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The Battle of Ideas 2012

Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas at the Barbican.

Everyone has an opinion. The Battle of Ideas is a huge festival event inviting people to speak out on a range of prevalent issues, touching on social issues, culture and more. Freedom of speech is a gift, and at Battle of Ideas all are welcome to present their views in an open, enthusiastic forum, taking place for the first time at The Barbican.

A festival of debates
Over 80 separate debates are taking place throughout the Battle of Ideas festival weekend, featuring over 350 speakers. Visitors can hear the pros and cons of a wide variety of contentious issues in an open series of lively discussions.

Free speech allowed!


. Claire Fox | talks | www
Sir Trevor Phillips | talks
Professor Frank Furedi | talks | www
John Walters | talks
Wendy Kaminer | talks
Ferdinand Mount | talks
Vicky Pryce | talks
Neal Lawson | talks
Professor Joe Friggieri | talks
Baroness Mary Warnock | talks
Simon Nixon | talks
Mark Littlewood | talks
Dr Ivan Krastev | talks
David Lammy | talks | www
Zoe Williams | talks
Dr Jonathan Chaplin | talks
Stella Duffy | talks
Dr Munira Mirza | talks
David Edgar | talks
Dr Piers Benn | talks | www
Elizabeth Hunter | talks
Patrick Hayes | talks | www
Mick Hume | talks
Mr Shiv Malik | talks
Sunder Katwala | talks
Ruth Dudley Edwards | talks
Dan Atkinson | talks
Mr Daniel Ben-Ami | talks


Date and Time:

20 October 2012 at 10:30 am


Full Day



Barbican Centre
Silk Street
+44 20 76 38 41 41
Show map

Organised by:

Institute of Ideas
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Weekend £100 (£55) Day £60 (£35)

Available from:

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/index.php/2012/tickets or phone 020 7269 9220

Additional Information:

Visit www.battleofideas.org.uk for more information.

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