Event Series

DSPI students Doctoral

Our main event series are:

Departmental Colloquia

Our Departmental Colloquium is an opportunity to hear about a specific area of DSPI research, and to discuss it with colleagues from across the Department. The Colloquium runs fortnightly in term time and is primarily for our own students and staff. However, others are welcome to contact us to ask if you are interested in attending a particular event.

Research Unit and Hub seminars

Our Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention and Oxford Institute of Social Policy seminars bring top researchers from around the University and the world to talk about their work. CEBI seminars are presented in Michaelmas Term, and OISP seminars in Hilary Term. Our cross-unit MethodsHub also presents interdisciplinary seminar series.

Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture

Barnett House instituted a special annual lecture soon after it was founded in 1914, and from 1920 these were named after the first chairman of the Barnett House Committee, Sidney Ball. A full list of past lectures can be found here. The event continues to be a highlight of the DSPI calendar, bringing a distinguished speaker to Oxford every autumn to discuss key themes in social policy and intervention.