Claire Fox is the director of the Institute of Ideas, which she established to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She has a particular interest in education and social issues such as crime and mental health. She is the convenor of the annual Battle of Ideas festival, which takes place at the Barbican in London each autumn. She is a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Moral Maze’ and is regularly invited to comment on developments in culture, education and the media on TV and radio programmes such as ‘Question Time’, and’ Any Questions?’ She is also a columnist for the TES (Times Education Supplement).
She is writing a book about Free Speech (Biteback, 2016)