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Should Youngsters be leading The War on Gun Control in America and the Brexit Battle in the UK?

Battle of Ideas 2018 Counter Cultural Concerns Garden Room, Barbican Centre London EC2 Saturday 13th October 2018 The extraordinary turnout, reportedly up to 700,000 in Central London for the pro-remain #NeverAgain anti-Brexit ‘People’s March’ on 20th October 2018 made it … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education

The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education: 10 Years On Battle of Ideas 2018 Bookshop Salons Barbican Centre London EC2 Saturday 13th October 2018 A panel of four educationalists including Dennis Hayes, David Perks and Louise Burton at the recent Battle of … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Barack – The Worst President Ever in American History? Review

Battle of Ideas 2016 Cinema 3 Barbican Centre London EC2 Saturday 22nd October 2016 An interesting Battle of Ideas 2016 discussion analysed whether or not President Barack Obama is the worst US President ever. Listening to the views of Kate … Continue reading

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Is political correctness killing comedy and free speech?

As comedian Daniel O’Reilly (aka Dapper Laughs) once again finds himself vilified on-line and by the media it’s timely to look at what “crime” he’s actually committed to find himself subject to so much mirth. “Is political correctness killing comedy … Continue reading

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After Ferguson: How far has the civil rights movement progressed in America and Britain?

One year on from the tragic events of Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead by police, which resulted in the Ferguson riots of August 2014 and other “sympathy riots” right across America, what is the current state … Continue reading

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Rape Culture: Menace or myth?

Feminism and its discontents Battle of Ideas 2015 from Institute of Ideas Frobisher Auditorium 1 – Barbican Centre London EC2 Sunday 18th October 2015 What sort of society do we live in today? Many thoughts spring to mind. I would … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a (Music) Critic

Trust me, I’m a Music Critic Battle of Ideas Barbican Centre – Free stage London Saturday 18 October Creative Conundrums The writer Brendan Behan infamously described critics as ‘like eunuchs at a harem: they know how it’s done, they’ve seen … Continue reading

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