16th Oct - The 2015 Lloyd Old and Constance Old annual lecture on music and society in the 21st Century at The Graduate Centre of the University of New York

19th Oct - Speaking to the George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Polictics and Institutions at Ohio University

25th Oct - Fiction from behind the Iron Curtain: Roger Scruton and Fiona Rintoul, Farnham Speakers Festival

The Maltings, Farnham, 5pm – 6.15pm. You can book your tickets here.

23rd Oct and 6th & 13th Nov - Presenting 'A Point of View' on BBC Radio 4

Listen here

2nd Nov - Trinity Forum Meeting, at Christ Church, Oxford

10th - 12th Nov - Philosophers’ Dialogue on Nature in Modern Society, Now and in the Future

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, the Netherlands. To register visit PBL

19th Nov - Guardian Live - Roger Scruton vs. Polly Toynbee at Islington Assembly Hall

7pm - 8.30pm. Referred by Newsnights's James O'Brien.  Full event details can be found here

3rd Dec - 'Leading from the Front', 10am, The Imperial Hotel, London

Oxford University with the Academy Conferences. More details soon.

7th Dec - 'Law and Morality' Lecture Series: The Social Context of the Law, Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple

5.30. Public lecture, for tickets book here

13th Dec -'Sex and Love in the post modern world'

A sunday sermon (11.20 - 13.30pm) at The Conway Hall. For further detials and tickets visit the School of Life website.

23rd Dec- Interview with Professor Christine Nicol from Bristol University for the BBC Radio 4 series "Would You Eat an Alien?"

"Would You Eat an Alien?"

The four-part series begins on 9th December at 2100 and continues at the same time on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of December.

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"The art of taking offence" The Spectator - Aug 18

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Sir Roger Scruton speaks to Madeleine Kearns for The National Review. The full interview can be found online HERE. The celebrated philosopher talks to National Review about what conservatism is, isn’t, and...

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I have devoted a substantial part of my intellectual life to defining and defending conservatism, as a social philosophy and a political program. Each time I think I have hit...

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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...

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,...

2018 Events

20 Sept - Prayer Book Society Conference, Cirencester

4-12 Oct - America

17-19 October - Germany