Dolan Cummings

Dolan Cummings is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Ideas, part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas, and a regular participant at the festival and other IoI events. He has a particular interest in religion and politics, especially in the USA and India. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life, and has written widely on related subjects.

His novel, That Existential Leap: a crime story, will be published by Zero Books later this year. It is part bildungsroman and part psychological thriller; a second novel is also in progress. Aside from writing fiction, Dolan works as a freelance copywriter and editor and a speechwriter for social, political and business clients.

Related Sessions
Saturday 20 March 2010, 10.00am The Great Hall
Saturday 20 March 2010, 11.45am The Great Hall
Saturday 20 March 2010, 4.30pm The Great Hall
Thursday 7 October 2010, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Saturday 16 October 2010, 2.00pm Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72, 118 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday 30 October 2010, 1.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
Saturday 30 October 2010, 3.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
Sunday 31 October 2010, 9.45am Henry Moore Gallery
Sunday 31 October 2010, 10.45am Courtyard Gallery
Sunday 31 October 2010, 12.30pm Lecture Theatre 2
Sunday 31 October 2010, 5.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Tuesday 23 November 2010, 6.00pm Landmark, Apex Plaza, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai, India
Wednesday 24 November 2010, 6.00pm Landmark, Lower Level, Palladium High Street, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India

Debating Humanism (ed.) (Imprint Academic, 2006)
Who’s Antisocial?: New Labour and the Politics of Antisocial Behaviour (ed.) (Academy of Ideas, 2005)
The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual (ed.) (Routledge, 2004)
In Search of Sesame Street: Policing Civility for the 21st Century (Perpetuity, 1999)

Festival Buzz

You Can't Say That with Dennis Hayes

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