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.

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

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

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

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2017 Events

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 - 'Faith and Reason' Christ Church, Oxford

30 March - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Simon Blackburn

3 April - James Madison Programme, Princeton University

4 April - US publication of Confessions of a Heretic

5 April - Collegium Institute and University of Pennsylvania

6 April - 'Virtue & The Arts- The Wheatley Institute, Utah

3 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Sebastian Gardner

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