17th Sept - Paper on 'Piety, Desecration and the Moral Law' for the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion's bi-annual conference

Due to take place 16th – 18th September on the general theme 'God and Morality'. Venue: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. OX2 6QA.

4th Sept - Before Prom 65 – Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester performing Mahler and Strauss - 'The Proms Literary Festival'

5.15pm.

A discussion with A. C. Grayling on  how fin-de-siècle Viennese musicians such as Mahler were influenced by their philosopher contemporaries – and what we today owe to these Viennese thinkers. Susan Hitch hosts.  Edited version broadcast on Radio 3 during the interval.

17th March - 6pm at Lessius College, Antwerp

Louis Meerts chair public lecture on how the transmission of culture can be part of higher education. Venue: Campus Sint-Andries, Sint-Andriesstraat 2, Antwerp.

19th March - Intelligence Squared debate Britain has become indifferent to beauty part of the National Trust 'Quality of Life Debates'

7pm. Chaired by Simon Jenkins and also on the panel were David Starkey, Germaine Greer &  Stephen Bayley. Venue: The Royal Geographic Society, London.

16th March - 3pm Faculty Seminar at the Institute of Philosophy, Leuven

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

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