16th Oct - The 2015 Lloyd Old and Constance Old annual lecture on music and society in the 21st Century at The Graduate Centre of the University of New York

19th Oct - Speaking to the George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Polictics and Institutions at Ohio University

25th Oct - Fiction from behind the Iron Curtain: Roger Scruton and Fiona Rintoul, Farnham Speakers Festival

The Maltings, Farnham, 5pm – 6.15pm. You can book your tickets here.

23rd Oct and 6th & 13th Nov - Presenting 'A Point of View' on BBC Radio 4

Listen here

2nd Nov - Trinity Forum Meeting, at Christ Church, Oxford

10th - 12th Nov - Philosophers’ Dialogue on Nature in Modern Society, Now and in the Future

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, the Netherlands. To register visit PBL

19th Nov - Guardian Live - Roger Scruton vs. Polly Toynbee at Islington Assembly Hall

7pm - 8.30pm. Referred by Newsnights's James O'Brien.  Full event details can be found here

3rd Dec - 'Leading from the Front', 10am, The Imperial Hotel, London

Oxford University with the Academy Conferences. More details soon.

7th Dec - 'Law and Morality' Lecture Series: The Social Context of the Law, Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple

5.30. Public lecture, for tickets book here

13th Dec -'Sex and Love in the post modern world'

A sunday sermon (11.20 - 13.30pm) at The Conway Hall. For further detials and tickets visit the School of Life website.

23rd Dec- Interview with Professor Christine Nicol from Bristol University for the BBC Radio 4 series "Would You Eat an Alien?"

"Would You Eat an Alien?"

The four-part series begins on 9th December at 2100 and continues at the same time on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of December.

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2017 Events

30 July - 8 Aug - Scrutopia Summer School

24-27 Aug - Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium, Venice

14 July - Music and Philosophy Study Group Event. King's College, London

28 - 30th July - The 12th Annual Vanenburg Meeting, Berlin

2nd Sept - Philosophy in the Bookshop - Blackwells, Oxford

8-10th Oct - Forum 2000, Prague

15 - 17th Oct - Paris

21st Oct - Apple Festival, Sunday Hill Farm

29th Oct - 2 Nov, America

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