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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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Thursday 25 May

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 3

The team discuss the reaction to the Manchester bombing, the pause in the election campaign and the Tories' social-care u-turn.

Wednesday 24 May

Culture wars: the roots of Islamist terrorism

Plenary lecture delivered by Josie Appleton at The Academy 2016.

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latest updates

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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