It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sir Roger Scruton, FBA, FRSL. Beloved husband of Sophie, adored father to Sam and Lucy and treasured brother of Elizabeth and Andrea, he died peacefully on Sunday 12th January. He was born on 27th February 1944 and had been fighting cancer for the last 6 months. His family are hugely proud of him and of all his achievements. (12.01.2020)

Tributes to Roger

Roger Scruton Was a Conservative. But What Kind? Robert P. George - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/opinion/roger-scruton.html

An appreciation. Ian Christie - https://www.cusp.ac.uk/themes/m/blog-ic-sir-roger-scruton-an-appreciation/

A personal appreciation. Ian Christie - https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2020/01/24/sir-roger-scruton-19442020-a-personal-appreciation
Barbara Kay: - https://quillette.com/2020/01/14/remembering-roger-scruton-defender-of-reason-in-a-world-of-postmodern-jackals/

Scruton was the greatest thinker of our age. Daniel Hanan -https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/18/roger-scruton-greatest-conservative-thinker-age/

Sir Roger Scruton Obituary. The Telegraph

We owe it to Scruton to follow his example. Douglas Murray - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/13/owe-roger-scruton-follow-example/

Roger Scruton knew the precious value of freedom. Melanie Philips - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/roger-scruton-knew-the-precious-value-of-freedom-tb663hgzk

Sir Roger Scruton Obituary. The Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sir-roger-scruton-obituary-5t7t6626x

Towering intellect whose only crime was to be a conservative. Toby Young - The Daily Mail

Sir Roger Scruton Obituary. Jane O'Grady -  The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/14/sir-roger-scruton-obituary

Obituary: Sir Roger Scruton. The Revd Steve Wilkinson -https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/24-january/gazette/obituaries/sir-roger-scruton

Remembering Roger Scruton. Alev Scott - https://www.ft.com/content/4090c72e-3789-11ea-ac3c-f68c10993b04

My friend Roger Scruton. Christina Hoff Sommers - https://www.aei.org/society-and-culture/my-friend-roger-scruton/

Roger Scruton is dead, but his books and ideas will live on. Daniel Johnson - https://www.thearticle.com/roger-scruton-is-dead-but-his-books-and-ideas-will-live-on?utm_source=bibblio_article_page

Roger Scruton, 1944-2020. Flagg Taylor - https://thebulwark.com/roger-scruton-1944-2020/

Roger Scruton, 1944-2020. Remebering the philosopher. Tim Crane - https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/roger-scruton-1944-2020-tim-crane/

Roger Scruton: Conservative thinker dies at 75. BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51084248

Roger Scuton: Conservative lodestar. Danny Kruger - https://unherd.com/2020/01/roger-scruton-conservative-lodestar/

The Hounds in Full Cry: Roger Scruton's Conservatism. Bradley Birzer - https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-hounds-in-full-cry-roger-scrutons-conservatism/

4 ways Sir Roger shaped me. Bryan Baise - https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/4-ways-sir-roger-scruton-shaped-me

Roger Scruton: A Conservative for Modern Times. Dominic Green - https://www.wsj.com/articles/roger-scruton-a-conservative-for-modern-times-11578955867

A perfect knight: Remembering Roger Scruton. Daniel Hannan https://www.spectator.co.uk/2020/01/a-perfect-knight-remembering-roger-scruton/

Policy Exchange pays tribut to Sir Roger Scruton. Professor Robert Grant - https://policyexchange.org.uk/news/policy-exchange-pays-tribute-to-sir-roger-scruton/

The Philosopher of Love. Thierry Baudet - https://forumvoordemocratie.nl/actueel/sir-roger-scruton-philosopher-of-love

Roger Scruton, British philosopher and conservative lightning rod, dies at 75. Harrison Smith - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/roger-scruton-british-philosopher-and-conservative-lightning-rod-dies-at-75/2020/01/13/44b8f7d8-3615-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

RIP Roger Scruton. Mark Lees - https://www.theoldie.co.uk/blog/rip-sir-roger-scruton-1944-2020

Scruton: Philosopher par excellence. Anthony O'Hear - https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2020/philosopher-par-excellence/

The Gratitude of a Lover of Wisdom. Nicholas Bartulovic - https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/17/the-gratitude-of-a-lover-of-wisdom/

