Roger Scruton Philosophy Symposium Fellowships
Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Rd
Cirencester GL7 6JS
- Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford
- Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb
- Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation
- Humane Philosophy Project
- John Templeton Foundation
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The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford in collaboration with the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, with generous support from the John Templeton Foundation, the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation, and the Humane Philosophy Project, invites applications as part of its New Generation Scholars Exchange programme for fellowships at the 2021 Roger Scruton Philosophy Symposium. The fellowship covers the £3000 fee which includes accommodation and board at the Royal Agricultural University as well as the costs of all the planned activities. Fellowships exclude travel to and from the event.
The Roger Scruton Philosophy Symposium offers a ten-day immersion experience in the philosophy and outlook of Sir Roger Scruton, the British writer and philosopher. Sir Roger Scruton was deeply involved in underground education in CEE behind the iron curtain, and his works continue to be an important voice in the discussions concerning many of the key issues the region faces in the post-communist era. The Fellowships represent and opportunity to engage with Scruton’s intellectual legacy, as well as preserve and develop the networks and relationships that he passionately promoted. Each full day will begin with a talk followed by a discussion. In the evenings attendees will participate in concerts, readings, or further discussion over wine. Topics covered in the sessions will include the nature of philosophy, why beauty matters, freedom and oppression, God and the natural world, why music matters, home and belonging, the fading of tradition, and understanding wine.
The Fellowships are intended to support students currently enrolled on degrees in Central and Eastern European higher education institutions, including universities, research academies and seminaries. The Fellowships are part of the ‘New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe’ project funded by the John Templeton Foundation so applications are especially encouraged from students working on topics that fall under the project themes, which are outlined below, but there are no disciplinary restrictions and applicants with academic backgrounds, which do not naturally support similar issues are also welcome.
Applications for the 2021 Roger Scruton Philosophy Symposium Fellowships must be submitted no later than 07 May 2021. All application materials should be submitted via email to [email protected] The subject line must be ‘Roger Scruton Fellowship Application’. The results of the competition will be announced by 9 June 2021. Applications must include:
▪A full curriculum vitae
▪A statement saying how the candidate expects to benefit from receiving the fellowship
▪A description of the student’s academic interests, or any ongoing research
For a full description of the event, eligibility, and details of the application process see the attached CFA.
May 7, 2021, 7:00pm BST