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Public Seminar Series Michaelmas term 2022

Convened by Professor Alexander Betts (Director, Refugee Studies Centre)

This year the RSC Public Seminar Series will take place through fortnightly seminars, on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1-2pm. This term, the seminars will cover a wide-range of themes, including social cohesion, humanitarian energy, refugee education, and statelessness. 

About the speaker

Rebecca Buxton is a lecturer in political theory at the University of Cambridge, specialising in migration, statelessness, and the work of Judith Shklar. She teaches two courses on the MPhil in Politics and International Studies: Borders, Migration and Displacement, and Feminist Political Thought. Her current research looks at the political rights of refugees in various settings and the concept of ‘membership’ in political and social theory. She is also interested in migration studies, history of political thought, non-human animals, and feminist philosophy/political theory. Rebecca has a BA in Philosophy from King’s College London and an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford. She briefly worked a Parliamentary Researcher in the UK House of Commons before returning to Oxford to study for a DPhil. She was previously the Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics and Organising Tutor at St Anne’s College, Oxford, teaching history of political thought, contemporary political philosophy, and the ethics of migration and displacement.­


This seminar will be held in person. No registration required. 

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Public Seminar Series Michaelmas term 2022 poster (pdf) 

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

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

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.

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

Book launch: The Politics of Crisis-Making: Forced Displacement and Cultures of Assistance in Lebanon

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Skilled worker visas for refugees – a qualitative evaluation of the UK’s Displaced Talent Mobility Pilot

Wednesday, 05 June 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

A celebration of the life of David Turton

Saturday, 20 July 2024, 2pm to 3pm @ The Crypt Cafe, St Peters Church, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA