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 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) with Professor Wale Adebwani, the Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and the Director of the African Studies Centre as its Patron and Senior Member.
The activities of the society are regulated by the University Standard Constitution and the Africa Society By-Laws, consolidated in this document.
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.
Ghanaian, DPhil candidate in Comparative and International Education
Swazi, DPhil candidate in Geography and the Environment
Zambian, MPhil Public Policy
British, DPhil Candidate in Chemistry
Austrian, MSc in Social Anthropology
South African, MPhil candidate in Development Studies
Ghanian, DPhil candidate in Education
South African, DPhil candidate in Economics
South African, Msc student in Economics for Development
Ugandan, MPhil candidate in Development Studies
British, Undergraduate student in Social Sciences
We are forever indebted to all those who have helped develop the society before us.