The Byrne Colloquium is a new interdisciplinary colloquium series that brings together theorists from philosophy, politics, law, and beyond to discuss works-in-progress by distinguished scholars. Sessions are held 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 Colloquia are co-convened by a member of the Jurisprudence Teaching Group and another Oxford faculty member from one of a variety of philosophically-minded disciplines. Ruth Chang co-convenes for 2019-20. 
The Colloquium takes place in the Lecture Room at 10 Merton Street, 5-7 p.m. If you would like to attend one or more sessions of the Byrne Colloquium in a given year, please e-mail before 0th week of Michaelmas Term of the relevant academic year. 
The Colloquium is made possible by a generous donation by Patrick M. Byrne.


October 17, 2019: Grant Lamond (Law) engages with John Tasioulas (KCL)
March 4, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Miranda Fricker (CUNY)
May 7, 2020: Sophie Smith (Politics) engages with Imani Perry (Princeton)
October 22, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Nomy Arpaly (Brown)
January 28, 2021: Julie Dickson (Law) engages with Wil Waluchow (McMaster)
May 7, 2021: Cécile Fabre (Philosophy & Politics) engages with Danielle Allen (Harvard)

Accompanying each colloquium will be a Byrne Seminar for students during which the paper and any other relevant material to the colloquium will be discussed. The seminars for the 2019-20 academic year will be convened by Ruth Chang and will take place on the following dates in the Clifford Chance Room at the St. Cross Building:

October 16, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
March 3, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May 6, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend a Byrne Seminar during any academic year, please e-mail before 0th week of Michaelmas Term of that year. Lunch with be served and so if you sign up, please indicate your dietary requirements.