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.

Afrisoc term card, MT 1959
Term card of the Oxford University Africa Society, MT 1959

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  • Oxford Africa Conference 2019 – Call for Applications

    Oxford Africa Conference 2019 – Call for Applications

    DISCLAIMER: PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR POSITION IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR A POSITION ON THE AFRICA SOCIETY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Applicants will not be allowed to occupy two offices (e.g. Treasurer and Conference Co-Chair) of…Read More »
  • Call for Applications – Oxford University Africa Society Committee

    Call for Applications – Oxford University Africa Society Committee

    The Oxford University Africa Society is calling for applications for the following positions on the 2018-2019 Committee: Treasurer Social Secretary The powers, duties and responsibilities of these respective positions are reflected in the below extract from the Constitution and By-Laws…Read More »
  • AfriSoc Visits Ghana

    AfriSoc Visits Ghana

      Visit to the Republic of Ghana by the Oxford Africa Society (9th-19th September, 2018) The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) hosted the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo during the Oxford Africa Conference 2018 where he delivered a keynote speech…Read More »
  • Oxford Africa Society Committee 2018-2019 Results

    Oxford Africa Society Committee 2018-2019 Results

      The voting has now been completed and the results, as provided by our Returning Officer, are as below: President Name Votes Percentage % Papa Kojo Botsio 59 60 Temitope Ajileye 22 22 Mbalenhle Matandela 16 16 None of the…Read More »
  • Candidates – Oxford University Africa Society Committee 2018/19 Elections

    Candidates – Oxford University Africa Society Committee 2018/19 Elections

    President   1. Temitope Ajileye   Title: New Spaces for Africa and Africans in Oxford “ In Spring 2017 I got behind the scenes of AfriSoc as a volunteer for the Oxford Africa Conference. I was moved by the sympathy…Read More »