Academy of Ideas
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In his statement announcing the closure of LM magazine in spring 2000, LM editor Mick Hume promised that “The LM-initiated Institute of Ideas, a series of events planned to take place from June to July, will go ahead in partnership with major institutions in London, including the British Library, the Royal Institution, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Society of Arts, Tate Modern, and the Union Chapel Project. A new company, the Academy of Ideas, has been set up by Claire Fox to coordinate these events.”
He also stated that “As for the post-LM future of magazine publishing, watch this space”. Mick Hume was the first editor of Spiked, launched shortly afterwards.
Academy of Ideas is a private company limited by shares with, in 2012, nine staff and an annual turnover of about £0.5m. For subsequent years, the directors have chosen to file only abbreviated accounts. According to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the advantage of abbreviated accounts has been perceived to be that only limited information will be available on public record.
According to the Academy of Ideas Annual Return (AR01) for the year ended 16/3/2010 from Companies House:
- Academy of Ideas Ltd
- Signet House
- 49-51 Farringdon Road
- London, EC1M 3JP
- Tel +44 (0)20 7269 9220
- Fax (0)20 7269 9235
- About the Institute of Ideas, IoI website, acc 27 Apr 2010
- Companies House, Academy of Ideas AR01 Annual Return to 31 March 2012