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
Raymond Tallis, fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences; author, philosopher, critic and poet; recent books include NHS SOS and Aping Mankind; chair, Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying

Jonathan Aitken, former cabinet minister; author, broadcaster and columnist

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

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

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

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

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

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

Decca Aitkenhead, journalist, Guardian and g2

David Aaronovitch, columnist, The Times; author, Voodoo Histories; chair, Index on Censorship

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