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  • Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.

    If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere
  • 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 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Give your friends and loved ones the gift of intelligence with the Intelligence Squared Gift Card, or Membership to Intelligence Squared.

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If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

If You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.

More Information Buy Tickets
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
Rhodes_Iannucci-Poster-FINAL

James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci

Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm

Cadogan Hall

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.

More Information Buy Tickets
YoungOld_poster

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?

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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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