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The IoI hosts a yearly two-day festival, the BATTLE OF IDEAS, runs an acclaimed Sixth Form debating competition, DEBATING MATTERS, and a weekend summer university, THE ACADEMY. Read more ABOUT THE IOI

In April 2017, the IoI launched a new project, LIVING FREEDOM, a residential school in London for 18- to 25-year-olds.

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Friday 11 August

Narcissism and identity-determinism

A lecture by Claire Fox at The Academy 2017.

Thursday 3 August

Podcast of Ideas - 3 August 2017

The team discuss the Trump administration, rewriting gender identities and the latest on Brexit.

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in the media Wednesday 21 June

Lessons from the ashes of Grenfell

appearance Monday 19 June

Scotland’s unionist fightback

in the media Wednesday 31 May

Respecting the will of the people

in the media Monday 22 May

Jamie Oliver v Theresa May

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