Roger Scruton Memorial Lectures: Andrew Roberts on History and Statesmanship

Photograph of Andrew Roberts

Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020) was one of the most distinguished polymaths of modern times. His work ranged over philosophy, music and aesthetics to politics, religion and law. This annual series of free public lectures will honour his legacy by inviting eminent public intellectuals to speak on four topics of civilisational importance.

Professor Andrew Roberts is one of Britain's most distinguished historians, journalists and broadcasters. He is the author of nineteen books, the most recent of which are his world-renowned biographies of Winston Churchill, Churchill: Walking With Destiny (Allen Lane, 2018) and King George III, George III: The Life and Reign of Britain's Most Misunderstood Monarch (Allen Lane, 2021). He is presently the Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London, and the Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society.

Professor Robert Tombs is Professor Emeritus of French History at the University of Cambridge and the author of the bestselling books, The English and Their History (Penguin, 2014) and This Sovereign Isle (Penguin, 2021). 

This lecture will be introduced by Professor Dame Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, the next president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and an eminent political scientist specialising in the study of terrorism. 

Ticket Information

This is a free to attend event, however registration is required.


Doors open at 16:30 ready for a 17:00 start

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Mins, No interval

Suitable for all ages