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

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

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

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

Frank Furedi, sociologist and social commentator; author, What's Happened to the University?, Power of Reading: from Socrates to Twitter, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history

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

Anne Atkins, novelist, columnist and broadcaster; prize-winning journalist; regular contributor, BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day

Tom Watt, writer, actor and broadcaster

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

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“I have never enjoyed being disagreed with so much.”
Stephanie Calman, writer and broadcaster; founder, The Bad Mothers’ Club

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