Battle of Ideas — 28 & 29 October 2017
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In a rapidly changing world, debating ideas matters more than ever. The Battle of Ideas festival, at The Barbican in London, provides a unique forum to discuss the big issues of our time. Find out more about our 2017 festival here. Battle of Ideas 2018 will be on 13 & 14 October and Early Bird tickets are now on sale.
Those who enjoy the comfort of conventional wisdom will find the Battle of Ideas a very unsafe space.
Nick Cater, executive director, Menzies Research Centre, Australia; columnist, The Australian
2017 sessions include…
Was it Big Data wot won it? Political campaigning todayRead more >
Battle 2017 Lecture: how do we create an economic renaissance?Read more >
Why Luther still matters: religious conscience and individual libertyRead more >
Are science and medicine threatened by borders?Read more >
Should fashion statements be political statements?Read more >
The gig economy: the changing face of workRead more >
All by myself: is loneliness a social problem?Read more >
Silicon Valley: from heroes to zeroes?Read more >
America's New South: from slavery to economic powerhouse?Read more >
Can satire survive in the era of fake news?Read more >
Putin's Russia: a new Cold War?Read more >
What is to be done? Literature and the Russian RevolutionRead more >
Is there such a thing as Trumpism?Read more >
Watching the detectives: crime fiction and the zeitgeistRead more >
The international abortion warsRead more >
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