A. V. Dicey, 1835-1922: Event Oxford, 3-4 October, 2022

Alfred Venn Dicey was born in 1835 into the complex network of kinship that Lord Annan understandably described as Victorian Intellectual Aristocracy. He died in 1922. He was yet another Victorian valetudinarian who had a long life. He is, of course, famous for his Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution, first published in 1885, three years after he returned to Oxford as Vinerian Professor.

To mark the centenary of his death, All Souls College and St Catherine’s College in Oxford are organizing a small seminar see https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/dicey-100

It will be as follows:


Panel 1

Dicey and the Constitution 

Chair:            Dr Thomas Adams (Oxford)


Professor Mark Walters (Queen’s University, Ontario)

Professor Alison Young (Cambridge)

Dr Hasan Dindjer (Oxford)

3:15pm Coffee

Panel 2

Dicey in his Time and in Our Time 

Chair:            Professor John Allison (Cambridge)


Professor John Cairns (Edinburgh)

Professor Timothy Endicott (Oxford)

Professor Aileen Kavanagh (Trinity College, Dublin)                           

5:00pm Close/Drinks
  Exhibition of Dicey manuscripts and other material – All Souls Library


Tuesday 4th October (St Catherine’s College)

8:30am Coffee/Pastries                                                               

Panel 3

Dicey and the Conflict of Laws

Chair:            Professor Jonathan Harris QC


Lord Collins of Mapesbury

Dr Roxana Banu (Queen Mary, University of London)           

Professor Andrew Dickinson (Oxford)

10:45am Coffee

Panel 4

Dicey and Political Thought

Chair:           TBC


Dr Marc Mulholland (Oxford)

Professor Sally Bushell (Lancaster)

Dr James Kirby (10 Old Square)

1:00pm Close/Sandwich Lunch
  [Afternoon (Subject to Confirmation): Optional Walking tour of Dicey’s Oxford]