Craig Fairnington is an associate fellow of the Institute 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.
Instrumental music: should music be a tool of social policy?
"I thought the Battle of Ideas was wonderful. Especially the extent and quality of audience participation. I can't imagine how I missed this exciting forum for exchange of ideas in the past. I will certainly not miss another one and look forward already to 2012 Battle of Ideas."
Professor Marilyn Monk, emeritus professor of molecular embryology, University College London