• 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 30 January 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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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.

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  • Thursday 12 January 2017, 7pm

    VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

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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

    IET London: Savoy Place

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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

    Emmanuel Centre

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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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  • Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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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
  • Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attacks? Join the debate on 22nd February 2017, and hear the arguments of renowned counter-terrorism expert Shiraz Maher and one of the UK's leading commentators Simon Jenkins.

    Don't give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity
  • 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.

    Debate Mate February half term 2017
  • Thursday 9 March 2017, 4pm

    The Royal Institution

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    Our team of experts at Debate Mate will help you to develop your speaking skills and craft a cogent argument. In small interactive group sessions, you’ll improve your powers to think quickly under pressure, and respond to challenges with resilience and poise.

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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, 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
The Bittersweet Truth about what we Eat

THE BITTERSWEET TRUTH ABOUT WHAT WE EAT

Thursday 16 February 2017, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

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.

More Information Buy Tickets
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Queen Elizabeth I vs Queen Victoria

Monday 30 January 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

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.

More Information Buy Tickets
The New Optimism

The New Optimism

Thursday 12 January 2017, 7pm

VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

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.

More Information
Nature: Our Best Climate Technology

Nature: Our Best Climate Technology?

Thursday 9 February 2017, 7pm

IET London: Savoy Place

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

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

Daniel Dennett on The Mind, Culture and Evolution

Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

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.

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Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

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.

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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