The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. The Society seeks to set the agenda for the future of the African Continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to critically engage. Above all, AfriSoc is a community of change agents passionate about Africa.
Our Society came to life in 1958 and has become the platform for the discussion of African contemporary issues. It became a vibrant forum within the University at times of many African states becoming independent after decades of colonialism.
The society is an official student club of the University of Oxford (registered through the Proctor‘s Office on an annual basis).
The activities of the society are regulated by the University Standard Constitution and the Africa Society By-Laws, consolidated in this document.
Latest from the Society (see all)
- President Papa Kojo Botsio (preferred name Pako) is a DPhil candidate from Ghana researching Education and Welfare Policies with an objective to widen access to secondary and higher education for vulnerable students. Pako has led unprecedented initiatives including the first-ever…Read More »
- We are excited to introduce you to the nominees for the 2019-2020 AfriSoc Executive Committee. These nominees will be at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 15 June to participate in hustings and answer any questions members may have about…Read More »
- The Daley Breakfast Series with Amber Starks The second Daley Breakfast was held at Gee’s Restaurant, Oxford, on the 23rd February 2019. The convening was a three part celebration of Women’s Month, LGBTQI+ Month and Black History Month (USA).…Read More »
- FrançAfrique – Resistance or Collaborative Fraternity? In 1965, the term Francafrique, was invented by Felix Houphouet Boigny the first elected President of Ivory-Coast. It represents a special relationship, that indicates no signs togetherness that empowers both sides and excludes marginalization.…Read More »
- 20th January, 2019 Dear members and friends of the Oxford University Africa Society, The past few days have deluged us with unfortunate events coming from Sudan, Zimbabwe, and most recently Kenya. In Sudan, peaceful protests fueled by dissatisfaction with the…Read More »