Battle of Ideas

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Battle of Ideas

Time Out says

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Now in its eleventh year, this annual festival of public debate will once again raise important issues and ask challenging questions for a weekend of discussion, with an impressive line-up of over 400 speakers. Keynote debates will include 'Why are Young People Joining ISIS?', 'Is Technology Limiting our Humanity?' and 'The Corbyn Effect: Are the Old Parties Dead?', and themed strands of sessions will look at topics such as feminism, war, education and the economy. A full list of speakers in available on the Battle of Ideas website, but the many impressive names on the bill include former UN and European advisor Cristiana Fragola, journalist and founder of the Free Range Kids movement Lemore Skenazy, noted sociologist and commentator Frank Furedi and expert and business advisor on China Jeanne-Marie Gescher OBE. Booking recommended.

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