Annual Dinner and AGM – 2017

Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017

Time: 6PM for 6-30PM start

Venue: Francis Hotel, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HH (map)

Dress Code: Smart Casual


The 2017 AGM of OUSoc Bristol and Bath took place at 6:30pm at the Francis Hotel in Bath.

The topic of the annual dinner speech was:

"The truth, the post-truth and the death of truth: Some reflections on the crisis in public life."

The speech was delivered by Professor Robert Vilain, who is Lecturer in German at Christ Church as well as Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bristol and Warden of Wills Hall.

Committee Elections

The following officers and general comittee members were elected, all of them unanimously:

Richard Barnfield, Chair

Christophe Fricker, Secretary

Derek Hawkins, Treasurer

Oleksandr Zhurakovskyi, Web Officer

Bianca Ambrose-Oji

Nicolette Boater

Iain Clamp

Elizabeth Cunningham

Clair Hall

Gemma Pouncy


AGM Agenda

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Date: Sat, 24 March 2018
Time: 4 pm
Venue: The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
Free (food and drink available for purchase)

More Info and Registration

Alumni, current students at Oxford, their families and friends are invited to join us in watching the 164th Men’s and the 73rd Women’s Boat Races.

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The next book club meeting will take place in March 2018:

Date and time: 7 pm, Fri, 9 Mar 2018
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution, Joanna Doudna and Samual Sternbery

If you're interested in joining please email

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The next book club meeting will take place in January 2018:

Date and time: 7 pm, Thu, 4 Jan 2018
Venue: Central Bristol
BookEdmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, Jesse Norman

If you're interested in joining please email

Wine Tasting 2017

Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Venue: Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Bristol, BS1 4QA
More Info and Booking

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