Events

The Libertarian movement is a community of think-tanks, parties, academics, activists and campaign groups. Organised events offer a great opportunity meet like mind people and delve into the philosophical, strategic and legislative issues of the day.

Video: The Origin of the First World War

Patrick-Crozier

It is difficult to understate the awfulness of the First World War. It lasted four years, killed 10 million people and saw the birth of a totalitarian communist regime. Something like 5 million Britons served on the Western Front. There they experienced trenches, mud, barbed wire and shelling at a minimum. Others would have experienced…

My talk on Friday

Simon Gibbs

Brian has written the following in his regular email to dozens of senior libertarians announcing a talk at his home. I’m quite chuffed that it mentions me: In this month of July, the last Friday comes early, on the 25th. And on the 25th, our speaker will be Simon Gibbs. I recently emailed Simon thus:…

In Lambeth a play starring Tom Paine

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“In Lambeth” is a play set on the eve of the Storming of the Bastille in the titular London borough. Thomas Paine flees a mob and finds himself in the garden of intellectual fellow traveller William Blake, who’s arboreally elevated full frontal nudity adds to the drama and serves to highlight the two men’s differing…

Southwark Summer Social

Rose and Crown June 2014

Tomorrow Thursday 5th is the summer social, an informal drinks event to discuss Libertarian theories, recent news and events in general, the state of libertarianism in the various parties and in the culture. The forecast is for rain, so find us upstairs at our usual Colombo Street venue in Southwark. For more logistical information read…

Video: Is Inequality Fair?

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Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it along to the first full blown speaker event of the London Ayn Rand meetup last night. Which is a shame because I really want to support it. There is considerable value for libertarians in looking closely at Rand’s work. I am, however, quite sure it will have gone…

Thursday: Is Inequality Fair?

yaron-brook

Of course it is. But do you kow why? Thoroughly? Does the suggestion that your taxed, regulated and barely-above-average position in life is somehow unfair on other people make your blood boil? Is your desire to improve your lot unfair too? Can you defend this in terms of some technical economic theory, or do you…

Thursday Speaker: Richard Carey

Richard Carey © Brian Micklethwait

I have known Richard Carey for, probably, about 5 years but realised as I sat down that I don’t know that much about him.  It is occasionally the case that libertarians have so much to say about history, philosophy and politics that they neglect to let people into their own selves, or perhaps we are…

Video: Political Marketing on Social Media

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At the start of April I gave a talk on Politics and Social Media  at the Rose and Crown. The aim was to provide some insights and learning to those involved in politics about how best to promote ideas and policies via social media. Over the weeks leading up to the talk I prepared my…

Thursday Speaker: Rob Waller

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Rob describes himself as the founder of StatusPeople.com and creator of the Fakers App which assesses Twitter Follower Quality. He is also, of course, a regular at the Rose and Crown and, as an active Libertarian, the founder of the monthly meetup there. Rob’s Faker’s App tells you how many of your Twitter followers are…