Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath

The Bristol and Bath Branch of the Oxford University Society was relaunched in 2016 with the aim of building a busy and exciting organisation with the chance to meet new people, catch up with old friends and provide support to others in and around the area.

The branch offers a networking and social platform, as well as opportunities to get involved within the wider community.

If you would like to be involved with the OUSOC Bristol and Bath Committee at any level or have any ideas on how we can grow OUSOC Bristol and Bath, please email the Secretary, Dr. Christophe Fricker, to let us know how you would like to get involved.

We are also keen to help our members share and publicise the things which are important to them. If you are involved in a project which you think our members would be interested in, be it a performance, a talk, a crowdfunding campaign or anything else you can think of, please contact us with a short description of your project and why you think it could be relevant to members of OUSOC Bristol and Bath.

Most importantly, this is your alumni society, so please let us know what you want from it.

Events

An Introduction to Translation

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

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Comedy Night

Date  Saturday 16th February 2019
Time: Doors (and bar!) open 6.30, show starts 8 pm
Venue: Komedia Bath (map, url)

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Join the Society

We are open to anyone who has matriculated at the University of Oxford or has a strong connection to it. Our membership is free and the procedure is very simple.

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The OUSOC Bristol & Bath area

Our branch has a wide geographical reach and, whilst the majority of our members live in or near to Bristol or Bath themselves, we welcome members from in and around all of the following areas:

  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • Chippenham
  • Salisbury
  • Shepton Mallet
  • Swindon
  • Taunton
  • Wells
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Yeovil
News and Events

An Introduction to Translation

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

How do you start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker offers a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.

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Comedy Night

Date  Saturday 16th February 2019
Time: Doors (and bar!) open 6.30, show starts 8 pm
Venue: Komedia Bath (map, url)

We're holding our first OUSOC comedy night out (with optional disco!)

There are 3 comedians, followed by a rather good Motown disco from 10:30.

Tickets are £20 plus £1 booking fee. Meal packages available.   

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Oxford Board Games Night

Date and time: 7:30, 22 January 2019
Venue: Chance and Counters, 20 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS (map, url)

Come and join us for another board game night at Bristol’s Chance & Counters, the popular board game café and pub.  No prerequisites – they have hundreds of board games of all kinds, and are very good at introducing you to new ones.

The café charges you £5 for your seat; food and drinks can be purchased.  First come, first served: please email us if you would like to attend as spaces are limited.

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Book Club: March 2019

Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb