Dennis Hayes

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Dennis Hayes in 2006

Dennis Hayes is an academic associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network. He is the founder and director of Academics for Academic Freedom, is the convenor of the Education Forum for the Institute of Ideas [1] and the East Midlands Salon, has spoken at the Battle of Ideas, adjudged for Debating Matters and written for Culture Wars and Spiked. [2] He has co-written books with Toby Marshall and Kathryn Ecclestone. He is related to Patrick Hayes according to Patrick's Twitter account "#FF @profdhayes, founder of Academics for Academic Freedom, on editorial board of @timeshighered. And a relation of mine...". [3]

Hayes is a former joint president of the University and College Union, and a member of Times Higher Education's editorial board. In 2008 he was named visiting professor in the Westminster Institute of Education at Oxford Brookes University.[4]


The Free Society, columnist - Tobacco industry funded blog run by FOREST[5]


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  • Alan Hudson, Dennis Hayes and Toby Andrew, 1996, Working Lives in the 1990s: Preliminary findings of the Attitudes to Work Survey, London: Global Futures. ISBN 101901051005[6]
  • Dennis Hayes & Alan Hudson, Who are the C2s? A Social and Political Attitudes Survey, Basildon 1992: Basildon Revisited - Change and Continuity, Education and Work Research Group, 2001 [7]
  • Dennis Hayes & Alan Hudson, The Mood of the Nation: Basildon Man Revisited, Demos, 2001
  • Dennis Hayes, 'Academic Freedom and the Diminished Subject', British Journal of Educational Studies, Volume 57, Issue 2 June 2009 , pages 127 - 145


  1. "Professor Dennis Hayes", Battle of ideas website, accessed 8 May 2010
  2. "Freedom is not an academic discussion", Spiked website, accessed 8 May 2010
  3. 28 Oct 2011 Twitter website acc 29 Oct 2011
  4. Times Higher Education, Appointments, Times Higher Education, 14-February-2008
  5. The Free Society Columnists: Dennis Hayes, accessed 17 april 2011
  6. Chris Barrie, 'BRITONS STRESSED FROM OVERWORK', The Guardian (London) August 21, 1996, THE GUARDIAN CITY PAGE; Pg. 16
  7. This is an updated version of Frank Furedi's and Joan Hoey's 1992 study.