The Oxford University Africa Society (OUAS) focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. OUAS, a.k.a. Afrisoc, seeks to set the agenda for the future of the continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to engage. Above all, Afrisoc is a community of change agents passionate about Africa.
Our society has come to life more than 50 years ago to become a platform for 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 Prof. Dr. Raufu Mustapha, Associate Professor at the Department for International Development (Queen Elizabeth House) as its patron.
Meet the Team
The society is led by a President and Vice-President, elected once a year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Trinity Term. They are supported by a committee which is elected and/or appointed in the course of each academic year
Namibian, Dphil candidate in Law
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.