Battle of Ideas 2014
18 & 19 October |
London

Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas at the Barbican. To keep up with news about debates and tickets, join our mailing list.

Speakers include
Munira Mirza, deputy mayor, education and culture, Greater London Authority; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism

Sarah Harper, international adviser on ageing issues; director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

Christina Hoff Sommers, writer and resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; host, weekly video series, The Factual Feminist

Robin Aitken, co-founder, Oxford Food Bank

Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator

Philippe Legrain, visiting fellow, LSE’s European Institute; author, European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right; former economic adviser to the President of the European Commission

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“Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views.”
Exeter University student

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