The Royal Holloway Mises Society
The Royal Holloway Mises Society is dedicated to continuing the legacy of Ludwig von Mises by promoting the values of liberty, individualism, and the free market on campus. If you are a classical liberal, libertarian or an individual who values the principle of liberty, we courteously invite you to become a member and attend our events. As a society, we are affiliated and cooperate with the Ludwig von Mises Centre (‘Mises UK’).
The primary goal of the society is to invite captivating speakers to RHUL that will provide a libertarian and classical liberal alternative to the existing voices at RHUL. Speakers come from a range of backgrounds and would range from MEPs, academics and political activists.
The Mises Society will organise trips to attend libertarian, free-market and classical liberal events across the UK as well as seeking to get our membership involved in the writing of articles which can then be published on the Mises UK journal or other journals.
Ludwig von Mises
Our patron Ludwig von Mises was a Jewish-Austrian philosopher and economist, best known for his contributions to classical liberalism, Austrian economics and the formulation of praxeology - the science of human action’. Mises wrote extensively in fields from philosophy, to political theory, to economics. His best-known works are Human Action in which he described his theory of praxeology, as well as Socialism and Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth, both of which are a substantial critique of Marxist economic, social and political thought and a call to revitalise liberal values. Mises was deeply opposed to all collectivist politics and economics and championed private property, limited-government liberalism and laissez-faire capitalism as imperative to civilisation and the peaceful productive cooperation of all humanity. His work inspired Hayek and Rothbard, with Hayek winning the Nobel Prize in 1974.
We host weekly discussions occurring every Wednesday at 6 pm on campus. If you would like to join one of our weekly discussions follow us on our Facebook group - we post the topic and location there. Thus far we have hosted discussions on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, abortion, the question of the legalisation of firearms and their impact on the in context of current events in the US and around the world. If you would like to put forward a topic for discussion, feel free to message our Facebook group.
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RHULMisesSoc/
The motto of the von Mises family and of our society:
‘Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito’ – ‘Do not give into evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it’
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