11th March - Lecture 'On Music and Morality'

11:30am. Lecture 'On Music and Morality'

11:30am. Lecture 'On Music and Morality'

2.00pm Roger Scruton in Dialogue with James MacMillan on Art and the Sacred
The Senate Room, St Mary's College, South Street

3.30pm. Performance of Schubert's Quartettsatz by the Rusalka Quartet.
With analysis and philosophical commentary by Roger Scrution
St Salvator's College Chapel, North Street

5.15pm Performance of Scruton's opera The Minister by ensemble
St Salvator's College Chapel, North Street

9-12th March - St Andrews University hosts A Four-day Festival of Public Philosophy

April – May - The Gifford Lectures at St Andrews University

Dates for the lectures are 20, 22, 27, and 29 April and 4 and 6 May 2010. On Wednesday April 21st, second performance of The Minister see entry for 11th March.

11th March - Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

1st Feb - Understanding Humans Through Neuroscience

1:45pm – 6:15pm. First conference with AEI "Understanding Humans Through Neuroscience."  The conference in its entirety will be on the AEI website for viewing.

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