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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 1 May

Podcast of Ideas: the lockdown lifts in Europe?

A Podcast of Ideas special.

Thursday 23 April

Podcast of Ideas: Has Coronavirus put an end to the generation wars?

A Podcast of Ideas special.

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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

aoi news Tuesday 11 February

Academy of Ideas newsletter, February 2020

in the media Wednesday 29 January

The ‘Union Jack issue’ and my time as an MEP

aoi news Monday 20 January

Academy of Ideas newsletter, January 2020

aoi news Friday 13 December 2019

Academy of Ideas newsletter, December 2019

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