News from Scrutopia -- March 2023

Read all the latest news from Scrutopia in our March 2023 newsletter. Click here to open. 

The Premiere of Anna


The Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation has been awarded a generous grant by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) which has enabled us to fund the premiere concert of Anna, an opera by David Matthews, for which Roger Scruton wrote the libretto. It will be conducted by Jac van Steen and performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The performance will take place at 5pm on the 14th July 2023 at The Grange Festival, Hampshire. If you would like to learn more about Anna, please click here.

The tickets are free of charge, but you must register using this request form. We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate this magnificent performance. 

News from Scrutopia -- May 2023

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News from Scrutopia - 2nd Dec 2022

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The Roger Scruton Summer School | Scrutopia

We are thrilled to share with you our latest Scrutopia promotional video. Expertly crafted by FilmStreet, watch our video to find out why you should join us next summer in the Cotswolds for a unique philosophy experience. 

Roger Scruton Memorial Lectures 2022

The Roger Scruton Memorial Lecture series returns to the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, UK.

Doors open at 4:30 pm, and the lectures begin at 5 pm.

Katharine Birbalsingh on Education

17 OCTOBER, 2022 

Katharine Birbalsingh CBE is the Chair of the Social Mobility Commission and Headmistress and co-founder of Michaela Community School in Wembley, London. She has a lifetime of distinguished service in the UK education system, is a celebrated author and broadcaster, and is often referred to as 'Britain's strictest headteacher'.

Andrew Roberts on History and Statesmanship

19 OCTOBER, 2022

Professor Andrew Roberts is one of Britain's most distinguished historians, journalists and broadcasters. He is the author of nineteen books, the most recent of which are his world-renowned biographies of Winston Churchill, Churchill: Walking With Destiny (Allen Lane, 2018) and King George III, George III: The Life and Reign of Britain's Most Misunderstood Monarch (Allen Lane, 2021).

Peter Hitchens on After Conservatism

24 OCTOBER, 2022

Peter Hitchens is one of Britain's most accomplished journalists, debaters and conservative thinkers. He currently writes for The Mail on Sunday, contributes regularly to most major British newspapers, is a former foreign correspondent for the Daily Express, and has won the Orwell Prize for his political journalism.

Nigel Biggar on Deconstructing Decolonisation

26 OCTOBER, 2022

Professor Nigel Biggar, CBE, is Regius Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at the University of Oxford. Described as “one of the leading living Western ethicists” (John Gray, New Statesman, 25 November 2020), he is the author of In Defence of War (Oxford, 2013) and What’s Wrong with Rights? (Oxford, 2020).


Scrutopia Summer School 2022

The 2022 Scrutopia Summer School programmes were a huge success. We so enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones too. We are grateful for the wonderful feedback received and are pleased to share some of the memories. 

"A very, very heartfelt "thank you" to Sophie and Izzy for the absolutely fantastic 10 days - wow! That word is the best way I know to describe it. Honestly, it was one of the best social and intellectual exercises of my life. I will never forget it, and all of the lectures have provided endless opportunities for additional thought, research, writing, and reading." Reggie, USA.
“The Scrutopia Summer School was the best experience of my life. It was so wonderful to meet and learn with, and from, such wonderful people, all of whom shared my passion for Philosophy, Art and Culture.” Mitch, England.
“The Scrutopia Summer School was outstanding, whereby we could learn and know more about Roger Scruton’s ideas and thoughts more deeply. I cannot ignore the friendly networking, which helped to understand better the different discussions.” Fernando, Argentina.


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