Groups – Cambridge

Below are listed the Cambridge based partners of the Political Economy Hub. To find out more about them please please click on the links to go to their website:

The Cambridge Social Ontology Group (CSOG)
CSOG, was formed with the aim of pursuing social ontology, the systematic study of the nature and basic structure of social reality. The primary motivation is a shared belief that social research and indeed all aspects of human activity have much to gain from a better understanding of the nature of material we all have to deal with. Associated with CSOG are the Cambridge Realist Workshops, these seminars take place on Mondays on a fortnightly basis during terms time. The presentations start at 8:00 pm, with drinks served from 7:30pm at Clare College in Cambridge. Click HERE for the latest seminar information or see their Facebook Page.

St Catharine’s Political Economy Seminar Series
The St Catharine’s Political Economy Seminar Series take place during term time on Wednesday evenings. These seminars take place during term time on Wednesday evenings, 18:00-19:30. The seminars are held in St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, usually in the Ramsden Room but sometimes in the McGrath Centre. All are welcome to attend the seminars.

The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP)
The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP) is run by a dedicated group of students united by the belief that progress in the discipline of economics will be driven by an increasingly interdisciplinary approach and a pluralist platform in the 21st century.  CSEP aims to enrich the understanding of economic thought within the Cambridge community and promote alternative views on conventional economic thought as well as current affairs in an innovative discussion format.


The Cambridge Seminar Series in the History of Economic Analysis
The Seminar meets regularly in each term at Clare Hall, on Thursdays at 8.15pm, with a presentation of around 30 minutes followed by discussion and drinks. The venue is the College meeting room.


The Cambridge Research Seminar in Political Economy
The Seminar aims to advance understanding of political-economic systems and to contribute to the public debate by pointing to perspectives and solutions that overcome received categories and solutions, but are firmly grounded in what is possible in a given socio-historical context. The Seminar is supported by Emmanuel College and the Centre for Financial History of the University of Cambridge.