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Our History

The Oxford Africa Society has a rich history dating back more than 60 years.

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 the times many of the African states started 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). The activities of the society are regulated by the University Standard Constitution and the Africa Society By-Laws. 

60th Anniversary (2018)

The 60th Anniversary Posters were celebrated through a series of events that marked the important people and events in the AfriSoc's rich history.


To commemorate the anniversary, seven posters were produced by Temitope Ajileye, Phyllis Ferguson and Chimwemwe Phiri and were the results of research conducted between October 2017 and June 2018. A version of them was first displayed on June 2nd 2018 in the Investcorp Auditorium at St. Antony’s College.

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