Battle of Ideas — 28 & 29 October 2017
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In a rapidly changing world, debating ideas matters more than ever. The Battle of Ideas festival, at The Barbican in London, provides a unique forum to discuss the big issues of our time. Find out more about this year’s festival here.
Those who enjoy the comfort of conventional wisdom will find the Battle of Ideas a very unsafe space.
Nick Cater, executive director, Menzies Research Centre, Australia; columnist, The Australian
2017 sessions include…
Was it Big Data wot won it? Political campaigning todayRead more >
Battle 2017 Lecture: how do we create an economic renaissance?Read more >
Why Luther still matters: religious conscience and individual libertyRead more >
Are science and medicine threatened by borders?Read more >
Should fashion statements be political statements?Read more >
The gig economy: the changing face of workRead more >
All by myself: is loneliness a social problem?Read more >
Silicon Valley: from heroes to zeroes?Read more >
America's New South: from slavery to economic powerhouse?Read more >
Can satire survive in the era of fake news?Read more >
Putin's Russia: a new Cold War?Read more >
What is to be done? Literature and the Russian RevolutionRead more >
Is there such a thing as Trumpism?Read more >
Watching the detectives: crime fiction and the zeitgeistRead more >
The international abortion warsRead more >
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