Save the date!

On 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II will become our longest-reigning monarch. To celebrate, ASI President Madsen Pirie will lead a royal toast, and offer a constitutional defence of the Monarchy. More details to follow.

Please note: this is a The Next Generation event, for the under-30s only. You can join The Next Generation Group on Facebook here.


Centenary Celebration of Antony Fisher

Sir Antony Fisher, a former Battle of Britain pilot and then a hugely successful entrepreneur, founded the Institute of Economic Affairs after a chance meeting with F.A. Hayek. He went on to help the fledgling Adam Smith Institute, and then encouraged the creation of hundreds of free-market think-tanks across the world through his Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

Find out more about this remarkable man, about the development of the modern free-market movement, and the continuing impact and influence that Atlas family think-tanks have all over the world today. Linda Whetstone, Fisher’s daughter and a dynamic think-tank supporter and activist herself, is in conversation with the ASI’s Eamonn Butler at this lunchtime gathering.

Doors at 12.45pm for a 1pm start. Lunch will be provided. RSVP events@adamsmith.org to attend.

TNG Summer Boat Party

It’s that time of year again!

Armed with Brut, a top party playlist and (hopefully!) some great British sunshine, the boat party is a chance to cruise the Thames and enjoy a drink with friends and ASI supporters. The boat party has earned its place as something of a Westminster tradition, and we are certain this year won’t disappoint.

Essential Info:
We will embark from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH) at 6.30pm sharp, returning at 9.45pm.
Boarding will take place from 6.15pm, so please be prompt.

Vintage Cava will be served on board, alongside a cash bar for all other drinks.

Note: the boat party is now completely at capacity. Please contact Sophie Sandor at events@adamsmith.org if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

Book Launch: ‘Trial and Error and the Idea of Progress’

July 21st is a special day.

ASI President Dr. Madsen Pirie will be spending all his election winnings (as promised!) on a great party.

It coincides with the release of the paperback version of his “Trial & Error & the Idea of Progress,” originally published by Open Court in the US and now in paperback for the first time. Viscount Matt Ridley will make a short speech to introduce it.

The book describes how human beings make progress towards nominated goals by the selective testing and elimination of alternative attempts to approach it.  It covers progress in science, economics, the acquisition of skills, the study of history and the development of societies, by using a methodology incorporating some of the elements of evolution.

Great food, great drink, a great speaker and a great crowd, all paid for from a wager on a Tory majority.  What more could you ask?

The attend, please RSVP to events@adamsmith.org