2013 Programme: Keynote Controversies

Big sessions discussing big ideas

Saturday 19 October 2013
10.30am to 12.00pm Cinema 1
1.30pm to 3.00pm Cinema 1
Sunday 20 October 2013
5.15pm to 6.15pm Cinema 1

Produced by
Institute of Ideas

From the Colosseum to Wembley: crowd watching through the ages

"To contribute to Battle of Ideas is to add a few words to a giant, communal speech-bubble out of the gap-toothed mouth of British opinion. It is a strong reminder that the joys of free, uncalculated speech and the right to attack orthodoxies can in no way be assumed in 2012 – that we use them or lose them."
Piers Hellawell, composer; professor of composition, Queen’s University Belfast

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