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Battle of Ideas 2006 - Weekend Event (28-29 October)

The Battle of Ideas is an interdisciplinary event at which hundreds of people will have the opportunity to get to grips with and discuss the key ideas of our time.

The Battle of Ideas is an interdisciplinary event where hundreds of people have the opportunity to get to grips with and discuss the key ideas of our time. As the title Battle of Ideas deliberately suggests, this weekend of discussions will avoid being anodyne in the name of consensus, reflecting instead the Institute of Ideas’ commitment to open and robust debate. Taking ideas seriously means they must be interrogated, argued for and fought over. The weekend makes virtues of free-thinking and lively exchanges of views.

The Battle of Ideas aims:

To showcase new arguments about the core issues of the day, while avoiding getting bogged down in the minutiae of everyday policy

To initiate open-ended discussions regardless of the demands for immediate practical outcomes, which too frequently act as a brake on innovative thinking

This weekend event is divided into themed strands which will run alongside a number of salons, ‘in conversations…’, films and provocation lectures and keynote debates on different aspects of the future. Following on from last years sell-out weekend, this year’s event will feature battles for Nature, Law, Innovation, Media and a multitude of other talks. Visit www.battleofideas.co.uk for all the latest details. Any questions? Call Geoff Kidder on: (020) 7269 9220


Over 120 speakers To be confirmed Shortly | talks


Date and Time:

28 October 2006 at 9:00 am


Full Day



Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
020 7590 4444
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Battle of Ideas
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Battle of Ideas box office: (020) 7269 9220

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