11th March - Lecture 'On Music and Morality'

11:30am. Lecture 'On Music and Morality'

11:30am. Lecture 'On Music and Morality'

2.00pm Roger Scruton in Dialogue with James MacMillan on Art and the Sacred
The Senate Room, St Mary's College, South Street

3.30pm. Performance of Schubert's Quartettsatz by the Rusalka Quartet.
With analysis and philosophical commentary by Roger Scrution
St Salvator's College Chapel, North Street

5.15pm Performance of Scruton's opera The Minister by ensemble
St Salvator's College Chapel, North Street

9-12th March - St Andrews University hosts A Four-day Festival of Public Philosophy

April – May - The Gifford Lectures at St Andrews University

Dates for the lectures are 20, 22, 27, and 29 April and 4 and 6 May 2010. On Wednesday April 21st, second performance of The Minister see entry for 11th March.

11th March - Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

1st Feb - Understanding Humans Through Neuroscience

1:45pm – 6:15pm. First conference with AEI "Understanding Humans Through Neuroscience."  The conference in its entirety will be on the AEI website for viewing.

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Thurs 10th Oct - University of Buckingham London Programmes - Masters in Philosophy