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Roger Scruton Bio

Roger Scruton Bio

Roger Scruton was the author of more than 50 books on aesthetics, morality and politics, he was also a government advisor. Supporters hailed him as “the greatest conservative of our age”.

Sir Roger was at the center of controversy last year when he was dismissed from, then reinstated to, an unpaid role as a government housing advisor after criticism of his comments about China and Muslim immigrants.

The writer – author of some 50 books on morals, politics, architecture, and aesthetics– lectured at Birkbeck College, the University of London from 1971-1992, and was a chairman of the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Quick Wiki You Need to Know

BornFebruary 27, 1944 (age 75 years), Buslingthorpe, United Kingdom
Influenced byImmanuel Kant, Plato, Edmund Burke, MORE
Spouse: Sophie Jeffreys (m. 1996), Danielle Laffitte (m. 1973–1979)
EducationJesus College, University of Cambridge (1967–1972), Royal Grammar School (1954–1962)

Sir Roger Scruton Age

He was 75 years old

Roger Scruton Early Life, Education

Born in February 1944, Sir Roger attended grammar school before studying at Cambridge.

Sir Roger Scruton Career

In 1971, he began teaching philosophy at Birkbeck College, but claimed his career was held back in the “heart of the left establishment”.

Three years later he became a founding member of the Conservative Philosophy Group, which was intended to provide an intellectual basis for the Conservative Party to regain power.

Newly elected Tory leader Margaret Thatcher attended the group.

In 1982, Sir Roger became the founding editor of the Salisbury Review, a journal championing conservatism.

He also began visiting dissidents in Communist Czechoslovakia, smuggling in books, offering courses in suppressed subjects and supporting banned artists. In 1985 he was detained in Brno before being expelled from the country.

After the fall of Communism, Vaclav Havel, the dissident-turned-president, awarded Sir Roger the Medal of Merit.

‘Conserve things’

Former Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan said Sir Roger was the “greatest conservative of our age”.

“The country has lost a towering intellect. I have lost a wonderful friend,” he said.

Roger Scruton Death

A statement on his website said he had been fighting cancer for six months and “died peacefully” on Sunday.

“His family are hugely proud of him and of all his achievements,” it said.

Sir Roger fighting cancer for the last 6 months. His family are hugely proud of him and of all his achievements.”