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!



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 



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))



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



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



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



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



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 



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



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



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



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



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



Contributors: Alex Clarke and Gemma Driver



Chair: Andy Tapping



Chair: Helen Liang



Chair: Darren Bennett (Bboy Force)