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

2014: Why are we afraid to judge?

2014: Multinationals: curse or blessing for the developing world?

2014: Hashtag Feminism: radical or banal?

2014: After Gaza: the return of anti-semitism?

2014: Judge rule: is the law taking over politics?

2014: 'Cinderella Law': criminalising parental authority?

2014: Immigration: who should control our borders?

2014: In conversation: Israel

2014: Feeding the world: can we engineer away hunger?


"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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