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

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

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

Roxana Silbert, artistic director, Birmingham REP Theatre

Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences, University of Oxford

Munira Mirza, advisor on arts and philanthropy; former deputy mayor of London for education and culture; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism

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

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

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

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“Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views.”
Exeter University student

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