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

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

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. Above all, it is a community of change agents passionate about Africa. For its 60th anniversary, the Africa Society will hold a half-day conference on the theme ‘ Pan Africanism, Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future ’. View the full program on the anniversary website
The conference will be in the InvestCorp Auditorium of St. Antony's College.

The invited speakers all have a connection to the Africa Society and have conducted important research related to Africa and engaged in Pan African activism. The keynote speaker, Prof. Kole Omotoso, will deliver the lecture 'Decline and Rise of Pan Africanism in the 21st Century'.


The event will be chaired by Ambassador Abena Busia, a scholar, poet and writer who has recently paused her academic position at Rutgers University to represent Ghana in Brazil.

Ambassador Abena Busia (event chair)
Ambassador of Ghana to the Federative Republic of Brazil
Chair, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, USA

Prof. Kole Omotoṣo (keynote speaker)
Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Elizade University, Nigeria

Prof. Patricia Daley
Professor of the Human Geography of Africa,
School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Tunde Oseni
Head, Department of Politics & International Relations
Lead City University, Nigeria

Dr. Simukai Chigudu
Lecturer, Department of International Development
University of Oxford, UK

Post Conference Dinner

They are organizing a post-conference dinner. Please contact the secretary to register for the dinner and arrange for payment.

Fundraising & Online Store

They will also appreciate any contribution you can make to their official fundraising campaign. You can also contribute by purchasing Africa Society merchandise from the online store. They are planning for this event to be a defining moment for the Society and will need your help to make it so.

Please direct all inquiries to Temitope Ajileye, the General Secretary, at:

+44 (0) 7598178129

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