Battle of Ideas — 22 & 23 October 2016
Join us on an intellectual journey at Europe's premier ideas festival. Two days of high-level, thought-provoking public debate: 100 sessions, 400+ speakers, thousands of attendees.
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This type of open-ended discussion is more important than ever as we try to get to grips with key global challenges and I’m sure next year’s event will be equally successful in encouraging free flow conversation around the topics that matter most.
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol
Feminism: in conversation with Camille Paglia
Trump: the rise of The Donald
From Bowie to Bieber: what makes a music icon?
Who owns jazz?
Immigration: what is the future of free movement?
Comedy and censorship: are you kidding me?
What is the truth about ‘post-factual politics’?
What’s wrong with men’s rights?
Driverless cars: who’s in control?
Are schools producing Generation Snowflake?
The UK economy after Brexit: sink or swim?
Dating apps: the end of romance?
Is utopian thinking dead? Attitudes to the future
Women’s trouble? The pay gap debate
Nihilism and terror: how political is political violence?
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