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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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Friday 17 February

Does Britain need an industrial strategy?

Podcast: Patrick Hayes discusses the UK government's recent green paper.

Friday 10 February

Podcast of Ideas: 10 February 2017

Listen to the team chew over the week's news.

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appearance Tuesday 14 February

Should recycling be made compulsory?

appearance Monday 23 January

Writing with Courage

in the media Monday 16 January

Smokers enjoy cigarettes - deal with it

appearance Monday 16 January

Oi, Meryl Streep! Leave MMA out of it!

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