Battles in Print & Culture Wars

Battles in Print are specially-commissioned essays that explore topics being discussed at the Battle of Ideas, serving as introductions to the debate and encouraging further reflection. Battles in Print take a variety of forms, from short provocation essays to longer think pieces and interviews, and are available both online and in print at the festival itself. They are complemented by themed book reviews on Culture Wars, the Academy of Ideas' online review.

Editors: Dolan Cummings and Sarah Boyes

Select a theme on the left to see related Battles in Print from the archive. You can also narrow your selection by selecting a year below and clicking Go! Or return to the overall index

2008 2007 2006
 Lifestyle & Society

Liberating the NHS?, Brid Hehir

Where do fathers fit?, Jane Sandeman

Refocusing remembrance , Ted Harrison

Rethinking welfare, Dave Clements

Take flight!, Timandra Harkness

Rethinking privacy, Sean Bell

The Empty Staffroom, Richard Swan

The Culture of Adoption, David Clements

Boozy Britain?, Bill Durodie

Out to play, Sue Palmer

Ethical shopping, Kate Soper

 Festival Buzz

Particle Physics is Sexy

View: Particle Physics is Sexy

"I was astonished by the interest and by the fact that so many thoughtful and intelligent people were willing to give up a huge part of their weekends to listen to and discuss ideas."
Ruth Gledhill, religion correspondent, The Times