About the group
The Association of Oxford University Pensioners (AOUP) was established by the University of Oxford in 1985. Its aim was to provide a way for employees who had retired from the University to keep in touch with each other and with their Departments and the University itself. The University funds the publication and distribution of a Newsletter twice a year, and supports a series of monthly lectures given during the winter. This was a unique organisation at the time of its creation, and is still unusual.
Membership of the AOUP is granted automatically to all those staff who at the time of retirement are employed by the University of Oxford, and it is also granted to their spouses or partners. Benefits for university pensioners are outlined here on the university website: they include a retired staff card, which allows continued access to university libraries, access to Oxford University IT Services (formerly OUCS) and its email services, discounts at the Oxford University shop and at the Ashmolean and Bodleian gift shops, free entrance to the Botanical Gardens, the ability to apply for membership of the University Club on Mansfield Road, and discounted membership of the University Sports Club at Iffley Road.
In addition all members of the AOUP (and those who at the time of their retirement are employed by a college) are also eligible on payment of a small subscription to become Social Members along with their partners and take part in various social activities organized by the AOUP Committee. For details of how to become a Social Member, please visit the Membership page.