Open Seminars


The Power Structuralism seminar meets in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 of term, and features talks from invited speakers. Meetings take place on Wednesday, 4:30–6:30pm, at Corpus Christi College in the Fraenkel Room.

Listen to previous talks from our invited speakers here.

See the list of invited speakers for Michaelmas Term 2015 here.

For detail of previous terms, click the links to the right. 


The Visiting Speakers Seminar. We host a series of occasional talks from visiting speakers on a range of topics related to the activities of the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies Group.

Please click here to see the details of time and place for each meeting in Michaelmas Term 2015, and details of previous and upcoming terms.

If you would like to contribute a paper, please email the project leader Anna Marmodoro.




The Power Structuralism reading group meets on Wednesdays, 4.30pm–6.30pm, in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 of term. The reading group takes place in Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room. For Michaelmas term 2015 only, there is no meeting in 4th week.

In the coming year, we will be reading Barbara Vetter's new book, Potentiality: from Dispositions to Modality (OUP 2015). Details of the book can be found here. More information on the reading group here.

Details of our previous reading group on Douglas Kutach's Causation and its Basis in Fundamental Physics is here. See also details of our previous reading groups on R. F. Hendry's The Metaphysics of Chemistry (here) and Karen Bennett's manuscript, Making Things Up (here)