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”.
Very sad news. Professor Sir Roger Scruton, the greatest conservative of our age, has died. The country has lost a towering intellect. I have lost a wonderful friend. pic.twitter.com/oEviNCozlO
— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) January 12, 2020
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.
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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”.
Sir Roger Scruton has died. What to say. He was the most significant conservative thinker of our time. His writing was drily funny; every page was dense with perspective and meaning. He risked his own freedom to help people living under communism. His life was energetically
— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) January 12, 2020
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.
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
The philosopher Sir Roger Scruton has died aged 75 after suffering from cancer. Last month he received Hungary’s order of merit at their embassy in London. RIP. pic.twitter.com/ozUScohQdK
— Grant Tucker (@GrantTucker) January 12, 2020
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.”