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Agnes Blackadder Hall wardennial team

You can contact the Agnes Blackadder Hall wardennial team on +44 (0)1334 467019 (internal extension 7019) or by email at or

A drop-in for residents is held every night in the wardens' office from 7.00pm-8.00pm, (except Mondays when it is 7.30pm - 8.30pm).

‌We have an excellent team of assistant wardens here. Each has responsibility for a separate area (domain) of the hall. You will meet your domain warden at some point as they visit each kitchen in their domain when on duty—usually around once a week. One of the assistant wardens is on duty each day from 7pm until 8am. You will find an assistant warden in the warden’s office every evening from 7.00pm-8.00pm, except Mondays when it is 7.30pm - 8.30pm.

The warden team is here to ensure your stay at Agnes Blackadder Hall is as enjoyable as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever a problem arises. We will try to advise and support you as best we can.

Warden: Dr Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara 2018

As the Warden of Agnes Blackadder and Powell Hall, I am delighted to welcome you all to your new home. With a dedicated team of eight Assistant Wardens, the Wardennial Team are available to provide out of hours support and guidance to all our residents whether new or returning to the Hall.

With a keen interest in fostering community spirit and Hall identity, I hope that you will enjoy the many diverse events and activities that we run throughout the Academic Year with members of our Hall Committee. Please feel free to drop me a line at any time if you want a chat and a good cup of tea in the Warden’s Office beside the PC Room. Enjoy Hall Life and Welcome Home!


 Deputy Warden and Assistant Wardens

Amanda Hall 2018

Amanda Hall

Hi! I’m Amanda, Deputy Warden of Agnes Blackadder and Powell Hall and a third-year PhD student in International Relations, studying post-conflict politics and Northern Ireland. I am originally from a small town in the mountains of Maine, but have lived in the UK since graduating from university. I like yoga and hillwalking and I am always happy to have some tea, so just stop me any time you want to have a chat!

William Hiles 2018

Will Hiles

Hi! I’m Will, a fourth-year Geography PhD student researching the Viking settlement of Iceland and associated environmental change. I've previously studied at the University of Birmingham and Royal Holloway. I’ve been an assistant warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall since the start of 2016. Please feel free to come for a chat. I look forward to meeting you!

‌‌Judith Szabunia

Judith Szabunia

Hi, I am Judith. I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Social Anthropology, specialising in the politics of reproduction in Ireland. I moved from Germany to St Andrews over 8 years ago, so if you want any insider tips on where to find the best hidden spots for a cup of coffee in the sun, just ask me! I love going to Zumba classes at the gym, baking (and sharing!) sweet treats and reading every book I can get my hands on. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all, so please feel free to stop me any time for a chat.

Sam Osborn

Sam Osborn

Hello! My name’s Sam and I’m a second-year PhD student in the school of Modern Languages; I study German literature and film from the communist East. I’ve recently come back from a research trip to Berlin, where I was working with several rare pieces of illegally published work and other texts which were censored or banned. If you see me around, I’ll probably be listening to music, but I’ll always stop for a chat if you say hello.

‌‌Chloe Bray

Chloe Bray

Hi, I’m Chloe! I’m a PhD student in the School of Classics, researching marginal landscapes in Greek Tragedy. I’m from Dunedin, New Zealand and previously studied at the University of Otago. I love running, hiking, fantasy books and games, and playing guitar in a metal band called Sojourner. Please feel free to come and say hello, I look forward to meeting you!”

 ‌Natosha Hoduski

Natosha Hoduski

Hi! I’m Natosha (sounds the same as Natasha), and I’ll be starting the first year of my PhD in International Relations this year. I just finished my masters in International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic (super long name) at Edinburgh, but I’m originally from the States. I think Scotland is gorgeous, so if I'm not studying/hanging out around site, you can probably find me up a hill somewhere or exploring the gorgeous coastline, so let me know if you have heard of any great trails or want to go chase the horizon some time! I am looking forward to welcoming you to your new home and working with this great team to make your stay at St Andrews as pleasant as possible!

Simone Riegel

Simone Riegel

Hi, my name is Simone and I am originally from Germany. I moved to St Andrews in 2017 to study Sustainable Development in a master’s course and am very excited to start my PhD in Sustainable Development this year. I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all and the challenges this year will bring. I'm happy to assist with all the problems you may have and make your stay here as enjoyable as possible.

Sebastijan Sekulic 2018

Sebastijan Sekulic

Hi, I’m Sebastijan, and I’m currently doing the second year of PhD in Geoinformatics at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development. I love teaching and helping fellow students in any way possible. I’ll do my best to make your stay here as enjoyable and exciting as possible, and to resolve all the problems you might have. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in this diverse St Andrews community.