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
Saturday 18 October 2014, 9.30 Free Stage
Saturday 18 October 2014, 10.00 Cinema 1
Saturday 18 October 2014, 12.00 Cinema 1
Saturday 18 October 2014, 12.00 Garden Room
Saturday 18 October 2014, 13.45 Cinema 1
Saturday 18 October 2014, 17.30 Frobisher 1-3
Saturday 18 October 2014, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 18 October 2014, 18.45 Conservatory
Sunday 19 October 2014, 10.00 Cinema 1
Sunday 19 October 2014, 10.00 Pit Theatre
Sunday 19 October 2014, 10.00 Garden Room
Sunday 19 October 2014, 12.00 Garden Room
Sunday 19 October 2014, 17.30 Milton Court
Thursday 6 November 2014, 19.00 University of Malta, Valletta Campus, St Paul Street, Valletta, Malta
Wednesday 12 November 2014, 19.30 Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Publications

I Find That Offensive (Biteback 2016)

Business bashing: should corporates 'care'?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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