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

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

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

Tom Holland, award-winning historian; author, Rubicon: the triumph and tragedy of the Roman Republic; winner, 2007 Classical Association Prize

John Cooper, leading criminal and human rights barrister; regular columnist, The Times and Observer; editor, Criminal Bar Quarterly

Frank Furedi, Associate, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history

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

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

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

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"A superb brainstorming of gritty brinkmanship. Totally mind-stretching and wonderful."
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs correspondent

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