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.
Swazi, DPhil candidate in Geography and the Environment
Nigerian, MPhil Development Studies
Administrative Priorities 2018-2019
In celebrating the 60th Anniversary of this Society, we have also taken a moment to reflect both on the Society's achievements and its opportunities for growth. It is in this context that the 2018-2019 Committee has chosen to focus on issues related to gender equity and welfare, women's empowerment and pan-africanism. We have also made a deliberate step towards broadening our partnerships and collaborations. These will advance our mission of:
- increasing access to an Oxford education for students from Africa and the Diaspora
- supporting and highlighting the academic pursuits of our current members and creating space for their holistic enjoyment of their time at Oxford
- sustaining engagement and honoring the contributions of previous AfriSoc members and alumniof the University from across the Diaspora who overcame perceivably insurmountable odds to pursue an education at the University of Oxford.
The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for African Studies. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. The Society and Executive Committee look forward to a continued partnership with the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford whose staff and programming play an indelible role in the effective administration and success of the Society.
This year, AfriSoc has entered into a groundbreaking memorandum of understanding with the Africa Oxford Initiative - a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions.
The Committee has also launched a partnership with the African and Caribbean Society - a student run Society at the University of Oxford- to broaden the scope of our engagement to include undergraduates and supporters from the Diaspora.
To learn more about the Committee's administrative priorities and how to collaborate with AfriSoc, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are forever indebted to all those who have helped develop the society before us.