Battle of Ideas

Registered Charity Number 1178999

Total raised
£11307.00 + £2214.25 Gift Aid = £13521.25
+ £176.25 Gift Aid
+ £2038.00 Gift Aid

About Battle of Ideas

boi is a new educational and citizenship charity. It continues the work of a number of projects originally started by the Academy of Ideas, including Debating Matters, a schools debating competitions for sixth-formers, The Academy, an annual residential weekend with the aim of being a taste of 'university as it should be', and Living Freedom, a residential school in London for 18- to 25-year-olds that explores the past, present and future of freedom.

Like any new charity, boi needs funds to get going with this work and to provide a long-term future for these projects. For example, we would love to have more Debating Matters Championships around the UK so that more school students can have the experience of researching, arguing for and defending ideas on some of the biggest issues of our times.

Your support would be hugely appreciated!

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