Battles in Print & Culture Wars

Battles in Print are specially-commissioned essays that explore topics being discussed at the Battle of Ideas, serving as introductions to the debate and encouraging further reflection. Battles in Print take a variety of forms, from short provocation essays to longer think pieces and interviews, and are available both online and in print at the festival itself. They are complemented by themed book reviews on Culture Wars, the Institute of Ideas' online review.

Editors: Dolan Cummings and Sarah Boyes

Select a theme on the left to see related Battles in Print from the archive. You can also narrow your selection by selecting a year below and clicking Go! Or return to the overall index

2008 2007 2006
 Health & Well-being

Liberating the NHS?, Brid Hehir

Shaping social policy: designers and health, Martyn Perks, Maja Kecman, Lynne Maher, Jason Mesut and Alastair Donald

Rethinking therapy culture, Kathryn Ecclestone

A Hypochondriac Nation, Tracey Brown

Boozy Britain?, Bill Durodie

Complementary medicine, Colin Berry

Fat Fictions, Patrick Basham and John Luik

 Festival Buzz

Particle Physics is Sexy

View: Particle Physics is Sexy

"...invigorating, absorbing, and highly educative - delicious and nourishing food for thought..."
Prof AC Grayling, philosopher