Roger Scruton Memorial Lectures: Peter Hitchens on After Conservatism

Photograph of Peter Hitchens

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.

Peter Hitchens is one of Britain's most accomplished journalists, debaters and conservative thinkers. He currently writes for The Mail on Sunday, contributes regularly to most major British newspapers, is a former foreign correspondent for the Daily Express, and has won the Orwell Prize for his political journalism. He is the author of numerous books, including The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill To Theresa May (Bloomsbury, 2018) and The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion (I.B. Tauris, 2018).

Daniel Hannan, Lord Hannan of Kingsclere, is a celebrated journalist, author and Conservative politician. Formerly a Member of the European Parliament, he was a leading figure in the campaign to leave the European Union. He serves on the UK Board of Trade, is a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party responsible for its international relations, and teaches at the University of Buckingham and the University of Francisco Marroquín. 

Professor Sir Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford where he specialises in early modern intellectual history and relations between Western Europe and the Ottoman/Islamic world in the early modern period. He is a distinguished journalist and the author of many acclaimed books including Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Late Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World (Allen Lane, 2015) and Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750 (Oxford, 2019).

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