Battle of Ideas 2007 27 & 28 October, London
The Battle of Ideas 2007 was a two-day festival of high-level, thought-provoking debate organised by the Institute of Ideas and hosted by the Royal College of Art. These pages are now an archive of the festival where you can still find out what went on, watch video of the event and read Battles in Print that accompanied the sessions.
Battles in Print & Battle Talks
, finance and economics journalist; author Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress
and Cowardly Capitalism
, journalist; editor, CounterPunch; co-author, End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate?
, director, Institute of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze
, emeritus professor of sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear
and On Tolerance: in defence of moral independence
, editor-at-large, spiked
; author, There Is No Such Thing As A Free Press ...and we need one more than ever
, broadcaster; lecturer in modern British history, Queen Mary, University of London; author, The Frock-Coated Communist: the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels
Nicholas Kenyon CBE
, managing director, Barbican Centre; former director, BBC Proms (1996-2007)
, adviser to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (speaking in a personal capacity); author, Aftershock: reshaping the world economy after the crisis