Angus Kennedy is convenor of the Institute of Ideas’ educational initiative The Academy which he established in 2011 as a modest attempt to demonstrate - over four days of reading and discussion - what university should be like and so rarely is. He is interested in and writes on the philosophy of freedom and is the author of Being Cultured: in defence of discrimination. Angus has MA’s in Classics from Christ Church, Oxford and Linguistics from Birkbeck College London as well as an MPhil in Artificial Intelligence from Dundee University. He works in information technology management consultancy.
Is individualism bad for society?
"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