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The Academy of Ideas hosts a yearly two-day festival, the BATTLE OF IDEAS, runs an acclaimed Sixth Form debating competition, DEBATING MATTERS, and a weekend summer university, THE ACADEMY. Read more ABOUT THE ACADEMY

In April 2017, we launched a new project, LIVING FREEDOM, a residential school in London for 18- to 25-year-olds.

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Friday 16 November

From SJW to gammon: weaponising political language

Listen to the keynote debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Thursday 8 November

Is free speech a fiction? In conversation with Lionel Shriver

Listen to the discussion from Battle of Ideas 2018.

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in the media Friday 9 February

Stranger than fiction

appearance Friday 12 January

Any Questions?

in the media Thursday 28 December 2017

#MeToo’s unintended consequences

in the media Monday 21 August 2017

Why child discipline laws are hit and miss

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