Conservationism You Can Believe In

The Conservationist You can Believe In. Green Philosophy.  By Patrick Allitt for Library of Law and Liberty. 

The words “conservative” and “conservation” are similar; surely their meanings overlap. They do, says the English philosopher Roger Scruton, and conservatives need to think more seriously about conservation than they have hitherto.

Literary Review

Roger's review on Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignificance features in the June edition of Literary Review.

The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

Q&A with Marco Respinti

“The American Republican Party Italian-style” and other reflections

MR: Most of Europe is politically moving leftward but, even if unpredictably, the Conservative Party has won political elections in the UK. In Italy, a kind of Blairite new Democratic Party (formerly the Italian Communist Party) is governing, technically unelected, since months with no challenge neither opposition.

Liberty Law Talk Podcast

Listen back to Roger with Richard Reinsch.

Roger has recently discussed with Richard Reinsch, of Liberty Law Talk, his newest novel The Disappeared. Listen to the Podcast here.

MA in Philosophy

For those who may be interested in this London based degree (one year), lead by Prof Roger Scruton, the first term seminar programme has nearly been finalised. Guest lecturers include Raymond Tallis, Sebastian Gardner and Simon Blackburn.

Keep up to date on Twitter!

You can now keep up to date with Rogers latest work and appearances by following him on Twitter! 

Master's in Philosophy

For course enquiries and applications please contact Ms Claire Prendergast on 01280 820204 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View

Recent broadcasts on the BBC Radio 4 Point of View  can be viewed via the BBC website from here.

BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View: Democracy & Islamic Law

BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View - The nature and limits of democracy

Should a nation be defined by language and territory, by ruling party or by faith? A Point of View Podcast can be found here.

Latest Articles

An Apology for thinking - 11 April 19 - The Spectator

This article was originally published on The Spectator’s UK website. I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would...

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  

Le Figaro - March 19

Earlier this month, Roger spoke with Eugenie Bastie for Le Figaro - Click here to read the article.

BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? 22 Feb 19

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs political debate from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, with a panel consisting of Robert Buckland MP, Baroness Smith, Chuka Umunna MP and Sir Roger Scruton. Listen back to the...

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

May - Academic Freedom under Threat: What's to be Done? Oxford Conference