A Moveable Feast - National Review, Nov 20

John O'Sullivan writes for the National Review. Click HERE to read the full article. 

Last week a unique but apposite tribute was paid in Budapest to the late Sir Roger Scruton, the distinguished Tory philosopher who died earlier this year: A café was opened in his name. It goes under the designer label “Scruton—The Place to be” and is situated three blocks from the Hungarian Parliament at 10 Zoltan Street. It’s the first of several such cafes. A second has already opened in the city center, at least technically, and will open its doors in reality when the COVID restrictions are lifted. Several more are planned for Hungarian university towns where their natural clientele is likely to be found (until about three every morning if my own university life is any precedent).

Scruton Cafe Opening Panel Discussion

On Monday 16th, the Scruton Cafe in Budapest was opened. A panel discussion about the work and legacy of Sir Roger Scruton was recorded and can be viewed online here. The participants in the conversation are British conservative author and journalist, Douglas Murray, Visiting fellow at the Danube Institute, Ferenc Hörcher, Director of the Research Institute for Politics and Government, and John O’Sullivan, president of the Danube Institute. The discussion was moderated by journalist Boris Kalnoky, head of the Media School of Mathias Corvinus Collegium. The event was co-organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium and Scruton Community Space. 

 

Wanderlust - An Interview with Alicja Gescinska (2016)

This highly recommended interview from Alicja Gescinska was recorded in 2016 and is now available again online.  You will have to register, but it is free. The Wanderlust episode was filmed at home, at Scrutopia. 

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnu/a-z/wanderlust/1/wanderlust-s1a1/

 

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RSLF: an Interview with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

On November 10, 2020, the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation hosted the third interview of its online event series Building Beautiful. The event featured Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk—Founding Principal of DPZ CoDesign, cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and past Driehaus Prize Laureate—in conversation with the Foundation's Senior Fellow in the Built Environment Samuel Hughes. 

The interview can be viewed HERE

Lorca Songs performed by Kristi Bryson & Katalin Csillagh - 1 Oct 20

Following the online conference on 1 Octobers, Roger's Lorca songs were performed by Kristi Bryson and Katalin Csillagh. 

These can be viewed on the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation YouTube page or clicking the links below

Despedida

Cancion de Jinete

Casida de la Rosa

Educating the Soul through Art, On the Political and Aesthetical Legacy of Sir Roger Scruton’s Work

Recordings of the two lectures and a discussion are  now available from the  online conference,  Educating the Soul through Art, On the Political and Aesthetical Legacy of Sir Roger Scruton’s Work. This event was co-organised by the University of Public Service, Budapest and Buckingham University, London on 1 October 2020.  Links to the lectures can be found HERE.

 

In praise of Pastiche - Works in Progress, Oct 2020

One of the most powerful words in modern architectural criticism is that of ‘pastiche’. In one of its senses, a building is a pastiche if it exhibits one or more established styles in a jumbled way, either due to incompetence or to some kind of playfulness. This is a useful concept, which picks out an important feature of many buildings.

The full article by Samuel Hughes can be read online HERE.

The European Messenger

Confession of a Disgruntled Francophile - Sir Roger Scruton
A French translation by Maxime Boucknooghe. The article originally appeared in a Cambridge University Press review. 

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