The Battle of Ideas 2015 is a weekend of high-level, thought-provoking public debate taking place on 17 & 18 October at the Barbican. You can keep up to date with our latest events and news about the 2015 festival by signing up to our newsletter. We also have satellite events in the UK and across Europe before and after the main festival.
Thursday 17 September 2015
Images from Battle of Ideas 2014.
Thanks to Tom Fenn, Tamara Hussain and Chris Sharp for the pictures.
The Battle of Ideas 2014 has been widely covered in the press, and speakers and organisers have featured on TV and radio. Read the media coverage of the festival.
Is ISIS's Social-Media Power Exaggerated?, Kathy Bilsinan
Classroom Creativity, Jonah Lehrer
Book Discussion on How to Read and Why, Brain Lamb (Host)
How can you be sure someone wants to have sex with you?, Nosheen Iqbal
Can you learn to be creative?, Colin Barras
Is voluntourism doing any good? No!, Kate Simpson
Why Shakespeare matters, politicworm
Zero hours: 'It suits my lifestyle and gives me flexibility', Helen Dafedjaiye