Patrick Hayes interview
Facing the Future speaker interviews: Patrick Hayes
Patrick Hayes is a political commentator for current affairs magazine spiked, an independent online phenomenon dedicated to raising the horizons of humanity by waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism in all their ancient and modern forms.
He also works part-time as head of press and promotions at the think-tank the Institute of Ideas and is a columnist for the Huffington Post and Free Society.
is a producer of the international Battle of Ideas festival , which he
helped to establish in 2005.
Previously he was head of research and development at TSL Education, publishers of The TES and Times Higher Education.
regularly comments on politics and current affairs for a range of local, national and international media programmes, which have included Newsnight, Sunday Morning Live, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky News, Russia Today and BBC London
was on the panel of the "Too Many People?
debate at The Great Debate: Facing the Future in November 2011