Join the Academy of Ideas
Because Ideas Matter
The Academy's mission is to expand the boundaries of public debate by organising conferences, discussions and salons, and publishing written conversations and exchanges.
The Academy relies on the financial support of individuals to continue our work. Joining the Academy as an associate is a way of showing your support for our efforts to create a public space where ideas can be contested without restraint.
We produce a newsletter of Academy events, and associates receive regular additional mailings including: details of forthcoming events and publications; reading material on our current themes and by speakers at our events. We also produce audio and video debates.
Book Club and Forums
We run a book club for Academy associates, which discusses contemporary fiction. Associates are also invited to take part in our regular forums to discuss education, social policy, arts and society, political economy, and parenting.
Associates receive discounts on tickets to the Battle of Ideas festival and other occasional offers.
The Academy is funded by individual donors and through sponsorship of events. We welcome donations of any size from individuals, companies and institutions
These can be sent to
Academy of Ideas Ltd
49-51 Farringdon Road,
London EC1M 3JP.
A limited number of opportunities to intern at the Academy are available. READ MORE
For more information, or to discuss the opportunities for supporting the Academy's wide-ranging work, email Geoff Kidder or phone on +44 20 7269 9220
“I was impressed by the intensity of the debate and the high level of intellectual engagement, not least by the audience. It was an invigorating, even exhilarating experience…The Battle of Ideas is a fantastic concept, may it spread epidemically to the rest of the world.”
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist; author, Globalization: the key concepts
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