Dr Mo Lovatt

national coordinator, Debating Matters

Mo is the national coordinator for Debating Matters. She is also a programme coordinator for the Academy of Ideas and co-convenor of the Buxton Battle of Ideas Festival. Mo is an experienced events manager, having worked both nationally and internationally on a range of festivals and cultural programmes, most notably as Artistic Director for national Holocaust Memorial Day at London’s Guildhall in 2010 and as programme manager for the Swallows Project, a cultural partnership between the North East of England and the Eastern Cape of South Africa. 

Mo read PPE at the University of Oxford and completed her doctoral research at the University of Northumbria, examining the application of arts and culture policy in areas of economic deprivation. She is a lecturer, public speaker and a commentator on TV and radio where she reviews the newspapers for Sky NewsTimes Radio and BBC Five Live as well as being a panel guest on Neil Oliver Live & Tonight Live with Mark Dolan for GB News.

Mo is passionate about debate and recently wrote Why Debating Matters for the Academy of Ideas’ series, Letters on Liberty.

Follow Mo on Twitter at @M0L0VATT