Engineering Societies

Alumni - Society of Oxford University Engineers (SOUE)

The Society of Oxford University Engineers was formed in 1988 to enable past members of the Department of Engineering Science to keep in touch both with engineering at Oxford, and with one another. Membership is open to all graduates of the Department (including those with postgraduate degrees) and academic staff; students may join as associate members, becoming life members on graduation.

The Society has one main meeting per year, generally in September, which combines the Annual General Meeting with the Jenkin Lecture, usually given by a member of the Society, and a meal (a formal dinner at one of the colleges, lunch after a morning lecture, or both).

Members are also invited to the Open Day which the Department holds every May or June on the occasion of the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture, the Department's annual public lecture.

IMPORTANT - The University’s Development and Alumni Relations System (DARS)

The Department of Engineering Science is transferring its alumni data to a new database system, DARS, from the end of May 2014. This system will hold the details of alumni, students, staff and friends previously held in separate alumni and development databases of the University and the participating colleges. The result will be a single, comprehensive database allowing, on a regulated basis, colleges, faculties, departments, administrative units, international offices, recognised alumni societies, and sports and other entities associated with the University (the ‘Participants’) access to all the data held in it. We hope that this will lead to the details of our alumni, students, staff and friends being kept more up to date and that it will help improve our communications with you. For past and present members of the Department of Engineering Science, we and any college(s) you still have affiliations with will be your primary contact within the collegiate University (if you wish us to be); DARS is not changing this.

Please note: Your data will continue to be held securely. For full details on the way in which your data will be held and used, please see the Data Protection Statement at If at any time you have any queries about the use of your personal data in DARS or wish to change the fact of, or extent of use of your personal data, please contact our External Relations Officer, quoting your Alumni Card number, at .

Students - Oxford University Engineering Society (OUEngSoc)

Oxford University Engineering Society is one of the largest academic societies in Oxford. Its mailing list reaches out to the entire body of Engineering undergraduates, including students of Engineering Science and Engineering, Economics and Management. In addition, OU EngSoc also has a wide audience of non-engineers with a keen interest in technology.

OU EngSoc aims to promote the interest in engineering in Oxford. Each term they organise speaker events, trips and other activities related to all engineering fields.