Join the ioi

Because Ideas Matter

The Institute of Ideas' mission is to expand the boundaries of public debate by organising conferences, discussions and salons, and publishing written conversations and exchanges.

The Institute of Ideas relies on the financial support of individuals to continue our work. Joining the ioi as an associate is a way of showing your support for our efforts to create a public space where ideas can be contested without restraint.

Benefits include

Regular bulletins

We produce a newsletter of ioi events, and associates receive regular additional mailings including: details of forthcoming events and publications; reading material on current ioi themes and by speakers at ioi events. We also produce audio and video debates.

Book club and ioi Forums

We run a book club for ioi associates, which discusses contemporary fiction. Associates are also invited to take part in our regular forums to discuss education, social policy, arts and society, political economy, and parenting.


Associates receive discounts on tickets to the Battle of Ideas festival and other occasional offers.


The Institute of Ideas is funded by individual donors and through sponsorship of events. We welcome donations of any size from individuals, companies and institutions

These can be sent to

Academy of Ideas Ltd

Signet House,

49-51 Farringdon Road,

London EC1M 3JP.


A limited number of opportunities to intern at the ioi are available. READ MORE

For more information, or to discuss the opportunities for supporting the ioi's wide-ranging work, email Geoff Kidder or phone on +44 20 7269 9220

“I was impressed by the intensity of the debate and the high level of intellectual engagement, not least by the audience. It was an invigorating, even exhilarating experience…The Battle of Ideas is a fantastic concept, may it spread epidemically to the rest of the world.”

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist; author, Globalization: the key concepts


Individual rate: £60 per annum

Individual concession rate: £35 per annum

Institutional rate: £250 per annum

Benefactor rate: monthly standing orders of £10 or more. COMPLETE FORM






Other Amounts

Make a one-off donation to help the ioi's work

what's happening next

Battle of Ideas 2017

28 & 29 October 2017, The Barbican, Silk Street, London