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A clean and fair Battle of Ideas!

Blurred lines: what is consent? Session

The Battle of Ideas is a weekend of high-level, thought provoking public debate, organised annually by The Institute of Ideas. This year it takes place on 22nd and 23rd October at the Barbican in London.

This, the 12th Battle of Ideas festival, provides a forum for free thinking, debate and discussion, featuring over 80 sessions and hundreds of insightful and thought provoking speakers from across the globe, representing a wide range of disciplines and viewpoints.

Early bird tickets are still available (until 14th September) and can be purchased here. There is also a limited number of Immunocore Student Champion 2016 weekend tickets for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the early bird rate of just £25. Read the rest of this entry

Join in the Battle of Ideas

battle_of_ideas_2014The Battle of Ideas is a weekend of high-level, thought provoking public debate, organised annually by The Institute of Ideas. This year it takes place on 17th and 18th October at the Barbican in London and also features a range of satellite events across Europe.

This year’s programme at the Barbican includes important keynote debates, such as:

  • Is there a future for liberalism?
  • Is technology limiting our humanity?
  • Religious tolerance: can we keep the faith?
  • From literature to Twitter: The death of the reader?
  • The Corbyn Effect: are the old parties dead?

For more information, and to book tickets, go the Battle of Ideas Website. Full weekend prices are £100, day rates £55, with concessions available. There is a special rate of £27.50 available for students.

Battle of Ideas Festival on 18-19 October 2014

battle_of_ideas_2014The Battle of Ideas festival, organised by The Institute of Ideas, provides a forum for free thinking, debate and discussion on a host of topics. It will take place on the weekend of 18 and 19 October at the Barbican in London, one of the world’s leading art centres.

This year’s programme includes important keynote debates such as:

  • Should we fear democracy?;
  • Why are we afraid to judge?;
  • Hashtag feminism: radical or banal?;
  • Big Data: big danger? and
  • After Gaza: the return of anti-Semitism?

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Unpicking social enterprise: the great debate

Date: Wednesday 27th November

Time: 12:30 to 13:30 (refreshments will be served from 12:15pm but feel free to bring your own lunch)

Place: Park Library TPod

In the first of our relaunched series of ‘Lunchtime in the library’ events, LLS have invited two eminent speakers to share their perspectives on social enterprise.

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