Buxton Battle of Ideas festival 2023: welcome address

Buxton Battle of Ideas festival 2023, Saturday 25 November, Devonshire Dome, Buxton

Dennis Hayes
professor of education, University of Derby; founder and director, Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF); author, The Death of Academic Freedom? Free speech and censorship

Mo Lovatt
national coordinator, Debating Matters; programme coordinator, Academy of Ideas

Ella Whelan
co-convenor, Battle of Ideas festival; journalist; author, What Women Want

Jacob Reynolds
head of policy, MCC Brussels; associate fellow, Academy of Ideas