Senior Member 

Mr Peter Wilson , BA (Hons), PhD, FRHistS has served as senior member of the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group since 2017 . His research focuses on military history,  particularly War in seventeenth to nineteenth century world history, the social,  cultural,  political or military history of German-speaking Europe and European history from 1500-1800. He has a long and distinguished history of lecturing in History and is currently the Chichele Professor of the History of War and has been a fellow of All Souls since 2015.


Andrew Payne (]):

Vice President

Megan Musilli (


Edward Howell (

Edward H.K. Howell ( is currently an M.Phil. candidate in International Relations. Having graduated with a double first in Geography from Brasenose College, Edward’s research interests have focused predominantly on the Korean Peninsula, in particular in the negotiations of South Korean and Chinese-Korean migrants to the West. More recently, Edward is focusing on issues of regime survival in North Korea, involving the plight of North Korean defectors in escaping, yet maintaining ties to, their homeland.

Tilman Graff(

Tilman Graff is a current MPhil. student in Economics at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Holding each a Bachelor’s degree from both LMU Munich and Technical University Munich, his research has focussed on identifying economic patterns behind the demise of the Weimar Republic. He is interested in the determinants of democratic instability and societal failure from both econometric, as well as game theoretic perspectives. 

IT Officer 

Freddie Barr-Smith (

Freddie Barr-Smith is an MSc Student in Software and Systems Security at Kellogg College, Oxford. He graduated with a BSc in  Computer Science and Management from Nottingham University. His academic interests lie mainly in computer security, particularly regarding Exploits, Intrusion Detection, Malware Analysis, Network Forensics and theory of Cyberwarfare.