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.
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
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