• Monday 13 November 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Join us on November 13th to hear this extraordinary renaissance man, dubbed the ‘father of virtual reality’, who has lived at the the heart of Silicon Valley since the beginning – a deep, critical, radical thinker about technology who has always put humanity at the centre of his vision.

    Jaron Lanier on the threats to the freedom of the web
  • Monday 23 October 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    GCHQ's former chief Robert Hannigan and Head of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School Sadie Creese come to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss the new rules of cyber war, where terror, crime and state hostility all intermingle on the same battlefield.

    Warfare 2.0: The Cyber Threat to States, Businesses and All of Us
  • Monday 2 October 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    On 2nd October, Intelligence Squared are bringing together two of the world’s best-loved masters of explaining and popularising science, Randall Munroe and Marcus du Sautoy, who will lift the lid on the technology we love and on the cutting edge of current scientific research.

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  • Wednesday 13 September 2017, 7.30pm

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    The traditional dividing lines of left and right are dissolving into new tribes. How will these alignments play out as we face the challenge of leaving the EU? To explore these questions, Intelligence Squared are bringing together the most experienced politicians with some of Britain's most outspoken political analysts.

    The Great Realignment
  • Thursday 28 September 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Satya Nadella is one of the world’s most inspirational business leaders, as much a humanist as a technologist and executive. On September 28th, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his personal journey from a childhood in India to becoming CEO of Microsoft.

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  • Wednesday 4 October 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Niall Ferguson is the preeminent historian of the ideas that define our time. He has challenged how we think about money, power, civilisation and empires. Now he wants to reimagine history itself.

    Niall Ferguson on History's Hidden Networks
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Michael Lewis is one of the most successful non-fiction authors alive. On November 14th, he will explore the extraordinary story of behavioural economics - the theory which has revolutionised everything from big data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football.

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  • Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm

    Cadogan Hall

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    Intelligence Squared is bringing Armando Iannucci and James Rhodes 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.

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  • Wednesday 25 October 2017, 9.15am

    Latymer Upper School, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9LR

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    A two or three 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
  • Thursday 21 September 2017, 4pm

    The Dorchester

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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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    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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  • 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.

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Jaron Lanier on the threats to the freedom of the web

Jaron Lanier on the Future of Our Digital Lives

Monday 13 November 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Join us on November 13th to hear this extraordinary renaissance man, dubbed the ‘father of virtual reality’, who has lived at the the heart of Silicon Valley since the beginning – a deep, critical, radical thinker about technology who has always put humanity at the centre of his vision.

More Information Buy Tickets
Warfare 2.0: The Cyber Threat to States, Businesses and All of Us

Warfare 2.0: The Cyber Threat to States, Businesses and All of Us

Monday 23 October 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

GCHQ's former chief Robert Hannigan and Head of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School Sadie Creese come to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss the new rules of cyber war, where terror, crime and state hostility all intermingle on the same battlefield.

More Information Buy Tickets
Randal_Poster

Randall Munroe with Marcus du Sautoy

Monday 2 October 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

On 2nd October, Intelligence Squared are bringing together two of the world’s best-loved masters of explaining and popularising science, Randall Munroe and Marcus du Sautoy, who will lift the lid on the technology we love and on the cutting edge of current scientific research.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Great Realignment

The Great Realignment: Britain's Political Identity Crisis

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 7.30pm

PODCAST & VIDEO COMING SOON

The traditional dividing lines of left and right are dissolving into new tribes. How will these alignments play out as we face the challenge of leaving the EU? To explore these questions, Intelligence Squared are bringing together the most experienced politicians with some of Britain's most outspoken political analysts.

More Information Buy Tickets
Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Satya Nadella is one of the world’s most inspirational business leaders, as much a humanist as a technologist and executive. On September 28th, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his personal journey from a childhood in India to becoming CEO of Microsoft.

More Information Sold Out
Niall Ferguson on History's Hidden Networks

Niall Ferguson on History's Hidden Networks

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Niall Ferguson is the preeminent historian of the ideas that define our time. He has challenged how we think about money, power, civilisation and empires. Now he wants to reimagine history itself.

More Information Sold Out

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