Symposia (Greek: συμπόσιον, “drinking together”) were social gatherings where men could drink wine, eat food, and discuss a variety of topics, including philosophy, politics, religion, and art.

Inaugurating the Lion Rock Symposia

LRI Symposia aim to regularly bring together people who would like to discuss over a good meal the foundations and prospects of liberty. Each event will have a topic, but the content will be drawn from the insights and interests of participants. To ensure conviviality, we are limited to one table.

You are cordially invited to attend.

Two Lion Rock members (Bill Stacey at MPS and Nick Sallnow Smith at PFS) have recently attended meetings of the Mont Pelerin Society (in Bretton Woods New Hampshire) and the Property and Freedom Society (in Bodrum Turkey) that was partly formed in response to the perceptions that MPS had a “fatal flaw”. Bill and Nick will report back thoughts about the international liberty movement from their experience to start a discussion.

Cost: HKD 1,000

covering food, drink and a small contribution to administrative costs

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Mont Pelerin Society from the Statement of Aims, Mont Pelerin Switzerland 1947

The central values of civilization are in danger. Over large stretches of the Earth’s surface the essential conditions of human dignity and freedom have already disappeared. In others they are under constant menace from the development of current tendencies of policy. The position of the individual and the voluntary group are progressively undermined by extensions of arbitrary power. Even that most precious possession of Western Man, freedom of thought and expression, is threatened by the spread of creeds which, claiming the privilege of tolerance when in the position of a minority, seek only to establish a position of power in which they can suppress and obliterate all views but their own.

The Property and Freedom Society from the Opening Declaration of the Inaugural Meeting: Bodrum, Turkey, May 2006

The Property and Freedom Society stands for an uncompromising intellectual radicalism: for justly acquired private property, freedom of contract, freedom of association—which logically implies the right to not associate with, or to discriminate against—anyone in one’s personal and business relations—and unconditional free trade. It condemns imperialism and militarism and their fomenters, and champions peace. It rejects positivism, relativism, and egalitarianism in any form, whether of “outcome” or “opportunity,” and it has an outspoken distaste for politics and politicians. As such it seeks to avoid any association with the policies and proponents of interventionism, which Ludwig von Mises had identified in 1946 as the fatal flaw in the plan of the many earlier and contemporary attempts by intellectuals alarmed by the rising tide of socialism and totalitarianism to found an anti-socialist ideological movement.


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