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Oxford clubs

There are over 200 registered clubs and societies at Oxford University.

You’re almost certain to find a club or group that matches your interests, whether it’s in entertainment, the arts, language, charity, politics, religion, spirituality, music or culture – everything from salsa to real ale, opera to Dr Who.

A few examples include: the Oxford Union, the world's most prestigious debating society; Oxford Entrepreneurs, the largest student entrepreneur society in the UK; or the ’24 hour play’, an annual competition hosted by Oriel College which challenges anyone to come up with a play and perform it just a day after its title is revealed.

How to find out what’s on

The Oxford Newcomers Club is run by volunteers and offers extensive information on the social activities that are available. It should be a first port of call if you or your partner need help in settling in - you will find it at the University Club on Mansfield Road. During term time it holds a free coffee morning every Wednesday at 10.30am. The club also organises guided visits to institutions such as the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library and various colleges.

To find out what is going on in town, keep an eye on Cherwell, the University’s independent student newspaper and the Oxford Student, a weekly paper with a lot of information. There is also Isis, England’s longest-running independent student magazine, founded over 120 years ago. It appears once a term and is available online.

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