TOIA is an Oxford-based cultural association for those interested in any aspect of Italy. No knowledge of the language is required for most of the events of the programme. Details are given below. For further information, please contact the Secretary ([email protected] or use the form accessible via the Contact link on the right.

Our activities

  • lectures on art, architecture, literature, theatre, music, history, current affairs
  • contemporary Italy
  • food, wine, social events, films
  • occasional wine-tastings
  • summer garden party

The events calendar follows Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity terms, each with about six events and one free magazine. See events to the right. Non-members are welcome unless otherwise stated. For subscription information see Membership link.

Lectures are usually held at 7.30pm, allowing time beforehand to socialise over a drink or book signing. Two memorial lectures of particular interest to TOIA are held each year (see History link).

The charge on the door at meetings is £2 for members, and £5 for guests or non-members. Full-time students under 30 have free admission.

There is one film screening per term. Donation of £2 invited.



In the event of unusually bad winter weather, meetings may have to be cancelled or postponed. In this instance, we would send an email to the TOIA mailing list or you could contact [email protected] for confirmation.