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

2013: Can you be a perfect parent?

2013: Last orders: calling time on the pub

2013: Number crunching and ethics in the era of Big Data

2013: Institutions on life support

2013: Great leaders: born or made

2013: Listening to music: a private or public activity?

2013: Building trust or cleaning up the public realm?

2013: Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston…Reflections on Contemporary America

2013: Babies, brains and bull***t?


"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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