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
Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

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

Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; author, From Fatwa to Jihad and The Quest for a Moral Compass

David Aaronovitch, columnist, The Times; author, Voodoo Histories; chair, Index on Censorship

Anne Atkins, novelist, columnist and broadcaster; prize-winning journalist; regular contributor, BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day

Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London; director of MSc in Public Services Policy & Management; author, Review of Vocational Education - The Wolf Report

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

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

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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"Depressed by 'debates' where the panel ignore each other? The Battle of Ideas is the real deal - two days of verbal fistfights. Accept no alternative."
Vivienne Raper, writer and editor

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