Dolan Cummings

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.


 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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