THE OLDEST STUDENT SOCIETY FOCUSING ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, THE STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP (OUSSG) IS DEDICATED TO HOSTING SPEAKERS ON ISSUES OF DEFENCE, SECURITY, AND FOREIGN POLICY.
OUSSG was founded in 1969 under the aegis of military historian Professor Sir Michael Howard OM CH KBE MC, as a non-partisan society devoted to examination of strategic and international affairs through speaking events and field study trips. The central feature of our activities is a weekly seminar, given under the Chatham House rule in All Souls College by distinguished practitioners and scholars from the academic, diplomatic, military, political, intelligence, business and media fields. Every year, OUSSG supports international and domestic educational trips. These are advertised to the membership and announced at weekly meetings.