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.

Latest Videos

2015: Blurred lines: what is consent?

2014: Should we fear democracy?

2014: Big Data, big danger?

2014: America: the twilight years?

2014: Our morals, their moralism?

2014: Growth is good: mission or mania?

2014: Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon

2014: Judgement by our peers: is the jury out?

2014: Business bashing: should corporates 'care'?


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Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist

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