Oxford Student Go Society

Oxford Student Go Society

The Oxford Student Go Society normally meets 7.30pm- late on a Wednesday in weeks 1-8 of the Oxford University term. to play the oriental board game Go – Japanese: 囲碁 (Igo), Chinese: 围棋/圍棋(WéiQí [Wei-Ch'i]), Korean: 바둑 (Baduk/Paduk).

We welcome complete beginners, and can teach you.


We have a Facebook group.

You can join the club's gosoc mailing list to get the latest news – to subscribe, simply send an email request, with the "Subject:" line saying "subscribe gosoc YourGivenName YourFamilyName" to sympa@maillist.ox.ac.uk, or click on this link, and follow the instructions.
If necessary, you can contact the Club Secretary (Temitope Ajileye) – see contact info, below.

Where, and when?

In Hilary Term 2018, we will always meet in 4 Queen Street. It is a college building opposite the Carfax Tower, near Santander bank. We will meet at the gate at 19:30, if you arrive later, the call or text me to gain access.


Usually Wednesdays, 7.30 p.m. until approximately 10.30 p.m. Come along whenever it suits you, but remember that, if you come later, someone may have to guide you in, so it is better to arrive at approximately 7.30 pm. Temitope's mobile number is 07598 178129, if you get lost, or arrive late!

N.B. We meet in term-time (Oxford University, weeks 1-8) only. However, the Oxford City Go Club holds meetings, on Tuesdays throughout the rest of the year, and we are welcome to join them – for free!

Michaelmas 2017 Week 1 Thursday, 12 October – Week 8 Thursday 30 November
Hilary 2018 Week 1 Wednesday, 17 January – Week 8 Wednesday, 8 March
Trinity 2018 TBD

Who and what?

Membership of the Student Go Society is open to all students/members of Oxford University, and we welcome visitors of all strengths from elsewhere, particularly Oxford Brookes. All members of our Club automatically have full visitor rights at the Oxford City Go Club, which meets on Tuesday evenings.

We welcome players of all strengths – from complete beginner to professional.

As well as providing boards and stones, for Club use, we have a small lending library.

Contact Info

Club Secretary:

Given the poor signal in many oxford buildings, at times an email can be more effective than text messages or calling. It is worth doing both.
We are affiliated to the British Go Association.

Some Background

The Club was founded in 1966, and held its early meetings in Trinity College, Oxford. The then Secretary, Derek Hunter, went on to serve as Secretary of the British Go Association for many years. The Club hosted the first British Go Congress in Jesus College, Oxford, on 22nd-24th March 1968, when 57 players from all over Great Britain took part. Since then, and starting in 1983, the Club has hosted (or co-hosted) over 20 Go tournaments in Oxford.

Over the years, we have played several matches against the Cambridge University Go Society. Unfortunately, they have usually been stronger us. However, there was one memorable occasion, in November 1973, when Oxford beat Cambridge by 10 games to 6. In February 2012 we won 8-7.

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