Roger Scruton

Letters: Why we need music festivals

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Disastrous decisions Sir: One cannot but agree wholeheartedly with Lionel Shriver (‘This is not a natural disaster’, 16 May). Given…

Letters: When is a sport not a sport?

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Save the children Sir: Your leading article is correct that the government should have evaluated the detriment caused by shutting…

How far should we go to defend free speech?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

This week sees the official launch of the Free Speech Union — an organisation that stands up for the speech…

A toast to Roger Scruton

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

In clubs and other admirable locations throughout the civilised world, glasses have been raised and toasts proposed. But this was…

Anyone for a Sussex Royal potato?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Earlier this week, we accompanied our daughter-in-law, Hannah, to her British citizenship ceremony, she having passed the necessary tests. (Hannah…

‘A perfect knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Daniel Hannan Roger Scruton changed the course of my life. He addressed my school’s philosophy society when I was 16,…

Roger Scruton: A man who seemed bigger than the age

13 January 2020 6:32 am

Sir Roger Scruton has died. Diagnosed with cancer last summer, he passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by his family.…

Sir Roger Scruton: 1944-2020

13 January 2020 5:55 am

Sir Roger Scruton died today at the age of 75. In an article for the 2019 Christmas issue of The Spectator,…

The persecution (and vindication) of Kevin Myers is a parable of our times

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It seems seasonably suitable to celebrate good news. Unfortunately, as in most serviceable stories, for something good to happen, something…

Roger Scruton: A year in which much was lost – but more gained

21 December 2019 9:00 am

  January My 2018 ended with a hate storm, in response to my appointment as chair of the government’s Building…

Society cannot be run by Twitter mobs

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Two considerable injustices were undone this week. The first was the reinstatement of Sir Roger Scruton to the government’s ‘Building…

Roger Scruton gets his job back

23 July 2019 7:22 pm

Roger Scruton has been reappointed as head of a government housing body after he was sacked in April following a magazine interview…

A lament for the UK and the US

11 May 2019 9:00 am

New York   Here’s a question for you: if your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, toy boy even, lied repeatedly to…

The Scruton tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault…

Roger Scruton: Should I forgive the journalist who got me fired?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I travel back from London with the St Matthew Passion filling my head, after the moving performance from the Elysian…

Why conservatives can’t survive in government

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I had mixed feelings about the sacking of Roger Scruton from the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, following comments…

The Roger Scruton row brings shame on the Tories

12 April 2019 10:56 pm

A friend of mine – another twenty-one year old – has resigned his membership of the Conservative party this morning…

Polite postmodernism: Burbridge Close, Dagenham, by Peter Barber Architects is a recent housing development for the elderly that Roger Scruton approves of

Here’s what I want from modern architecture, explains housing tsar Roger Scruton

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The creation of a commission to examine beauty in new building created a stir in the media, with the chairman…

Losing our religion

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Sir James MacMillan’s European Requiem, performed at the Proms on Sunday, isn’t about Brexit. The composer had to make this…

I found the future of privacy among the treasures of Venice

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Almost all of Venice’s greatest treasures are on public view. Anyone who visits can look across from the Doge’s Palace…

'The truth is hard': an interview with Roger Scruton

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Roger Scruton on why we’re losing the battle for western civilisation

My new affair is thrilling, expensive — and might just break my neck

25 October 2014 9:00 am

I have fallen in love with an unsuitable male. My wife isn’t totally happy about this relationship because she recognises…

Spectator letters: On the Pope, Jesus and Mandy Rice-Davies

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Papal blessing Sir: In his excellent article on Pope Francis (‘Pope idol’, 11 January), Luke Coppen mentions the satirical rumour…

Italians for Maggie

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The Circolo Culturale Margaret Thatcher, which wants to institute an Anglo-Saxon Tory party in Italy, has a plan