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St John's Research Centre

The Research Centre was established in 2001 to provide focus for the College's intellectual and academic life, to support new research, particularly of an interdisciplinary nature which might otherwise be unfunded, and to enhance the College's role in promoting first-class innovative research in the University of Oxford and the academic community at large.

The Research Centre programme includes projects, workshops, seminars and lectures, and a prestigious annual lecture series. In the last five years, the programme has included work on Arabic poetry, European law, plasma-astrophysics, European forests, Formal Darwinism, Urban youth, and Legalism, Anthropology and History, Eye Movement in Literary Reading, Publishers and Writers in Shakespeare's England and Interpeting Eddic Poetry, Data Sharing in Neuroscience. The Balzan project, jointly funded by the Balzan Foundation and by the College, was also part of the Research Centre. 

The College operates several different Research Grant Schemes for its Senior Members.


The 2015 Annual Research Centre Lecture will be given by Professor Paul Craig on Thursday 22 October 2015 at 5.30 pm in the Garden Quad Auditorium. The lecture is titled: Text, Principle and Consequence: Legal Interpretation

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome.


Contact details

St John's College
St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP
Work Tel: 01865 277300
Fax: 01865 277435
University of Oxford