Battle of Ideas 2008 welcome address
Saturday 1 November, 10.00am until 10.20am, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery

The fourth annual Battle of Ideas festival will open with a Welcome Address hosted by Institute of Ideas Science and Society director Tony Gilland.

Read Institute of Ideas Director Claire Fox’s introductory essay to the Battle of Ideas 2008.

 Speakers
Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
rector, Royal College of Art; Professor of Cultural History, RCA; chairman, Arts Council England.
Professor Sir Astrid Wissenburg
director, communications and information, ESRC
Sujata Sen
director East India British Council, programme leader, projects related to Intercultural Dialogue and Literature
John Dovey
acting president UK Corporates BT Global Services
Chair:
Tony Gilland
associate fellow, Institute of Ideas


 Festival Buzz

"I was amazed by the high quality of the Battle of Ideas 2007 and the intellectual excitement that it provoked."
Prof Malcolm Grant CBE, president and provost, University College London