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Inaugural Edmund Lecture...

Professor Roger Scruton, writer, philosopher and public commentator, will give a talk entitled ‘Desecration, Consecration and Sacrifice’ on Sunday 23 November 2014 at 7.30 pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds. This lecture is the first in what it is hoped will become an annual lecture series at which leading commentators will offer a stimulating lecture on a challenging or topical matter.

Roger Scruton offers the following comment as an introduction to his theme for this inaugural lecture, ‘We live in times of desecration. But human beings are at rest only among consecrated things. How do we move from the one state to the other, and can it be done without religious faith?’.  

Professor Roger Scruton is a writer, philosopher and public commentator. He has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture. He engages in contemporary political and cultural debates from the standpoint of a conservative thinker and is well known as a powerful polemicist. He has written widely in the press on political and cultural issues and is currently visiting professor in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews where he teaches every spring term. 

The lecture will be held in St Edmundsbury Cathedral at 7.30 pm followed by a reception in the Refectory. Cost £10.00 (students £5.00). For further information and to book please contact Jayne Whiteman on 01284 748722 or email


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