The Battle of Ideas provides a fantastic forum for public debate, confronting the issues of the day head-on and proving the appetite for a refreshing and rigorous exchange of ideas. 

Suzanne Hewitt, director, Hotwire PR

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"The arts and humanities need to be defended and we must fight for the freedom to extend barriers, not merely to work within them. What better arena than The Battle of Ideas?"
Professor Colin Lawson, Director, Royal College of Music