Redeeming Film Music

THERE IS A KIND OF LISTENER who first becomes acquainted with the symphony orchestra through film music.

The English College

Whilst attending the Forum 2000 conference in Prague this month, the opportunity arose to give a talk to students at The English College.

Fools Frauds & Firebrands

Fools Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left was released on October 8th.

Bronze Medal Award Winner!

2014 novel Notes from Underground, published by Beaufort Books, has been awarded the Bronze award in the Suspence/Thriller category in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The Jay Nordlinger Interview

A Q & A with Jay Nordlinger and special co-host Mona Charen, of “Need to Know” fame. Jay asked her to join him, because, as he says, his guest was too large – too capacious of mind and activity – to be questioned by just one person.

Notes from Underground - Review

Here are two excellent pieces by Robin Ashenden on Notes from Underground. 

Notes from Underground launches in Prague

Yesterday evening Monday 15th September, Notes from Underground the czech translation, launched at the prestigious Vaclav Havel Library.

New Welsh Academy of Art Launch

A wonderful evening was had by all at Gliffaes Country House Hotel, Crickhowell, Powys joining Lucy Corbett to launch the new Welsh Academy of Art.

Conservationism You Can Believe In

The Conservationist You can Believe In. Green Philosophy.  By Patrick Allitt for Library of Law and Liberty. 

The words “conservative” and “conservation” are similar; surely their meanings overlap. They do, says the English philosopher Roger Scruton, and conservatives need to think more seriously about conservation than they have hitherto.

Latest Articles

Fight or flight: Strategies for traditional Conservatives - The Economist Mar 17

Does conservatism aim to uphold or to transform society? Across the West, the political right is split. Some conservatives back a status quo of globalised economies and live-and-let-live societies. Others...

Populism, VII: Representation & the people. The New Criterion Mar 17

Looking back over the events of 2016, liberal-minded commentators are apt to sound a warning against “populism,” a disorder that they observe everywhere on the right of the political spectrum....

The Russian way of lying. Spectator Life Mar 17

Perhaps the most famous paradox discovered by the Greek philosophers is that of ‘the liar’. A Cretan says that all Cretans are liars: if what he says is true, then...

Podcast with John J Miller - On Human Nature

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, John J Miller,  Roger explains how his short volume differs from Edward O. Wilson’s influential book of the same name, whether human nature...

Recent Books

The Ring of Truth

The Ring of Truth

Penguin Books (June 2016) Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for...

Confessions of a Heretic

Confessions of a Heretic

Notting Hill Editions (March 2016) Twelve hard-hitting essays arising from a decade of engagement with the public culture of Britain and America that touch on matters of concern to all...

On Human Nature

On Human Nature

Princeton University Press (February 2017) In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists,...

2017 Events

30 March - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Simon Blackburn

3 April - 'The Achievements of Roger Scruton' James Madison Programme, Princeton University

4 April - US publication of Confessions of a Heretic

5 April - Collegium Insitution Luncheon Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania

6 April - 'Virtue & The Arts- The Wheatley Institute, Utah

3 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Sebastian Gardner

17 May - 'Literature Matters' Bloomsbury Institute panel discussion

18 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Anthony O'Hear

22-28 May - Paris

1-3 June - Brain Bar Festival, Budapest

8 June - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Robert Grant

6 July - Graduation Talk, Kings School, Chester

30 July - 8 Aug - Scrutopia Summer School

27 Mar - Oxford Literary Festival

18 Apr - 'Crisis of Liberty in the West' The Legatum Institute

19 Apr - 'Freedom of Speech' The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

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