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
Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

Ruth Padel, poet and writer; author, The Mara Crossing and Darwin: a life in poems

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

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

Mark Vernon, journalist; author, God: all that matters and The Big Questions: God

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

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

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

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

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

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"The Battle of Ideas is a must for any individual who cares about the issues of today. It is the most intelligent and stimulating forum to share ideas I have ever come across."
Clare Gerada, GP; chair-elect, Royal College of General Practitioners

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