Battle of Ideas Edinburgh
Saturday 21 October, 11:00 – 16:30
For the first time, the Battle of Ideas is coming to Edinburgh for a day of debates at the National Library of Scotland, covering politics, economics and society.
Speakers include Iain Macwhirter, Joyce McMillan, Seonag MacKinnon, Robert Dawson Scott, Phil Mullan, Annie George, Dr Jennifer Cunningham, Stuart Waiton and Dolan Cummings.
Tickets: £12.50 / £7.50 (concessions): available via Eventbrite.
11:00 – 12:15
Are we living in a ‘post-truth’ society?
12:30 – 13:30
How can we revive the Scottish economy?
14:00 – 15:00
Whose culture is it anyway? The cultural appropriation debate
15:15 – 16:30
From the spirit of Shackleton to ‘cotton-wool kids’: have we become too risk-averse?