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Battle of Ideas 2005

This is the homepage of the Battle of Ideas festival 2005


Please click on the links at the bottom of this page to view 2005 programme details and other information.


The Battle of Ideas 2005


was presented by:


The Institute of Ideas and


'A great forum to wrestle with ideas'


Media partner:

The Times



Strand and event sponsors:

Arts & Business Arts and Humanities Research Council cScape  

General Teaching Council of England  Intelligence Squared Royal College of NursingThe Liberal


Web partner:



The Battle of Ideas 2005 was a stimulating interdisciplinary event at which hundreds of people had the opportunity to get to grips with and discuss the key ideas of our time. Six themed strands ran concurrently, with keynote sessions, panel discussions and other events. More...

Battle of Ideas keynote essays:

Towards a new politics, by James Panton

Shaping the future through debate, by Dolan Cummings


Additional 2005 supporters: 
Cheltenham Science Festival 2006

Culture Wars
Future Cities Project

The Great Debate

If you could teach the world just one thing...

Institute of Ideas and Pfizer Debating Matters Competition

Novo magazine

NY Salon

The Queen's English Society

Sovereignty and its Discontents



The Times Higher Education Supplement


The Times Literary Supplement


Grange Hotels


Lynx dpm


The Hospital










About the Battle of Ideas

Areas within Battle of Ideas 2005