Week 2 with AfriSoc

Dear Members,

Welcome to the second week! The African Gospel Choir is resuming activities on Monday and the lunch hangouts are back on Wednesday in Jesus College.
If you managed to get a ticket for the Kenyan roundtable on Friday, we are looking forward to meeting you. We were pleased to see the enthusiasm you showed in participating in the debate and will endeavour to provide further opportunities for political engagement in future.
Finally, if you are working on a project, personal or academic you would like to share with members of the society in this newsletter or on the website, get in touch with Temitope.

  • Upcoming Event (MONDAY): African Choir Meeting
  • Upcoming Event (WEDNESDAY): AfriSoc Conversing Lunch
  • Upcoming Event (FRIDAY): Kenya after the 2017 Elections: What next?

African Choir Meeting

The African Gospel Choir has resumed activities. The first meeting of the term will be tomorrow (Monday) at Green Templeton College. Get in touch with Pako (kojo.botsio@gtc.ox.ac.uk) to know more.

When: Monday, 22nd January 2018 at 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Green Templeton College



AfriSoc Conversing Lunch

The first Afrisoc Lunch Hangout of the term will be Wednesday. The hangouts are open only to 10 members every 2 weeks on a first come first served basis. We want as many African students as possible experience various college spaces in the company of other Africans over a quick lunch at noon.

This week, the Afrisoc members in Jesus college are going to host the hangout. The cost is 5£ for a two course meal.

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Kenya after the 2017 Elections: What Next?

In 2017, Kenya was plunged into uncertainty as the scheduled August election dragged on until October after the Supreme Court threw out the initial results. The court cited numerous irregularities and illegalities as the basis for their decision. In contrast to the original August run, more than half of eligible voters did not vote again in October. What changed between August and October? What does the 2017 electoral crisis suggest about the state of democracy in Kenya? And what does Kenya's electoral instability say about the state of democracy in the region? In an informal roundtable led by Nanjala Nyabola, participants will learn more about the unprecedented crisis and prospects for Kenya and the region over the next 5 years.
There are limited places at the roundtable. Tickets are sold out but for exceptional situations, please contact Tonny.

When: Friday, 26th January 2018 at 14.00 - 15.30
Where: Rhodes House, Oxford

AfriSoc Symposium - Health

Following the success of the first edition of the AfriSoc Symposium, we are re-proposing the same format for this term. Members of the Society will have the opportunity to present their research in an informal setting. The theme will be 'Health': this can be physical, mental or social and we would like to hear from a wide range of involved parties, from lab researchers to medics, to policy-makers.

Register your interest here by submitting an abstract.

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AfriSoc Newsletter HT#2
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