Past Committees

See photos of committee members in the gallery.

The Foundation

For several years the “Cambridge Jugglers’ Association” (CJA) had been active, with most of its membership being drawn from the University. However it had no formal constitution or rules. At the end of the 1998-99 academic year, a new society was created to give the activities of the CJA a more formal footing.

The “Cambridge University Jugglers’ Association” (CUJA) was formed by Robert Whittaker, Chris Rycroft, and Tom Price. Its aims were “to provide a forum for the practising of juggling and associated skills and to promote those skills among members of the University”. Towards the end of July 1999, The Association was registered with the Junior Proctor as an official University society. Registration ensures that a club has a recorded constitution, annually audited accounts and a current list of elected officers.

The Cambridge University Juggers’ Association is the student-run juggling society at the University of Cambridge. We are not just for jugglers, but also cover a wide range of related circus skills.

2016-2017

President: Nathanael Alcock

Secretary: Jake Bland

Junior Treasurer: Alastair Houston

Senior Treasurer: Steven Burgess

Website Officer: Gwilym Kuiper

2015-2016

President: Gwilym Kuiper

Secretary: Chloe Hammond

Junior Treasurer: Alastair Houston

Senior Treasurer: Steven Burgess

Website Officer: Becky Couzens

Cake Officer/Camvention Officer: Katie Struthers

2014-2015

President: Cameron Ford

Secretary: Katie Struthers

Junior Treasurer: Vishal Patil

Senior Treasurer: Steven Burgess

Website Officer: Gwilym Kuiper

2013-2014

President: Alastair Houston

Secretary: Katie Struthers

Junior Treasurer: Michael Rees

Senior Treasurer: Steven Burgess

Website Officer: Joanna Neville

2012-2013

President: Katie Struthers

Secretary: Matt Wood

Junior Treasurer: Michael Rees

Senior Treasurer: Steven Burgess

Weekly workshops continued this year along with the traditional puns and videos in the emails. Varsity was hosted by Imperial and UCL together in London, and once again, Cambridge won. We also started plannning Camvention, the cambridge juggling convention, which is also supported by Cambridge Community Circus.

2011-2012

President: Mark Pender-Bare

Secretary: Brook Roberts

Junior Treasurer: Alex Dodd

Website Officer: Katie Struthers

CUJA had become quite small in the last few years, so this year Mark and Brook worked hard to improve the membership and weekly turnout of the club. They put a big effort in to recruit people at the freshers fair and the first few weeks of term, and started running workshops at the meetings every week. Cambridge also hosted varsity this year and (suprisingly) won.

2010-2011

President: Mark Pender-Bare

Secretary: Brook Roberts

Junior Treasurer: Alasdair Wilkins

Website Officer: Joel Colledge

2009-2010

President: Brook Roberts

Secretary: Paul Davis

Junior Treasurer: Joanne Perry

Website Officer: Tim Skinner

2008-2009

President: Andrew Walkinshaw

Secretary: Jennifer Berry

Junior Treasurer: Lloyd Smith

Website Officer: Lawrence Watson

2007-2008

Joint President: Harry Waye

Joint President: Rich Miller

Secretary: Tim Skinner

Junior Treasurer: Natalie Lewis

Senior Treasurer: Mrs S. Stobbs

Website Officer: Andrew Parlane

2006-2007

Joint President: Harry Waye

Joint President: Chris Rowlands

2005-2006

Co-President: Harry Waye

Co-President: Stuart Russant

Secretary: Tracy Moroz

Junior Treasurer: Richard Brierley

Website Officer: Ben Horgan

2004-2005

Joint President: Adam Ardron

Joint President: David Evans

Secretary: Erica Thompson

Junior Treasurer: Martin Richards

2003-2004

Joint President: Owen Jones

Joint President: Lucy Taylor

Secretary: David Birch

Junior Treasurer: Matthew Gunton

Senior Treasurer: Mrs. S. Stobbs

2002-2003

Joint President: Alastair Pilgrim

Joint President: Beinn Muir

Secretary: Sanjay Joshi

Junior Treasurer: Tom Garnett

Senior Treasurer: Mrs. S. Stobbs

2001-2002

Joint President: Tom Price

Joint President: Nick Smith

Secretary: Robert Whittaker

Junior Treasurer: Tom Garnett

Senior Treasurer: Mrs. S. Stobbs

The first term had got off to a good start with a record 316 poeple signing up at the Societies’ Fair. The squash was well attended, despite clashing with the England Greece football match. At the end of the year, membership stood at 102 life, 31 year, and 29 alumni.

The Lent term started off with some problems over a venue for our weekly meetings. This was eventually sorted when we managed to secure a slot at Fenner’s. We also held a successful formal hall this term. Fire nights and equipment orders continued as normal throughout the year.

Easter term saw the inevitable decline in numbers as exams took priority. However, we had great support for the Varsity Match, achieving a stunning 37-14 away win. We are now unbeaten for at least four years.

2000-2001

President: Iain Murray

Secretary: Robert Whittaker

Junior Treasurer: Tom Price

Senior Treasurer: Mrs. S. Stobbs

We had another good start to the year at the Societies’ Fair with over 130 people signing up. The squash went well, and attendance was very high in the first term. Though this dropped off a bit in the second term, membership had risen to 111 (88 life and 23 year) by Easter. As well as the usual weekly meetings, we also held several fire nights, and some social events.

A second application to the societies syndicate was made during the year. We received about half of what we had applied for, a total of £450. This enabled us to purchase more clubs and some glo equipment. Equipment orders continued to be very popular with members. Over the year over £2500 worth of equipment has been bought from Butterfingers.

This year it was our turn to host the annual juggling varsity match. The result was an honourable draw, and full details can be found on our website.

1999-2000

Joint President: Chris Rycroft

Joint President: Robert Whittaker

Junior Treasurer: Tom Price

Senior Treasurer: Mrs. S. Stobbs

The Year started off with the stall at the CUSU Societies’ Fair in Kelsey Kerridge. We collected many names, and held a very successful squash at the end of freshers’ week. By the end of the year we had a total of 84 members (64 of whom had joined for life).

One of the benefits of being registered with the university is that it allowed us to apply to the University’s “Societies’ Syndicate” for funding. We applied for a grant for various items of juggling equipment, and were awarded £433.50. This enabled us to go from owning very little of our own equipment to the large amount we own to today.

We met with more success at the annual varsity juggling match. Eight members of the CUJA travelled to compete in Oxford. We had an excellent day out, and come away with a substantial victory: 34 points to 14. A full report can be found on our website.