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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