• Wednesday December 10 2014, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Intelligence Squared are bringing together Britain’s two giants of wine writing, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, to go head to head in a debate on the world’s two greatest wines. Every audience member will be given a glass of each wine, chosen by Hugh and Jancis, to help them decide which should win.

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  • Thursday February 5 2015, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Join us on 5th February 2015 as we host an evening dedicated to the history, the reinvention and the enduring significance of this historic document.

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  • Tuesday December 2 2014, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Who are we? Why are we here? Are we alone in the universe? How did we become the creatures that we are? How might we further evolve? These are some of the big questions that Brian Cox and Alice Roberts will be tackling when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage in December.

    Brian Cox and Alice Roberts on the Incredible Unlikeliness of Human Existence
  • Monday November 17 2014

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    To debate both the historical and present-day significance of this divide, Intelligence Squared brought together two acclaimed historians: Charles Spencer to defend the Roundhead cause, and Anna Whitelock to make the case for the Cavaliers.

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  • Wednesday November 12 2014

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    There's a growing number who object to the widespread use of the ‘chemical cosh’ to treat people with mental difficulties. But psychiatrists and the pharma companies would argue that depression and ADHD are real conditions for which drugs work. Which side is right?

    We’ve overdosed. Psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry are to blame for the current ‘epidemic’ of mental disorders
  • Wednesday October 8 2014

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    As the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches in 2015, Intelligence Squared brings together two of Britain’s finest historians to debate how we should assess Napoleon’s life and legacy: a military genius and father of the French state, or a blundering nonentity who created his own enduring myth?

    Napoleon the Great?
  • Tuesday October 28 2014

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    In this Intelligence Squared event staged in partnership with eBay, our panel of experts debated how the most forward-looking businesses are using technology to marry the best of online and bricks-and-mortar to meet ever-changing consumer expectations.

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  • Wednesday October 15 2014

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    Following the wild success of our previous cultural combat events – Verdi vs Wagner, Jane Austen vs Emily Bronte, Shakespeare vs Milton – Intelligence Squared now turns to the two greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age: Rembrandt and Vermeer.

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  • Monday September 29 2014

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    Money is sucking the life out of London. At least, that's the argument of those who worry that London is becoming too rich to be interesting, but is there any truth in it? Come to our event in partnership with the V&A.

    Is London too rich to be interesting?
  • Wednesday October 1 2014

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    Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, Karen Armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent.

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  • Thursday September 25 2014

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    On September 25th Steven Pinker returned to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his latest publication 'The Sense of Style', a short and entertaining writing guide for the 21st century. Pinker argued that bad writing can't be blamed on the internet, or on "the kids today".

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  • 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, Jess Jackson, Werner Herzog, Q-Tip, Steven Pinker, Christopher Hitchens and countless others. Our events sell out, so become a member.

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Burgundy vs Bordeaux

Wednesday December 10 2014, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Intelligence Squared are bringing together Britain’s two giants of wine writing, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, to go head to head in a debate on the world’s two greatest wines. Every audience member will be given a glass of each wine, chosen by Hugh and Jancis, to help them decide which should win.

More Information Buy Tickets
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Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning

Thursday February 5 2015, 7pm

Royal Institution of Great Britain

June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Join us on 5th February 2015 as we host an evening dedicated to the history, the reinvention and the enduring significance of this historic document.

More Information Buy Tickets
Brian Cox and Alice Roberts on the Incredible Unlikeliness of Human Existence

Brian Cox in conversation with Alice Roberts

Tuesday December 2 2014, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Who are we? Why are we here? Are we alone in the universe? How did we become the creatures that we are? How might we further evolve? These are some of the big questions that Brian Cox and Alice Roberts will be tackling when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage in December.

More Information Sold Out
RoundheadsCavaliers_VideoSoon

I'd Rather Be a Roundhead than a Cavalier

Monday November 17 2014

VIDEO COMING SOON

To debate both the historical and present-day significance of this divide, Intelligence Squared brought together two acclaimed historians: Charles Spencer to defend the Roundhead cause, and Anna Whitelock to make the case for the Cavaliers.

More Information
We’ve overdosed. Psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry are to blame for the current ‘epidemic’ of mental disorders

We've Overdosed

Wednesday November 12 2014

VIDEO COMING SOON

There's a growing number who object to the widespread use of the ‘chemical cosh’ to treat people with mental difficulties. But psychiatrists and the pharma companies would argue that depression and ADHD are real conditions for which drugs work. Which side is right?

More Information
Napoleon the Great?

Napoleon the Great?

Wednesday October 8 2014

VIDEO NOW ONLINE

As the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches in 2015, Intelligence Squared brings together two of Britain’s finest historians to debate how we should assess Napoleon’s life and legacy: a military genius and father of the French state, or a blundering nonentity who created his own enduring myth?

More Information

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Tuesday December 2 2014, 7pm
Brian Cox and Alice Roberts on the Incredible Unlikeliness of Human Existence More Information Sold Out
Wednesday December 10 2014, 7pm
Burgundy vs Bordeaux More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday February 5 2015, 7pm
Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning More Information Buy Tickets