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.

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

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

Temitope Ajileye

General Secretary & IT Manager

Nigerian, DPhil candidate in Computer Science

Zambian, DPhil candidate in Immunology and Pathology

Rocco Zizzamia

Scholarships Manager

South African, MPhill candidate in Development Studies

Tonny Mungai

Social Secretary

Kenyan, DPhill candidate in Primary Health Care

Mary Jiyani

Head of the Working Committee on Entrenching the Africa Society

Malawian, MPhill candidate in Law

Previous Administrations

We are forever indebted to all those who have helped develop the society before us.