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 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 Colloquia is 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, 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 each 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)
During 2021-2022, Amia Srinivasan, Les Green, and Jo Wolff will be hosting visitors who will include Cass Sunstein and Jeremy Waldron. 

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. (lunch will be provided)
March 3, 2020 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no lunch)
May 6, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

If you would like to attend a Byrne Seminar, please e-mail before 0th week of each term and also indicate your dietary requirements. There will be no lunch served during the March 3 meeting.