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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

EVENT & NEWS – The Institute of Ideas Academy & Scholarship Programme

The Institute of Ideas Academy 2012
Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire
21-23 July 2012

The Institute of Ideas Academy, organised by the Institute of Ideas, is a three day residential retreat, in which the organisers aim to get away from the overly prescriptive nature of debate in society at large, and be unashamedly esoteric and intellectual for a weekend, in the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. This year, there are three parallel lecture series on Classics, Literature and History as well as a plenary series on Free will and Determinism. The Academy Scholars will also have three additional lectures organised for them on Liberty, the role of The Public Intellectual, and the Western Canon on Friday, 20 July, prior to the main programme which will begin on the morning of Saturday, 21 July.

Academy Scholarshp Programme

Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2012

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply to the Scholarship Programme, they will be joining Institute of Ideas members from every possible walk of life; from professors and academics, to other students, barristers, film makers and writers. The one thing that they all share is a passion for knowledge.

The full price may be a challenge for students, so this year the organisers have launched a new Academy Scholarship Programme for students between the ages of 18-26. The scholarship programme offers a limited number of students the chance to attend for the heavily subsidised price of £60 for three nights’ accommodation and full board.

To apply for an Academy Scholarship, students must submit a 500-word (max) essay on the question: “What is the value of the humanities today?” and also a 300-word (max) motivation on why [you] in particular deserve to attend The Academy.
For more information about the Scholarship programme 

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