Obituaries in the Czech media:

https://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/zemrel-britsky-filozof-scruton-spojeny-s-ceskoslovenskym-disentem/1841559

https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/svet/3028022-zemrel-roger-scruton-filozof-a-politolog-se-slabosti-pro-ceskoslovensko

https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/zemrel-roger-scruton-vyznacnemu-britskemu-filozofovi-a-polit/r~261f3196357711ea84260cc47ab5f122/

https://www.novinky.cz/zahranicni/clanek/zemrel-britsky-filozof-a-politolog-sir-roger-scruton-40309694

https://stars24.cz/celebrity/svetove-celebrity/16548-zemrel-roger-scruton-75-britsky-myslitel-mel-tuto-vazbu-na-cesko

https://www.plzen.eu/o-meste/aktuality/aktuality-z-mesta/zemrel-britsky-filozof-roger-scruton-jeden-z-prvnich-drzitelu-ceny-1-cervna.aspx

https://echo24.cz/a/SeX4K/zemrel-britsky-filozof-roger-scruton-ktery-mel-silnou-vazbu-na-ceskoslovensko

https://www.forum24.cz/zemrel-filozof-roger-scruton-pritel-ceskoslovenskych-demokratu/

https://www.lidovky.cz/lide/zemrel-filozof-a-politolog-roger-scruton-bylo-mu-75-let.A200112_210403_lide_rkj

https://www.idnes.cz/kultura/literatura/roger-scruton-filozof-spisovatel-politolog-intelektual-umrti-velka-britanie.A200112_205824_literatura_rko

https://prima.iprima.cz/zpravodajstvi/britsky-filozof-scruton-prohral-boj-s-rakovinou-za-dob-komunismu-vedl-bytove-seminare

https://www.novinky.cz/kultura/salon/clanek/otazka-rogera-scrutona-petr-pithart-vzpomina-na-britskeho-filosofa-40310955

https://www.blesk.cz/clanek/zpravy-udalosti/631340/ocenovany-filozof-scruton-prohral-boj-s-rakovinou-fiala-byl-pritel-ceskeho-naroda.html

https://www.vaclavhavel.cz/cs/index/novinky/1090/roger-scruton-1944-2020

http://uni.uhk.cz/ff/kfsv/?p=21110

More extensive and personal tributes:

https://plus.rozhlas.cz/daniel-kroupa-zemrel-roger-scruton-8135300

https://www.konzervativninoviny.cz/sir-roger-scruton-rip/

https://www.seznamzpravy.cz/clanek/zemrel-britsky-filosof-sir-roger-scruton-muz-ktery-podrzel-ceskoslovensky-disent-86188

https://www.em.muni.cz/udalosti/12418-zemrel-filozof-roger-scruton-cestny-doktor-muni-ktery-cechy-ucil-myslet-jinak

https://echoprime.cz/a/SWD2i/odesel-roger-scruton-obhajce-zapadu-a-pritel-ceskoslovenska

https://nazory.aktualne.cz/zemrel-filosof-roger-scruton/r~c7d5428035fb11ea926e0cc47ab5f122/

https://ceskapozice.lidovky.cz/tema/zesnuly-roger-scruton-pomahal-v-cesku-vzdelanosti-a-veci-svobody.A200121_161247_pozice-tema_lube

https://pravdive.eu/news/171907/roger-scruton-kratka-elegie

https://ceskapozice.lidovky.cz/tema/roger-scruton-byl-ze-vsech-zapadnich-akademiku-nejkonzervativnejsi.A200121_174014_pozice-tema_lube

https://www.em.muni.cz/komentare/12464-univerzita-musi-byt-kritickou-instanci-ve-spolecnosti

https://www.krestandnes.cz/roger-scruton-rip/

http://blog.aktualne.cz/blogy/karel-hvizdala.php?itemid=35663

https://echo24.cz/a/SH5Va/dobrosrdecny-verny-a-svobodny-roger-scruton

https://plus.rozhlas.cz/roger-scruton-miloval-cechy-osobni-vzpominky-pritele-bratinky-8149104

https://denikn.cz/270296/vzpominka-na-rogera-scrutona-svebytneho-ostrovniho-konzervativce-ktery-nesetril-ani-thatcherovou/

https://echoprime.cz/a/SUrz2/scrutonuv-ohen-v-katakombach

https://www.postoj.sk/50597/za-rogerom-scrutonom?fbclid=IwAR2jcF0gmroP90KrgTWmDWSG0z5ocHJ9rtOpJdrBC-KWiYZE0y1-LFK61Z8

https://www.tyzden.sk/nazory/61577/anton-vydra-roger-scruton-a-vplyv-vzdelanca/?ref=tit&fbclid=IwAR0dC0W1DrOGh8PjPQ1YHewcLFkYfRdH4DNO9gyZVXvMgi753aS1UzBer-E

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