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
Monday 1 October 2012, 6.30pm Culturgest, Rua Arco do Cego, Piso 1, 1000-300 Lisbon, Portugal
Tuesday 2 October 2012, 9.30pm Plano B, Rua Cândido dos Reis, 30, Porto, Portugal
Saturday 20 October 2012, 10.00am Cinema 1
Saturday 20 October 2012, 10.30am Cinema 1
Saturday 20 October 2012, 12.15pm Cinema 1
Saturday 20 October 2012, 1.30pm Cinema 1
Saturday 20 October 2012, 1.30pm Conservatory
Saturday 20 October 2012, 3.30pm Conservatory
Saturday 20 October 2012, 6.45pm Conservatory
Sunday 21 October 2012, 12.15pm Conservatory
Sunday 21 October 2012, 1.30pm Barbican Theatre
Sunday 21 October 2012, 3.15pm Pit Theatre
Sunday 21 October 2012, 3.15pm Cinema 1
Sunday 21 October 2012, 3.15pm Conservatory
Sunday 21 October 2012, 5.00pm Cinema 1
Sunday 21 October 2012, 5.00pm Pit Theatre

Publications

I Find That Offensive (Biteback 2016)

Debating Matters International Final:- UK versus India

"The Battle of Ideas is a weekend like no other. I found the 2011 festival immensely stimulating. It gave me a great deal to think about, and a whole new list of books to read - from Virgil to Vygotsky. On to greater battles in 2012!"
Ken Macleod, award-winning science fiction writer; author, The Restoration Game and Intrusion

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