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 'Freedom of speech' at Wycliffe Hall

21 March - 'Religious Freedom & the secular state in Western Civilization' , Regents Park College

27 March - Start the Week 9am on BBC Radio 4

30 March - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Simon Blackburn

3 April - 'The Achievements of Roger Scruton' James Madison Programme, Princeton University

3pm in the Frist Campus Center 302 - A Panel Discussion featuring Daniel Cullen, Alicia Gescinska, John Haldane, J. Newton Rayzor and Mark Johnston.  Followed by a Public Lecture by Roger Scruton. Full details of this public event can be found online here  https://jmp.princeton.edu/events/achievements-sir-roger-scruton

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4 April - US publication of Confessions of a Heretic

5 April - Collegium Insitution Luncheon Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania. 'Art & Morality: on the relationship between Aesthetics & Ethics'

5 April - Reception and Dinner at The Philadelphia Club. 'Conservatism and Culture'

18 Apr - 'Crisis of Liberty in the West' The Legatum Institute

For further details, please visit the Legatum Institute website. 

19 Apr - 'Freedom of Speech' The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

3 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Sebastian Gardner

18 May - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Anthony O'Hear

22-28 May - Paris

1-3 June - Brain Bar Festival, Budapest

8 June - Buckingham Philosophy Group with Robert Grant

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I usually jest that my life divides into two parts: ‘Before Scruton’ and ‘After Scruton.’ My first five books were devoted to Søren Kierkegaard, Jacques Derrida, ethics, and postmodern theology....

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