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.
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)
"It alerts me to new areas of debate, and gives thought-provoking new angles on topics I thought I already knew well. Altogether it's a wonderful intellectual tonic, which cheers up the dog days of November."
Ivan Hewett, music critic, Daily Telegraph