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
Tim Montgomerie, co-editor, ConservativeHome; co-founder, ConservativeIntelligence.com; member, advisory board, Centre for Social Justice

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

Frank Furedi, Associate, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history

Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator, Financial Times; author, Fixing Global Finance

Jonathan Aitken, former cabinet minister; author, broadcaster and columnist

Simon Jenkins, columnist, Guardian; chairman, National Trust; author, A Short History of England

Sue Ion, fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering; visiting professor, Imperial College London

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

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

GM Tamás, visiting professor, Central European University; author, Les Idoles de la Tribu

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"I loved the Battle of Ideas, which was mad, wild, and sparky. 2011 looks set to be even better."
Anthony Seldon, master, Wellington College; historian; political commentator

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