Past Events

Seminar on Law & Compassion

11th Jun 2018

4 - 7 pm

Politics & Poetics will be holding an afternoon colloquium on Monday the 11th of June, between 4-7 p.m., in the Aula of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The topic is 'Law and Compassion'. This event is co-sponsored by The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion and The Humane Philosophy Project, as well as The Aquinas Institute of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Speakers include:


  • Boudewijn Sirks (All Souls College) on ‘Misericordia’ implicit in duty-based legal systems

  • Louise Parker (Copenhagen) on compassion and the judiciary

  • Jonathan Price (Oxford & Leiden) on ‘institutional agape’

  • Panel on the paper by Richard Ekins, 'The Bounds of Compassion and the Dissolution of Nations', which is available in Politics & Poetics

  • Reception to follow (location announced at event)

On behalf of all the organizers, we hope to see you there,


Jonathan Price and Louise Parker

Editors, Politics & Poetics

Seminar on Moral Persons & Legal Rights

18th Nov 2017

9.15 am - noon

How should it matter to positive law that we are moral persons? Co-sponsored by the Humane Philosophy Project (HPP), Politics & Poetics sets out to explore this question in our seminar on Moral Persons & Legal Rights on the 18th of November in the Aula of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, 9.15 am to noon. This is the first in a series co-sponsored by HPP and Politics & Poetics. 

Speakers of the seminar included:

  • Paul Yowell (Law Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford) on 'Human Rights as Legal Rights?'

  • Dominic Burbidge (Programme for the Foundations of Law & Constitutional Government, Oxford) on 'The Trust Gap in Europe and its Imagined Juridical solution'

Followed by a seminar led by the editors of Politics & Poetics on 'How should it matter to positive law that we are moral persons?'

Launch Reception & Wine Tasting

30th Jun 2017

5 - 6.30 pm

Please join us at the Faculty of Law, Oxford, on the 30th of June 2017 for our Launch Reception and Wine Tasting. 


The Reception will take place in the Café Area of the Faculty of Law, 5 pm to 6.30 pm.