In the academic year 2010-2011, Jeremy Waldron became the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, as successor to Gerald Cohen, Charles Taylor, and Isaiah Berlin.

At the beginning of May, Jeremy delivered the 2011 Hamlyn Lectures, perhaps the most prestigious series of law lectures open to the public in the UK. The topic of the series was “The Rule of
Law and the Measure of Property”, and the lectures were delivered at Oxford, at the University of Warwick, and in London.

The lectures will be published shortly as a book by Cambridge University Press. The Hamlyn Lectures followed immediately upon his delivery of the annual Sir David Williams Law Lecture at Cambridge on the topic “How Law Promotes Dignity”.

Professor Waldron was also awarded the American Philosophical Society’s Henry M Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence for 2011. The prize recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of jurisprudence.