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 2018)
44 Different Halls and Colleges
Constitute the University of Oxford
26 Nobel Prize Winners
Have graduated from Oxford.
66 Mexicans affiliated to the University
3 undergraduates, 61 graduates and 2 faculty members as of December 2016
César Espinoza Campuzano
Diana Jiménez Thomas
Javier Pérez Sandoval
José María Valenzuela
News and Events
February 2nd (Candlemas, or Día de la Candelaria) is yet another day in which Mexicans reunite with their families. Following Día de Reyes (January 6th), people that were lucky enough to find a baby figurine in their Rosca de Reyes slice are expected to surprise their family members with tamales on February 2nd. The Oxford[…]
Posadas are traditiona Christmas reunions celebrated in Mexico. They serve as a great excuse to meet up with friends and long-distance relatives and give good wishes to each other in this season. Thanks to everyone that joined us in this second edition!
The Mexican Society hosted their first pub crawl in the Oxford Jericho area.
On November 5th, we held our Day of the Dead celebration, and also welcomed the new Mexican students at Oxford.
As per our yearly tradition, the Oxford Mexican Society was delighted to set up a Day of the Dead alter at the Ashmolean Museum. Thanks very much to the Ashmolean for all their help in enabling us to reach a bigger audience!
This is a summary of all the activities we did during this academic year. Many thanks to all that came to one or more of our events! We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. We would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to our sponsor Martin Foley, who kindly supported[…]
As many of you will know, the southern coast of Mexico was recently hit by a terrible 8.1 magnitude earthquake, the worst recorded in Mexican history. This is why the Mexican Societies in the UK joined to make a single campaign, Rise Mexico. In Oxford, fellow Mexican student Eduardo Paredes led the organisation of a[…]
The Oxford Mexican Society and Balliol MCR were delighted to jointly host this year’s Mexican Independence Day celebration. In this evening of great food and music, we were also extremely pleased to be accompanied by Martin Foley, who established the Foley-Béjar fund at Balliol in order to provide financial assistance to Mexican, Spanish and Northern[…]
After last term’s success, the Oxford Mexican Society was very pleased to host their second official tequila and mezcal tasting evening in Trinity Term 2017. Tequila and mezcal are both traditional Mexican drinks made from agave plants, which are native to Mexico. In this event, we continued to offer a sampler with 6 different types[…]
We participated in the food exhibition at the Diversity Week held in Pembroke College.
We welcomed the start of Trinity term with a lotería night!
The Oxford Mexican Society was very pleased to host their first official tequila and mezcal tasting evening. Tequila and mezcal are both traditional Mexican drinks made from agave plants, which are native to Mexico. In this event, we offered a sampler with 6 different types of tequila and mezcal, accompanied by some tasty treats brought[…]
As part of our annual Oxbridge+UCL exchange, the Oxford Mexican Society was extremely pleased to host other fellow Mexicans students at Cambridge and UCL in Oxford on February 18th and 19th. The aim of this activity is to foster academic collaboration and networking across all three universities. In this Oxford leg, we were able to[…]
On Monday of Hilary term Week 4, we co-hosted a panel on Latin American politics and the newly-elected Trump administration. Latin American countries are facing a new challenge from their northern neighbour. Promising to build walls, to dismantle trade agreements, to impose tariffs and more, Donald J. Trump’s presidency is turning the political landscape upside[…]
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[…]
With the aim of bringing together our members we attended a Formal Dinner at Balliol Hall. This was a great opportunity to meet our members and listen to their suggestions and needs.
In November, we set up an altar in commemoration of the Day of the Dead at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Several of our members volunteered their time to explain the celebration, including the meaning of the altar and all of its components, to visitors.
The first of our bi-weekly lunches in Balliol College – a great opportunity to practise your Spanish skills!
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[…]
Last Friday 13 November, a number of Oxford Mexican Society members and friends got together to have lunch at Balliol College Thanks everyone for coming along! We look forward to have you again in our next catch up lunch event.