Battle of Ideas 2010 festival drinks reception

Saturday 30 October, 6.45pm until 9.00pm, Queen's Tower Rooms, Imperial College London SW7 2AZ

Imperial College London, a science-based university with a global reputation for excellence in teaching and research, will host the Battle of Ideas 2010 reception, with music provided by the Royal College of Music, one of the world’s leading conservatoires.

18.45-21.00
Queen’s Tower Rooms, Imperial College London SW7 2AZ

19.15
Welcome speeches by Claire Fox (director, Academy of Ideas), Paul Chadderton (director, corporate affairs, Jaguar Land Rover), Ann Furedi (chief executive, bpas), Colin Lawson, (director, Royal College of Music), Natasha Martineau (head, Research Communications, Imperial College London), Jamie Walls (VP, Shell UK), and others.

19.30-19.50
Performance by Monica Bancoş, 2010 graduate and Independent Opera Scholar, International Opera School, RCM; previously studied singing,  National University of Music, Bucharest (with Romanian soprano Georgeta Stoleriu);  2009 winner of second prize at Kathleen Ferrier Competition for singers

Mozart, Ach chi mi dice mai from Don Giovanni
Verdi, Pace pace mio dio from La forza del destino
Tchaikovsky, Den li carit op 47 no 6

Piano solo by Konstantin Lapshin: Adagio from Tchaikovsky (arr. Pletnev)
Sleeping Beauty

Throughout the evening:
jazz provided by the RCM Jazz Trio and Imperial Scientist Entertainers

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Speakers
Paul Chadderton
director, corporate affairs, Jaguar Land Rover; advocate, car industry

Ann Furedi
chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service; author, The Moral Case for Abortion

Natasha Martineau
head, Research Communications, Imperial College London

Professor Colin Lawson
director, Royal College of Music; period clarinettist; author, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto and Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

Jamie Walls
vice president, UK communications, Shell

Chair:
Claire Fox
director, Academy of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze; author, I Find That Offensive

Produced by
Claire Fox director, Academy of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze; author, I Find That Offensive
Natasha Martineau head, Research Communications, Imperial College London
Mary Cosgrave Professional Relations Manager, Royal College of Music.
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