Leo Villa

archivist, Academy of Ideas

Leo studied politics for his A Levels and has maintained a keen interest in the subject ever since. He currently works for the Academy of Ideas as an archivist, cataloguing and organising audio and video recordings of the Battle of Ideas festival sessions as well as helping to organise and set up the festival at Church House.

In addition, he has been involved with the Living Freedom and Debating Matters organisations for Ideas Matter, projects which encourage younger students to engage with the important issues of the day and to value the importance of debate and discussion in the public sphere.