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
Sue Ion, fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering; visiting professor, Imperial College London

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

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

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

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

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

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

Melvin Burgess, award winning children's author, novels include Nicholas Dane, Junk and Kill All Enemies

Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; author, The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics and From Fatwa to Jihad

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

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"I travel far to participate in the BOI; it’s a unique festival of free speech and debate that consistently combines energy, fearlessness and provocation with thoughtful, informed consideration of contemporary politics and culture."
Wendy Kaminer, US-based writer on law, liberty, feminism, religion, and popular culture

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