OUS Australian Capital Territory (ACT)


Welcome to the web pages of the Oxford University Society in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia.

The Oxford University Society in the Australian Capital Territory was founded in 1959 with a committee of four. Regular meetings have been held since 1959. Colin Steele is the current Secretary, a position he has held since 1977. The ACT President is currently Professor John White, who received an Oxford University Society Distinguished Friend Award in 2007. Membership is largely drawn from academia and the Commonwealth public service.

There are currently two to three events held each year. Whether you are visiting temporarily, or a permanent Canberra resident, we encourage you to get in touch and come along. All are welcome.


After a year without any events, the Oxford and Cambridge Societies of the ACT are delighted to announce an Oxbridge garden party, with champagne, soft drinks and canapes by the pool.

Time: 4.30pm to 6.00 pm

Date: Sunday, 14 March 2021

Address: 68 Empire Circuit Forrest ACT

Dress: Casual

Cost: $35 for adults, $20 for children

For details of how to book, please contact the Society. Names of guests should also be sent to the Society Treasurer, Jim Windeyer.

The societies are delighted that the British High Commissioner to Australia, Her Excellency Mrs Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, will be joining us as our guest of honour.