Our annual festival at the Barbican in 2014 was a great success, featuring 80+ sessions, over 400 speakers and nearly 3,000 attendees. The Battle of Ideas 2015 will take place on 17 & 18 October at the Barbican. You can keep up to date with our latest events and news about the 2015 festival by signing up to our newsletter.
If you can’t wait till the autumn, the Institute of Ideas runs events throughout the year. Check out our events page to find out what’s coming up.
Thanks to Tom Fenn, Tamara Hussain and Chris Sharp for the images.
The Battle of Ideas 2014 has been widely covered in the press, and speakers and organisers have featured on TV and radio. Read the media coverage of the festival.
The future of transport, Kevin McCullagh
The EU's culture war against The People, Frank Furedi
The strange death of individualism, Ross Clark
The end of the party: how we could be heading for a post-democratic era, Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce
Big data needs big judgement, Nesta
Chantal Mouffe: The future of democracy, The Anthropo.Scene
The EU’s war on immigration, Rossa Minogue
Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?, Trisha Greenhalgh
It’s official: Fairtrade screws over labourers, Rossa Minogue
Why Philosophy Is Still Relevant - And Has Useful Applications, Alexander Leivesley
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