Week 4 with AfriSoc

Dear Members,

Welcome to the fourth week! If you are feeling down, we've got a week full of event good for body and soul. You can join the choir session on Monday, and maybe get a free dinner at GTC in doing so (if you bring new members along). Wednesday we will host the lecture about Black Oxford held by Pamela Roberts. We are really looking forward to the conversation this lecture will spark and believe it will link perfectly with the 60th-anniversary of our society, soon to be announced.
Finally, you will not want to miss the AfroBOP, co-hosted by the Africa Society and the Kofo Collective. See you all on Saturday to dance, chat and enjoy each other's company.

  • Upcoming Event (MONDAY): African Choir Meeting
  • Upcoming Event (WEDNESDAY): Christian Cole Lecture by Pamela Roberts
  • Upcoming Event (SATURDAY): AfroBOP!
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Black Oxford Lecture

There are no tickets left for the event. If you would like to attend, please get in touch with us at secretary@oxforduniversityafricasociety.com and we will put you on a waiting list. Likewise, please let us know if you would like to give up your ticket.

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.

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

The choir is still actively looking for new members, so do not hesitate to try it out. No prior experience needed.

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, 5th February 2018 at 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Green Templeton College

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The AfroBOP!

We have reached Hilary term's mid-point, if you need to recharge your energies, the AfroBOP is here for you! The full African and Caribbean Jams experience in all its variety will be on offer for the first time this term. So if you want to get down and shake your body, don't miss this one!

With our trusted DJ Keem to animate the dance floor, be sure not to miss Oxford's favourite night!

Tickets can be bought on the door-- 5 pounds for St. Antony's members (w/ your bod card) and 7 pounds for everyone else, but make sure to bring a little extra for the drink specials at the bar! Cash only, and no old currency please!

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#4
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