OULD is, when our direct predecessor is taken into account, one of the longest surviving university political societies in the country.
We are one of the most active student branches of the Liberal Democrats, helping out during elections by leafletting and doorknocking, and have even stood students as candidates in student wards for the City Council elections.
As Oxford covers two Parliamentary constituencies - Oxford East and Oxford West and Abingdon - we spend time in both, campaigning against Labour in the former, and against the Conservatives in the latter.
We run social events throughout term, such as Spirited Discussions, our flagship weekly social, where lively debate of contemporary issues is combined with a healthy dose of alcoholic imbibement. We also organises speaker events, having hosted Nick Clegg, Shirley Williams, Lynne Featherstone and Norman Lamb in recent years.
All students at Oxford are more than welcome to come along to any event we host - whether that be a barely-political crewdate, or Spirited Discussions, or even volunteering to campaign with us to see Liberal Democrat councillors, MEPs and MPs elected across the city and further afield.
Past Presidents and Co-Chairs have included Jeremy Thorpe, Michael Foot, and more recently, Evan Harris and Martin Horwood MEP.