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Vietnamese Society in Oxford

The Vietnamese Society in Oxford (VOX) was founded in 2002 and currently has around 40 members, allowing for a familial atmosphere among members.

Vietnamese students in Oxford first came together in 1999 to raise funds for flood victims in Hue and Da Nang, Vietnam. The group applied to be a formally registered society in 2002 when its numbers grew. The society welcomes any Oxford student of Vietnamese origin, regardless of his/her nationality and regularly organises social, charity and academic events.

The society’s aims are to foster friendship and fellowship among Vietnamese students and encourage a better understanding of Vietnamese culture. It also aspires to provide assistance to Vietnamese students in Oxford, and to the people in Vietnam where it can.

Professor Gerry Bodeker, renowned expert in traditional and complementary medicine and chairman of the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health, is a Senior Member of the society. The society has also presented Honorary Memberships to Professors Ngo Bao Chau and Tran Van Hien, two of the first Vietnamese researchers to come to Oxford.

VOX’s website can be found at http://vnoxford.org.uk/.