Tom Ogg

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Tom Ogg (born 22 December 1984) is a pupil barrister. He is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network in that he is a governor of East London Science School (appointed 16/10/2012)[1][2], has spoken at the Battle of Ideas [3], and an Institute of Ideas Education Forum [4], is a signatory in support of Academics For Academic Freedom [5] and is an alumni of Debating Matters [6].

Ogg attended the Graveney School and represented it in the Debating Matters competition in 2002.

Tom Ogg has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Christi College, University of Oxford; and an MSc sociology, Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Ogg then worked for the conservative think tank Civitas.[6]

According to Ogg:

Meeting people through DM was an important stepping stone for me into serious politics and issue-based campaigning. It was also the inspiration for a debating society that I set up at Oxford - known as ‘the Hive’ - which ran on the DM spirit of critical engagement with ideas. I rather objected to the grandstanding ways at the Oxford Union, you see. Through the Hive, I met a whole other lot of people who shaped my ideas, and became very useful future contacts (they are now journalists, academics, politicians and so on) - and none of that would have happened in quite the same way were it not for my experiences with DM and then the Hive. I worked with some of those people in a campaign to protect medical research using animal experimentation at Oxford University, which was called ‘Pro-Test’.
Doing DM was also important from a career and networking perspective, because through the competition, and one of the Institute of Ideas’ conferences, I met someone who ultimately gave me my first job at Civitas, working on the London Boxing Academy Community Project.[6]



  1. Data from Companies House, accessed 28 August 2013
  2. "Team” East London Science School website, accessed 2 Sept 2013
  3. Tom Ogg” Battle of ideas website, accessed 30 Aug 2013
  4. Education Forum Institute of Ideas, accessed 30 Aug 2013
  5. Signatures" accessed 30 Aug 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Debating Matters Alumni: Tom Ogg, accessed 30 Aug 2013