Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November 2019

The Battle of Ideas festival is the Academy of Ideas’ annual weekend festival held at the Barbican, and takes place on the 2/3 November in 2019.

With thousands of attendees, hundreds of speakers and over a hundred debates over two days, we need a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to support us for Battle of Ideas festival 2019. 

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* 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself

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* 2. How did you hear about the Battle of Ideas festival?

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Are you under 18?

If you are under 18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian to volunteer over the weekend. 

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* 4. When do you think you will be available to volunteer?

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* 5. What roles/teams would you be interested in? (please see our website for an explanation of the roles)

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Why are you interested in volunteering at the Battle of Ideas festival?
This is optional if you have previously volunteered.

To provide further evidence of why you'd be a great addition to the Battle of Ideas festival team, please email your CV to

Thank you for registering your interest in volunteering at Battle of Ideas 2019. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you have any further queries, please email