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October 2017

Documentation & A Vibrant Writing Culture: A Book Launch

October 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Rhodes Trust, Rhodes House, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3RG GB
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Join us for this launch of this book, which is the first of three volumes in a series that traces the leadership thoughts and philosophical disposition of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara. While the views are primarily in pursuit of the Zimbabwean Dream, the issues and challenges tackled affect most developing countries, in particular, those on the African continent. There is a strong Pan-Africanist thread and a developmental state approach pervading all the thoughts. Hence, the material presented in the three…

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November 2017

The AfroBOP!

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 1:00 am
Linacre College, St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3JA GB
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The Oxford University Africa Society Presents: The AFROBOP! We are almost halfway through Michaelmas, and the AfroBOP is here to make you dance your stresses away. 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! It's going down with Oxford's DJ Keem!! With two dance floors, a bar to quench your thirst and…

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Pursuing Pan-Afrikan Reparations (with Esther Stanford-Xosei)

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Balliol College, Oxford Oxford, OX1 3 GB + Google Map

Esther Stanford-Xosei will be speaking about an exciting and historic new development, the recently launched International Network of Activists and Scholars for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR) in London in partnership with the reparations coalition she represents, the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE). Esther’s talk will focus on elaborating on the INOSAAR’s role in fortifying the academic bloc of the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR), how it relates to Oxford’s student’s scholarship and research and more importantly, why it…

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December 2017

Christmas potluck – the African way!

December 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Linacre College, St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3JA GB
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Brought to you by the Oxford Africa Society- AfriSoc! We promised to be with you during term and out of term. We keep our promises! On this day, get your cooking pans ready and let the aroma of African dishes fill this new city we are learning to call home. Cook your hearts out and bring your best work to an African themed potluck where we will provide plates, cups, forks, non-alcoholic drinks (feel free to bring your own bottle…

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January 2018

Kenya after the 2017 Elections: What Next?

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Rhodes Trust, Rhodes House, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3RG GB
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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…

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February 2018

Recognising Cole within the canon of Oxford University

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Oxford University Africa Society, Africa Studies Center, 13 Bevington Road,
Oxford, OX2 6LH GB
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In October 2017 the University of Oxford and University College unveiled a plaque celebrating the first black African to ever get a degree at Oxford. The plaque came after and because of the efforts by Pamela Roberts 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).…

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The AfroBOP!

February 10 @ 9:00 pm - February 11 @ 1:00 am
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6 GB
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The Oxford University Africa Society and The Kofo Collective Present: 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…

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Realities of the African Diaspora, Identities across Borders

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6 GB
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African people often find out they are Black when they leave the continent. The African Diaspora is an assembly that comes out of two opposing unifications. The first one is caused by the dominant culture of the arrival country by means of prejudice, othering and requests to integrate. The second is the system of coping mechanisms adopted by Africans of different origins, who come together, by choice or by chance, to re-root themselves into a new cultural environment and construct…

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July 2018

Africa Foresight Group – Increasing the African Student Population at Oxford

July 23 @ 12:00 am - July 30 @ 11:59 pm

  Africa Foresight Group (AFG) is working with the Rhodes Trust to better develop a strategy aimed at increasing the number of scholars from Africa at the University of Oxford. As such, AFG have developed a survey to understand better how the various stakeholders of the Rhodes Trust currently view the organisation.   To participate in this initiative, please access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Non_Scholar

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August 2018

Observing the Life of Kofi Atta Annan

August 18

"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to go there" - Kofi Atta Annan (1938-2018)   The Oxford University Africa Society mourns the loss of Former UN Secretary General, His Excellency Kofi Atta Annan.   Mr. Annan was a son of Africa - he was a standard bearer for demanding appropriate responses from world leaders to African humanitarian…

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