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The Royal Holloway Mises Society


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’

The Royal Holloway Mises Society is dedicated to promoting the values of liberty, individualism, and the free market on campus through casual debate and participation from all views, beliefs and walks of life. We the Royal Holloway Mises Society courteously invite all to engage in discussions of hot-topic issues and subject of modern debate stretching over a wide array of ideas surrounding politics, ethics and societal struggles. 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 platform of discussion where views can be challenged and explored in a casual atmosphere. 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.


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, in context of current events in the US and around the world. In today’s ever-changing climate we will strive to explore people’s opinions surrounding the event that has shaped this year that is the Coronavirus Pandemic, as well as the political and social scenes of the USA, Britain and other Nations. If you would like to put forward a topic for discussion, feel free to message our Facebook group.

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.

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