Royal College of Art

Battle of Ideas headline partner

The Royal College of Art is delighted to host the Battle of Ideas for the fifth year running. We’re great believers in the Battle of Ideas format - face to face and in your face. This year’s action-packed programme puts the behaviour of politicians, bankers, educators, scientists, eco-warriors and consumers under the spotlight. In a sense, as the world’s only postgraduate university of art and design, the Royal College of Art hosts its very own battle of ideas every day of the academic year as our student body from over 40 countries interacts with an outstanding line up of artists and designers on the Faculty. The College is all about debate, new ideas and interdisciplinarity. What better place than the RCA to host the Battle of Ideas?

Professor Jeremy Myerson, Royal College of Art


 Festival Buzz

"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India