Battles on Video presents videos from previous Battle of Ideas festivals, interviews and opinion pieces by speakers and participants, as well as specially produced in-depth discussions.
13 01 14: What is addiction?
13 01 14: Number crunching and ethics in the era of Big Data
13 01 14: Institutions on life support
13 01 14: Great leaders: born or made
13 01 14: Listening to music: a private or public activity?
13 01 14: Building trust or cleaning up the public realm?
13 01 14: Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston…Reflections on Contemporary America
13 01 14: Babies, brains and bull***t?
13 01 14: In conversation: Russia
"To contribute to Battle of Ideas is to add a few words to a giant, communal speech-bubble out of the gap-toothed mouth of British opinion. It is a strong reminder that the joys of free, uncalculated speech and the right to attack orthodoxies can in no way be assumed in 2012 – that we use them or lose them."
Piers Hellawell, composer; professor of composition, Queen’s University Belfast