Oxford Student Go Society

Oxford Student Go Society

The Oxford Student Go Society normally meets 7.30pm- late on a Wednesday in weeks 1-8 of the Oxford University term. to play the oriental board game Go – Japanese: 囲碁 (Igo), Chinese: 围棋/圍棋(WéiQí [Wei-Ch'i]), Korean: 바둑 (Baduk/Paduk).

We welcome complete beginners, and can teach you.


Contact the Club Secretary (Tom Baker -- see details below) to join the "GoSoc" mailing list – get the latest news.

Where, and when?

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We meet in the JCR (AKA the Danson Room) of St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS


Usually Wednesdays, 7.30 p.m. till late. Come along whenever it suits you. Tom's mobile number is 07580 444893, if you get lost!

N.B. We meet in term-time (Oxford University, weeks 1-8) only. However, the Oxford City Go Club holds meetings, on Tuesdays and Thursday, throughout the rest of the year, and we are welcome to join them – for free!

Michaelmas Term 2013-14: Week 1 (Wed 16 October 2013) – Week 8 (Wed 4 December 2013)
Hilary Term 2013-14: Week 1 (Wed 22 January 2014) – Week 8 (Wed 12 March 2014)
Trinity Term 2013-14: Week 1 (Wed 30 April 2014) – Week 8 (Wed 18 June 2014)


We meet in the JCR (AKA the Danson Room) of St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS. See map above

Who and what?

Membership of the Student Go Society is open to all students/members of Oxford University, and we welcome visitors of all strengths from elsewhere, particularly Oxford Brookes. All members of our Club automatically have full visitor rights at the Oxford City Go Club, which meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

As well as providing boards and stones, for Club use, we have a small lending library.

Contact Info

Club Secretary:

We are affiliated to the British Go Association.

Some Background

The Club was founded in 1966, and held its early meetings in Trinity College, Oxford. The then Secretary, Derek Hunter, went on to serve as Secretary of the British Go Association for many years. The Club hosted the first British Go Congress in Jesus College, Oxford, on 22nd-24th March 1968, when 57 players from all over Great Britain took part. Since then, and starting in 1983, the Club has hosted (or co-hosted) over 20 Go tournaments in Oxford.

Over the years, we have played several matches against the Cambridge University Go Society. Unfortunately, they have usually been stronger us. However, there was one memorable occasion, in November 1973, when Oxford beat Cambridge by 10 games to 6. In February 2012 we won 8-7.

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Last updated Wed Oct 09 2013. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.