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In a world where, despite great past sacrifices, it appears that the lessons of history have not been learned and where the views of large numbers of people are selectively ignored and/or deliberately misrepresented by our ‘leaders’, it is essential to the global community that innovative thinking and philosophical debate are encouraged and that this assists in stimulating change. The Battle of Ideas provides hope and an exciting opportunity for creative thought and intelligent dialogue to replace the narrow vision and often ill-conceived self interest of those for whom political expediency dictates their thought and actions. We have all witnessed the reactions of those who feel threatened and/or who perceive injustice. We welcome innovative thought, improved understanding and the opportunities which spring from intelligent dialogue to overcome the great challenges of our time. In an increasingly interdependent world where travel and improved communication already do much to improve our knowledge and understanding, inclusive debate and joined up creative thought can provide a catalyst for meaningful and timely change - and hope for us all.
- Tony Matharu, Managing Director, Grange Hotels
"The Battle of Ideas is adrenaline for the mind. A chance for intellectual fisticuffs with some of the best-known and most stimulating thinkers in the world."
Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, Oxford University