• Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7.30pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Has feminism become trapped in its own elitist ‘lean-in’ bubble? How can we bring men into the conversation, and involve them in a project that stands to benefit everyone? Intelligence Squared is bringing together a brilliant panel, including Jess Phillips, Catherine Mayer and David Baddiel, to put forward their practical solutions.

    Feminism Is For Everyone
  • Thursday 16 February 2017, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    Sugar has recently replaced saturated fat as the nutritional enemy number one. But does this really tell the whole story? To unpack the conundrums about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared are bringing together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.

    The Bittersweet Truth about what we Eat
  • Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Is Trump the disrupter that America needs to restore it to greatness, or will he send the country to the dogs? Join us at this major debate on April 24th to mark Trump’s first 100 days in office and decide for yourself.

    Trump is making America great again
  • Monday 3 April 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    International cooperation appears in decline as nations turn in on themselves and prioritise their own interests. What is the concerned citizen to do? Enter Anne-Marie Slaughter, one of America’s leading foreign-policy experts, who will put across an empowering vision of her own.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter on How Networks Can Change the World
  • Tuesday 21 February 2017, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    "America first!” was the refrain of Donald Trump's inauguration speech. Not every liberal thinker, however, is in a state of despair. Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s top political scientists, will explain why there may be silver linings to the Trump cloud.

    Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order
  • Monday 30 January 2017, 7pm

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    In this battle of the queens, Daisy Goodwin, writer of the hit ITV series Victoria, will argue the case for her heroine. In the Elizabethan corner will stand Philippa Gregory, queen of British historical fiction. They are joined by actors Greta Scacchi and Fiona Shaw, who will be performing readings.

    Queen Elizabeth I vs Queen Victoria
  • Thursday 12 January 2017, 7pm

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    Every day we are bludgeoned by news of how awful things are. And yet when you examine the actual data, life is better today than at any previous time in history. Join us to hear Matt Ridley and Johan Norberg argue the importance of optimism, chaired by Laura Kuenssberg.

    The New Optimism
  • Thursday 9 February 2017, 7pm

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    Intelligence Squared, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is bringing together a range of leaders and policymakers to examine whether nature itself can be harnessed to provide the 'carbon-capture' technology needed to cut the world's emissions

    Nature: Our Best Climate Technology
  • Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm

    VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

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    Eminent philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in conversation with the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists on the evolution of the human mind.

    Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI
  • The Intelligence Squared Gift Card

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    Stuck for an idea for a present? Give your friends and loved ones the gift of intelligence with the Intelligence Squared gift card. Our gift card allows you to choose from a range of price levels, and tickets can be used in any combination for our events.

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  • Wednesday 15 February 2017, 9.15am

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    A 2-day debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 11 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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  • Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm

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    As technology gallops ahead, how should we update our companies, governments and educational institutions? How can we retool ourselves for a rapidly changing jobs market? Join star New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on January 24th, and hear how we can all thrive in the age of acceleration.

    Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration
Feminism Is For Everyone

Feminism Is For Everyone

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7.30pm

Emmanuel Centre

Has feminism become trapped in its own elitist ‘lean-in’ bubble? How can we bring men into the conversation, and involve them in a project that stands to benefit everyone? Intelligence Squared is bringing together a brilliant panel, including Jess Phillips, Catherine Mayer and David Baddiel, to put forward their practical solutions.

More Information Buy Tickets
Trump is making America great again

Trump is making America great again

Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm

Emmanuel Centre

Is Trump the disrupter that America needs to restore it to greatness, or will he send the country to the dogs? Join us at this major debate on April 24th to mark Trump’s first 100 days in office and decide for yourself.

More Information Buy Tickets
Anne-Marie Slaughter on How Networks Can Change the World

Anne-Marie Slaughter on How Networks Can Change the World

Monday 3 April 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

International cooperation appears in decline as nations turn in on themselves and prioritise their own interests. What is the concerned citizen to do? Enter Anne-Marie Slaughter, one of America’s leading foreign-policy experts, who will put across an empowering vision of her own.

More Information Buy Tickets
Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order

Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

"America first!” was the refrain of Donald Trump's inauguration speech. Not every liberal thinker, however, is in a state of despair. Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s top political scientists, will explain why there may be silver linings to the Trump cloud.

More Information
Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI

Daniel Dennett on The Mind, Culture and Evolution

Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm

VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

Eminent philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in conversation with the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists on the evolution of the human mind.

More Information Sold Out
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The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak your Mind

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 9.15am

A 2-day debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 11 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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About Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared is the world's premier forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world's sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Past speakers include: President Jimmy Carter, Richard Branson, Mary Beard, Sean Penn, Desmond Tutu, Patti Smith, Thomas Piketty, Stephen Fry, Eric Schmidt, Christopher Hitchens, Marina Abramovic, Germaine Greer and Rev. Jesse Jackson. READ MORE

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Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7.30pm
Feminism Is For Everyone More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 9 March 2017, 4pm
The Art of Public-Speaking More Information Buy Tickets
Monday 3 April 2017, 7pm
Anne-Marie Slaughter on How Networks Can Change the World More Information Buy Tickets
Wednesday 5 April 2017, 9.15am
The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak Your Mind (Easter Course) More Information Buy Tickets
Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm
Trump is making America great again More Information Buy Tickets