Happy 5 de Mayo?

By Paola Schietekat If you ever lived in the US, and most recently, in a European country, you may have heard of 5 de Mayo: an excuse, poorly disguised by the remembrance of the Battle of Puebla in Mexico, to do tequila shots, often sporting a sombrero, a fake mustache, and often even a poncho. … Continue reading Happy 5 de Mayo?

This Reminds Me of Home: On New Mexican Cinema

One might say it all began in 2000 with the unprecedented blasts of frenzy and sexiness that were Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros and Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También. When before had you felt so moved, aroused and shocked by Mexican candor, Oaxacan beaches, slow dancing to ranchera music and illegal dog fights?

Day of the dead altar

Continuing with our yearly tradition, the Oxford Mexican Society set up a Day of the Dead Altar, kindly hosted by the Ashmolean Museum this year. This year's altar is dedicated to some famous Mexicans who have become LGBT+ icons: Juan Gabriel, Chavela Vargas, Carlos Monsiváis and Frida Kahlo. Thanks to the Ashmolean Museum for hosting us in parallel … Continue reading Day of the dead altar

Final report 2016-2017

With a new committee now elected, the leaving team just put together a report with a summary of all the events organised this year. Thanks to everyone that collaborated, and we hope to keep seeing you in our events! final_report_mexsoc_webDownload