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Introducing IAI

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK. We are a charitable, not-for-profit organisation engaged in changing the current cultural landscape through the pursuit and promotion of big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers and challenging debates.

Bringing together world-leading theorists, scientists, politicians, and writers, IAI TV is an online channel where cutting-edge philosophical debates are available for everyone to watch and share. Catch up with the latest news and current affairs from a philosophical perspective on IAI News. Gain insight into issues ranging from the latest discoveries in quantum physics, to the political and artistic movements that are shaping the world of the future. Sign up to our mailing list to join the conversation and be the first to hear about our latest releases.

Each year the IAI curates HowTheLightGetsIn the world’s largest philosophy and music festival featuring a unique blend of talks, debates, exhibitions, performances and parties. Each festival features a host of thinkers and artists alongside live musicians, comedy, cabaret and DJs to keep you dancing until the small hours.

All this is only possible with your support. Find out how you can become a Friend or Patron of the IAI and join a network of individuals dedicated to bringing new thinking and creative expression to thousands of people every year.

Why register with the iai?
  • All you can watch
    Unlimited access to hundreds of hours of debates and talks from the world's leading minds, all for free.
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    Join the iai community and engage in conversation and debate around the issues that matter.
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    Be the first to hear about our video releases, articles and tickets to our festival HowTheLightGetsIn.