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Founded in 1891, Oxford University Fencing Club is one of Britain's oldest and most successful fencing clubs. The club caters for all levels, from beginners to international.

Foil, epee and sabre training are all on offer at the club. Advanced and intermediate fencers receive expert tuition from our club coach, Tomek Walicki, who leads a weekly training session and offers individual lessons throughout the week. In addition there are two club nights every week with free fencing. The quality of fencing is high across all three weapons and many members represent their country internationally.

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Beginners: 1st week fencing and social

Written by OUFC Webmaster. Posted in News

Hey everyone,

I hope everyone who went enjoyed the taster and is keen to continue, and for those who couldn’t make it or didn’t hear in time worry not! You are welcome to start by coming to one of the beginner foil classes this week.


There is going to be a session on Friday 17th October at 4:00-5:30pm and another on Sunday 19th 3:30-5:00pm. There’s also a beginner epee on Saturday 18th at 11:30am-1:00pm. If you are going along to any of these please arrive a few minutes early so we can get started on time and wear comfortable stretchy clothing, and shoes suitable for indoor sport.

All training is at the Cricket Schools of the Oxford University Sports Complex on Iffley Road. If you get to the back of the building the Cricket Schools is a small building past the athletics track at the end of the bleachers. Ask at reception if you get lost.

In the interest of accommodating high numbers of people, could we ask you to please regularly attend one of the foil sessions but not both each week. So for now please choose whether you prefer Friday or Sunday each week.


We’re having our first social for all our new fencers right away and hope that lots of you will come! Fresher’s Drinks is taking place at Magdalene college at 8pm in the Oscar Wilde room. Lots of fencers old and new will be there so come along, have fun!

That’s all for now. I hope to see you all soon! Let me know if you have any problems or queries.

Beginner’s Secretary

Emily Liddiard

0th Week Notices

Written by OUFC Webmaster. Posted in News

Hi everyone and welcome to all those new to OUFC,

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Taster session yesterday afternoon- I hope you all had a great time and to see you back at Cricket Schools again soon!

Just a few notices this week:


The timetable for all sessions is applicable from today, to remind everyone follow this link: http://oufencing.co.uk/current-members/mailing-lists/training-timetable/

Note that tonight’s Monday session is open to all advanced fencers who would like to represent Oxford this year and will not be squad-only for the first couple of weeks.

Monday Footwork

Alex Savin will be running footwork at the start of Monday evening sessions- so to everyone coming to Iffley tonight to fence, please be there at 7.30 sharp so that this can start on time.

Beginners’ Classes

Emily Liddiard, OUFC’s Beginners’ Secretary will be emailing you in the next couple of days with more details about our beginners’ program. For session times please see the link above.

Best wishes,