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

News from Scrutopia - 3 July 2020

Read the latest from Scrutopia here - https://mailchi.mp/e08984d22224/4dxue1xf97-3745577

Angels still sitting on my shoulder - The Critic, July 2020

Douglas Murray discusses the importance of intellectual mentors and reveals two who continue to guide him. A little while back I wrote something wildly unpopular and an acquaintance noted that...

Scrutopia Book Club

Scrutopia Book Club  Join us on Wednesday 29th July at 2pm GMT for the first in our series of virtual book club meetings. Register your interest with me via email: This email address...

News from Scrutopia - 29 May 20

Click HERE to read the latest from Scrutopia.

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

Scrutopia Alumni Thurs 27 August – Sun 30 August 2020

Virtual Book Club - Wed 29 July 20

Philosophy Day - Sat 25 July 20

Philosophy Day - Sun 26 July 20