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.
Our morals, their moralism?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student