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

Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, chair of political philosophy, University of Piemonte Orienatale in Vercelli; author, Toleration as Recognition

John Cooper, leading criminal and human rights barrister; regular columnist, The Times and Observer; editor, Criminal Bar Quarterly

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

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

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

Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; author, From Fatwa to Jihad and The Quest for the Moral Compass (forthcoming)

John Sutherland, Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English Literature, University College London; author, The Lives of the Novelists

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

KAS Quinn, children's writer; lecturer and educationalist; author, The Queen Must Die, first part of a time-travel trilogy

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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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