Battle of Ideas — 28 & 29 October 2017

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Our 2016 festival was a huge success, with hundreds of speakers challenged by thousands of attendees. Tickets for Battle of Ideas 2017 are now on sale at Early Bird prices.

The Battle of Ideas takes place over just one weekend, but the debates you hear, and the arguments you have, last for months afterwards. Nowhere else have I ever been so uncomfortable, so challenged and so engaged. From bolshy youngsters to well-trained academics, everyone is welcome to have their say - the outcome is truly electric.
Dr Anthony Daniels aka Theodore Dalrymple, psychiatrist; columnist; author, Spoilt Rotten: The toxic cult of sentimentality

2016 speakers Included

David Lammy MP

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Hannah Dawson

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Thomas Hylland Eriksen

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Carey Oppenheim

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James Kirchick

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Camille Paglia

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