Future Events

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Inside the Head of Terry Gilliam

Wednesday 7 October 2015, 7.30pm | Royal Festival Hall


Terry Gilliam is one of the most multifaceted, visionary talents alive. On October 7, he will make an exclusive appearance at Royal Festival Hall, presented by Intelligence Squared and Southbank Centre, where he will be in conversation with BBC arts editor Will Gompertz.
Yuval Noah Harari on the myths we need to survive

Yuval Noah Harari on the myths we need to survive

Wednesday 23 September 2015, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society


Yuval Noah Harari is the historian who achieved the staggering feat of compressing 70,000 years of human history into a single, bestselling book, 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'. Join us to hear Professor Harari examine how our capacity for myth has shaped the foundations of our civilisation.

Let’s end the tyranny of the test

Thursday 1 October 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


British children are the most tested in the industrialised world. Is regular testing worthwhile training for success in later life, or are have our schools become exam sausage factories? Join us on 1 October as we debate whether tests make our children flounder or flourish.
Sold Out: An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society


Jonathan Franzen, author of the bestselling 'The Corrections' and commonly hailed as the Great American Novelist, makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about secrets, lies and power in the internet age.
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Niall Ferguson: Henry Kissinger Reappraised

Monday 12 October 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


To the late Christopher Hitchens, Henry Kissinger was a war criminal who should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. To his admirers, he is the greatest strategic thinker America has ever produced. Join us on 12th October as renowned historians Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts discuss Kissinger's legacy.
The Art of Political Power, with Robert Caro and William Hague

The art of political power — with Robert Caro and William Hague

Tuesday 27 October 2015, 7pm | Church House


Join us to hear Robert Caro and William Hague explore the workings of politics and power. How is it built and preserved? Where does true political power lie? With our elected representatives, or shady figures behind the scenes?
Greece vs Rome

Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm | Central Hall Westminster


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.