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

Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator

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

Daniel Ben-Ami, finance and economics journalist; author Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism

Mark Vernon, journalist; author, God: all that matters and The Big Questions: God

Decca Aitkenhead, journalist, Guardian and g2

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

George Szirtes, reader in creative writing, UEA; poet; editor; translator; author, The Burning of the Books and Other Poems

Irma Kurtz, writer; broadcaster; agony aunt, Cosmopolitan Magazine; author, About Time: growing old disgracefully

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

The Battle of Ideas is produced by the
Institute of Ideas with










+ Full list of partners

"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

follow the Institute of Ideas