Our Officers

The Association officers for 2020 are:

  • Chair: Prof Robert Lamb, University of Exeter
  • Secretary: Prof Clare Chambers, University of Cambridge
  • Treasurer: Dr Chris Brooke, University of Cambridge

Executive Committee members:

  • Mr James Cullis, University of Oxford
  • Prof Cécile Laborde, University of Oxford
  • Dr Maxime Lepoutre, University of Oxford
  • Dr Alasia Nuti, University of York
  • Dr Phil Parvin, Loughborough University
  • Dr Carmen Pavel, King's College, London
  • Dr Manjeet Ramgotra, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Ex officio:

  • BIAPT conference convenors - Prof Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes) & Dr Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford)
  • Irish Political Theory Network co-ordinators – Dr Marie Moran (UCD) & Dr Peter Stone (TCD)
  • PSA Political Thought Specialist Group convenors - Dr Antonio Cerella (Kingston) & Dr Simon Choat (Kingston)


The Political Thought Conference has been held in Oxford, first at New College, now at St Catherine’s, annually since the 1970s.  (Its history remains to be written! See our archive pages for more ….) Over that time it has become a vital part of the intellectual and professional calendar.