Welcome to the Oxford University Scientific Society

What is the Society?

The Oxford University Scientific Society (OUSS) was founded in 1882 as The Oxford University Junior Scientific Club, and has had many distinguished speakers visit over the years. It is now one of Oxford's oldest and largest societies.

The society offers its members the opportunity to listen to interesting and talented speakers who are at the forefront of their field. The talks are intended to be of general scientific interest, and are usually chosen for their prominence in popular science or the news, or for their entertainment value.

We also organise free or subsidized visits to places of scientific interest. Past events have included tours of the Joint European Torus project, the Bodleian Library, the Oxford Museum of the History of Science, the National Space centre in Leicester, the Body Worlds exhibition in London and the MINI factory in Oxford. Suggestions for further visits are always very welcome!

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Next event

See the termcard for a full list of OUSS events.

Unless otherwise stated, lectures take place at 8:15pm Oxford time in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre on South Parks Road.

Video recordings

Are you looking for the Geek Manifesto poster that was here last term? Or video of the live stream?

Are you looking for the debate poster that was here last term? Or the video of the debate?