Budapest Scrutopia Meeting 2023

Budapest Scrutopia Meeting 2023

Tuesday 11th April to Sunday 16th April 2023

Course Summary

We hope you will join us in Budapest for this inspirational cultural programme ‘Central Europe and Roger Scruton’s connection to Continental Philosophy and Music in Budapest’

Key Details
5 nights residential course in the heart of Budapest 
An exciting intellectural environment
Course Fee: £2,500 
Course leaders: Sophie Scruton and Izzy Larthe

Whats included?

at the Danubius Hotel, Astoria

Lecture Venue Scruton Cafés

Confirmed speakers from our circle

Dr Ralph Weir: Continental Philosophy Kant – Scruton

Jonathan Gaisman KC: Roger Scruton’s final book: Wagner’s Parsifal – The music of redemption

Ferenc Horcher

Orsolya Domaniczky 

Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode

Social activities and informal talks with our Hungarian friends from the Mathias Corvinius College, the Common Sense Society and the Danube Institute.

Activities and events

Walking tours led by Roger’s friends of both ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’.

Tours to include a visit to the newly restored St Stephen’s Hall

Hungarian wine tasting evening

Pre-concert talk at the Common Sense Society’s Andrassy Salon.

Tickets to Parsifal at the Hungarian State Opera

Tour of the sumptuous Art Noveau Liszt Academy, which concludes with a private recital given by a student of the academy.

Visit to the House of Music a stunning contemporary building, built by the Sou Fujimoto and opened in January 2022. The House of Music offers the history of Hungarian music including the great composers such as Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti and Zoltán Kocsis.

This special programme is made possible thanks to the help of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC); The Scruton Café and The Common Sense Society.

Scrutopia Summer Programme 2023

Alumni Meeting Saturday 1st - Wednesday 5th July 2023

Scrutopia Summer School Friday 21st - Sunday 30th July 2023

For all enquiries please contact Izzy Larthe on  

The 2022 Scrutopia Summer School programmes were a huge success. We so enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones too. We are grateful for the wonderful feedback received and are pleased to share some of the memories. 

"A very, very heartfelt "thank you" to Sophie and Izzy for the absolutely fantastic 10 days - wow! That word is the best way I know to describe it. Honestly, it was one of the best social and intellectual exercises of my life. I will never forget it, and all of the lectures have provided endless opportunities for additional thought, research, writing, and reading." Reggie, USA.
“The Scrutopia Summer School was the best experience of my life. It was so wonderful to meet and learn with, and from, such wonderful people, all of whom shared my passion for Philosophy, Art and Culture.” Mitch, England.
“The Scrutopia Summer School was outstanding, whereby we could learn and know more about Roger Scruton’s ideas and thoughts more deeply. I cannot ignore the friendly networking, which helped to understand better the different discussions.” Fernando, Argentina.

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