Academics For Academic Freedom

At the Battle of Ideas festival everyone’s opinions and ideas are taken seriously. Everyone who comes wants to know what you think about every topic and will engage you in no holds barred discussion if they think you are wrong. Rigorous debate is the order of the two days under the banner ‘free speech allowed’ and the festival is a model of what intellectual life should be.

Prof Dennis Hayes, Founder, Academics For Academic Freedom


Growth is good: mission or mania?

"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

follow the Academy of Ideas

Newsletter

Keep up to date with Academy of Ideas news and events by joining our mailing list.