Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton


Eminent writer and philosopher, Prof Sir Roger Scruton has for over three decades taught at institutions on both sides of the Atlantic including Birkbeck College, Boston University, and more recently, the University of Buckingham. He is an author of over forty books. In his work as a philosopher he has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture. He has written several works of fiction, as well as memoirs and essays on topics of general interest. He engages in contemporary political and cultural debates from the standpoint of a conservative thinker and is well known as a powerful polemicist.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy. He has been officially honoured by the Czech Republic, by the City of Plzen and by Virginia’s General Assembly. In 2004 he received the Ingersoll Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters. In 2015 he published 3 books all of which were chosen among people’s ‘books of the year’. In 2016 he was recipient of the Polish Lech Kaczynski Foundation’s Medal for Courage and Integrity, was awarded the Italian Masi Prize for the Culture of Wine in recognition of his book I Drink Therefore I Am (Bevo, dunque sono), and was knighted in the Qiueen’s Birthday Honours List.

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The Q&A with @Roger_Scruton and @jordanbpeterson following their conversation on 'Apprehending the Transcendent' moderated by @stephenblackwd is available here

The Q&A from November, with Sir @Roger_Scruton and @jordanbpeterson is now up.

The Q & A from my conversation with Sir Roger Scruton is now live on YouTube: @RalstonCollege @Roger_Scruton

On 7 May, join @DouglasKMurray and Roger Scruton as they delve into what it means to be a conservative. Book now!

.@lisanandy, @JonCruddas_1, @TristramHuntVA, Maurice Glasman and @dlbirch1 are speaking at an event @Policy_Exchange is holding on: Beauty for the many, not the few?

1.30pm on Tues 2 April

"For my father, class was a moral rather than an economic category," writes @Roger_Scruton

"All in all I passed through adolescence bearing the stigmata of a class traitor," writes @Roger_Scruton

As part of the Pasture to Plate series of talks, @Roger_Scruton will be talking about 'How to Think Seriously about the Planet' at 5pm in the Oxford Martin School's seminar room.

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2019

.@Roger_Scruton will be in conversation with @MatthewdAncona at a special @howtoacademy event to mark Roger's 75th birthday

📅 Thu, 30th May 2019, 6:45pm-8:00pm
📍Portland Hall, London

Roger Scruton : «Populisme» sert à désigner ce que veut le peuple, sans l'aide des intellectuels de gauche pour le définir.

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📍 Where We Are – @Roger_Scruton

‘While everyone else panics and reacts, Scruton thinks. And produces answers.’ – @DouglasKMurray

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If you missed @BBCRadio4 Any Questions? last week, catch up here Robert Buckland MP, Baroness Smith, Chuka Umunna MP, Sir @Roger_Scruton

The Scrutopia Summer School is now fully subscribed! If you would like to be placed on the reserve list, please get in touch with the office. #philosophyschool

Una conversación con Sir @Roger_Scruton, el filósofo conservador más influyente desde Edmund Burke
A conversation with Sir Roger Scruton, the most influential conservative philosopher since Edmund Burke
cc @EGMaiquez @MiklosCseszneky @Scruton_Quotes

@Roger_Scruton, from the foreword to Hildebrand's newly published Aesthetics II: "Hildebrand's thinking deserves the greatest attention from philosophers today...his fine observations will surely stimulate a discussion of which we are all greatly in need."

Tonight, BBC Radio 4 - Any Questions at 8pm - Jonathan Dimbleby chairs political debate from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, with a panel consisting of Robert Buckland MP, Baroness Smith, Chuka Umunna MP & Sir @Roger_Scruton.

"Ordinary architecture, however adventurous in its use of materials, forms and details, cannot rely on the excuse of artistic license in order to creep through the planning process," writes @Roger_Scruton

@Roger_Scruton’s ‘The Virtue of Irrelevance’ is this week’s essay.