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This is our archive site. You can still find information on our work up to 2020 here, but for latest events, videos, podcasts and publications, go to academyofideas.org.uk.

about our projects

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 2020

Podcast of Ideas: the lockdown lifts in Europe?

A Podcast of Ideas special.

Thursday 23 April 2020

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

A Podcast of Ideas special.

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latest updates

in the media Monday 19 October 2020

Covid-19: balancing the risks

in the media Thursday 17 September 2020

A question of equality

in the media Friday 29 May 2020

Don’t put democracy on lockdown

aoi news Tuesday 5 May 2020

Academy of Ideas newsletter, May 2020

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