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

"The audience were the stars of the Battle of Ideas - engaged, informed and enthusiastic. As a panellist, I felt both ashamed and educated. Exactly as it should be."
John Street, professor of politics, University of East Anglia