• 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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  • Monday 13 November 2017, 7pm

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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

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    Obama’s head of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and renowned digital technology expert Jamie Bartlett came 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: THE NEW RULES
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.45pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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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? Join our debate and make up your own mind.

    Break Up The Tech Giants
  • Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.30pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    This celebration of the power of oratory will be presented by Cody Keenan, Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, and Philip Collins, Tony Blair's former speechwriter and Times columnist, with Emily Maitlis in the chair.

    Words That Changed The World
  • Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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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
  • Wednesday 25 October 2017, 9.15am

    Latymer Upper School

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    A 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
  • Tuesday 28 November 2017, 4pm

    The Royal Institution

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    Our team of experts at Genesis Debate Programmes 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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  • Monday 2 October 2017, 7pm

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

    Randall Munroe on Making the Complicated Simple
  • Thursday 28 September 2017, 7pm

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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

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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.

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  • 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.

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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?

More Information Buy Tickets
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

PODCAST NOW ONLINE

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
Break Up The Tech Giants

Break Up The Tech Giants

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.45pm

Emmanuel Centre

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? Join our debate and make up your own mind.

More Information Buy Tickets
Words That Changed The World

Words That Changed The World

Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.30pm

Emmanuel Centre

This celebration of the power of oratory will be presented by Cody Keenan, Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, and Philip Collins, Tony Blair's former speechwriter and Times columnist, with Emily Maitlis in the chair.

More Information Sold Out
Brave New World vs Nineteen Eighty-Four

Brave New World vs Nineteen Eighty-Four

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

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.

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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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Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7pm
Brave New World vs Nineteen Eighty-Four More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.30pm
Words That Changed The World More Information Sold Out
Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.45pm
Break Up The Tech Giants More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm
James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci on the Transformative Power of Music More Information Buy Tickets
Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7pm
The young today have been betrayed by the older generations More Information Buy Tickets
Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7pm
The Left has right on its side More Information Buy Tickets