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

Raymond Tallis, fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences; author, philosopher, critic and poet; recent books include NHS SOS and Aping Mankind; chair, Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying

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

Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

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

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

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

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

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"The Battle of Ideas is a must for any individual who cares about the issues of today. It is the most intelligent and stimulating forum to share ideas I have ever come across."
Clare Gerada, GP; chair-elect, Royal College of General Practitioners

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