National Executive

The National Executive is responsible for coordinating the work of the NGS on a national basis.

James Townsend



James is reading history at the University of York. In January 2007 he founded the New Generation Society and as President he takes interest in all aspects of the society. James splits his spare time between driving a tractor in rural Gloucestershire, visiting peculiar parts of the globe and name-dropping.

Vasant Chari

Project & Communications Director


Vasant (Vas) is responsible for structuring new projects at the NGS, and for maintaining a communications strategy. A History and Politics undergraduate, he enjoys political discussion and J.S. Mill. He is a very keen traveller and enjoys playing tennis. Vasant is also Secretary of the University of York NGS branch.

Lewis Colam

Journal EditorNGS Picture

Lewis Colam is in charge of sourcing and editing articled for the NGS journal. His particular interest is the relationship between the state and the individual and how this regulation of the private sphere will develop for the New Generation.

Tim Bidey

NGS York Chairman

tim-bideyTim is Chairman of the NGS York. He is responsible for the running of the society in York and representing the NGS on Campus. Tim is an English and Politics undergraduate. Outside of university he is learning how to coach tennis.

Dan Sofaer

Personnel Manager

dan-sofaerDan is a second year philosophy, politics and economics student at the University of York. Aside from NGS Dan does volunteering with Cancer Research UK and various Children’s charities, as well as reading post-renaissance political philosophy and getting good luck messages to his football team put on committee minutes. Dan looks at recruitment, strategy and legal affairs for the society.