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
Wednesday 7 October 2015, 19.00 The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek St, London W1D 4NQ
Saturday 17 October 2015, 10.00 Cinema 1
Saturday 17 October 2015, 10.00 Frobisher 4-6
Saturday 17 October 2015, 12.00 Frobisher 4-6
Saturday 17 October 2015, 13.45 Cinema 1
Saturday 17 October 2015, 14.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 17 October 2015, 16.00 Cinema 2
Saturday 17 October 2015, 18.45 Milton Court
Sunday 18 October 2015, 10.00 Cinema 1
Sunday 18 October 2015, 12.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Sunday 18 October 2015, 14.00 Cinema 1
Sunday 18 October 2015, 16.00 Conservatory
Sunday 18 October 2015, 17.30 Frobisher 1-3

Publications

I Find That Offensive (Biteback 2016)

Why are we afraid to judge?

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

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