Talks of the week: Battle of Ideas, Barbican, London EC2
Saturday 20 October 2012
This eighth annual weekend of serious-minded public debate,
organised by the Institute of Ideas, features 12 strands, 80
sessions and more than 350 speakers, and revolves around the
eurozone crisis and the state of European democracy, freedom and
equality, with Ivan Krastev, Rob Riemen, Thierry Baudet, Thomas
Hylland Eriksen and Gáspár Miklos Tamás among the key speakers.
Other sessions consider whether capitalism is the solution or the problem, how far freewill is an illusion, the culture wars in the US, the fate of the British media after Leveson and why society is lacking any big ideas.
Among those pondering the issues are John Haldane, Natalie Bennett, Philippe Legrain, Brendan O'Neill, Frank Furedi, Mark Borkowski, Stella Duffy, David Edgar, Timothy Garton Ash, Roy Greenslade, Martin Jacques, Roly Keating, Christina Patterson, Vicky Pryce and Raymond Tallis.
(020 7638 8891; battleofideas.org.uk) today & Sun
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
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