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

2006: Litigation and Litigation Avoidance

2006: 'The Panic About Obesity'

2006: 'The Battle for Affluence'

: Goodbye Mr Chips: can research tell teachers how to teach?

: What is a good life: can science and medicine tell us?

: Clinical Trials in developing countries are exploitative


"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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