• 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
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  • Tuesday 6 December 2016, 7pm

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    Have the forces of tidiness marched too far? How can we foster creativity, resilience and responsiveness in an ever-more automated world? Join the FT's star economist Tim Harford on December 6th, and discover the power and the joys of a little mess.

    Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy
  • Thursday 12 January 2017, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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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 Golden Age is Now
  • Tuesday 29 November 2016, 7pm

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    Following the wild popularity of our previous cultural combat events – Greece vs Rome, Jane Austen vs Emily Brontë, Shakespeare vs Milton, Vermeer vs Rembrandt, and Verdi vs Wagner – Intelligence Squared turned to the two giants of spy fiction. Which of them should wear the laurels?

    Ian Fleming vs John le Carré
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016, 7pm

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    Is a Trump presidency the cataclysmic event many are portraying it to be? Or could it be the shock that democracy periodically needs to shake it out of its complacency?

    Trump: An American Tragedy?
  • 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
  • Monday 21 November 2016, 7pm

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    We were joined by Jonathan Haidt and Nick Clegg as they analysed how disillusionment with Western liberal democracy is fuelling the rise of a new populist politics.

    The Rise of Populism
  • Monday 14 November 2016, 6.45pm

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    Which Brexit is it, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’? Which should be given priority, the power to control our borders with Europe or to keep our markets open to it? That’s the big question that was fought over on November 14th by our illustrious panel of pundits.

    No Backsliding on Brexit
  • 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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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.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Intelligence Squared Gift Card

Intelligence Squared Gift Cards

The Intelligence Squared Gift Card

Stuck for an idea for a Christmas 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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Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy

Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 7pm

Video & Podcast coming soon

Have the forces of tidiness marched too far? How can we foster creativity, resilience and responsiveness in an ever-more automated world? Join the FT's star economist Tim Harford on December 6th, and discover the power and the joys of a little mess.

More Information
The Golden Age is Now

The Golden Age is Now

Thursday 12 January 2017, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

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 Buy Tickets
Ian Fleming vs John le Carré

Ian Fleming vs John le Carré

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 7pm

PODCAST NOW ONLINE

Following the wild popularity of our previous cultural combat events – Greece vs Rome, Jane Austen vs Emily Brontë, Shakespeare vs Milton, Vermeer vs Rembrandt, and Verdi vs Wagner – Intelligence Squared turned to the two giants of spy fiction. Which of them should wear the laurels?

More Information
Trump: An American Tragedy?

Trump: An American Tragedy?

Wednesday 30 November 2016, 7pm

PODCAST NOW ONLINE

Is a Trump presidency the cataclysmic event many are portraying it to be? Or could it be the shock that democracy periodically needs to shake it out of its complacency?

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