Press Release

Common Sense Society Announces Launch of National Branch in the United Kingdom

October 20, 2022

LONDONCommon Sense Society (CSS), a leading international educational network, is pleased to announce the official launch of the new national branch in the United Kingdom. CSS–UK will be directed by writer and broadcaster Emma Webb who is an advisor for the Free Speech Union and presenter for the New Culture Forum podcast.

CSS–UK is dedicated to educating and equipping its members, alumni, and local citizens to take effective action to strengthen their communities. Woke elites want to tear down the United Kingdom’s rich heritage, rituals, and traditions in the name of partisan ideologies. CSS–UK will serve as a hub to discuss, champion, and preserve these traditions through our public events, private reading groups, musical performances, guest lectures, and other programs.

“I am honored to serve in this new role, bringing together common sense voices in the United Kingdom to discuss today’s most pressing issues, from PayPal and free speech to education practices to the upcoming coronation ceremony,” said Emma Webb. “This is a transitional time for the U.K., and it is important for us to understand and draw from our past so we can build a future full of enduring meaning. I look forward to partnering with colleagues, alumni, and members of Common Sense Society in the U.S. and Europe on fellowships, events, and initiatives that will promote liberty, prosperity and beauty here in the U.K. and around the world.”

CSS–UK officially launched on October 20 in London at a private event hosted by CSS trustee Lady Scruton, CSS president and C.E.O. Marion Smith, and CSS–UK director Emma Webb. The event featured special remarks by author Theodore Dalrymple on common sense and human psychology, followed by a musical performance by The Beaumont String Trio. 

Common Sense Society–United Kingdom (CSS–UK) is a nonprofit organization that promotes liberty, prosperity, and beauty through education and public discourse. The educational fellowships, curriculum resources, publications, cultural programs, community initiatives, and national campaigns of CSS–UK illuminate the enduring ideas that have transformed the course of human history for the better. CSS–UK does not accept funding from governments or political parties.


For more information on Common Sense Society–United Kingdom, or to schedule an interview with Emma Webb, please contact Emily Soper at

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