The Oxford Philosophy, Law, and Politics Colloquium is a new interdisciplinary colloquium series that brings together theorists from philosophy, politics, law, and beyond to discuss works-in-progress by distinguished visiting scholars. Sessions are held approximately thrice yearly – once each term – and a paper for each session is circulated in advance to participants. Those unable to read the paper in advance are nevertheless welcome to attend as a summary of the paper will be given. It is expected that papers by visiting guests will have broad academic and cross-disciplinary appeal. The Colloquium is, through Trinity Term 2021, co-convened by Ruth Chang and another Oxford faculty member from across the philosophy, politics, and law faculties.  
The Colloquium normally takes place in the Lecture Room at 10 Merton Street (University College) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. During 2020-21, all Colloquia will be conducted on Zoom from 3:00-5:00 p.m. GMT. To attend any Colloquium, please register by emailing


October 17, 2019: Grant Lamond (Law) engages with John Tasioulas (KCL)
March 4, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Miranda Fricker (CUNY) *Postponed due to strike action
May 7, 2020: Sophie Smith (Politics) engages with Imani Perry (Princeton) *Postponed due to pandemic 
October 30, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Miranda Fricker (CUNY) *Online at Zoom - email to register
November 13, 2020: Thomas Sinclair (Philosophy) engages with Samuel Scheffler (NYU) *Online at Zoom - email to register
January 20, 2021: Timothy Endicott (Law) engages with Cass Sunstein (Harvard) *Online at Zoom - email to register
May 7, 2021: Tarunabh Khaitan (Law) engages with Cecile Fabre (Oxford) *Online at Zoom - email to register
November 11, 2021: Kate Greasley engages with Seana Shiffrin (UCLA) *Online with audio only of Professor Shiffrin
February 24, 2022: Alison Hills engages with Nomy Arpaly (Brown) (we are expecting to hold all subsequent events including this one in person)
May 5, 2022: Sophie Smith engages with Imani Perry (Princeton)
May 27, 2022: TBD engages with Sally Haslanger (MIT)
2022-2023: Amia Srinivasan (Politics & Philosophy) will engage with Catherine MacKinnon (UMich/Harvard); Jo Wolff (Politics) will engage with Jeremy Waldron (NYU); Cecile Fabre (Politics & Philosophy) will engage with Danielle Allen (Harvard); and Cecile Laborde (Politics) will engage with Debra Satz (Stanford), among other sessions TBD. Check back at this page. 

Accompanying each colloquium will be an Oxford PLP Seminar for students during which the paper and any other relevant material to the colloquium will be discussed. The seminars during 2020-21 will be held on Zoom. Email if you wish to register for the seminar.

29 October 2020: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Miranda Fricker, 2-4p.m. GMT *Online at Zoom

12 November 2020: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Samual Scheffler, 2-4p.m. GMT *Online at Zoom

19 January 2021: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Cass Sunstein, 3-5p.m. GMT (note different time) *Online at Zoom

6 May 2021: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Cecile Fabre, 2-4p.m. GMT *Online at Zoom
Thanks are due to the Hewlett Foundation for funding that makes the PLP Colloquium Series possible.