• Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    William Sieghart and Jeanette Winterson will explore poetry’s ability to calm, console and connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Helena Bonham Carter and other actors will bring the poems to life.

    The Power of Poetry
  • Monday 5 February 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    It’s been ten years since the crash that shook the foundations of modern capitalism. Looking back at this critical moment for the global economy and examining its repercussions today, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a panel of the country’s top economic experts.

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  • Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.

    If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.45pm

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    Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft have become the biggest companies on the planet, each utterly dominating the market they operate in. Is it time to break them up? Or should we protect and champion the benefits they have brought to the wider world?

    Break Up The Tech Giants
  • Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm

    Cadogan Hall

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    Armando Iannucci and James Rhodes come to our stage to discuss the transcendent power of music. These two exceptional minds will be using the concert grand at Cadogan Hall to show how the great composers can touch our hearts and change our lives.

    James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci on the Transformative Power of Music
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Today's millennials complain that they are crippled by student debt, with ever diminishing prospects of buying a house. Many blame the baby boomers for being a uniquely selfish bunch who have hoarded all the goodies for themselves. But are the older generations being unfairly scapegoated by the young?

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  • Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7pm

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    Both these novels imagined dystopian futures, but which better captures our present and offers the keener warning about where we may be heading? Writers Adam Gopnik and Will Self go head to head, with a cast of top actors who will illustrate the arguments with readings from the novels.

    Brave New World vs Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Tuesday 13 February 2018, 9.15am

    Latymer Upper School

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    A two day debating workshop for students in Years 5-11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. In small groups students will craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in interactive lectures which expand their knowledge of topics such as human rights, criminal law, and the big political issues of the day.

    The Art of Debate
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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.

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The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

William Sieghart and Jeanette Winterson will explore poetry’s ability to calm, console and connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Helena Bonham Carter and other actors will bring the poems to life.

More Information Buy Tickets
GreatCrash_Poster1

The Financial Crisis and the State of Modern Capitalism

Monday 5 February 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

It’s been ten years since the crash that shook the foundations of modern capitalism. Looking back at this critical moment for the global economy and examining its repercussions today, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a panel of the country’s top economic experts.

More Information Buy Tickets
If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

If You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.

More Information Buy Tickets
James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci on the Transformative Power of Music

James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci

Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm

Cadogan Hall

Armando Iannucci and James Rhodes come to our stage to discuss the transcendent power of music. These two exceptional minds will be using the concert grand at Cadogan Hall to show how the great composers can touch our hearts and change our lives.

More Information
YoungOld_poster

THE YOUNG TODAY HAVE BEEN BETRAYED BY THE OLDER GENERATIONS

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Today's millennials complain that they are crippled by student debt, with ever diminishing prospects of buying a house. Many blame the baby boomers for being a uniquely selfish bunch who have hoarded all the goodies for themselves. But are the older generations being unfairly scapegoated by the young?

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The Left has right on its side

The Left has right on its side

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The Left has always championed a fairer, more equal society and fought to protect the weak from the strong. But do its adherents really care, or are they just bathing in the warm glow of virtue signalling? And is it actually the Right, with its emphasis on freedom of choice and the value of tradition, that has the best interests of society at heart?

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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