Dolan Cummings is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas, part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas, and a regular participant at the festival and other IoI events. He has a particular interest in religion and politics, especially in the USA and India. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life, and has written widely on related subjects.
His novel, That Existential Leap: a crime story, will be published by Zero Books later this year. It is part bildungsroman and part psychological thriller; a second novel is also in progress. Aside from writing fiction, Dolan works as a freelance copywriter and editor and a speechwriter for social, political and business clients.
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)
Particle Physics is Sexy [Opens in new window]
"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times