Angus Kennedy is head of external relations for the Institute of Ideas, working principally to programme the annual Battle of Ideas festival in London and its associated programme of European public debates. He chairs the Institute's Economy Forum and helps organise its discussions. He writes for spiked and Culture Wars, among other publications, with particular interests in the Holocaust, classics, culture and the arts, economics and moral philosophy. He also launched The Academy: an initiative to put education for its own sake back at the heart of the idea of the university. He has produced several strands and individual debates at the Battle of Ideas: on themes as varied as history, opera, the Holocaust and memory, the ancient Greeks, social justice, the arts and the economy. He both speaks at and chairs similar events across the UK and beyond. He is currently researching a book on courage and fate. Angus Kennedy has a degree in Classics from Oxford, in Linguistics from the University of London and an M. Phil. in Artificial Intelligence from Dundee University. He is Canadian by birth, grew up in Edinburgh, and is now settled in London with his daughter.