About The Institute
The Institute for Cultural Research was founded in 1965 by the writer and thinker Idries Shah. Its aim is to stimulate study, debate, education and research into all aspects of human thought, behaviour and culture.
The Institute seeks to facilitate the spread of ideas, information and understanding between cultures. It also seeks to make the fruits of academic research accessible to society as a whole, and to academics from different fields.
It supports projects in parts of the world where education and the free flow of ideas are under threat. For example, it helps fund UNICEF's female educational projects in Afghanistan.
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