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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 is launching a new project, LIVING FREEDOM, a residential school in London for 18- to 25-year-olds.

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Wednesday 12 April

The limits of free will

Podcast: philosopher and author Julian Baggini talks about one of the thorniest issues in philosophy.

Friday 7 April

Creative Destruction: how to start an economic renaissance

Listen to the discussion at the launch of Phil Mullan's new book.

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appearance Thursday 6 April

Immigration: no more blaming Brussels

in the media Wednesday 1 March

Channelling anxiety for good

appearance Thursday 23 February

Live longer and prosper? Yes, we will

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