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

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

Decca Aitkenhead, journalist, Guardian and g2

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

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

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

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

Rebecca Jenkins, cultural historian and novelist; Royal Literary Fund Fellow; former writing partner of Bishop of Durham, David Jenkins

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

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