Battles on Video

Battles on Video presents videos from previous Battle of Ideas festivals, interviews and opinion pieces by speakers and participants, as well as specially produced in-depth discussions.

Science & Environment

29 10 11: Creativity and curiosity: do we make stuff up or find it out?

11 10 11: Death in Venice: is tourism killing or saving the city?

31 10 10: The IPCC: can we trust the evidence?

31 10 10: The energy challenge: can we keep the lights on?

30 10 10: What's the point of the social sciences?

30 10 10: Going nowhere? Staying local in a global village

30 10 10: The great population debate: too many carbon footprints?

20 03 10: Evidence-based policy

01 11 09: Why is energy a battlefield today?


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