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Founded in 1979, the Northern California Branch of the Oxford University Society is the official alumni association of the University of Oxford in the Bay Area. Our official website is http://ousnorcal.org/
The Branch serves the San Luis Obispo to the Oregon border region, but most members live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our role is to help local University alumni, former official Visiting Students, Visiting Fellows, and University staff, build connection and community with one another through social, cultural, and intellectual activities. A small number of core RSVP required activities are augmented by more frequent member initiated and ad-hoc activities.
Come and join us - bring your partners and kids - and enjoy that collegiate spirit the shaped your time at the oldest university in the English-speaking world! You must be a member of the OUS NorCal to join this group. More details can be found in http://ousnorcal.org/join
We also have a meetup and a linkedin group for all members of the society.
Using these methods, we hope to provide a framework for members of our community – like you! – to interact with one another in an easy and effective manner, whether it's to ask professional advice or organize after-work drinks – whatever you feel would be a useful and fun means to engage with our community. And in using these sites, it will also provide you with a simple means of communicating with us and other members, giving us your feedback and ideas. (NB. Only OUS NorCal members (both paid and non-paid) can post to these groups, but the public can view.) So, please take a look at these sites when you have a moment, and join!
Past event photos are here
Notes about our MeetUp and LinkedIn pages:
1. Membership of the Branch MeetUp and LinkedIn pages, and the ability to post to them, is limited to current and former Branch members.
2. All postings on MeetUp and LinkedIn are open to the public for viewing.
3. Information posted by members on MeetUp and LinkedIn, including events details, professional opportunities, and all other information, will not be vetted by the Branch or the Management team in advance. We cannot be held responsible for its accuracy or content.
Here are some statistics (as of 2011) about the Oxonians in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
(Hi-res graphs are here http://www.meetup.com/OUSNorCal/photos/908831/#90468712)
5,279 Data Artists
1,482 Expat British and Irish
3,856 Bay Area useRs
7,868 JS Hackers
2,557 Outdoor Adventurers