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
Simon Baron-Cohen, director, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge; author, Zero Degrees of Empathy

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

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

Paul Mason, broadcaster; author, Financial Meltdown and the End of the Age of Greed; technology editor, BBC's Newsnight

Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

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

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

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

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

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

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