This year the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford celebrates 25 years of pioneering research in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. In December 2007, as the culmination of its anniversary, the RSC held a two-day international conference dedicated to bringing scholars together to take stock of the state of research on refugee and forced migration movements. The conference considered, in particular, how refugee and forced migration studies have progressed in the years since the RSC’s inception and what contemporary challenges and future directions should inform the ongoing development of these areas of study. The first day of the conference was dedicated to Conceptualising the Fields of forced migration and refugee studies. The second day of the conference considered Key Future Research Areas in refugee and forced migration studies for the coming years.

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

Public Seminar Series

Each term the RSC holds a series of public seminars, held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth House. Click here for details of forthcoming seminars.

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Forthcoming events

International Online School in Forced Migration

Monday, 12 July 2021 to Friday, 16 July 2021

Palestine Refugees and International Law

Friday, 23 July 2021 to Saturday, 24 July 2021 @ Online course

International Online School in Forced Migration

Monday, 20 September 2021 to Friday, 24 September 2021