Doors open 6.30pm CCSPAʼs Bar.
Roger Scruton and Jonathan Derbyshire discuss Roger’s revised version of his 1985 volume of essays entitled Thinkers of the New Left, “a closely argued attack on what Scruton saw as the prevailing fundamentalism of his world, the grip of Marxist and post-Marxist thinking within Britain’s universities.” The Guardian
Roger Scruton, graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, former Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and University Professor at Boston University, is visiting professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Centre, Washington DC. He contributes to The Times, The Telegraph and Spectator, and his many books include Animal Rights and Wrongs, A Political Philosophy, the novel Notes from Underground and How to be a Conservative Labour MP, Jon Cruddas’s 2014 Book of the Year in The New Statesman
Jonathan Derbyshire, former Culture Editor of The New Statesman, and then managing editor of Prospect, now works for the Financial Times. He contributes to the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, New York Sun,TLS, Time Out, The Philosophers’ Magazine and New Humanist. In 2007, he edited Time Out: 1000 Books to change your life.