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


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"The Battle of Ideas goes from strength to strength. The intensity, variety and depth of debate, sustained for an entire weekend, makes for a unique experience charging the intellectual batteries for the rest of the year."
Raymond Tallis, emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, Manchester University