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Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture

The annual lecture, in memory of Dame Mary Douglas (1921-2007), is sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, and the Department of Anthropology at UCL.

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2018 - Register Now!

The 5th Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be held at Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. 

The Politicization of Consumption: The World of Goods Revisited

Caroline Humphrey
Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2017

The 4th Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture was held in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College (56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6H) on Wednesday 24th May 2017. 

Gifts, Entitlement, Benefits, and Surplus: Food Poverty and Food Aid in the UK

Professor Pat Caplan
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2016

The 3rd Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture was held at Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL on Wednesday 25th May 2016.

How BOFIs (Banks and Other Financial Institutions) Think

Dr Michael Thompson
International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2015

The 2nd Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture was held on 3 June in the Mary Olgilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College, Oxford.

The Societalization of Social Problems: Recent Social Crises and the Civil Sphere

Professor Jeffrey Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

The Inaugural Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture was held at Harrie Massie Lecture Theatre, UCL on Thursday 23rd October 2014.

IRRECONCILABLE CONFLICTS?
Civil Wars From The Perspective Of An Institutional Theory Of Culture


Professor Paul Richards
Njala University (Sierra Leone)

You can watch the recording of the lecture below: