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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Recent Books

The Ring of Truth

The Ring of Truth

Penguin Books (June 2016) Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times, and has fascinated both critics and devotees for...

Confessions of a Heretic

Confessions of a Heretic

Notting Hill Editions (March 2016) Twelve hard-hitting essays arising from a decade of engagement with the public culture of Britain and America that touch on matters of concern to all...

On Human Nature

On Human Nature

Princeton University Press (February 2017) In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists,...

2017 Events

24-27 Aug - Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium, Venice

2nd Sept - Philosophy in the Bookshop - Blackwells, Oxford

12th Oct - Cheltenham Literary Festival, Gloucestershire

15 - 17th Oct - Paris

21st Oct - Apple Festival, Sunday Hill Farm

29 Oct - 'Beauty & the Restoration of the Sacred' Conference, Chicago

30 Oct - 'Culture and Art in a Populist Age' ACII & EPPC Conference , Washington

1 Nov - Washington College

2 Nov - 'Tradition & Culture' Keynote lecture, Traditional Project, St John's Law School Centre for Law and Religion, New York

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