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.
Civil disobedience or violent criminality?
"There's a real sense of intellectual delight that so much can be discussed in just sixty minutes - and so thoughtfully - both by the speakers and especially by the audience. A rich feast of ideas."
Christopher Kelly, reader in Ancient History and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Corpus Christi College