The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc or OUAS) focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. AfriSoc 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 1959 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) with Professor Wale Adebwani, the Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and the Director of the African Studies Centre as its Patron and Senior Member.
Meet the Team
The Society is led by a President elected once a year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Trinity Term. They are supported by a Committee which is elected or appointed in the course of each academic year.
Namibian, DPhil in Law candidate
Nigerian, DPhil candidate in Computer Science
Zambian, DPhil candidate in Immunology and Pathology
We are forever indebted to all those who have helped develop the society before us.