• Monday 4 July 2016, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    The UK has made a momentous decision to leave the EU. To discuss the ramifications, Intelligence Squared are staging an emergency event on Monday July 4th. A panel of key players and experts, chaired by the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.

    Brexit: What Next?
  • 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 in this event chaired by BBC science star Helen Czerski.

    Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe
  • 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 of looking at 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
  • Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

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    Seen by many as weak both at home and abroad, has Obama failed as leader of the free world? Or should the nuclear deal with Iran, Obamacare, and the economic recovery ensure his place in history as a great president?

    Yes, he can! No, he couldn't. Obama is a failed president
  • Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm

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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 Sytem Perpetuates Misery
  • Thursday 9 June 2016, 7pm

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    Are we witnessing the twilight of the West? Eminent Oxford historian Peter Frankopan and rising Westminster politician Kwasi Kwarteng discuss the rapidly changing global order, examining the historical context behind today’s ‘pivot to the East’.

    The Return of History and the Death of Democracy
  • Thursday 14 July 2016, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Join us on July 14th for this unmissable gathering of some of the world’s most original and incisive minds as they celebrate the man who has probably done more than any other person alive to illuminate how we think about ourselves and the world around us.

    Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary
  • Monday 23 May 2016, 7pm

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    In this major debate, to make the case for remaining in the EU we hosted former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who has long supported further European integration. Against him was Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP and chair of Vote Leave, who argued that Brexit is the progressive choice.

    The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate
  • 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
  • Tuesday 12 July 2016, 9.15am

    St Paul’s Girls’ School, London

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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.

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  • 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
Brexit: What Next?

Brexit: What Next?

Monday 4 July 2016, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The UK has made a momentous decision to leave the EU. To discuss the ramifications, Intelligence Squared are staging an emergency event on Monday July 4th. A panel of key players and experts, chaired by the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.

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 in this event chaired by BBC science star Helen Czerski.

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 of looking at the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.

More Information Buy Tickets
Yes, he can! No, he couldn't. Obama is a failed president

Obama is a failed president

Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

Seen by many as weak both at home and abroad, has Obama failed as leader of the free world? Or should the nuclear deal with Iran, Obamacare, and the economic recovery ensure his place in history as a great president?

More Information
The Return of History and the Death of Democracy

The Return of History and the Death of Democracy

Thursday 9 June 2016, 7pm

PODCAST NOW ONLINE

Are we witnessing the twilight of the West? Eminent Oxford historian Peter Frankopan and rising Westminster politician Kwasi Kwarteng discuss the rapidly changing global order, examining the historical context behind today’s ‘pivot to the East’.

More Information
Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary

Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary

Thursday 14 July 2016, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Join us on July 14th for this unmissable gathering of some of the world’s most original and incisive minds as they celebrate the man who has probably done more than any other person alive to illuminate how we think about ourselves and the world around us.

More Information Sold Out