The Academy 2020

University as it should be: our annual, residential two-day summer school.

The Academy brings together a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds to cultivate ourselves with good books, good guides and in good company. Our next Academy takes place in the summer of 2020. 

Visit About The Academy to get a flavour of the philosophy behind The Academy and to view videos from previous events.

The Academy 2020

Politics feels more ideologically charged than it has in decades. There is talk of socialism and capitalism, the people vs the establishment, Nazis and communists.

But often these political categories lack their old meaning. The left defends the status quo. Conservatives challenge the establishment. Liberals turn on liberty. And everyone seems to call everyone else ‘fascist’. Political life is polarised, but lacks definition.

The Academy 2020 will explore the exhaustion of political ideology. Lectures will cover ideas like liberalism, capitalism, the state and sovereignty and ask: What’s the right language for politics today?

If you would like to register your interest for The Academy 2020, use the form below. We’ll let you know when we have confirmed the dates, venue and other details.