Founded in 1927, the Oxford Exploration Club exists to improve knowledge of the world by inspiring and supporting exploration by members of Oxford University.
H O W D O W E D O I N S P I R E E X P L O R A T I O N ?
We inspire students by hosting weekly talks from incredible people, including conservationists, wildlife photographers, film makers and just general explorers. These talks are also open to the public!
Past speakers include: Alistair Humphreys, Doug Allen (Blue Planet Camera man), Ed Pratt (Unicycled around the world), Lucy Woodall (Deep ocean researcher), Holly Budge (Sky dived from the top of Everest) and many more.
H O W D O W E D O S U P P O R T E X P L O R A T I O N ?
We work in partnership with the Oxford University Expeditions Council to promote applications to their grant programme, which provides funding for Oxford student expeditions to (almost) anywhere on the planet. They also authorise official Oxford University Expeditions.
We provide advice on how to apply for funding from not only Oxford, but the wide array of grants that are available for student led expeditions. We work with organisations like the Royal Geographical Society, Scientific Exploration Society and The Explorers Club to help our students get their ideas off the ground.
R E C E N T E X P E D I T I O N S
We've supported over 450 expeditions since 1927. On average, 3-4 expeditions are funded every year, each with their unique set of aims and challenges. We've had Artic ice cap crossings on Svalbard, conservation research on remote jungle plateaus in Borneo and Overland journeys from London to Singapore. Basically, if you can think of an expedition idea, we can help you do it. Below are some more recent expeditions and links to their websites:
2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9
2 0 1 7 - 2 0 1 8
2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6
P L A N Y O U R O W N E X P E D I T I O N
If you're an Oxford student and fancy planning your own expedition then this is the club for you. More information on how to apply for Oxford funding can be found here. The best way to find out more is to come to one of our weekly talks/pub trips and chat to some of the committee. The normal deadline for applications is Wednesday of 6th week in Michaelmas term.
P L A N N I N G R E S O U R C E S
A P R O V E D P R O P O S A L S
F U N D I N G L I S T S
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U P C O M I N G T A L K S / E V E N T S
We host weekly talks every Tuesday during term time. Talks are located in the Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre in the School of Geography and the Environment and are free for club members and £3 on the night for everyone else. We normally head to the pub afterwards, which is great chance to meet the speaker and get to know other expedition club members!
Border Walk - Walking from the UK to Australia with Arjun Bhogal
eXXpedition - All-women voyages exploring the impact of plastics and toxics in our ocean with Sally Earthrowl
Film Screening: Dug Out - An Amazon Adventure - With Ben Sadd and James Trundle
Dr Rosie Trevelyan - Ex OUEC member and head of the Tropical Biology Association
Susan Canney - Conservation Adviser and Project Leader for the Mali Elephant Project
Expedition Studios - Creativity in the Outdoors with Charlie Smith and Oli Broadhead.
Project Armenia - Climbing the unclimbed cliffs of Dilijan with Peter Rosso
The Last Overland - Retracing an Oxford/Cambridge expedition from the UK to Singapore with Therese-Marie Becker