Traditional Britain Conference – The Basis of Culture

Saturday, 18th October 2014 10:00am

Central London

Traditional Britain Conference – The Basis of Culture

The premier radical conservative conference of the year, it will be held on the 18th October in a truly beautiful and prestigious venue in central London. Guests will hear from a range of learned and exciting speakers on a subject avoided by the liberal-left. Ticket depending, you will be treated to a delicious three course hot and cold buffet lunch with a glass of wine. After the conference wraps up, delegates are invited to join us for our evening social for an ale at a nearby venue

The Traditional Britain Conference will be of interest to a wide range of individuals interested in politics and culture - including conservatives, traditionalists, libertarians, nationalists and radicals - and will be a good opportunity to learn, share and network.

The social media hashtag for sharing photos and comments on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere during the conference will be #traditionalbritain. Free wi-fi will be available.

Please purchase tickets using a debit or credit card via the PayPal below (you do not need a PayPal account to do this). Venue details will be sent to ticket holders nearer the time. The venue is easily accessible via the London Underground and bus services. Contact us oninfo@traditionalbritain.org for more information.

Tickets - £35 (you do not need to be registered with PayPal to pay, simply  select pay with credit or debit card).

Mr. Godfrey William Bloom TD
Talk-'Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not incompatible'

TD (born 22 November 1949) is a colourful and controversial British politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber from 2004 to 2014. He was elected for the UK Independence Party in the European elections of 2004 and 2009, representing UKIP until September 2013, when UKIP withdrew the party whip from him. He then sat as an Independent until the end of his term of office in May 2014. He will be delivering at the Traditional Britain Group speech titled "Tradition and Libertarianism are not Incompatible". Mr. Bloom's experience in Brussels and passionate patriotism for the United Kingdom will prove inspiring for all attendees.

Professor Tomislav Sunić
Talk - ‘Education and Culture: Modern education and the destruction of culture'

Professor Tomislav Sunić is a Croatian-American writer, translator and a professor, who received a doctorate in political science in 1988 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1988 until 1993, he taught at California State University, the University of California, and Juniata College in Pennsylvania, and from 1993 until 2001, he served in various diplomatic positions with the Croatian government in Zagreb, London, Copenhagen, and Brussels. He has also taught at the Anglo-American College in Prague.

Sunic spoke at the French Senate on 15 January 2007, during a conference entitled "Nationalismes et religions dans les Balkans occidentaux" (Nationalisms and Religions in the Western Balkans) and he has lectured on Carl Schmitt, the famous German legal political scholar, and Sunic's articles have been published in a variety of American, French, German and Croatian journals,] including the now defunct “Journal of Historical Review”.

He is best known for his books and writings critical of egalitarianism, biblical monotheism and liberal political discourse. His views are often cited as part of the Nouvelle Droite movement in Europe.

Professor John Kersey
Talk - ‘Music and Culture’

Professor John Kersey addressed our 2013 conference and was well received. We are pleased to say John will be speaking again at this conference. He is an interdisciplinary historian whose work spans the three principal areas of music, education and traditionalist Catholicism, in particular those movements that developed as a result of the First Vatican Council of 1870. He is currently President of European-American University, which operates in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and specializes in bespoke educational solutions for high achievers. His professional work is combined with voluntary service within the Roman Catholic Church, into which he has been ordained and holds responsibility for a traditional catholic community

The author of several books, he has also recorded over 100 CDs as a concert pianist, including the first recordings of several unfinished works by Beethoven. John is the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Libertarian Alliance, for whom he also writes, and is one of the Traditional Britain Group's Vice-Presidents.

Keir Martland
Talk - ‘Family and Culture: Family Structures’

Our youngest speaker to date, Keir is a former editor at the magazine The Libertarian and is the Director of Youth Affairs at the Libertarian Alliance. He joined the Conservative party at a very young age and was a Secretary in Conservative Future for some time, eventually terminating his membership over immigration, gay marriage, Europe, and other issues. His main influences are the Austrian School economists, of whom Hans-Hermann Hoppe is one, English libertarians such as Sean Gabb, and to a lesser extent English conservatives such as Peter Hitchens, Theodore Dalrymple, and Roger Scruton. Particular areas of interest for Keir at the moment include 16th and 17th century English history and the works of Plato, Nietzsche and Kant.

Paul Weston, Chairman of Liberty GB
Talk - 'Decline and Culture: The Waning of British Culture'

Paul Weston, 51 years old, is leader of the political party Liberty GB, which has a principal focus on resisting the threat of Islam. Paul has been involved in this sphere of politics for seven years, initially as a writer for sites such as Gates of Vienna, and has been actively involved in politics since 2010 when he was a UKIP Parliamentary candidate under the leadership of Lord Pearson. Paul left UKIP soon after Nigel Farage returned and made it plain Islam was off the table. Paul considers the twin threats of Islam and Political Correctness to be the greatest struggle of our times, and that if they remain undefeated will pose grave consequences for our children and grandchildren.

Adrian Davies
Talk - '
Culture and political engagement: a view from the right'

Adrian is a well-known barrister (since 1988) who previously worked in litigation for Slaughter and May, the prestigious London law firm. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he took a first class honours degree in modern languages and at the University of London where he took a LLM degree.

He was formerly the chairman of the British Freedom Party and stood as their Parliamentary candidate in the 2005 General Election. Previously he was a long-standing member of the Executive Council of the Conservative Monday Club, a former Executive Committee member of Tory Action, and Secretary of the London Swinton Circle. He is also a co-founder of the Bloomsbury Forum which included the political rhetorician, Jonathan Bowden.

Adrian has contributed to many journals and spoken internationally, notably at American Renaissance conferences in the USA, and has previously addressed the Traditional Britain Group.

Christopher Gillibrand
Talk - Religion and Culture: Overcoming modern paganism

Christopher Gillibrand holds a chemistry degree from Oxford and a MBA from Greenwich, is a leading Roman Catholic intellectual who is presently writing a book about Pope Francis.

He holds stridently Euro-sceptic views, having lived in the centre of Brussels and been involved with the EU for ten years. He also translates from German and French and writes about European trade and industrial policy
Christopher believes a proper approach to issues related to human dignity are key to the reform of the modern decadent political system. He is a traditional conservative who has previously addressed the Traditional Britain Group and is one of our Vice Presidents.

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