Dolan Cummings

Dolan Cummings is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas, having been its research and editorial director from 2001 to 2010. He continues to edit the IoI’s online review Culture Wars and is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life, for which he has written reports such as, 28 ¾: How Constant Age Checks Are Infantilising Adults. He has edited two collections of essays, The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual (Routledge, 2005) and Debating Humanism (Imprint Academic, 2006).

Dolan has produced several strands and individual debates at the Battle of Ideas over the years, on religion and secularism, liberty, culture, community, music, law and America, and he both speaks and chairs at similar events across the UK and beyond. Professionally he works as a speechwriter and copy editor.

Related Sessions
Saturday 16 May 2009, 3.15pm Churchill Room
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 7.00pm Notre Dame University, London
Thursday 15 October 2009, 6.30pm Leeds
Saturday 31 October 2009, 1.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 31 October 2009, 3.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 1 November 2009, 9.45am Café
Sunday 1 November 2009, 10.45am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 1 November 2009, 1.45pm Student Union

Debating Humanism (ed.) (Imprint Academic, 2006)
Who’s Antisocial?: New Labour and the Politics of Antisocial Behaviour (ed.) (Academy of Ideas, 2005)
The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual (ed.) (Routledge, 2004)
In Search of Sesame Street: Policing Civility for the 21st Century (Perpetuity, 1999)

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