The project has planned a number of international conferences to bring world experts to Oxford and to discuss and disseminate its research. Below is a list of past and upcoming conferences organised by the Team.



A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World



The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation


William Jaworski (Fordham University)

Christopher J. Austin (University of Oxford)

David Yates (University of Lisbon)

Howard Robinson (Central European University)

Robert Koons (University of Texas-Austin)



13/03/2017-15/03/2017: International Conference

The Foundation of Reality: Fundamentality, Space and Time

Keynote Speakers:

David Z. Albert (Columbia University)

Ralf Bader (University of Oxford) 

Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego)

Michael Esfeld (University of Lausanne)

Richard Healey (University of Arizona)

Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona)

Jill North (Rutgers University)

Oliver Pooley (Univeristy of Oxford) 

Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University)

Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva)



14/03/2016-16/03/2016: International Conference

The Metaphysics of the Trinity: New Directions

Keynote speakers: 

Nikk Effingham (University of Birmingham)

John Heil (Washington University in St Louis)

Shieva Kleinschmidt (University of Southern California)

Rob Koons (University of Texas at Austin)

Brian Leftow (University of Oxford)

Richard Swinburne (University of Oxford)


02/10/2014-03/10/2014: International Conference

The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

Keynote Speakers:

Valia Allori (Northern Illinois University)

Angelo Cei (University of Rome)

Mauro Dorato (University of Rome)

Michael Esfeld (Univerity of Lausanne)

Tim Maudlin (New York University)

Additional speakers selected via a CFP:

Johanna Wolff (The University of Hong Kong)

Wayne Myrvold (University of Western Ontario)

George Darby (University of Oxford)

Joshua Rosaler (University of Pittsburgh)

Vincent Lam (University of Lausanne) 




22/09/2014-28/09/2014: International Summer School and Conference

Powers, Perception & Agency

Conference Speakers:

John Heil (Washington University St Louis)

Stephen Mumford (Nottingham)

Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin)

Rowland Stout (University College Dublin)