Week 3 with AfriSoc

Dear Members,

Thanks to all those who made it to the Kenya roundtable last week, for those who missed it, you can watch a recording of it here (thanks to Africa Oxford Initiative). In a similar fashion, we will try to stream and record our future events, where possible. This week, you are invited to the screening of Makala, Wednesday evening at Curzon Cinema in the new Westgate centre. On Friday, check out the first Insaka of the term by AfOX. where Prof. Wale, our senior member, and Dr. Gladys will discuss topics related to their research.
We are organizing a similar space for our members in week 7, the AfriSocSymposium, register if you'd like to present your research.
Finally, we are looking forward to hosting Ms Pamela Roberts next week at University College. She is going to tell us about the first black African to get a degree from Oxford and practice Law in UK.

  • Upcoming Event (MONDAY)African Choir Meeting
  • Upcoming Event (WEDNESDAY)Makala Film Screening + Q&A
  • Upcoming Event (NEXT WEEK): Christian Cole Lecture by Pamela Roberts
  • Upcoming Event (NEXT WEEK): AfroBOP!

Black Oxford lecture

In October 2017, University College and Black Oxford Untold Stories unveiled a plaque celebrating the first black African to achieve a degree at Oxford in 1879. The plaque came after and because of the efforts by Pamela Roberts, Director of Black Oxford Untold Stories to raise the profile of pioneering Black scholars.

This lecture will document the catalyst which led to the creation of 'Black Oxford Untold Stories' and the writing of her book Black Oxford: The Untold Stories of Oxford University’s Black Scholars (Signal Books 2013). It will focus on the University’s first Black scholar – Christian Frederick Cole, and illustrate how Cole’s life intersected the complex intertwining of education, politics and race in the early twentieth-century exploring and examining the difficulties and barriers he encountered as a student at the illustrious university; and also provide an insight into his time as a barrister. The lecture will also explore the route taken to achieve the historic unveiling of the first plaque to honour Cole.

The event is hosted by University College, Oxford University Africa Society and African Studies Centre. Refreshments will be offered to attendees previous to the start.

There are only 25 places left, get your free ticket here!

When: Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at 5 pm
Where: University College

African Choir Meeting

The next choir meeting will be, as usual, tomorrow (Monday) at Green Templeton College. Get in touch with Pako (kojo.botsio@gtc.ox.ac.uk) to if you'd like to join.

When: Monday, 29th January 2018 at 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Green Templeton College

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Makala - Film Screening at Curzon Cinema + director Q&A

Winner of Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize, Makala follows a young man from a small village in the Congo, determined to offer his family a better future. His only resources are his own two hands, the surrounding bush, and an iron will.

You are invited to the preview of this critically acclaimed movie Wednesday 31st January at Curzon Cinema (Westgate). After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the director, Emmanuel Gras, and Temitope Ajileye, Secretary of the Africa Society.  Book your tickets now: http://dogwoof.org/MakalaCinemas.

When: Wednesday 31st January @ 630
Where: Curzon Cinema, Westgate

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#3
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