Two minutes with… Cordelia Cross
Meet Cordie, our local Marketing Content Producer in Oxford.
Hi Cordie. What do you do for us here at Kings?
My job title at Kings is Local Marketing Content Producer. This involves me communicating with the students so as to capture their experiences and use it to create content that can then be used for social media and various brand purposes. Being present in both the extra-curricular activities as well as the in-school enrichment programme allows me to capture content daily ready for marketing purposes so as to showcase what Kings Oxford has to offer.
How long have you worked at Kings and what did you do before?
I’ve been working at Kings for a little under a month now, previously I studied at Solent University in Southampton. I did my undergraduate degree in Photography and then decided to continue my education at Solent and so undertook an MA Visual Communication during the pandemic.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
"My favourite aspect of my job is probably the interaction with the students; getting to know them and being able to enhance their experience while studying and living in Oxford."
I love being able to use photography everyday as part of my job as it’s something I love and adds more purpose to my degree!
What do you like most about Oxford?
"Something I like most about Oxford is its diversity, I love living in a city where you can walk down the street and hear maybe four or five different languages from people of all walks of life."
As well as this, architecturally Oxford is fascinating; I love exploring again, the diverse, rich display of both historical buildings which are often juxtaposed and contrasting with new modern, innovative builds.
Where is the best place you’ve ever visited?
The best place I ever visited was Iceland, I was lucky enough to go on a Geography school trip was I was about 15. I had never experienced such unbelievable outstanding natural beauty, nor been anywhere quite so cold! Seeing the Northern Lights on one of the evenings we were there was honestly one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever experienced.
What is the last book you read?
The last book I read was by Richard Osman called, The Thursday Murder Club. I really enjoyed reading it as the characters were entertaining and believable, as well as this it kept me gripped right up until the end which is always a good sign!
What is your favourite film?
My favourite film of all time is Titanic — always has been and probably always will be! Not all films need a happy ending and Titanic definitely isn’t one of them. However, a blossoming love story on between two unlikely, yet unbelievably good looking young people on an unsinkable ship will always goes down a treat.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
"I think if anyone were to play me in a film about my life it would probably have to be Emma Watson. She’s British, from Oxford and of course a talented actress. She’s someone I hugely admire and respect for the work she does in highlighting the importance of women’s rights, activism and feminism."
Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?
The person I would most like to invite to dinner with me would have to be Barrack Obama. He just seems like the most approachable, genuine, kind, down to earth man. Apparently, he’s a fantastic chef, and his stories I’m sure would be incredible; it would also be an excellent opportunity to ask all about his wonderful wife!
What is your favourite quote?
One of my favourite quotes is from The Fellowship of the Ring when Gandalf says to Frodo, “All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us.” Despite being fairly obvious, it has always resonated with me as it reminds me that no one knows how long they have on earth and that we should do everything we can to make the most of the life we have and the time that we are given – nothing is guaranteed and so we must live life to the fullest.