Our main goals:
• To promote Mexican culture and heritage among the Oxford community.
• To foster collaboration between our members and alumni and to help build connections with other academic and professional organisations.
• To highlight our members' work and research, and to support academic excellence and the open exchange of ideas.
• To provide support for all Mexicans living around the Oxford area, an to hold regular social gatherings and academic events.
• To support, mentor and advise other Mexicans considering coming to Oxford.
Oxford is ranked #1 in the world
(Times Higher Education World Univeristy Rankings, 2016)
44 Different Halls and Colleges
Constitute the University of Oxford
26 Nobel Prize Winners
Have graduated from Oxford.
46 Mexican Students Enrolled in Oxford
In the Academic Year 2015-2016.
Marcela Mendoza Suárez
César Espinoza Campuzano
Diana Jiménez Thomas
Yayoi Teramoto Kimura
Bernardo Pérez Orozco
Irma Ruth Maldonado
News and Events
During Michaelmas Term, we also hosted a variety of events: a number of informal lunches at Balliol college, as well as a formal dinner at the same venue, and event set up a Día de Muertos altar at the Pitt Rivers Museum. See some pictures below!
Christmas Posadas are a tradition whose origins go all the way back to the Aztec winter solstice festival. During this season, the Aztecs believed their god Quetzalcoatl would descend from the skies to visit them. After the Aztecs were conquered by the Spanish, they later re-invented the winter solstice festival by incorporating the religious parade[…]
The Oxford Mexican Society was kindly invited by its University College London counterpart to visit London last December 3rd and 4th. This is the 3rd leg of our annual series of exchanges, after we were invited by the Cambridge Mexican Society last June. During Day 1, we were shown around London and visited some of[…]
Dear all, It’s that time of the year again – congratulations for making it here! If you are leaving Oxford this summer, we are sorry to see you go! However, you can still keep in touch with your Oxford peers, and other Mexicans that have now graduated, thanks to the Mexican Alumni Association. If[…]
Last Saturday 19 March, we at the Oxford Mexican Society, had the honor to receive our peers from Cambridge and UCL, in a first-of-its-kind social gathering. The group toured around the Historic Centre of Oxford, visited St Edmund Hall, Balliol College, St Mary’s Church Cathedral, the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre. We also shared a[…]
On Thursday 17 March 2016, the Oxford Mexican Society and the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) hosted a talk by Dr Miguel Basáñez, Mexican Ambassador to the USA at the new BSG building. The Ambassador talked about some of the insights of his most recent work, ‘A world of three cultures: Honour, Achievement and Joy’, published by[…]
On Tuesday 8 March 2016, we gathered for a formal hall dinner in the beautiful Balliol College. Here are some photos of this event. We look forward to more social events in Trinity term 2016.
Tuesday 9 February, 7 PM Lecture Room 23, Balliol College, Oxford TIERRA CALIENTE is the story of an ordinary family from this region of Mexico. As they go about their normal lives, they are caught in the crossfire between the Narco drug cartels and the military. The screenplay is an edited transcript of conversations from[…]
Today marks the 105th anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution. A turning point in Mexican history, the Revolution has been the subject of endless discussions and the source of inspiration for a gigantic amount of stories in Mexican art. Beginning with the intention of overthrowing the 30-year dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, the Revolution[…]
This year marks the 105th anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution, a milestone in Mexican History that radically transformed the country. An old jewel, ‘Let’s go with Pancho Villa’ (¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!) is a realistic depiction of the cruelty those who fought in the Revolution went through all those years, often being[…]