the team

David Bowden, associate fellow

David is associate fellow at the Institute of Ideas, having acted as its associate director until July 2016. In his time at the Institute he played a key role in the expansion of the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican and the development of Battle of Ideas Europe. He has written and commented for a range of media on issues around politics, lifestyle and culture including spiked, Independent, City AM, Sky News and BBC World Service. He has extensive experience of global PR and communications for organisations including DACS, Bpas and Libertas.

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Friday 30 May 2014

Why Michael Gove is right about the English syllabus

In a Guardian article responding to the debate over the supposed plan to 'ban' American books from the GCSE curriculum, ioi director Claire Fox made the case for challenging low expectations of school pupils. READ MORE

Thursday 8 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo: why we need the right to be offensive

The massacre in Paris is a powerful reminder of the need to defend free speech at all times. READ MORE

what's happening next

The Academy 2018

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018, Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre, Bedfordshire