The Oxford University Conservative Association, affectionately know as ‘OUCA’ by its members, is the largest student party-political society in Western Europe. Since 1924 we have endeavoured to spread Conservatism in the University and beyond, while also providing a place for like-minded students to meet and exchange ideas.
While we are generally known for our weekly debating event ‘Port and Policy’, there is a great deal more to the Association than that. We host high profile speakers, who graciously give up their time to give us insights into real politics. We perform a great deal of charitable work, especially working to help the homeless population of Oxford. We campaign for the Conservative party, in Oxford and further afield, having in the past sent dedicated activists as far as Copeland, which the Conservatives won from Labour in a 2017 by-election. We have a full term’s worth of social events, with poker nights, pub quizzes, and joint events with our counterparts of other political persuasions.
Anyone, whether a High Tory, a Marxist, or anything in between, is welcome at our events, and politically engaged students of all viewpoints regularly attend our events. We are not an echo chamber; the process of forming ideas requires challenge, and our commitment to upholding the freedom of speech allows for a great diversity of opinion. Whatever your political views, we may be what you’re looking for. Many of us, myself included, see OUCA as one of the highlights of their time at Oxford.
If you have any questions about the Association, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We hope to see you at one of our events soon.