Scruton Lecture: The Life and Legacy of Sir Roger Scruton - Douglas Murray (In Conversation with Maurice Glasman and Jonathan Price)

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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.


Douglas Murray is a world-renowned author and journalist. He is host of the Uncancelled History podcast, a columnist for The Sun and New York Post, associate editor of The Spectator, and the author of seven books including the bestselling The Strange Death of Europe (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Madness of Crowds (Bloomsbury, 2019) and The War on the West (HarperCollins, 2022). He was a close friend of Sir Roger Scruton. 

Lord Maurice Glasman is a highly distinguished political theorist, social commentator and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. A staunch critic of the neoliberal consensus, his work emphasises the common good and ranges from trade unionism and the living wage to Brexit and conservative socialism. He is the founder of Blue Labour and Director of the Common Good Foundation, and teaches Politics and International Relations at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. His latest book is Blue Labour: The Politics of the Common Good (Polity, 2022). He was a close friend of Sir Roger Scruton. 

Dr Jonathan Price is Barry Fellow of Pusey House and Pusey Fellow of St Cross College, as well as a Research Associate of the Programme for the Foundations of Law in Oxford's Faculty of Law. He is expert in the theological and philosophical foundations of international law, and is the founding editor of Politics & Poetics. He was a close friend and student of Sir Roger Scruton.

Ticket Information

Free to attend however registration needed in advance!


Additional Information 

All ages welcome

Doors will open from 16:30

Running time: 17:00-18:30

No latecomers will be admitted