Battle news
5 February 2013
Battle of Ideas 2013 at The Barbican
Barbican main entrance

We are delighted to announced that, for the second time, the Battle of Ideas festival will be held at the Barbican in London. This year the Battle of Ideas weekend will be the third weekend of October: 19-20 October 2013. Put the date in your diary and we’ll see you all there. We are starting to programme the festival now and tickets will be on sale in March - once again the Battle of Ideas will be a focus for Europe-wide intellectual discussions about the key social, artistic, economic, political and scientific issues of our times.


Occupy: illusory radicalism?

"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

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