• Saturday 23 July 2016, 1pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    BBC Newsnight in partnership with Intelligence Squared brings you a day of debate and discussion on what the UK’s decision to leave the EU will mean. Hosted by Evan Davis and the Newsnight team, the event will bring together politicians, historians, writers and academics to explore the ramifications of Brexit.

    Brexit Britain
  • Monday 10 October 2016, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    A month ahead of election day in the most vitriolic and unpredictable presidential race in recent US history, PJ O’Rourke, America’s leading political satirist, comes to our stage to assess Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and to make sense — and fun — of the eruption shaking up US politics

    PJ O'Rourke on the US Presidential Clash
  • Monday 5 September 2016, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Renowned historian Yuval Noah Harari shot to fame with his bestseller 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind', in which he charted how humans rose to be the planet’s dominant species. In this exclusive appearance, he will argue that what made us homo sapiens is now set to make us gods.

    Yuval Noah Harari on the Rise of Homo Deus
  • Monday 4 July 2016, 7pm

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    The UK has made a momentous decision to leave the EU. To discuss the ramifications, Intelligence Squared staged an emergency event on Monday July 4th, featuring a panel of key players and experts, chaired by the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.

    Brexit: What Next?
  • 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 in this event chaired by BBC science star Helen Czerski.

    Carlo Rovelli & Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe
  • Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm

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    Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes joined us to 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.

    Ancient Worlds
  • Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm

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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?

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  • Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm

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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 Sytem Perpetuates Misery
  • Thursday 9 June 2016, 7pm

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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’.

    The Return of History and the Death of Democracy
  • Thursday 14 July 2016, 7pm

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    On July 14th we gathered 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
  • 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
Brexit Britain

Brexit Britain

Saturday 23 July 2016, 1pm

Royal Geographical Society

BBC Newsnight in partnership with Intelligence Squared brings you a day of debate and discussion on what the UK’s decision to leave the EU will mean. Hosted by Evan Davis and the Newsnight team, the event will bring together politicians, historians, writers and academics to explore the ramifications of Brexit.

More Information
PJ O'Rourke on the US Presidential Clash

PJ O'Rourke on the US Presidential Clash

Monday 10 October 2016, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

A month ahead of election day in the most vitriolic and unpredictable presidential race in recent US history, PJ O’Rourke, America’s leading political satirist, comes to our stage to assess Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and to make sense — and fun — of the eruption shaking up US politics

More Information Buy Tickets
Yuval Noah Harari on the Rise of Homo Deus

Yuval Noah Harari on the Rise of Homo Deus

Monday 5 September 2016, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Renowned historian Yuval Noah Harari shot to fame with his bestseller 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind', in which he charted how humans rose to be the planet’s dominant species. In this exclusive appearance, he will argue that what made us homo sapiens is now set to make us gods.

More Information Buy Tickets
Brexit: What Next?

Brexit: What Next?

Monday 4 July 2016, 7pm

VIDEO & PODCAST NOW ONLINE

The UK has made a momentous decision to leave the EU. To discuss the ramifications, Intelligence Squared staged an emergency event on Monday July 4th, featuring a panel of key players and experts, chaired by the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.

More Information
Carlo Rovelli & Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe

The Architecture of the Universe

Monday 18 July 2016, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

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 in this event chaired by BBC science star Helen Czerski.

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Ancient Worlds

Ancient Worlds: A Meeting of East and West

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm

VIDEO & PODCAST COMING SOON

Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes joined us to 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.

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