I’d been College exchequer for a year and they needed someone to become seneschal. There were two people who wanted the job, but they hadn’t been around that long and didn’t know many people, so I said I’d have a go.

I’ve been doing the PhD for over a year now, so I know what I’m doing there. I thought I needed a new challenge. Getting out there, having to talk to people, having to organise things are basic skills you need to learn. And it’s been interesting.