Roger Scruton Memorial Lectures: Katharine Birbalsingh on Education, Race and Conservatism

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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.

Katharine Birbalsingh CBE is the Chair of the Social Mobility Commission and Headmistress and co-founder of Michaela Community School in Wembley, London. She has a lifetime of distinguished service in the UK education system, is a celebrated author and broadcaster, and is often referred to as 'Britain's strictest headteacher'.

Baroness Helena Morrissey is a Fellow (Governor) of Eton College and was Lead Non-Executive Director of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office from 2020-22. She has over three decades of experience in the financial services sector and founded the 30% Club, a business-led campaign for better gender-balanced boards.

Dr Marie Daouda is a distinguished literary scholar and Stipendiary Lecturer in French at Oriel College, Oxford where she teaches both literature and language.

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