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Sir Roger Scruton on how loyalty shapes our culture

Thursday, 10 May 2018

In our latest Road to Character lecture, celebrated philosopher and author Sir Roger Scruton examined how loyalty continues to shape our culture and is paramount to flourishing societies.

Sir Roger said that loyalty is a fundamental virtue on which we all depend for survival because it ties families, communities and nations together. In defining, loyalty Sir Roger distinguished between personal loyalty, which is a vow such a marriage vow or families ties and national loyalty, which is a contractual commitment. The motivation for loyalty may be practical where the commitment is rational and deliberate or sentimental where the commitment may remain despite a cost or disadvantage. Above all, loyalty is a commitment to one's duty which may include family, friendship, career, religion or country.

In order to uphold to the personal and national loyalties which our country will always depend, Sir Roger said we must embrace virtues such as courage, collaboration, wisdom, commitment and honesty. Previous contributors to our Road to Character lecture series have spoken about these virtues, all of which are crucial to flourishing individuals, families and societies.

Watch Sir Roger's lecture here.


Events

Dambisa Moyo - we need courage if we are to succeed in making democracies more effective and accountable

Monday, 30 April 2018

In our latest Road to Character lecture, world-renowned economist and best-selling author Dr Dambisa Moyo examined the future of democratic governance, and how we can address the evolving political, social and economic challenges facing the world.

Dr Moyo, who was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, has twice topped the New York Times bestseller list with Dead Aid and Winner Take All. Through the lens of her latest book, Edge of Chaos, she set out recommendations for improving the effectiveness of advanced democracies, so that they can deliver better, more sustainable and more inclusive outcomes in the future for their citizens. These are key themes of our own Effective Government and Populism and Political Change programmes, which seek to explain recent political shifts across the western world.


Events

Helena Morrissey explains how men and women can work together to create a more prosperous and equal world

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

In the latest instalment of our Road to Character series, Dame Helena Morrissey argued that achieving real collaboration between men and women is not just wishful thinking.

Watch the lecture here.


Events

Sir Peter Bazalgette tells us why empathy is such an underrated feature of flourishing societies

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sir Peter Bazalgette delivered a lecture for our Road to Character series. He put forward the case that empathy is crucial for the wellbeing of society.

Sir Peter's thought-provoking lecture examined the barriers to our ability to empathise with others, and the resulting impact on everything from the delivery of education and healthcare to creating an effective criminal justice system. 

Listen to the lecture here.

View photos from the event here.

Events

Wisdom in Leadership: A lecture by Sir Anthony Seldon

Monday, 13 November 2017

Against the backdrop of the current scandals blighting politics, Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of Buckingham University, delivered a lecture on wisdom in leadership. 

As part of our Road to Character lecture series, Sir Anthony explored the qualities our leaders need a time of moral crisis.  

Sir Anthony suggested that there are three elements needed to successfully enact wisdom—underlying wisdom, the desire to embody that wisdom and the skills and opportunities to implement it.


Events

David Brooks launches Legatum Institute's Road to Character lecture series

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

David Brooks, the best-selling author and New York Times columnist, launched the Legatum Institute's new Road to Character lecture series.

Courage, honesty, and charity are among the qualities that inspired our civilisation and shaped our world today. Yet these, and other crucial values, are too often missing from today's public life. In the Road to Character lecture series, inspired by David Brooks’s book of the same name, the Institute is inviting high profile speakers to examine the character trait they most cherish, and its role in their own, and in the nation's, life.

Listen to the lecture here.

Road to Character lecture series

The Legatum Institute's Road to Character series is part of our Cultural Transformation programme and was launched by David Brooks, the best-selling author and New York Times columnist. We invite high-profile speakers to discuss the character trait they most value, and its role in their own, and in the nation's, life.


Events

Rabbi Lord Sacks, Sir Oliver Letwin and Tim Montgomerie discuss timeless principles in a changing world

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Legatum Institute brought together three of the UK’s most reflective thinkers for an event in the House of Commons to discuss the relevance of key social values in modern Britain.

Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, former Cabinet Minister Sir Oliver Letwin and celebrated journalist Tim Montgomerie debated whether recent events had challenged notions of community and society, and how we protect, restore and strengthen the values that underpin strong societies and economies, such as courage, integrity, freedom, loyalty and social responsibility. 

Listen to Rabbi Lord Sacks talk about the crucial elements of successful leadership.

 


Events

Mind the Gap: The Distance Between the Establishment and the Rest

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

BBC journalist and presenter, Jeremy Vine, spoke at the Legatum Institute about the growing gap between the establishment and ordinary people.

Listen to Jeremy Vine's lecture here.


Events

Prue Leith CBE shared her approach to ethics in business

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

As part of its Cultural Transformation programme, the Legatum Institute hosted a lecture by Prue Leith CBE, in which she drew from her long and successful career to examine the ideal of business as a moral community, where people are able to flourish and contribute to the prosperity of the wider community.

Listen to Prue Leith's lecture here.


Commentary

Cristina Odone writes in the Guardian that parenting classes could make a significant difference for families

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme was wrote in the Guardian about the benefits of ensuring all parents have access to parenting classes. 

Read the full article here

Read the report on Parenting Skills Classes here.


Commentary

Britain's Mums and Dads are providing their children with more than just a housing deposit

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values, writes in The Daily Telegraph about the important role of parents beyond just providing the funds necessary to own a home.

Our polling found that respondents overwhelmingly believe family is important in creating the best environment for young people to flourish. Parenting classes are found to be very helpful yet their delivery is inconsistent in providing the support needed across the country. 

Read the full article here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Commentary

How better parenting can keep families functioning

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values, writes in CapX about our new report on the quality of parenting classes in the UK.Our polling found that respondents overwhelmingly believe family is important in creating the best environment for young people to flourish. Parenting classes are found to be very helpful yet their delivery is inconsistent in providing the support needed across the country. 

Read the full article here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Commentary

Cristina Odone on Woman's Hour discussing the benefit of parenting classes for all parents

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour about the findings of our recent report into parenting classes. She said it's time we break the stigma around parenting classes as they provide valuable support and skills to all parents. 

Listen to the interview here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Commentary

It helps to admit your failures as a parent

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

With the launch of our new research into parenting classes, Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme writes for The Times that parenting classes would benefit all parents and that there shouldn't be a stigma attached to them.

Read the full article here.

Publications

Parenting Skills Classes: Transforming the Next Generation

Monday, 10 April 2017

Families are the bedrock of our society and this is recognised by the public at large—as our recent survey accompanying this report confirms, 84 percent of respondents endorse this statement.

Read the full report here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Press Release

More parenting classes needed to be like Kate and Wills

Monday, 10 April 2017

British parents want more help in learning parenting skills, a new survey shows.

In a report for the London-based think-tank and educational charity, the Legatum Institute, the Bheard polling organisation showed that far from worrying about interference by a nanny state, parents actively want more parenting classes. 


Commentary

In CapX, Cristine Odone writes that Italians may live longer but they don't all prosper.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values writes in CapX some Italians may be living long and healthy lives, with pensioners clinging to memories of the “economic miracle” that made for a dolce vita, but those under 30 are stuck paying the bill for their elders’ indulgence.

Read the article in CapX here.

Events

The Tyranny of Orthodoxy: Identity Politics and the Culture of Victimhood with Michael Ramsden

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The only feeling that is better than being right, in today's culture, is being "wronged". Michael Ramsden asks: As we increasingly identify ourselves as victims of someone else's decisions and call for opposing voices to be silenced, are we heading into a situation where one kind of freedom trumps another?


Events

Ethics in the Media

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Legatum Institute is delighted to be hosting a discussion on “Ethics in the Media”, the inaugural event in the Cultural Transformation Programme. 

Commentary

Cristina Odone appears on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day

Friday, 24 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone appeared on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day discussing topics including the recent by-elections in Copeland and Stoke and whether it should be possible for one MP to stop new legislation or if there is an argument that there are too many attempts at bringing in new legislation. 

 


Commentary

Cristina Odone appears on BBC 1's Big Questions

Monday, 13 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone spoke to Nicky Campbell and an invited audience in Leicester for the Big Questions on Sunday 12th Feb