Dolan Cummings

Dolan Cummings is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas, having been research and editorial director from 2001 to 2010. He is part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas, and a regular participant at the festival and other IoI events, with a particular interest in religion. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life.

He developed the Round Table Rumbles theatre debates at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2001-2004, and edited the IoI’s online review, Culture Wars (2001-2013), which is now an extensive archive. He has edited two collections of essays, The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual, and Debating Humanism. He was also one of the organisers of Debating Matters India, and continues to take an active interest in India and its debate scene. Professionally, he is now a freelance copywriter and editor and a speechwriter.


 Related Sessions

Saturday, 10.30am Seminar Space
Each to his iPod, or great music for all?

Saturday, 12.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Should art change the world?

Saturday, 1.30pm Seminar Space
Turn that racket off!

Saturday, 3.30pm Seminar Space
Teach the world to sing

Saturday, 3.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The resurrection of religion

Sunday, 11.00am Student Union
Political theatre: political animal?

 Publications

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)

 Festival Buzz

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"Exactly what debate and diatribe should be about in these challenging days."
Prof Phillipe Sands QC, author, Lawless World