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.

Literary Review

Roger's review on Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignificance features in the June edition of Literary Review.

The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

Q&A with Marco Respinti

“The American Republican Party Italian-style” and other reflections

MR: Most of Europe is politically moving leftward but, even if unpredictably, the Conservative Party has won political elections in the UK. In Italy, a kind of Blairite new Democratic Party (formerly the Italian Communist Party) is governing, technically unelected, since months with no challenge neither opposition.

Liberty Law Talk Podcast

Listen back to Roger with Richard Reinsch.

Roger has recently discussed with Richard Reinsch, of Liberty Law Talk, his newest novel The Disappeared. Listen to the Podcast here.

MA in Philosophy

For those who may be interested in this London based degree (one year), lead by Prof Roger Scruton, the first term seminar programme has nearly been finalised. Guest lecturers include Raymond Tallis, Sebastian Gardner and Simon Blackburn.

Latest Articles

Planning for the future

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government Robert Jenrick has opened the Planning for the future consultation proposing reform to the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning...

News from Scrutopia - 6th August 2020

Read the latest from Scrutopia here:  https://mailchi.mp/3fe95cac3469/4dxue1xf97-3768233

Green Philosophy Day 6 Sept 20

We are excited to be able to share with you the first in our open philosophy day series, the Green Philosophy Programme. Please join us on Sunday 6th September at Sundey...

Scrutopia weekend on Roger Scruton’s Aesthetics

We are delighted to share with you the wonderful programme which has been thoughtfully curated with Roger’s interests at heart for this year’s Alumni meeting.We recognise that many of you...

Recent Books

Roger Scruton: Philosopher on Dover Beach

Roger Scruton: Philosopher on Dover Beach

Bloomsbury (2009) Roger Scruton is one of the outstanding British philosophers of the post-war years. Why then is he at best ignored and at worst reviled? Part of the reason...

Wagner's Parsifal: The Music of Redemption

‘Wagner’s Parsifal – The Music of Redemption’  This short but penetrating book, by a writer who was uniquely both a leading philosopher and musicologist, shows us how Wagner achieves this...

Souls in the Twilight

Beaufort Books  (October 2018) As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in...

2020 Events

Postponed - Scrutopia Summer School

Virtual Book Club - Wed 29 July 20

Virtual Book Club - Fri 23 Oct 2020

Philosophy Day - Sat 25 July 20

Scrutopia weekend: Thurs 27 August – Sun 30 August 2020

Green Philosophy Day - 6 Sept 2020