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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

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Friday 6 January

The new populism

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Saturday 31 December 2016

Is utopian thinking dead?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

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in the media Monday 16 January

Smokers enjoy cigarettes - deal with it

appearance Monday 16 January

Oi, Meryl Streep! Leave MMA out of it!

appearance Monday 26 December 2016

Claire Fox – being a humanist in the 21st century

in the media Saturday 17 December 2016

Best books of 2016 for teachers and school leaders

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