A Brief History of Burban

As a community, we really respect the OGs who have built and shaped the society to become what it is today. As a result, we have this page to look back on past committees, milestones, fond memories and progress throughout the years. It’s safe to say that we are really just a bunch of friends who all like dancing, so when people graduate they never really leave! We tend to stay friends4ever. 

In fact, we even have an alumni community for Burban members who have graduated: Burban DNA (dance now and always). On their insta page, you can find the oldies still posting videos, hosting online cyphers and still going strong! 

So if you’re interested, here’s a brief history of Burban:

In 2000, Sebastian Robinson (Bboy Toast) and Edward Haynes started University of Bath’s Break Society. Back then it was a hub for breakers, and since then we have branched out to different styles, resulting in the diverse set of events, lessons, people and skills that we have today!

 

2020-2021

Chair: Hoi Ching Leung (Bgirl Funsize), Secretary: Taiga Kobayashi, Social Secretary: Saima Ahmed, Media Manager: Sophia Tay Fong, Urban Leader: Enerel Bold-Erdene, Break Leader: Louie Middle (Loonatik), Treasurer: Harley Ngyuen, Welfare and Inclusivity Officer: Gwen Feng 

 

2019-2020

Chair: Tommy Ngyuen (Bboy Razlo), Secretary: Amy Liao, Social Secretary: Adam Rasool (Bboy Gelato), Media Manager: Taiga Kobayashi, Urban Leader: Hoi Ching Leung. Treasurer: Zac Atter (Bboy TT (don’t ask him what it stands for))

 

2018-2019

Chair: Kinkit Wong, Secretary: Toby Pao, Social Secretary: Sophia Tay Fong, Urban Leader: Azrai Vicary, Treasurer: Sophia Chong

 

2017-2018

Chair: Toyin Ajani, Advisor: Brandon Kam-Cheong, Secretary: Peter Lee, Social Secretary: Tyler Bussmann, Media Manager: Tu Dang, Urban Leader: Taiga Kobayashi, Vice Urban Leader: Kinkit Wong, Treasurer: Dan Van Wensveen

 

2016-2017

Chair: Toyin Ajani, Secretary: Harvey Jensen, Advisor: Rod Ho, Elemental Leader: Lana Wang, Elemental Vice-Leader: Tony Yue, Media Manager: Nicole Meyer, Treasurer: James Krafft, Events Manager: Ruth Edwards

 

2015-2016

Chair: Brandon Kam-Cheong, Elemental Leader: Kinkit Wong, Elemental Vice-Leader: Daphne Kok, Secretary: Jason-Abi Saab, Treasurer: Michael Foreman, Music Manager: Ciaran Sanford, Advisor: Rod Ho, Events Managers: Kabilan Selva and Maria Rojas Gomez

 

2014-2015

Chair: Rod Ho, Secretary: Michael Foreman, Treasurer: Gandhari Nawalage, Activities and Utilities Manager: Yu-Jin Tan, Music Manager: Ciaran Sanford, Advisor: Leroy Grob, Elemental Leader: Alixe Lay Cui Ling 

 

2013-2014

Chair: Leroy Grob, Treasurer: Kennet Ingram, Secretary: Richard Lee, Advisor: Jason Forder, Elemental Leader: Jawad Irfan, Elemental Secretary: Natasha Dawes, Elemental Treasurer: Leire Rincon

 

2012-2013

Chair: Richard Leung, Secretary: Richard Lee, Treasurer: Matthew Cheng, Advisor: Jason Forder, Events and Utilities Manager: Yu-Jin Tan

 

2011-2012

Chair: Sheyi, Secretary: Jawad Irfan, Treasurer: Leroy Grob

 

2010-2011

Chair: Simon Bishopp, Secretary: Richard Leung, Treasurer: Jason Forder

 

2009-2010

Chair: Alex Clarke, Secretary: Tom Holmes, Treasurer: Craig Hudson

 

2008-2009

Contributors: Alex Clarke and Gemma Driver

 

2007-2008

Chair: Andy Tapping

 

2006-2007

Chair: Helen Liang

 

2003-2006

Chair: Darren Bennett (Bboy Force) 

 

2000-2003

 

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