12 Jan - Buckingham Philosophy Group

10 Feb - North Cotswold Hunt Dinner

20 Feb - Social Context of Law Lecture, Inner Temple

27 Feb- Hoover Institute Dinner

28 Feb - The Second Annual Russell Kirk Lecture at Villanova University

6 March - The Ring, Talk at The Travellers Club

9 March - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Ray Tallis

13 March - British Academy Talk

20 March - Social Context of Law Lecture, Inner Temple

21 March 'Freedom of speech' at Wycliffe Hall

21 March - 'Religious Freedom & the secular state in Western Civilization' , Regents Park College

27 March - Start the Week 9am on BBC Radio 4

30 March - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Simon Blackburn

3 April - 'The Achievements of Roger Scruton' James Madison Programme, Princeton University

3pm in the Frist Campus Center 302 - A Panel Discussion featuring Daniel Cullen, Alicia Gescinska, John Haldane, J. Newton Rayzor and Mark Johnston.  Followed by a Public Lecture by Roger Scruton. Full details of this public event can be found online here  https://jmp.princeton.edu/events/achievements-sir-roger-scruton

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4 April - US publication of Confessions of a Heretic

5 April - Collegium Insitution Luncheon Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania. 'Art & Morality: on the relationship between Aesthetics & Ethics'

5 April - Reception and Dinner at The Philadelphia Club. 'Conservatism and Culture'

18 Apr - 'Crisis of Liberty in the West' The Legatum Institute

For further details, please visit the Legatum Institute website. 

19 Apr - 'Freedom of Speech' The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

3 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Sebastian Gardner

18 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Anthony O'Hear

22-28 May - Paris

1-3 June - Brain Bar Festival, Budapest

8 June - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Robert Grant

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"Conservatism can transmit the legacy of freedom, freedom that could be too much liberalism to be challenged by other ideologies." Roger Scruton  Read the full transcript here.

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The witch-hunt culture. Three years ago the distinguished biochemist Sir Tim Hunt, recipient of the Nobel Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the jewels in the crown...

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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...

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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,...

2018 Events

Scrutopia Summer School 2018

17 Jan - KCL Talk

16 Feb - CUSP event

21 Feb - Intelligence Squared conference

22 Feb - UCL event

8/9 Mar - Ghent University