• Wednesday 7 October 2015, 7.30pm

    Royal Festival Hall

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    Terry Gilliam is one of the most multifaceted, visionary talents alive. On October 7, he will make an exclusive appearance at Royal Festival Hall, presented by Intelligence Squared and Southbank Centre, where he will be in conversation with BBC arts editor Will Gompertz.

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  • Wednesday 23 September 2015, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    Yuval Noah Harari is the historian who achieved the staggering feat of compressing 70,000 years of human history into a single, bestselling book, 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'. Join us to hear Professor Harari examine how our capacity for myth has shaped the foundations of our civilisation.

    Yuval Noah Harari on the myths we need to survive
  • Thursday 1 October 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    British children are the most tested in the industrialised world. Is regular testing worthwhile training for success in later life, or are have our schools become exam sausage factories? Join us on 1 October as we debate whether tests make our children flounder or flourish.

  • Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    Jonathan Franzen, author of the bestselling 'The Corrections' and commonly hailed as the Great American Novelist, makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about secrets, lies and power in the internet age.

    Sold Out: An Evening with Jonathan Franzen
  • Monday 12 October 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    To the late Christopher Hitchens, Henry Kissinger was a war criminal who should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. To his admirers, he is the greatest strategic thinker America has ever produced. Join us on 12th October as renowned historians Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts discuss Kissinger's legacy.

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  • Tuesday 27 October 2015, 7pm

    Church House

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    Join us to hear Robert Caro and William Hague explore the workings of politics and power. How is it built and preserved? Where does true political power lie? With our elected representatives, or shady figures behind the scenes?

    The Art of Political Power, with Robert Caro and William Hague
  • Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm

    Central Hall Westminster

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    On November 19th we will host the ultimate clash of civilisations: Greece vs Rome. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, will be making the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, will be championing Rome.

    Greece vs Rome
  • Thursday 11 June 2015, 2pm

    Shoreditch Town Hall

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    Join us on June 11th for an afternoon of challenging enquiry and take the opportunity to network with leaders in the tech sector and connect with the digital world’s brightest minds, including Alan Rusbridger, Jeremy Paxman and Martha Lane Fox.

    The Intelligence Squared and Digital Summit
  • Wednesday 1 July 2015, 7pm

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    Italian journalist Roberto Saviano earned international acclaim when he exposed the workings of the Neapolitan crime syndicate the Camorra in his bestseller 'Gomorrah'. Come and hear him on July 1, when he will talk about the mafia price put on his head, and his campaign against the world of organised crime.

    Roberto Saviano on the war against organised crime
  • Tuesday 26 May 2015, 7pm

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    David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of 'The Social Animal', is one of the leading public intellectuals of our times. On May 26th he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, 'The Road to Character'.

    David Brooks on the Road to Character
  • 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
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Inside the Head of Terry Gilliam

Wednesday 7 October 2015, 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall

Terry Gilliam is one of the most multifaceted, visionary talents alive. On October 7, he will make an exclusive appearance at Royal Festival Hall, presented by Intelligence Squared and Southbank Centre, where he will be in conversation with BBC arts editor Will Gompertz.

More Information Buy Tickets
Yuval Noah Harari on the myths we need to survive

Yuval Noah Harari on the myths we need to survive

Wednesday 23 September 2015, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

Yuval Noah Harari is the historian who achieved the staggering feat of compressing 70,000 years of human history into a single, bestselling book, 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'. Join us to hear Professor Harari examine how our capacity for myth has shaped the foundations of our civilisation.

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Let’s end the tyranny of the test

Thursday 1 October 2015, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

British children are the most tested in the industrialised world. Is regular testing worthwhile training for success in later life, or are have our schools become exam sausage factories? Join us on 1 October as we debate whether tests make our children flounder or flourish.

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Sold Out: An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

Jonathan Franzen, author of the bestselling 'The Corrections' and commonly hailed as the Great American Novelist, makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about secrets, lies and power in the internet age.

More Information Sold Out
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Niall Ferguson: Henry Kissinger Reappraised

Monday 12 October 2015, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

To the late Christopher Hitchens, Henry Kissinger was a war criminal who should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. To his admirers, he is the greatest strategic thinker America has ever produced. Join us on 12th October as renowned historians Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts discuss Kissinger's legacy.

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The Art of Political Power, with Robert Caro and William Hague

The art of political power — with Robert Caro and William Hague

Tuesday 27 October 2015, 7pm

Church House

Join us to hear Robert Caro and William Hague explore the workings of politics and power. How is it built and preserved? Where does true political power lie? With our elected representatives, or shady figures behind the scenes?

More Information Sold Out