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Left – Right / Open – Closed

James Kirkup over at the Telegraph has an article on how the Left-Right divide no longer seems to apply to the UK’s political parties. We should expect Left-wingers to be hostile to free markets and big business, he argues, and... Read More »

Professor Dennis O’Keeffe

We are sad to announce that Prof Dennis O’Keeffe has died. He was a very distinguished educationist who did original and influential research on subjects that included truancy and teacher training. He was Professor of Social Science at the... Read More »

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The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world's leading think tanks. Independent, non-profit and non-partisan, it works to promote libertarian and free market ideas through research, publishing, media commentary, and educational programmes. The Institute is today at the forefront of making the case for free markets and a free society in the United Kingdom.

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January TNG with Myles Jackman

We kick off the first TNG of 2015 with Myles Jackman, who will be discussing ‘the criminalization of written fantasy’. Myles is the only solicitor in the country to... More Details »

Beyond Bitcoin: How peer-to-peer technology will revolutionise every aspect our lives

Whilst Bitcoin’s media hype and price volatility may be over, the technology behind it remains every bit as revolutionary. In this lecture, Preston will crack open the architecture of cryptocurrencies, and explain how their innovative, distributed structure can be applied... More Details »

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A Regular Choice Between Voting Systems

With May’s general election set to emphasise the shortcomings of First Past The Post more than any other in recent memory, Vishal Wilde posits that we should empower voters by allowing them to... Read More »

Prof. John Alfred Blyth Hibbs OBE

John Hibbs was born in Birmingham but spent his childhood in Brightlingsea, the Essex trading and sea-faring town from where came both sides of his family, Hibbs and Blyth. His father died just ten days after John’s birth, so... Read More »