Mr Mark Blandford-BakerBack to People

Department: Home Bursar
College appointment: Official Fellow
Officer: Home Bursar, Treasurer of the Combined Clubs Fund, College Health & Safety Officer, Prevent Lead Officer and Safeguarding Lead Officer.
Phone: 01865 276050


I joined Magdalen as Home Bursar in 2001; prior to that I worked in Cambridge, firstly in St. Catharine’s College and later in Jesus College. Earlier, I was in the hotel business.

Role in the College

Principally, I’m responsible for the management of all the domestic operations in the College. I lead a team of almost 140 staff; from Gardens to Catering, Housekeeping to IT, Porters’ Lodge to Maintenance, Sport Facilities to Accommodation, and our Commerical Business and tourism, to make Magdalen a great place to study, live, and visit.

I am also Treasurer for the Combined Clubs and help the various student sports clubs and societies with grants and general support.

I am the Lead Officer for Child Safeguarding, Prevent, and Health & Safety.

Selected Publications

Upon the Elysian Stream: 150 Years of Magdalen College Boat Club, Oxford (2008)

The Other Boat Races, Rowing & Regatta (2009)

Sir Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Rowing & Regatta (2010)

Hear the Boat Sing – various online articles