Event

Battle of Ideas 2018

13 - 14 October 2018

The Battle of Ideas is a weekend of lively debate and discussion on the most pressing political, educational, technological and artistic issues.

When

9:30am - 6pm

Where

Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS View Map

Price

From £30 (including a wide variety of concessions)

The Battle of Ideas is a weekend of lively debate and discussion on the most pressing political, educational, technological and artistic issues.

 

The weekend will tackle tough contemporary questions through wide-ranging, thought-provoking and wonderfully argumentative debate. This year’s festival features more than 400 internationally acclaimed speakers, over 3,000 attendees and over 100 panels.

The festival features several debates related to education and technology, including debates on:

Coming at a crucial time for politics and society, the Battle of Ideas is the forum to get to grips with the current political maelstrom. When the world seems more divided than ever, the festival will be a living example of the importance of frank, serious but respectful public debate.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Lionel ShriverFrank FurediJulie BurchillAndrew DoyleRobert PlominSimon WesselySir Nicholas KenyonVanity von GlowBrendan O’NeillStephen Kinnock MP •  Jacob MchangamaMunira MirzaKatharine BirbalsinghLinda YuehWendy LiuJane RobinsCatherine McGuinnessJohn LloydTimandra HarknessShiv MalikSophie WalkerJames DreyfusLatifa AkayMatthew GoodwinCameron AbadiJames BallJulie BindelJames DelingpoleDavid GoodhartSimon EvansJulia Hobsbawm • and many more.

With tickets from £30 (including a wide variety of concessions), there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved in discussing the key issues of our time at the UK’s premier festival of ideas.

The festival slogan is FREE SPEECH ALLOWED, an antidote to today’s climate of offence taking, and we look forward to welcoming you to the festival!

You can see an overview of the festival programme here: www.battleofideas.org.uk/programme

Get your tickets now and join the debate! Visit our tickets page here: battleofideas.org.uk/tickets