• Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    How should we assess Obama’s legacy, given that Guantanamo Bay is still open while American minds grow ever more closed? Join us on June 20th, hear the arguments and make up your own mind.

    Yes, he can! No he couldn’t. Obama is a failed president
  • Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes discuss a new way looking of the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.

    A Meeting of East and West
  • Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    Is our benefits system an effective safety net for society's neediest, or has it become a poverty trap which encourages long-term dependency? Jess Phillips MP will face journalist James Bartholomew and social scientist Dr Adam Perkins over whether benefits perpetuate the misery they seek to relieve.

    The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery
  • Monday 16 May 2016, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    On May 16, a star panel including Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan’s chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey, comes to the Intelligence Squared stage for this major discussion on the future of the global economy.

    Is the Party Over for Economic Growth?
  • Monday 18 July 2016, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    Does time exist? Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding? These are some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage.

    Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe
  • Tuesday 4 October 2016, 7pm

    Central Hall Westminster

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    In his first major interview on his long-awaited memoir, Jeremy Paxman comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he will be joined by Today programme presenter John Humphrys. Come and watch Humphrys turn the tables, and have your chance to cross-question Paxman, the great cross-questioner of the age.

    Jeremy Paxman: The Man Who Wouldn't Take "No Comment" For an Answer
  • Monday 23 May 2016, 7pm

    Central Hall Westminster

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    If you want to get to the bottom of the arguments before you make up your mind on the biggest political question of our times, join us us on May 23 for the Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate.

    The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate
  • Monday 7 March 2016, 7pm

    VIDEO NOW ONLINE

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    Tom Bower and David Aaronovitch went head-to-head on the former prime minister who won three election victories for the Labour party, but is now one of the most controversial figures in Britain today.

    Tony Blair on Trial
  • Thursday 14 April 2016, 7pm

    VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

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    A healthcare revolution is under way. There may soon be cures for cancer, Alzheimers and even ageing itself. But what will the social, political and financial impact be when people start to live to 150 and beyond?

    The Future of Health
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    A 2-part debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 13 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. All Mentors are world-class experienced debaters and we will be inviting a seasoned Intelligence Squared speaker to each course to deliver a guest lecture and to pass on their top tips.

    Debate Like a World Champion
  • A Year in Books, with Intelligence Squared

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    To keep you in the loop we have teamed up with one of London’s best-loved bookshops, Heywood Hill, to produce ‘A Year in Books with Intelligence Squared’. As a subscriber, you will receive a must-read title each month by one of the stars of our debates and discussions.

    A Year in Books
  • The Intelligence Squared Membership

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    Intelligence Squared has played host to luminaries such as President Jimmy Carter, Stephen Fry, Russell Brand, Desmond Tutu, Jaron Lanier, Eric Schmidt, Patti Smith, Jesse Jackson, Werner Herzog, Q-Tip, Steven Pinker, Christopher Hitchens and countless others. Our events sell out, so become a member.

    The Intelligence Squared Membership
Yes, he can! No he couldn’t. Obama is a failed president

Obama is a failed president

Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

Emmanuel Centre

How should we assess Obama’s legacy, given that Guantanamo Bay is still open while American minds grow ever more closed? Join us on June 20th, hear the arguments and make up your own mind.

More Information Buy Tickets
A Meeting of East and West

Ancient Worlds: A Meeting of East and West

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes discuss a new way looking of the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery

The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery

Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Is our benefits system an effective safety net for society's neediest, or has it become a poverty trap which encourages long-term dependency? Jess Phillips MP will face journalist James Bartholomew and social scientist Dr Adam Perkins over whether benefits perpetuate the misery they seek to relieve.

More Information Buy Tickets
Is the Party Over for Economic Growth?

Is the Party Over for Economic Growth?

Monday 16 May 2016, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

On May 16, a star panel including Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan’s chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey, comes to the Intelligence Squared stage for this major discussion on the future of the global economy.

More Information Buy Tickets
Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe

The Architecture of the Universe

Monday 18 July 2016, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

Does time exist? Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding? These are some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage.

More Information Buy Tickets
Jeremy Paxman: The Man Who Wouldn't Take "No Comment" For an Answer

Jeremy Paxman in conversation with John Humphrys

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 7pm

Central Hall Westminster

In his first major interview on his long-awaited memoir, Jeremy Paxman comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he will be joined by Today programme presenter John Humphrys. Come and watch Humphrys turn the tables, and have your chance to cross-question Paxman, the great cross-questioner of the age.

More Information Buy Tickets