This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Centre for Criminology. The Faculty has put together an exciting programme of events and activities to commemorate this anniversary and to capture the intellectual life of the Centre, as well as to showcase our plans for research and teaching over the next decade or so. To find out more about the 50th Anniversary please see our anniversary pages. 

Our 50th Anniversary Criminal Justice Conference will take place on Saturday 4 June and will bring together MPs, QCs, senior police, and many high-profile key-note figures from criminal justice non-profits to discuss ‘Contemporary Dilemmas in Criminal Justice’ in three panels chaired by distinguished panel hosts from the world of media. We anticipate this will be a sell-out event with conference delegates attending from around the world. Registration for this event is now open and can be carried out through the university’s online shop.  The conference takes place on the day after the Annual Roger Hood Public lecture on ‘Criminal Justice in the Service of Security’, by Professor Lucia Zedner.

Throughout the year, a number of prestigious 50th anniversary lectures are taking place and our ‘Crime and Mental Health’ conference will take place at Green Templeton College in March. Further details about all of the events taking place can be found on our anniversary events page.

In recognition of the Centre for Criminology’s milestone birthday, the Faculty of Law has launched the Centre’s ‘50th Anniversary Campaign’ to secure and enhance the next fifty years of research and teaching by establishing a Global Criminal Justice Research Hub in the Centre. If you would like to discuss this campaign or receive further information about criminology activity at the University of Oxford, please contact Maureen O’Neill, Director of Development at