• Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    Is our benefits system an effective safety net for society's neediest, or has it become a poverty trap which encourages long-term dependency? Jess Phillips MP will face journalist James Bartholomew and social scientist Dr Adam Perkins over whether benefits perpetuate the misery they seek to relieve.

    The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery
  • Thursday 9 June 2016, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    Are we witnessing the twilight of the West? Eminent Oxford historian Peter Frankopan and rising Westminster politician Kwasi Kwarteng discuss the rapidly changing global order, examining the historical context behind today’s ‘pivot to the East’.

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  • Thursday 14 July 2016, 7pm

    Central Hall Westminster

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    Join us on July 14th for this unmissable gathering of some of the world’s most original and incisive minds as they celebrate the man who has probably done more than any other person alive to illuminate how we think about ourselves and the world around us.

    Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary
  • Monday 23 May 2016, 7pm

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    In this major debate, to make the case for remaining in the EU we hosted former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who has long supported further European integration. Against him was Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP and chair of Vote Leave, who argued that Brexit is the progressive choice.

    The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate
  • Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Seen by many as weak both at home and abroad, has Obama failed as leader of the free world? Or should the nuclear deal with Iran, Obamacare, and the economic recovery ensure his place in history as a great president?

    Yes, he can! No he couldn’t. Obama is a failed president
  • Monday 16 May 2016, 7pm

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    On May 16, a star panel including Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan’s chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey, came to the Intelligence Squared stage for this major discussion on the future of the global economy.

    Is the party over for economic growth?
  • Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm

    Royal Institution of Great Britain

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    Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes discuss a new way of looking at the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.

    A Meeting of East and West
  • Monday 18 July 2016, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    Does time exist? Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding? These are some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard, who will be joined by BBC science star Helen Czerski.

    Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe
  • Tuesday 4 October 2016, 7pm

    Central Hall Westminster

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    In his first major interview on his long-awaited memoir, Jeremy Paxman comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he will be joined by Today programme presenter John Humphrys. Come and watch Humphrys turn the tables, and have your chance to cross-question Paxman, the great cross-questioner of the age.

    Jeremy Paxman: The Man Who Wouldn't Take "No Comment" For an Answer
  • Monday 7 March 2016, 7pm

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    Tom Bower and David Aaronovitch went head-to-head on the former prime minister who won three election victories for the Labour party, but is now one of the most controversial figures in Britain today.

    Tony Blair on Trial
  • Thursday 14 April 2016, 7pm

    VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

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    A healthcare revolution is under way. There may soon be cures for cancer, Alzheimers and even ageing itself. But what will the social, political and financial impact be when people start to live to 150 and beyond?

    The Future of Health
  • Tuesday 12 July 2016, 9.15am

    St Paul’s Girls’ School, London

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    A 2-part debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 13 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.

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The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery

The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery

Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Is our benefits system an effective safety net for society's neediest, or has it become a poverty trap which encourages long-term dependency? Jess Phillips MP will face journalist James Bartholomew and social scientist Dr Adam Perkins over whether benefits perpetuate the misery they seek to relieve.

More Information Buy Tickets
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The Return of History and the Death of Democracy

Thursday 9 June 2016, 7pm

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Are we witnessing the twilight of the West? Eminent Oxford historian Peter Frankopan and rising Westminster politician Kwasi Kwarteng discuss the rapidly changing global order, examining the historical context behind today’s ‘pivot to the East’.

More Information Buy Tickets
Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary

Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary

Thursday 14 July 2016, 7pm

Central Hall Westminster

Join us on July 14th for this unmissable gathering of some of the world’s most original and incisive minds as they celebrate the man who has probably done more than any other person alive to illuminate how we think about ourselves and the world around us.

More Information Sold Out
The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate

The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate

Monday 23 May 2016, 7pm

VIDEO & PODCAST NOW ONLINE

In this major debate, to make the case for remaining in the EU we hosted former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who has long supported further European integration. Against him was Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP and chair of Vote Leave, who argued that Brexit is the progressive choice.

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Yes, he can! No he couldn’t. Obama is a failed president

Obama is a failed president

Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

Emmanuel Centre

Seen by many as weak both at home and abroad, has Obama failed as leader of the free world? Or should the nuclear deal with Iran, Obamacare, and the economic recovery ensure his place in history as a great president?

More Information Buy Tickets
A Meeting of East and West

Ancient Worlds: A Meeting of East and West

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes discuss a new way of looking at the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.

More Information Buy Tickets