Niklas Luhmann Reading Group

Niklas Luhmann Reading Group is set up for members of the Faculty of Education and other like-minded scholars and academics within Cambridge and beyond who are interested in the writings of the German sociologist, Niklas Luhmann. Our primary objectives include sharing resources, discussing systems theory and creating a space for collaborative projects. Our secondary objective is to connect with other Luhmann communities around the world to be part of a global network of systems theoretical scholarship. Our past guests include the author and translator of Luhmann’s writings, Dr Christian Morgner of Sheffield University, and another writer and scholar of Luhmann, Professor Barry Gibson, of Sheffield University. 

We are dedicated meet every other Friday at 2pm (BST) to discuss the fascinating ideas of the Niklas Luhmann. Whether you’re an expert or just starting to explore systems theory, our group is the perfect place to engage in lively and thought-provoking discussions, share your perspectives, and learn from others. We also occasionally invite external guests to join us and contribute their insights.

Don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your understanding of Luhmann’s work and connect with a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for systems theory. Join us for our next meeting and become part of the conversation!

Meeting Date:

5th May

19th May

2nd June

17 June

Themes This Term:



Double Contingency