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Fellowship Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Fellowships to the Roger Scruton Philosophy Symposium have been awarded to four fantastic students.
 
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We are incredibly grateful to the New Generations Research Exchange organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford in collaboration with the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb and the Humane Philosophy Project and the John Templeton Foundation for their very generous support.

View from your table, The American Conservative - April 2021

I’m drinking my morning coffee at home from a paper cup I swiped from Scruton, the Budapest coffeeshop dedicated to the memory of Sir Roger. Scruton is a great space, and I can hardly wait for it to open up fully (for now, you can only get take-out coffee from there, because of Covid). Wouldn’t it be great if American university towns had a Scruton, as a hangout for conservatives, and a place to debate and discuss? Read the full article HERE.

The Secret University, The Critic - May 2021

The secret university. Roger Scruton’s work with dissident intellectuals in the Eastern Bloc was risky but crucial. The full feature by Jessica Douglas-Home is taken from May 2021 issue of The Critic, it is available to read here.

Letter from Budapest, The Critic - May 2021

Letter from Budapest, The Critic - May 2021

Tibor Fischer discovers the first of many Roger Scruton cafés

After their deaths, Julius Caesar and Augustus were honoured with deification (and indeed the late Duke of Edinburgh got that rank in the South Pacific during his lifetime). It’s not quite the same as apotheosis, but I imagine Roger Scruton would be touched that a café has opened in Budapest giving him a powerful launch into posterity. The café bears his name, offers allegiance to his ideas, and indeed boasts many of his possessions, generously donated by his wife. And finally, what better tribute to a philosopher than a place where you can sit down, have a glass of wine and discuss ideas? It’s so symposium.

Read the full article in The Critic online.

Photo from Scruton Cafe on facebook

News from Scrutopia - 30th April 2021

Read all the latest from Scrutopia HERE.

David Matthews - Thoughts from a Life: Opera as an Art

Music was an essential part of Roger Scruton’s life. He learned the piano as a boy, and as an adult acquired the profound technical knowledge that enabled him to write The Aesthetics of Music, widely recognized as the most important book in its field. He also wrote two books of essays on music, and three magisterial books on Wagner – Death Devoted Heart (on Tristan und Isolde), The Ring of Truth, and his final book, Wagner’s Parsifal: The Music of Redemption. He taught himself to compose (with a little help from me) and wrote two operas, The Minister (1998) and Violet (2005), both of which were staged and which, as I experienced myself, are musically and dramatically effective. Composing for him was a sideline, although if he had not decided to pursue just about everything else, Roger might have become an important contributor to the music of our time

Read the full article HERE on the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation website. 

News from Scrutopia - 1st March 2021

Read all the latest news from Scrutopia HERE.

BBBBC Recommendations Update 30 Jan 21

Local communities will be at the heart of plans to make sure that new developments in their area are beautiful and well-designed, under proposals outlined by Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP today (30 January 2021) You can listen to the announcement here.

We are pleased to read that Building Better Building Beautiful Commission recommendations have been taken up by the government in its formal response which can be found here

News from Scrutopia - 29th January 2021

Read all the lastest news from Scrutopia HERE.

Jesus College Obituary, Stephen Heath - Jan 21

Perhaps one of the finest obituaries to have been written which has appeared in the Jesus College Cambridge Annual Review, 2020 by Stephen Heath, whom we didn’t know, but who clearly followed Roger’s work closely. Thanks to Professor Heath’s article, Roger has been made to feel at home in Cambridge. You can read the obituary here.

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