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

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

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

George Szirtes, reader in creative writing, UEA; poet; editor; translator; author, The Burning of the Books and Other Poems

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

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

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

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

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

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

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