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

Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, head of research, Oxfam GB; co-author. Working for the Few: political capture and economic inequality

Sonia Livingstone, professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE; author, Media Regulation: Governance and the interests of citizens and consumers

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

Daniel Ben-Ami, finance and economics journalist; author Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism

Chantal Mouffe, Professor of political theory, University of Westminster; author, Agonistics: thinking the world politically

Robin Aitken, co-founder, Oxford Food Bank

Yaron Brook, Executive director, Ayn Rand Institute

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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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