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
Decca Aitkenhead, journalist, Guardian and g2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simon Baron-Cohen, director, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge; author, Zero Degrees of Empathy

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

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