CHRISTOPHER COOK

JOINT DEAN


What is your favorite quotation?

“The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My education

What is your favorite dessert?

A second helping

What have you never understood?

The third law of thermo dynamics

Do you have any pets?

Still waiting to be given an Irish wolfhound

EUNICE ROBERTS

JOINT DEAN


What’s the most bizarre job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA)?

As a student making Christmas puddings at Easter at Cadbury’s

Where is your favorite place to relax?

In a beach hut

What’s your go-to lunch?

Leftovers from the night before

What’s your favorite quotation?

“Fail …fail again … fail better”

What have you never understood?

String theory

TIM DENHAM

MANAGING DIRECTOR


What is your favorite place to relax?

My house in Delhi, India

What is your go-to lunch?

Market Restaurant in Camden but it closed for ever two weeks ago. Disaster.

What is your favorite quotation?

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke

If you weren’t Managing Director, what would you be?

An out of work actor.

CHRISTINA IBIRONKE

PROGRAMS MANAGER


If you weren’t a Programs Manager, what would you be?

A dance teacher or professional athlete

What is your favorite quotation?

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”

What talent would you like to have?

A singing voice like Whitney Houston

What movie can you watch over and over?

Coming to America

STACIE NOVOTNY

GENERAL MANAGER


What is your favorite play?

New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh

What is your hidden talent?

I can make balloon animals and swords

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

Kitchen Table Tasting Menu – Chef James Knappett

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My first car for my 18th birthday – really the gift of independence…

What is your go-to lunch?

Homemade soup in the winter and salad or sushi in the summer

JENNIFER ROCKWOOD

SUMMER PROGRAMS ADMISSIONS CO-ORDINATOR


What is your favorite quotation?

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something.  That’s the only thing that never fails.  You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewer of baser minds.  There is only one thing for it then – to learn.  Learn why the world wags and what wags it.  That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.  Learning is the only thing for you.  Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” — T.H. White, The Once and Future King

What is your favorite performance of the past ten years?

Sorry I have to go back further. Rufus Sewell in Arcadia. Favorite all time.

What is the most bizarre job you’ve had (aside from BADA!)?

Well, it’s not the most bizzarre (I’ve done a lot of jobs!) but I did have the pleasure of working at the US Open Tennis Championships last summer, letting people on and off Court 12.

Can the Arts save the world?

Yes, yes they can.

CAROLYN SANDS

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR


What is your favorite book?

The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. A family history set in Sicily

What is your favorite places in London or Oxford?

Favorite place‎ in Oxford: The Deer Park at Magdalen College. London: The view of London from Primrose Hill.

What is your favorite film?

Some Like It Hot

What is your favorite performance of the past ten years?

Fiona Shaw in The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

SETH DRANGINIS

MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


What is your favorite dessert?

Coffee ice cream with a chocolate chip cookie

What is your favorite book?

Too many: Dan Simmons’s Hyperion Cantos, Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Kevin Brockmeier’s The Brief History of the Dead, Iain M. Banks’s Look to Windward, and Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita all vie for the top spot, but the one I turn to the most is Mark Helprin’s The Winter’s Tale.

Where is your favorite place to relax?

On a long walk, ideally on the path around the horse field at my parents’ house

What is the most bizarre job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA!)?

I spent two summers working as a lifeguard at a pool where no one ever swam!

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

Duck and Cherry Pie with a glass of old vine Chenin Blanc in Stellenbosch, South Africa

MAREK WOJCIK

CARETAKER


What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

Music equipment Pioneer CDJ800

Do you have any pets?

Cat (Prada) with attitude, Dog (Figiel) very likeable

What is your favorite place to relax?

Regent’s Park for sure

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA!)?

Segregating socks in a warehouse

What movie can you watch over and over?

Super funny and real comedy Seksmisja directed by Juliusz Machulski