About the group

The Association of Oxford University Pensioners (AOUP) was established by the University of Oxford in 1985.

The aim of AOUP is to provide a way for employees who have retired from the University to keep in touch with each other and with their Departments and the University itself.

The University funds the publication and distribution of a Newsletter twice a year, and supports a series of monthly lectures given during the winter.

Membership of the AOUP is granted automatically to all those staff who at the time of retirement are employed by the University of Oxford, and it is also granted to their spouses or partners.

In addition all members of the AOUP (and those who at the time of their retirement are employed by a college) are also eligible on payment of a small subscription (currently £5pa) to become Social Members along with their partners and take part in various social activities organized by the AOUP Committee.

For details of how to become a Social Member, please visit the Membership page.

This was a unique organisation at the time of its creation, and is still unusual.

Information for new and recent retirees

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During the last year you will have retired from the University, at which point you and your partner will automatically become a member of the AOUP.

Although unable to meet you individually as you retire we do like to meet you and your partner at a New Members Meeting, traditionally held on the last Monday in November at the School of Divinity where we serve wine and a soft drink alternative along side a variety of nibbles.

You have the opportunity to meet our President, Chairman and Welfare Officer, and might meet old friends or start making new ones. Find out about events for Social Members.

Look out for your invitation and please RSVP.

We also have a Facebook page and a Walking Group. Please come a join us.