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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- We are pleased to announce the committee for the 2020 Oxford Africa Conference, the 10th edition. We are proud of this diverse team which comprise individuals from different countries, professional backgrounds and academic disciplines. They have already hit the ground…Read More »
Reaction to the resignation of the Oxford Union’s president’s resignation in the light of Mr. Azamati’s CaseReaction to the resignation of the Oxford Union’s president’s resignation in the light of Mr. Azamati’s Case On the evening of 19 November 2019, the Oxford University Africa Society (OUAS) received news of the resignation of Mr. Brendan McGrath as…Read More »
- UPDATE ON THE EBENEZER AZAMATI CASE The Oxford University Africa Society is pleased to announce that following the appeal process on Saturday 16TH November 2019, the President of the Oxford Union, Brendan McGrath, has formally withdrawn his charge of violent…Read More »
STATEMENT IN CONDEMNATION OF THE OXFORD UNION’S IRRESPONSIBLE AND VIOLENT TREATMENT OF EBENEZER AZAMATISTATEMENT IN CONDEMNATION OF THE OXFORD UNION’S IRRESPONSIBLE AND VIOLENT TREATMENT OF EBENEZER AZAMATI – Issued by the Oxford University Oxford Africa Society The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) strongly condemns the violent, unjust, inhumane, and shameful…Read More »
NEW APPOINTMENTS: HAKEEM ONASANYA AS VICE PRESIDENT AND FRANK TIANYI AS CO-HEAD SCHOLARSHIPS AND ACCESS (SAC)We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hakeem Onasanya as the Vice President of the Oxford Africa Society. Hakeem, from Nigeria, is reading for a Master’s in Public Policy at Green Templeton College . You can learn more about…Read More »