We don’t have a hierarchy or any fixed roles within the BAIT team – everyone mucks in and we work together to set a theme, get submissions, select our favourites, design the zine on free-trial Photoshop, choose a charity, send a lottttt of emails, set up a launch party and get BAIT out into the world. We all have our own specialisms of course, but there’s no division into editorial, design or social teams. It’s great fun, and probably one of the highlights of the whole team’s time at uni – seeing our termly baby in the flesh (well, in the paper) is just so special!

The team is open to anyone based in Cambridge, especially students at any level. As everything’s anonymised before we read it, team members can still submit their work to the zine. We usually recruit in Michaelmas term, so keep an eye out for ways to join when the start of term rolls around. Freshers are especially welcome! Whether or not you have any experience, we’d love you to apply – ideas and enthusiasm are what counts!

Current team

Sarah Adegbite is a first year theologian at John’s (a theolojohn, if you will). The nature of her subject requires long bouts of deep philosophical thinking, which she breaks up with frequent visits to the Cambridge crepe van. 

Georgia Capewell is a first year PBS student at Medwards who once made an Instagram account dedicated to giving biographies to dogs she saw on holiday – she has no regrets. 

Jonny Cresswell is a second year History of Art student at Downing, who believes that adding excessive plants to his Zoom background constitutes a personality.

Miriam Emefa Dzah is a second year Sociology and Political Science student at Lucy Cavendish. She has an obsession with plantain chips that borders on the pathological. 

Alex Haydn-Williams is a second year studying English at Jesus. His middle name is David, after David Bowie, and he won’t let you forget it. 

Cate Horne is a second year MMLer at Newnham, who frequently uses her university email account to send love letters to her friends.

Sienna James is a History of Art student at Pembroke. Her speciality subject on Mastermind would be Cambridge’s Best Artisan Cafes. 

Audrey Lee is doing a MPhil in Arts & Creativity in Education – previously a fine artist, currently spiralling.

Matilda Sidel is a first year History student at Clare who has an uncanny radar for finding second-hand bookstores, especially with the support of her one true love: coffee. 

Suining Sim is a first year Education student at Jesus who can be fooled into contentment by good food, books and the sun.

Past team members

Celeste Abrahams

Olly Banks

Amy Baxter

Sasha Bobak

Maria Calinescu

Jack Crawford

Alice Gilderdale

Jess Henderson

Liza Hartley

Hannah Rice

Francesca Rigg

Cameron Walters

Francesca Weekes

BAIT was founded by Amy Baxter.