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Welcome to the Battle of Ideas


The Battle of Ideas is an annual festival of debate produced by the Academy of Ideas. Launched in 2005, our first two years have been an enormous success with high-profile speakers, cutting edge topics and packed out rooms.


This year's Battle of Ideas will take place on 27 & 28 October at London's Royal College of Art.


Find out more at the Battle of Ideas 2007 website or use the navigation here to get a flavour of our previous events.

Press releases

Leading academic warns against turning universities into another ‘battlefield in the war against terrorism’
Professor Frank Furedi, the leading social and cultural commentator, has warned that UK education has become ‘subservient to a paternalistic political agenda’ and that this has resulted in an intellectual climate of ‘officially sanctioned philistinism’. more...

UK festival set for big name bust-ups
With nearly 200 heavyweight speakers from the world of politics, business, media and academia, the Battle of Ideas festival promises more trenchant debate than Westminster has seen in years. more...

Notice Board

Read the Battle of Ideas 2006 essay
Read Dolan Cummings thoughts on the Battle of Ideas 2006 in his essay Let Battle Commence more...

2006 Satellite Events: Port Talks
In the run up to the festival, three leading speakers in their field will give talks on some of the cutting edge issues to be debated at Battle of Ideas, at Goodenough College more...

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