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 2021, co-convened by Ruth Chang and another Oxford faculty member from across the philosophy, politics, and law faculties who also chooses the guest speaker and opens discussion.  
The Colloquium takes place in the Lecture Room at 10 Merton Street (University College) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. If you would like to attend one or more sessions of the Oxford PLP Colloquium in a given year, please e-mail To access 10 Merton Street, please first check-in at the University College Lodge.


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 22, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Nomy Arpaly (Brown) *Postponed due to pandemic
November 10, 2020: Amia Srinivasan (Politics) engages with Catherine MacKinnon (U Mich/Harvard) - venue: Examination Schools South *Postponed due to pandemic
January 20, 2021: Timothy Endicott (Law) engages with Cass Sunstein (Harvard) *Online at Zoom
January 28, 2021: Julie Dickson (Law) engages with Wil Waluchow (McMaster) *Postponed due to pandemic
May 7, 2021: Cécile Fabre (Philosophy & Politics) engages with Danielle Allen (Harvard)
2021-2022: Jo Wolff (Politics) will engage with Jeremy Waldron, 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 will be held in the Lecture Room at 10 Merton Street (University College) on the following dates:

October 16, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
March 3, 2020 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no catering will be provided) *Due to, and in solidarity with, strike action this seminar has been cancelled/postponed.
May 6, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (no catering will be provided) *Due to the corona virus pandemic this seminar has been cancelled/postponed. 

If you would like to attend an Oxford PLP Seminar, please e-mail To access 10 Merton Street, please first check-in at the University College Lodge.
Jurisprudence in Oxford would like to thank Patrick Byrne for the initial funding that made the Oxford PLP Colloquium possible and the Hewlett Foundation for funding that has allowed it to continue.