After completing a philosophy degree at the University of St Andrews, Ed became the schools and alumni coordinator at the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters Competition, which took him to the Indian national final last November. Since then he has worked and travelled across Australia and has recently become an English teacher in Coventry.
Early intervention: saving children from their future?
"Battle of Ideas could be called Search for Truth. Mundane consensus and conventional wisdom are the enemies of truth. Happily, neither of those are available at the Battle."
George Pitcher, journalist; Anglican priest, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street