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.
Saturday 17 October, 10:00-11:30
Images from Battle of Ideas 2014.
Thanks to Paul Brocklehurst, Tom Fenn, Tamara Hussain and Chris Sharp for the pictures.
Authoritarians in search of meaning. , Neil Davenport
The privatisation of public space, Anna Minton
The tyranny of expertise, Frank Furedi
India’s marvellous mission to Mars, Sadhvi Sharma
Japan should be back on the map for visitors and investors, Tom Stevenson
Iran Matters Most, Roger Cohen
Anti-Arab stereotypes persist, even in console games, James Tennent
Reclaim Brixton: Gentrifiers Against Gentrification , James Heartfield
Rape Culture Is Real, Zerlina Maxwell
Dumbing down American readers, Harold Bloom