By accessing (’the Website’) you are agreeing to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as modified from time to time (’the Terms’). Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to the Terms.


All intellectual property rights, including copyright, associated with the content displayed on the Website (’Content’) belong to Academy of Ideas Ltd or its licensors, unless otherwise indicated.

Delivery and cancellation policy


Goods purchased will be delivered within 28 days. If a particular item is out of stock we will contact the customer to offer a full refund. The order can be cancelled up to ten working days after the goods are received by the consumer. To cancel call 07724 146270 or email The return of the goods is the responsibility of the customer. The goods must be returned to: Academy of Ideas Ltd, 5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS.


The customer will receive written confirmation of their booking prior to the event taking place. Refunds are normally only available in the circumstances detailed below.

Customer Cancellations

For most events the customer can cancel and receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at any time up until 48 hours before the event takes place. We reserve the right to apply an administration charge. Where different cancellation policies are in force, for example in the case of residential events, these will be detailed on the specific event webpage. To cancel call 07724 146270 or email

Event Cancellations

We trade in sterling only.

Refunds will be issued in the case of an event being cancelled. You will be contacted in the case of an event being cancelled or if there is a major change to your chosen event.

Use of content

The Website and the Content may only be used for your personal, non-commercial use. You may for this purpose alone:

  • Retrieve and display Content from the Website on a computer screen
  • Store files in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network)

Except as expressly stated in these Terms you agree not to:

  • Remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of Content made in accordance with these Terms
  • Use the Content for any illegal or improper purpose

Requests to republish, redistribute or syndicate content should be sent to

Limitation of liability

Through your use of the Website, to the maximum extent allowed by law, you agree to indemnify Academy of Ideas Ltd and any affiliates from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from your use of the Website, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms. If you are dissatisfied with any material on the Website or with any of these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website. Academy of Ideas Ltd shall not be liable for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use the Website or Content or from any action taken, or omitted to be taken, as a result of using the Website or Content, other than death or personal injury resulting from the use of the Website directly caused by the negligence of Academy of Ideas Ltd.


You agree to indemnify and hold Academy of Ideas Ltd and any of its officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses of any character incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct on, the Website and/or a breach of any of these Terms.

Privacy policy

Academy of Ideas Ltd respects your right to the privacy of any personal information you provide us with. Personal information includes your name, contact details, click-through activity and any other details you may provide on the Website. To this end, unless you designate otherwise or we state otherwise in these Terms or at the time information is collected, any personal information you provide to Academy of Ideas Ltd will be known only to two parties: yourself and Academy of Ideas Ltd. The following Terms are intended to explain how your personal information will be treated as you make use of the Website and its features.

Traffic data

Each time a visitor comes to the website, our servers collect some basic standard technical information, for example the visitor’s domain name, referral data and browser and platform type. We also count, track and aggregate the visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites. To these ends, we may merge information about visitors and visits into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with a third party, but we will not disclose your individual identity or personally identifiable data without your permission. When we do present aggregated information to a third party, nobody will be able to identify you or contact you.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies in a limited way to make interactive parts of the site (such as forms) more convenient to use, to identify unique browsers that visit us, and to track usage throughout our site.

Mailing lists

After subscribing to our Substack mailing list, users will start receiving email notifications of new material on the website or Academy of Ideas-related events, as well as infrequent other announcements from Academy of Ideas Ltd. We collect subscribers’ email addresses in order to distribute those emails and do not otherwise share them with any third party. Users can choose to unsubscribe from Substack at any time. Our forums and salons have separate mailing lists through other service providers. Again, users can unsubscribe at any time.


From time to time, Academy of Ideas Ltd may organise events that require the collection, processing and storage of individual details to be used for the event. Academy of Ideas Ltd may also co-organise or co-sponsor events along with other organisations, in which case individual details might be shared with these organisations, who may use this information as they wish. A registrant’s personal contact and demographic information will not be released to any third-party organisation other than named co-organisers or co-sponsors without the user’s consent.

Other disclosure of personal information

Academy of Ideas Ltd will not otherwise use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except:

  • As described in these Terms
  • As required by law, court order or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority.

Unsubscribe and data removal policies

If you would like to unsubscribe from the mailing list, send an email to with ‘unsubscribe’ in the message body.

Other sites

The Website contains many links to third-party websites. These third-party websites are not under the control of Academy of Ideas Ltd and Academy of Ideas Ltd is not responsible for the contents of any third-party website, including without limitation any link contained in a third-party website, or any changes or updates to a third-party website. The inclusion of any link to a third-party website does not imply endorsement by Academy of Ideas Ltd of the website or any association of Academy of Ideas Ltd with the website’s operators. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at third-party websites.

Suspension of access

Academy of Ideas Ltd reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Website at any time, with or without notice or explanation.

Applicable law

These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms or your use of the Website or arising in any way from the Content. For our exclusive benefit, we shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of your country of residence, or where these Terms are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of your principal place of business.

Modification of these Terms and Conditions

Academy of Ideas Ltd reserves the right to change the Terms of its use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.


These Terms incorporate by reference all other policies, disclaimers and terms contained anywhere on the Website; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and these Terms, these Terms shall control.

Company information

  • Company directors: Eleanor Lee, Claire Fox
  • Company number: 3953146