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

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, philosopher and novelist; author, Plato at the Googleplex: why philosophy won’t go away

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

Chantal Mouffe, Professor of political theory, University of Westminster

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham; author, Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots

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

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia; permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna

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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