Battle of Ideas 2011 29 & 30 October, London. Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Academy of Ideas, hosted by the Royal College of Art.
Speakers include
Mark Vernon, journalist; author, God: all that matters and The Big Questions: God

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

Paul Mason, broadcaster; author, Financial Meltdown and the End of the Age of Greed; technology editor, BBC's Newsnight

KAS Quinn, children's writer; lecturer and educationalist; author, The Queen Must Die, first part of a time-travel trilogy

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator, Financial Times; author, Fixing Global Finance

Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; author, The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics and From Fatwa to Jihad

Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator; author, A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays

GM Tamás, visiting professor, Central European University; author, Les Idoles de la Tribu

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"In few places does the free exchange of views take place on so wide a range of issues as at the Battle of Ideas. Whatever the headlines of 2011 prove to be, the Battle of Ideas is where they will be most robustly debated."
Andrew Copson, chief executive, British Humanist Association

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