Battle of Ideas 2014
18 & 19 October |
London

Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas at the Barbican. To keep up with news about debates and tickets, join our mailing list.

Speakers include
Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator

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

Nicholas Kenyon, managing director, Barbican Centre; former director, BBC Proms (1996-2007)

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

Frank Furedi, Associate, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, philosopher and novelist; author, Plato at the Googleplex: why philosophy won’t go away; visiting professor of philosophy, New College of the Humanities

Philippe Legrain, visiting senior fellow, LSE’s European Institute; author, European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right; former economic adviser to the President of the European Commission

David Didau, former teacher; blogger, The Learning Spy; author, Why Everything We Know About Teaching is Wrong (forthcoming)

John Denham, Member of Parliament for Southampton, Itchen; former cabinet minister

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“Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words.”
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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