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Oxford University History Society

Welcome to the Oxford University History Society!


Though it has been a difficult year, being part of OUHS has been a wonderful experience. We have been hosting brilliant speakers and historians from around the world and have an incredible term card lined up for Michaelmas 2021. We are very proud of the work we have done and cannot wait to see all of you in person again.


As always, you can find regular updates on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where we post upcoming event details as well as history-related insights. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to message us there or get in touch via email.


Rachel Kellagher

President, Michaelmas Term 2021, Balliol


Oxford University History Society is a vibrant, wide ranging student-society, encompassing the second largest subject group in Oxford alongside thousands of students for whom history forms some facet of their course. 


Most events - like our guest lectures, social events, and society cocktails - are open to absolutely anybody so long as you are a registered member or you pay the non-members entry fee. Those on our mailing list will receive regular emails reminding you of upcoming events and keeping you informed about society affairs. Alternatively you can visit our Facebook page or take a look at our online Termcard. 


Our previous speakers in the last year have included Peter Frankopan, the author of bestseller Silk Roads; Dan Snow, noted BBC Presenter; and Lissant Bolton, the Keeper for the British Museum’s Africa, Oceania and Americas Department. In addition, through panels, we have explored a wide-ranging selection of topics from gender’s role in the study of history, to the need for a Black History Month. OUHS also organises social events every term; past examples of such events include Society Cocktails, Presidents Drinks, the Termly Quiz, Inter-Society Debates and our Annual Dinner. 

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OUHS runs weekly events including historical debates as well as social events like our termly cocktails.