Wellcome Trust

We support the Battle of Ideas because they share our aim to encourage people to consider and question the key issues raised by research into health and the human condition. We look forward to another spirited weekend of thought-provoking discussion and debate!

Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust


From open values to burqa bans: have Europeans lost the habit of tolerance?

"I loved the Battle of Ideas, which was mad, wild, and sparky. 2011 looks set to be even better."
Anthony Seldon, master, Wellington College; historian; political commentator

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