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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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Tuesday 20 June

Podcast of Ideas: 20 June 2017

The team discuss the events of the past week, including the Grenfell Tower fire, Brexit, Northern Ireland and more.

Monday 12 June

Podcast of Ideas: further reflections on Election 2017

The team discuss the weekend's reactions to the election result and the prospects for the future.

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latest updates

in the media Wednesday 21 June

Lessons from the ashes of Grenfell

appearance Monday 19 June

Scotland’s unionist fightback

in the media Wednesday 31 May

Respecting the will of the people

in the media Monday 22 May

Jamie Oliver v Theresa May

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