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

David Aaronovitch, columnist, The Times; author, Voodoo Histories; chair, Index on Censorship

Mark Vernon, journalist; author, God: all that matters and The Big Questions: God

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

Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford

Cathy Young, contributing editor, Reason magazine; author, Ceasefire! Why women and men must join forces to achieve true equality

Melvin Burgess, award winning children's author, novels include Nicholas Dane, Junk and Kill All Enemies

Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential

Decca Aitkenhead, journalist, Guardian and g2

Katharine Birbalsingh, teacher; author, To Miss with Love

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"The energy, verve and enthusiasm at The Battle of Ideas filled me with hope. Coming from India where so many people still lack the basic necessities that make human life worth living, it was heartening to see basic issues of equity and justice debated with such passion and fervour."
George Thomas, orthopaedic surgeon; editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

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