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

Next Events (see all)

  • Town Hall 2: AU Reforms – Breathing New Life and Purpose into the African Union!

    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
  • AfriSoc – Kofo Collective : Afro Feminist Book Club Launch

    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
  • GRAIN: Saving Ourselves – Medical Interventions from Africa to the World

    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

Latest from the Society (see all)

  • The African Oxons Project – Profile 1

    The African Oxons Project – Profile 1

    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 »
  • Meet The 2019 Oxford Africa Conference Committee

    Meet The 2019 Oxford Africa Conference Committee

    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 »
  • Graduate Research and Innovation (GRAIN)

    Graduate Research and Innovation (GRAIN)

    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 »
  • African Oxons: Resources on Black History

    African Oxons: Resources on Black History

    – 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 »
  • Launch: African Oxons Project

    Launch: African Oxons Project

    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 »