Battle of Ideas 2016
22 & 23 October |
London

Tickets for the 2016 festival weekend at the Barbican are now available at early-bird rates. See our tickets page for more information.

The Battle of Ideas 2015 festival weekend was a great success, with more debates, speakers and attendees than ever before. You can keep up to date with our latest audio and video from the 2015 festival, and be the first to know the latest news about the 2016 festival, by signing up to our newsletter.

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Images from Battle of Ideas 2015.
Thanks to James Berry, Paul Brocklehurst, Lameya Chaudhury and Tom Fenn for the pictures.

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2015 speakers include
Daniel Moylan, Transport for London board member and mayor’s adviser on aviation and Crossrail 2

Christina Hoff Sommers, writer and resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; host, weekly video series, The Factual Feminist

David Chandler, professor of international relations, University of Westminster; author, Resilience: the Governance of Complexity

Julie Bindel, journalist, author, broadcaster and feminist activist; research fellow, Lincoln University

Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Jan Zalasiewicz, professor of paleobiology, University of Leicester; chair, Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy

Lesley Curwen, business, economics and personal finance journalist, BBC; writer and speaker

Munira Mirza, deputy mayor, education and culture, Greater London Authority; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism

Roxana Silbert, artistic director, Birmingham REP Theatre

The Battle of Ideas 2015 was produced by the
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“Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years.”
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

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