Baroness Claire Fox

Claire Fox is the director of the Academy of Ideas, which she established in 2000 to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She convenes the yearly Battle of Ideas festival and initiated the Debating Matters Competition for sixth-formers. In September 2020, Claire became a member of the House of Lords as Baroness Fox of Buckley having previously been elected as an MEP for the North West England constituency in the 2019 European Parliament elections. She is also a visiting professor in professional practice at the University of Buckingham and author of a book on free speech, I STILL Find That Offensive! (Biteback, 2018)