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

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

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

GM Tamás, visiting professor, Central European University; author, Les Idoles de la Tribu

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

Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford

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

Decca Aitkenhead, journalist, Guardian and g2

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

Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

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"Nine out of ten these debates hit the right balance between heated argument and useful exchange between people who wouldn't usually be talking to each other. An extremely stimulating environment."
Tim Parks, novelist, essayist and translator

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