Who are we?
We're a student society at the University of Oxford committed to exploring and promoting classical liberal and libertarian ideas in the spirit of Friedrich Hayek's scholarship.
Libertarians believe quite simply in the maximisation of individual freedom. This is in marked contrast to the two main strands of political ideology in Britain: have you noticed how the Left seem to be in favour of personal freedoms but want to ban capitalist acts between consenting adults while the Right support just the opposite? If you've ever been troubled by this lack of consistency, look no further. We support civil liberties, private property, free markets, the rule of law and most importantly limited government as the institutions most able to promote liberty.
Prior to Michaelmas Term 2008, the society was called the Oxford Hayek Society.
Primarily we organise speaker meetings on a range of topics including current affairs, political philosophy, economics, and history. People of any political persuasion are more than welcome to attend any of our events free of charge, which are usually followed by questions and a discussion - generally the more people who disagree, the better the final discussion. Wine is normally served afterwards.
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