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Nuffield College is a primary centre of political theory at Oxford, and has a long-standing reputation as one of the most vibrant places for the study of political theory internationally.
The Nuffield Workshop in Political Theory has run since 1983 and has established itself as a rigorous forum for discussion of cutting-edge work in the discipline, focusing on the broadly analytical tradition. Schedules for the current term, as well as several recent terms, can be found below.
In addition to the weekly workshop, the Political Theory Group at Nuffield also hosts and organises a number of conferences and seminars throughout the year, in close association with the Department of Political Science and International Relations (DPIR) and the Oxford Political Theory Network (OPTN). This includes the Interdisciplinary Seminars on Empire (ISE) and the annual Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, as well as two biweekly works-in-progress seminars: the Oxford Works in Progress Political Theory Seminar (OWIPT), for doctoral students, and the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), for faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
The Nuffield Political Theory Workshop normally takes place every Tuesday of term. Featuring a mix of internal and external guests, workshop participants read the paper and prepare questions in advance of the one-and-a-half-hour-long session. It is open to all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and visiting scholars with an Oxford affiliation, but members are generally expected to attend and participate regularly and may be asked to register in advance.
The current workshop programme can be viewed here: Trinity 2023 . For more information, or to register for the workshop, please contact the organisers for 2022-2023: Simeon Goldstraw and Temi Ogunye.
Previous workshop programmes can be viewed here: Hilary 2023, Michaelmas 2022, Trinity 2022, Hilary 2022, Michaelmas 2021, Trinity 2021, Hilary 2021, Michaelmas 2020, Hilary 2020, Michaelmas 2019, Trinity 2019, Hilary 2019, Michaelmas 2018, Trinity 2018, Hilary 2018, Michaelmas 2017
These current Associate members regularly participate in the work of the Political Theory group at Nuffield College:
The following people recently held the post of Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield:
The following people recently completed their DPhil or MPhil at Nuffield: