Ben "MartianSpider"/"bma" A'Lee
- 2010–present — Honorary Member
- 2009–2010 — Assistant Technical Officer
- 2008–2009 — President
- 2006–2008 — Secretary
- 2005–2008 — Head Technical Officer
- 2004–2005 — Secretary
The gothic broomstick Head Tech Officer, in eternal war with Skippy.
Ben showed up about a month after Freshers' Fayre 2004, having decided he needed to get out more. He soon got elected as the new secretary, the previous incumbent (Tempy) having gone off in a huff some weeks previously. His main competition for this role was a beer glass in the Skiving Scholar, it being thought unfair that he just be given the position without any kind of democratic process.
At the AGM in February 2005, Ben successfully bribed his way into the position of Tech Officer, taking over from the soon-to-graduate Gemma Peter, part of his ultimate plan for world domination. It is a dirty lie that the boxen have had more problems since he took over than ever before, he's just unfortunate enough to have to deal with problems caused by Dave a few years previously. Honest.
In 2008, against his better judgement, Ben put himself forward for the position of President, being vacated by the soon-to-graduate Rich Jeffery. Unfortunately, people actually voted for him, leaving him in the unenviable position of having to actually run the society.
An uneventful year passed, in which he failed to get much at all done as President and was replaced by Drew at the next AGM. Come September, Ben was ready to take on his final year (at last!) with some trepidation, caused mostly by not having a project lined up yet.
Moved to London after graduation. Still active on IRC, scaring freshers, and occasionally visits for LAN parties.
Ben never blinks and eats nothing but one mouse a week, on Tuesdays.
He is a seasoned Fundie hunter.
Ben has a tendency to collect odd bits of hardware, including an 80286 laptop (circa 1988), an early PowerMac (circa 1995), a Sun workstation, and half a dozen Pentium-era PCs. He has very little free space.