• Alastair Donald

    Associate Director

    Academy of Ideas

    Alastair coordinates planning and programming across projects including Battle of Ideas and Battle of Ideas Europe, and is co-founder of the Academy of Ideas’s residential school Living Freedom which allows 18-25-year-olds to explore the meaning and ideals of freedom in the twenty-first century. He is an experienced cultural programmer having worked in the UK and internationally to develop festivals, exhibitions and curated programmes. Alastair is a founding member of New Narratives seeking a post-Brexit transformation in design, and of mantownhuman, which published Manifesto: towards a new humanism in architecture (2008) which featured in Penguin Classics 100 Artists’ Manifestos. He is co-editor of The Lure of the City: from slums to suburbs (2011) and The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated (2008).


Qualifying Round: Cambridge 2011/12

DEBATE: Public Health

Qualifying Round: Cambridge 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: Cambridge 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

Qualifying Round: Cambridge 2009/10

DEBATE: Boxing

Regional Final: East 2008/09

DEBATE: Copyright

Regional Final: East 2008/09

DEBATE: Cheap Flights


Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum

Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at MidKent College


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


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