Future Cities Project

“The Battle of Ideas is an essential event for anybody interested in the ideas that may shape the intellectual landscape of the 21st Century. Cosy orthodoxies are interrogated rather than indulged, and intellectuals and experts are forced to justify their ideas. Most impressive is the air of intellectual vibrancy that surrounds the festival. We are always pleased to be a part of this important event.”

Martin Earnshaw, Future Cities Project.


Festival Buzz

Whose right to choose? Choice, ethics and regulation in 21st-century reproduction

"I was stunned at the incisive level of debate, the packed venues, the calibre of the panellists and audience... getting out for face-to-face intelligent, gritty and gloves-off exchanges of views."
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent