Battles in Print & Culture Wars

Battles in Print are specially-commissioned essays that explore topics being discussed at the Battle of Ideas, serving as introductions to the debate and encouraging further reflection. Battles in Print take a variety of forms, from short provocation essays to longer think pieces and interviews, and are available both online and in print at the festival itself. They are complemented by themed book reviews on Culture Wars, the Academy of Ideas' online review.

Editor: David Bowden

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Health & Well-being

Liberating the NHS?, Brid Hehir

Shaping social policy: designers and health, Martyn Perks, Maja Kecman, Lynne Maher, Jason Mesut and Alastair Donald

Rethinking therapy culture, Kathryn Ecclestone

A Hypochondriac Nation, Tracey Brown

Boozy Britain?, Bill Durodie

Complementary medicine, Colin Berry

Fat Fictions, Patrick Basham and John Luik

Question Time: what next?

"If you'd rather not have your prejudices challenged, stay away from the Battle of Ideas."
Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer, philosophy, Open University; author, Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

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