Freedom Week


Applications for Freedom Week 2020 will open in April 2020.

Freedom Week is an annual, one-week seminar run in partnership with the Institute of Economic Affairs. It teaches students about classical liberalism and free market economics. It is open to over-18s who are currently attending or about to start university. The week is entirely free to attend: there is no charge whatsoever for accommodation, food, tuition or materials.

Freedom Week is aimed at students who have an interest in—yet are relatively new to—classical liberal ideas. Students who already have a strong grounding in such theory or have attended similar events in the past may instead be interested in the summer seminars hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS).

Successful applicants will spend the week immersed in talks from some of Britain's leading thinkers. Seminars will cover the foundations, history and underlying economic principles of classical liberalism, as well as discuss cutting-edge research and contemporary debate from within the movement.

Freedom Week offers a unique chance to network with like-minded peers, academics and think tank representatives — all in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of free time and nightly social activities.

By the end of the week attendees will have the knowledge, confidence and network to go out and make the case for freedom.