The Oxford Magic Society is a student society for magicians studying at the University of Oxford.
We meet regularly during University term time. Meetings are usually held at the University Club on Mansfield Road. There is no charge to come along and anyone in Oxford is welcome to attend, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the University or not.
If you are a magician and an Oxford student, please join our Facebook group to see info about our meetings and other events.
Below are some photos from events of the Oxford Magic Society, including weekly meetups, annula conventions, performances at balls, and our 50th anniversary show.
Below is a list of interesting articles, interviews and essays about magic that you may find interesting.
Benjamin Earl: The Empty SpaceJason Leddington: The Experience of MagicMatt Tompkins: The Phantom Vanish Magic TrickNate Staniforth, On Wonder, at the Oxford Union (VIDEO)Peter Lamont: A Particular Kind of WonderPeter Lamont: Modern Magic, the Illusion of Transformation, and How It Was DoneThe Honor System, EsquireInterview with Teller, The SmithsonianInterview with Teller, Vanity FairInterview with David Blaine, The Telegraph
The classic Oxford Magic Society jumper is back!
We're now fulfilling jumpers using Gumroad and Printful. Payment is made securely to Gumroad, either by card or by PayPal. You will be charged in USD ($). Jumpers are sent directly to you from Printful's warehouses.
For this reason, these are only available to buy in the USA or Europe.
Profits from every purchase go towards the society and upkeep of this site. If you are a member of the society or an Oxfrod student or resident, hit me up and I'll send you a discount code!
All the magicians we recommend are experienced and work professionally. Get in touch below.
In the last five years, magicians from the Oxford Magic Society have performed at balls and garden parties of the following colleges and societies:
Hertford College, Mansfield College, Balliol College, St. Peter's College, Corpus Christi College, the Oxford Union Society, Green Templeton College, Wadham College (Wadstock), the Oxford Law Society, the Oxford Guild Society, the Harry Potter Society (the Yule Ball), Trinity College, St Hilda's College, St Hugh's College, Exeter College, New College, St Catherine's College, Regent's Park College (Final Fling), Pembroke College, Jesus College.
Kellar and his Perplexing Cabinet of Mysteries, by Strobridge & Co. Lithographer, courtesy of NYPL Digital Collections.
Click below to watch the Magic Society's 50th Anniversary show. Please don't share this link with anyone!