Future Events

The Bittersweet Truth about what we Eat


Thursday 16 February 2017, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society

Sugar has recently replaced saturated fat as the nutritional enemy number one. But does this really tell the whole story? To unpack the conundrums about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared are bringing together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.

Queen Elizabeth I vs Queen Victoria

Monday 30 January 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

In this battle of the queens, Daisy Goodwin, writer of the hit ITV series Victoria, will argue the case for her heroine. In the Elizabethan corner will stand Philippa Gregory, queen of British historical fiction. They are joined by actors Greta Scacchi and Fiona Shaw, who will be performing readings.
Nature: Our Best Climate Technology

Nature: Our Best Climate Technology?

Thursday 9 February 2017, 7pm | IET London: Savoy Place

Intelligence Squared, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is bringing together a range of leaders and policymakers to examine whether nature itself can be harnessed to provide the 'carbon-capture' technology needed to cut the world's emissions
Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI

Daniel Dennett on The Mind, Culture and Evolution

Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

Eminent philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in conversation with the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists on the evolution of the human mind.
Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

As technology gallops ahead, how should we update our companies, governments and educational institutions? How can we retool ourselves for a rapidly changing jobs market? Join star New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on January 24th, and hear how we can all thrive in the age of acceleration.
Don't give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity

Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain

Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attacks? Join the debate on 22nd February 2017, and hear the arguments of renowned counter-terrorism expert Shiraz Maher and one of the UK's leading commentators Simon Jenkins.
Debate Mate February half term 2017

The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak your Mind

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 9.15am |

A 2-day debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 11 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.

Public-speaking training For Adults

Thursday 9 March 2017, 4pm | The Royal Institution

Our team of experts at Debate Mate 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.