Oxford Political Theory Network
The Oxford Political Theory Network brings together political theorists from the Department of Politics and International Relations and the wider Oxford community. Its members include academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, departmental visitors and affiliated members across the University. Our members work within many diverse traditions of political theory, including analytical political philosophy, the history of political thought, critical theory, feminism, and public policy research. Throughout the year, members organise numerous seminar series, workshops, and conferences (including the Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory), which are advertised through the OPTN email lists.
The DPIR Political Theory group also offers two regular seminars, the Oxford Political Thought Seminar and the Nuffield Political Theory Workshop. All MPhil Students are required to attend at least one of these seminars per week.
The Oxford Political Thought seminar, co-sponsored by the Department of History, meets weekly in Michaelmas and Hilary terms and features presentations from a wide range of speakers across the fields of political theory and the history of political thought. No pre-registration is required. To be added to the mailing list, please contact Dr Sophie Smith.
The Nuffield Political Theory Workshop also meets weekly in Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity terms. All students, staff, and OPTN visitors are warmly invited to register for the workshop. Speakers’ papers are circulated in advance, and participants must commit to attending every week. To register, please contact Dr Maxime Lepoutre.