• Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    On May 12th, before the dust has settled on the general election, Intelligence Squared will host a post-election dissection with pundits and politicians of all persuasions. They will be battling it out over what the outcome means for the future of British politics.

    Post-Election Dissection
  • Thursday 11 June 2015, 2pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    The Digital Summit will be a fast-paced and dazzling event with in-depth discussions, mini talks, interviews, interactive displays and live performances all involving the most exciting thinkers and critics from the worlds of tech, media and business.

    The Intelligence Squared and Vanity Fair Digital Summit 2015
  • Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    On November 19th we will host the ultimate clash of civilisations: Greece vs Rome. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, will be making the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, will be championing Rome.

    Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard
  • 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.

    The Intelligence Squared Membership
  • Thursday 28 May 2015, 6.45pm

    Cadogan Hall

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    Western governments have persisted for decades in courting the Saudi royal family, making an ally of one of the most reactionary regimes in the world. Should we desist now, or it is of vital political and economic interest to stay in bed with the Saudi kingdom? Make up your own mind at our debate on 28th May.

    The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud
  • Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    Jonathan Franzen, the most celebrated novelist of his generation and author of the bestselling 'The Corrections', makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about his life and career.

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  • Tuesday 26 May 2015, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of 'The Social Animal', is one of the leading public intellectuals of our times. On May 26th he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, 'The Road to Character'.

    David Brooks on How to Build Character
  • Thursday 9 April 2015, 9.15am

    Latymer Upper School

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    Give your kids the edge with this 2-part debating programme for Year 5 and above from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. All teachers 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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  • Monday 23 March 2015, 7pm

    VIDEO COMING SOON

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    We broughttogether two giants of wine writing, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, to go head to head in a debate on the world’s two greatest wines.

    Burgundy vs Bordeaux
  • Monday 11 May 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    In this rare visit to London, Thomas Piketty will appear centre stage for Intelligence Squared, along with a panel of experts to debate the themes discussed in his book 'Capital in the 21st Century', the surprise publishing sensation of 2014.

    Spotlight on Piketty
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    Artificial intelligence. Inequality. Crime and punishment. These are just some of the hot-button topics that Intelligence Squared will be tackling this spring, following our sell-out autumn 2014 season.

    Our Spring 2015 Season
Post-Election Dissection

Post-Election Dissection

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

On May 12th, before the dust has settled on the general election, Intelligence Squared will host a post-election dissection with pundits and politicians of all persuasions. They will be battling it out over what the outcome means for the future of British politics.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Intelligence Squared and Vanity Fair Digital Summit 2015

The Intelligence Squared and Vanity Fair Digital Summit 2015

Thursday 11 June 2015, 2pm

Emmanuel Centre

The Digital Summit will be a fast-paced and dazzling event with in-depth discussions, mini talks, interviews, interactive displays and live performances all involving the most exciting thinkers and critics from the worlds of tech, media and business.

More Information Buy Tickets
Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

On November 19th we will host the ultimate clash of civilisations: Greece vs Rome. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, will be making the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, will be championing Rome.

More Information Buy Tickets
The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud

The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud

Thursday 28 May 2015, 6.45pm

Cadogan Hall

Western governments have persisted for decades in courting the Saudi royal family, making an ally of one of the most reactionary regimes in the world. Should we desist now, or it is of vital political and economic interest to stay in bed with the Saudi kingdom? Make up your own mind at our debate on 28th May.

More Information Buy Tickets
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An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

Jonathan Franzen, the most celebrated novelist of his generation and author of the bestselling 'The Corrections', makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about his life and career.

More Information Buy Tickets
David Brooks on How to Build Character

David Brooks on How to Build Character

Tuesday 26 May 2015, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of 'The Social Animal', is one of the leading public intellectuals of our times. On May 26th he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, 'The Road to Character'.

More Information Buy Tickets

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Thursday 9 April 2015, 9.15am
The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak your Mind More Information Buy Tickets
Monday 11 May 2015, 7pm
Spotlight on Piketty More Information Sold Out
Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7pm
Post-Election Dissection More Information Buy Tickets
Tuesday 26 May 2015, 7pm
David Brooks on How to Build Character More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 28 May 2015, 6.45pm
The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 11 June 2015, 2pm
The Intelligence Squared and Vanity Fair Digital Summit 2015 More Information Buy Tickets
Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm
An Evening with Jonathan Franzen More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm
Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard More Information Buy Tickets