Craig Fairnington

Craig Fairnington is an associate fellow of the Academy of Ideas.

Craig graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2009 with a BSc in Physics before joining the ioi in 2010. Since then he has produced and chaired sessions at the Battle of Ideas on a range of issues, including the “gay gene”, Scottish independence, water scarcity, and the future of the nation state. For Debating Matters, he has written topic guides on a similarly wide range of issues, and helped lead the STV Debating Matters Referendum Schools Debate which saw schools across Scotland debating issues around independence in the run-up to the referendum.

Craig currently works as finance & accommodation officer at a Russell Group University in London.

Related Sessions
Saturday 30 October 2010, 10.30am Lecture Theatre 1
Sunday 31 October 2010, 12.30pm Lecture Theatre 1

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