Battle of Ideas 2013
19 & 20 October |
London
Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Academy of Ideas at the Barbican.
Speakers include
Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Piers Hellawell, composer; professor of composition, Queen's University Belfast

Lesley Riddoch, journalist & broadcaster ; founder and director, Nordic Horizons; author, Blossom: what Scotland needs to flourish

Stella Duffy, writer and theatre-maker; award-winning author of short stories, plays and novels

Simon Baron-Cohen, director, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge; author, Zero Degrees of Empathy

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

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

Danny Dorling, The Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford

Rebecca Jenkins, cultural historian and novelist; Royal Literary Fund Fellow; former writing partner of Bishop of Durham, David Jenkins

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“The Battle of Ideas is an entertaining and provocative think-jam. At the 2012 event, we didn’t quite solve the world’s problems, but we certainly got part of the way there”
Christine Murray, editor, Architects' Journal

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