Image: Joseph Wright of Derby, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, 1768
National Gallery, London

Continuity, Challenge or Change? 

European cultural and intellectual identity before and after the Enlightenment


19th & 20th June 2015

Keynote Speaker: Professor Roger Scruton

This year our Research Forum focusses on the Enlightenment; a pivotal moment in European culture and thought. Ten speakers from a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, music, art, theology and politics will introduce ideas and discuss contexts that enrich our understanding of the period and its continuing relevance.

Friday 19th June | 6pm - 8pm, followed by drinks 

Saturday 20th June | 9.15am - 6pm with lunch 

Location | Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF

Includes entrance, drinks reception & lunch

Tickets | £30

Reservation essential 

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