Telephone Campaign 2017


Our annual Telephone Campaign ran for three weeks this year and raised an impressive amount in that short time span: £359,489 fulfilled and £370,472 pledged! We had a wonderful calling team consisting of current students who really enjoyed speaking to all of the alumni they called: scroll down to see the whole team.


Telethon caller Sophie Luu

Sophia Luu

Hello! My name is Sophia, and I’m a second year Art Historian at Clare, though will be switching to History and Philosophy of Science for next year. (Yes, it is a little unusual!)Last month, I decided I want to explore the world of perfumery and have arranged to meet a monk named Cyrille who will teach me how to make incense – I’m all about interdisciplinary aspects of study, and want to give back to Clare as they have made studying for me a little easier and really enjoyable.  I have had experience in a wide range of extra curricular activities, including acting at the ADC, being the current Head of Design for Clare May Ball and Clare’s Welfare Officer 2016-17. I really look forward to talking to you all! 


Telethon caller Olivia Scalise

Olivia Scalise

Hello! My name is Olivia and I am a first-year lawyer at Clare. I am originally from South America but have lived in continental Europe during my teenage years. I speak (almost) 4 languages, and love to learn more in my free time! I read lots in my spare time, and enjoy listening to various podcasts and TED Talks online. I am a cox for Clare Boat Club, and a dancer for the University-wide Competition Team. I also look forward to being next year’s Environmental and Ethics Officer for the college. My favourite things are sunshine, going to the theatre, and good crepes.


Telethon caller Moriyo Aiyeola 

Moriyo Aiyeola

Hello, my name is Moriyo Aiyeola and I’m a first year undergraduate studying history. Coming to Clare has been an incredible opportunity and I have really enjoyed my first two terms here. I’ve had the privilege of really getting to grips with medieval political and social history, even stretching as far to looking at wealth and poverty in West Africa from the slave trade to the present. Outside my degree I am usually training as part of the university’s sprint squad or campaigning with BME student groups and networks. I am definitely looking forward to talking to some of Clare’s alumni!


Telethon Admin Assistant Numptip Techalapanarasme 

Numtip Techalapanarasme 

Hello! My name is Numtip and I’m a first year economist at Clare College. Having grown up in Thailand all my life, moving to study in Cambridge has been an exciting and eye-opening experience. The friends I’ve made here, along with the college community, helped me adjust to the new culture and the challenges of living in a new country. One of the things I’ve been heavily involved with this year is the Cutty Sark Investment Society, an investment society in Clare to promote and make investment more accessible for women. Hopefully, we will be able to outperform the original CCSIF fund which is the older and more familiar student investment fund to former students of Clare!



Telethon caller Bez Adeosun

Bez Adeosun

Hey! I’m Bez and I’m a first-year undergrad reading Human, Social and Political Sciences – more specifically, Politics and Anthropology. In my short time at Clare – the best college in Cambridge by far – I’ve got involved in many extra-curricular activities. I’m currently on this year’s May Ball committee and we’re in the process of throwing one of the best May Ball’s that’s ever happened in Clare, and in Cambridge (no bias here obviously). Aside from that, I currently play American Football for the university team as a running back. We’ve had an amazing season this year, managing to make it to the play-offs just surviving relegation in the last game of the season last year. I also play mixed netball and football for the college teams, and I help with a lot of access activities by giving talks, presentations, and personal statement advice to prospective applicants. 


Telethon callter Isla Iago

Isla Iago

Hello! My name is Isla and I am a third year undergraduate studying Theology and Religious Studies. Although I find my degree fascinating, I spend a lot of my time on the stage acting. Performing is a huge passion of mine, and something I hope to continue doing well into the future. I have had an absolutely wonderful time at Clare; I cannot think of any place better! I want to help as much as I can, and give back to the college, so that more students will be able to experience the joys that I have had while studying in this amazing place. 


Telethon caller Elliot Pulver

Elliot Pulver

Hello! Hi I'm Elliot Pulver and I’m a third-year studying Law at Clare. I’m currently studying for my finals and writing a dissertation on the settlement of civil disputes. When I graduate I’ll be moving to London to complete the Legal Practitioners Course and then join Travers Smith to begin training as a solicitor. When I’m not studying at Clare I’m usually playing sports. I’ve represented Clare in Football, Rugby, Cricket, and Lacrosse; I have also represented the University in this year’s Rugby League Varsity Match. I have also been involved in many other aspects of life at Clare: I work at Clare Bar, I have starred in the College Pantomime twice (as the lead hero and lead villain), I have edited the college newsletter, and I was treasurer of the UCS in my second year. In 2015 I had the pleasure of meeting alumni young and old when I gave a talk at the Alumni Council AGM and attended dinner where I loved hearing about the many stories Clare has in its history.