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

H E L P F U L  S T U F F


U P C O M I N G  T A L K S  A N D  E V E N T S

We host weekly talks from a wide variety of amazing explorers in order to inspire our members to plan their own expeditions. Even though this Hilary term we will be operating online, this will be no different! Instead of our usual venue, talks will stream live on Microsoft Teams and, due to the alternative format, we are having free access to talks for both members and non-members. Links to the talks will be posted to our Facebook page and emailed out to our mailing list.


**Please note the updated date and time for Kt Miller's talk - it has been pushed back to 02/03/21, and at an earlier time of 19:00** 

Hope to see you there!

Our next speaker is: 

02/0321, *19:00* - Talk by Kt Miller

Facebook event can be found HERE

MS Teams link can be found HERE

This year we have also partnered up with the Cambridge University Expeditions Society (CUEX) to bring you an even wider array of incredible speakers! The OUEC community is also being granted FREE access to their talks - check out their website here

Their next speaker is:

18/01/21, 19:00 - ‘Safety & security management in the world's most dangerous places' with Justin Holt, CUEX Scholar and Security Advisor for the FCDO

Facebook event can be found HERE.

Zoom link can be found HERE


T H E  C O M M I T E E


E M I L Y   B R A N N I G A N


K A T I E   L O N G

T H O M A S   S T O N E


M A T T H E W   D O R A N

S P E A K E R  S E C R E T A R Y

C A R L I E   F U E N T E S L O P E Z


S P E A K E R  S E C R E T A R Y

J A M E S   K E M P T O N 

WANT TO BE PART OF OUR 2020-2021 COMMITTEE? Fill out our application form here!

Feel free to contact any committee member if you want more information on the available positions.