Claire Fox

Claire Fox is the director of the Academy of Ideas, which she established to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She convenes the yearly Battle of Ideas festival and initiated The Academy of Ideas Debating Matters Competition) for sixth-formers. She also co-founded the IoI’s residential summer school The Academy, with the aim to demonstrate ‘university as it should be’. 

She is a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and is regularly invited to comment on developments in culture, education, media and free speech issues on TV and radio programmes in the UK such as Newsnight and Any Questions? Claire is a columnist for TES (Times Education Supplement) and MJ (Municipal Journal). She is author of a new book on free speech, entitled I Find That Offensive (Biteback) and No Strings Attached! Why arts funding should say no to instrumentalism (Arts&Business).

Claire is a fellow of Wellington College, an executive board member of the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), UCL and is involved at a board level in the international debate network, Time To Talk.

Related Sessions
Saturday 15 October 2011, 5.00pm Kodály Centre, 4 Marcell Breuer sétány, Pécs, 7621 Hungary
Saturday 29 October 2011, 10.00am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October 2011, 10.30am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October 2011, 10.30am Lecture Theatre 1
Saturday 29 October 2011, 1.30pm Courtyard Gallery
Saturday 29 October 2011, 1.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October 2011, 3.30pm Courtyard Gallery
Saturday 29 October 2011, 5.15pm Students' Union
Saturday 29 October 2011, 5.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October 2011, 5.15pm Lecture Theatre 2
Saturday 29 October 2011, 6.45pm Queen's Tower Rooms, Imperial College London SW7 2AZ
Sunday 30 October 2011, 6.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 30 October 2011, 10.45am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 30 October 2011, 1.45pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 30 October 2011, 3.45pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 30 October 2011, 5.30pm Lecture Theatre 1
Saturday 5 November 2011, 4.00pm Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 55, Warsawa, Poland
Thursday 17 November 2011, 6.00pm British Council, 17 Kasturba Ghandi Marg, New Delhi, 110 001, India

Publications

I Find That Offensive (Biteback 2016)

The New Heresies

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Tim Parks, novelist, essayist and translator

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