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The Academy of Ideas hosts a yearly two-day festival, the BATTLE OF IDEAS. We also produce satellite events for the Battle of Ideas across the UK and Europe. Find out more at the Battle of Ideas Festival website.

We also produce standalone events, as well as podcasts of our debates and discussions of current events.

The Academy of Ideas founded the acclaimed Sixth Form debating competition, DEBATING MATTERS, a weekend summer university, THE ACADEMY, and LIVING FREEDOM, a residential school in London for 18- to 25-year-olds. These educational projects are now organised by a new charity, boi. Find out more about the charity's work here.

latest podcasts

Friday 17 May

The moral case for abortion

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2016

Friday 10 May

The crisis of diplomacy in the era of Trump

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

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We produce a new podcast each week, featuring recordings from our events, like the Battle of Ideas Festival, and our magazine show, the Podcast of Ideas.

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latest updates

in the media Tuesday 16 April

No easy answers to knife crime

in the media Friday 11 January

‘Parliament is at odds with the People’

in the media Monday 31 December 2018

Nanny’s back – and we don’t mean Mary Poppins

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