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.
|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
director East India British Council, programme leader, projects related to Intercultural Dialogue and Literature
acting president UK Corporates BT Global Services
associate fellow, Institute of Ideas
"The audience were the stars of the Battle of Ideas - engaged, informed and enthusiastic. As a panellist, I felt both ashamed and educated. Exactly as it should be."
John Street, professor of politics, University of East Anglia