28th May - Howthelightgetsin Fesitval, philosophy and music festival at Hay.

26-27th May - Eric Symes Memorial Lecture. Thursday 26th, 6.15pm at Westminister Abbey.

12-14th May - Free Press Society and CEPOS, Copenhagen

11th May - Oxford Said Business School Lecture

11th May - Free Speech Lecture for the Oxford University Conservative Assosiation

6th May - Chipping Campden Literary Festival

5th May - BBC Wiltshire Desert Island Dish.

4th May - Swindon Fesitval of Literature

10th April - Oxford Literary Festival. Heretics on Life and Death with Professor Raymond Tallis.

3rd March - Humane Philosophy Project Colloquium on the meaning and significance of Mourning. Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford

25-27th Feb - Tirana Forum for Economic Freedom. Keynote speaker : "When will capitalism be fully implemented in Albania?"

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Latest Articles

Notre Dame de Paris

Le Figaro 17/04/2019 Sometimes I stay on the Isle de la cité, in an apartment borrowed from a friend. From the kitchen window I look out across rooftops to the solemn...

After my own dark night

The Telegraph 20 April 2019 Fully to understand the Easter story it helps to be hounded by the mob, to know that nothing that you say or do can deflect...

An Apology for thinking - 11 April 19 - The Spectator

The Spectator, 11 April 2019 I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would be treated with respect, and...

Roger Scruton on why conservatism is better for the environment, FT - March 19

 An interview with Jane Owen in advance of the FT Oxford Literary Festival, the full article can be read online here.  https://www.ft.com/content/43e6ef1e-464b-11e9-a965-23d669740bfb  

Recent Books

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...

Music as an Art

Bloomsbury  (August 2018) Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and the moral life, music and cognitive science and German...

Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

Bloomsbury (November 2017) Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity,...

2019 Events

Wed 31st Jul - Fri 9th Aug - 2019 Scrutopia Summer School

Thur 29th Aug - Sun 1st Sept - Scrutopia Alumni Meeting 

Fri 26 - Sat 27th April - CRASSH conference, Cambridge

Sat 15th June - Philosophy Day

Thurs 19th Sept - ISI Gala for Western Civilization, Philadelphia

Tues 14th May - National Planning Summit, London