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.
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In this townhall we will discuss the current round of AU reforms (happening this weekend 16-18 Nov), especially as President Kagame of Rwanda prepares to hand over the chair position to President al-Sisi of Egypt. We will also consider and…November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at St Antony’s College, Oxford
The Afro-Feminist Book Club (ABC) was born from a discussion that highlighted the lack of space for and awareness of critical feminist theory both within the Society and the broader Oxford community. AfriSoc and the Kofo Collective are coming together…November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at 5 Alan Bullock Close
Graduate Research and Innovation Network (GRAIN) Presents: Saving Ourselves – Medical Interventions from Africa to the World This convening brings pioneering medical professionals and researchers from across Africa to discuss innovations in medical interventions from Africa to the world. Join&...November 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at African Studies Center
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- His Excellency John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, Former President of Ghana (2001-2008) Country: Ghana Years at Oxford: 1961-64 College: Exeter Course: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) At Oxford: Kufuor Scholarship at Exeter College, Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, amongst others.…Read More »
- We are excited to introduce you to the team that will be leading the 2019 edition of the Oxford Africa Conference. We received a number of strong applications, and the Selection Committee was impressed by the applicants’ passion for the…Read More »
- In partnership with the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), the Oxford Africa Society launched the Graduate Research and Innovation (GRAIN) convenings. GRAIN is a platform for AfriSoc members, AfOx visiting fellows and affiliates to present, discuss and encourage action on current…Read More »
- – by Chimwemwe Phiri Having just departed from Black History Month which ended on October 31, we will share a range of resources covering a variety of topics and interests including events, websites, media and important books by brilliant…Read More »
- The African Oxons Project – An Introduction and a Call to Engage! The African Oxons Project has been in the pipeline since the beginning of summer 2018 and is ready to launch digitally! The 2018-19 Oxford Africa Society committee has…Read More »