Battle of Ideas 2011 29 & 30 October, London. Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas, hosted by the Royal College of Art.
Speakers include
Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator

Daniel Ben-Ami, finance and economics journalist; author Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism

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

William Saletan, journalist, Slate; author, Bearing Right: how conservatives won the abortion war

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

Mark Vernon, journalist; author, God: all that matters and The Big Questions: God

Rebecca Jenkins, cultural historian and novelist; Royal Literary Fund Fellow; former writing partner of Bishop of Durham, David Jenkins

Ruth Padel, poet and writer; author, The Mara Crossing and Darwin: a life in poems

Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law, George Washington University; author, The Supreme Court: the personalities and rivalries that defined America

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"If you'd rather not have your prejudices challenged, stay away from the Battle of Ideas."
Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer, philosophy, Open University; author, Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

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