annual lunch to thank Old Members and friends who wish to support Queen’s through leaving a gift in their wills.

Before joining the Old Members’ Office, Catherine worked in the University of Oxford Development Office, raising funds for projects at the University’s museums and the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum. She also has many years of experience developing charities both in Oxford and in Africa.

If you would like to find out more information about making a gift to Queen’s in your will, or would like to know more about the Taberdars’ Society, please contact Catherine.

Jemma works with Jen Stedman on the Old Members’ events programme, in particular bookings, and is the first port of call for your Old Member queries. 

She helps keep our database current, so do reach out if your contact details have changed, or fill out our online form to update your details. Don’t miss out on news, events, or your copy of the College Record!

Be a part of the news we share, by letting Jemma know if you have had a book published, released a music album, made a film or exhibited your art. Maybe you’ve won an award, sailed around the world or been at the forefront of a scientific discovery – we’d love to hear about it.

Jemma can also help you if you want to visit College, reconnect with a long-lost Queen’s contemporary or buy some Queen’s-branded merchandise.


The Old Members’ Office oversees the lifelong relationship with the College’s alumni. This includes organising an extensive programme of events in College, London, and other cities around the world to support our Old Member engagement and fundraising strategies. 

Christine joined Queen’s in April 2022 to take care of the Old Members’ events programme while Jen Stedman is on maternity leave.  She spent the previous nine years setting up an Alumni Relations programme for Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment.

Christine wrote her DPhil thesis about the character of the fool in 16th-century German drama (which proves more useful in everyday life than you would think) and is on a mission to promote German cakes and biscuits to a British audience. As a life-long choir singer and early music enthusiast, she is excited about working next door to one of the most fabulous college choirs in Oxford.