Battle of Ideas 2015
17 & 18 October |
London

Images from Battle of Ideas 2015.
Thanks to James Berry, Paul Brocklehurst, Lameya Chaudhury and Tom Fenn for the pictures.

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2015 speakers include
Jan Zalasiewicz, professor of paleobiology, University of Leicester; chair, Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy

Roxana Silbert, artistic director, Birmingham REP Theatre

Lesley Curwen, business, economics and personal finance journalist, BBC; writer and speaker

Clare Gerada, GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Christina Hoff Sommers, writer and resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; host, weekly video series, The Factual Feminist

Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator; author, A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays

Frank Furedi, sociologist and social commentator; author, What's Happened to the University?, Power of Reading: from Socrates to Twitter, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history

Julie Bindel, journalist, author, broadcaster and feminist activist; research fellow, Lincoln University

Christopher Coker , professor of international relations, LSE; books include Future War and Can War Be Eliminated?

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“Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words.”
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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