Upcoming Events

AfriSoc 60th Anniversary - Pan Africanism: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Saturday, 2 June, 2018 -
14:00 to 16:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

The Oxford University Africa Society focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. It seeks to set the agenda for the future of the African Continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to critically engage.

Ambassador Abena Busia
Prof. Patricia Daley
Dr. Tunde Oseni
Dr. Simukai Chigudu
Prof. Kole Omotoṣo (keynote speaker)

Elliott Lecture - From Cold War to Hot Peace: an American ambassador in Putin's Russia

Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, St Antony's

Michael McFaul is Professor of Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995.

Dr Michael McFaul (Freeman Spogli Instiute for International Studies & Hoover Institution)

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2018 - 'The African rising narrative - where now?' - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Friday, 8 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

We sincerely regret to inform you that the Annual Lecture has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.


Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa)


Past Events

Cold War Competition and Cooperation in East Asia

Monday, 14 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building

International History of East Asia Seminar Cold War Competition and Cooperation in East Asia  Natalia Matveeva, SOAS, University of London: 'Same Goal, Different Roads: North and South Korean Post-liberation Economic Development and the Quest to Shape Historical

Natalia Matveeva & Sheng Peng

Nissan Seminar: Cultural and practical factors leading to Japan's PISA success: similarities and differences to other top-performers

Friday, 11 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer, an author, and an international education consultant.

Lucy Crehan, Education Researcher and Author

The Legal Challenges of the Belt and Road: Views from Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

Friday, 11 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

MOU Signing Ceremony with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Public Lecture by the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts The Honorable Dr Michael Hwang MOU signing ceremony to start at 5pm in the lecture theatre, followed by public lecture by the Chief Justice.

Dr Michael Hwang, S.C.

African Studies Seminar: The tree for living well: the socio-cultural significance of enset in southern Ethiopia

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Enset (ensete ventricosum; Abyssinian banana), uniquely domesticated in Ethiopia, sustains upwards of 20 million people in southern Ethiopia. It also feeds a sizeable animal population and is in turn nurtured by both animals and people.

Elizabeth Ewart (University of Oxford) & Wolde Tadesse (University of Oxford)