Future Events

Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary

Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary

Thursday 14 July 2016, 7pm | Central Hall Westminster


Join us on July 14th for this unmissable gathering of some of the world’s most original and incisive minds as they celebrate the man who has probably done more than any other person alive to illuminate how we think about ourselves and the world around us.
Yes, he can! No he couldn’t. Obama is a failed president

Obama is a failed president

Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm | Emmanuel Centre


Seen by many as weak both at home and abroad, has Obama failed as leader of the free world? Or should the nuclear deal with Iran, Obamacare, and the economic recovery ensure his place in history as a great president?
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The Return of History and the Death of Democracy

Thursday 9 June 2016, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain


Are we witnessing the twilight of the West? Eminent Oxford historian Peter Frankopan and rising Westminster politician Kwasi Kwarteng discuss the rapidly changing global order, examining the historical context behind today’s ‘pivot to the East’.
A Meeting of East and West

Ancient Worlds: A Meeting of East and West

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain


Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes discuss a new way of looking at the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.
The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery

The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery

Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain


Is our benefits system an effective safety net for society's neediest, or has it become a poverty trap which encourages long-term dependency? Jess Phillips MP will face journalist James Bartholomew and social scientist Dr Adam Perkins over whether benefits perpetuate the misery they seek to relieve.
Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe

The Architecture of the Universe

Monday 18 July 2016, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society


Does time exist? Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding? These are some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard, who will be joined by BBC science star Helen Czerski.
Jeremy Paxman: The Man Who Wouldn't Take "No Comment" For an Answer

Jeremy Paxman in conversation with John Humphrys

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 7pm | Central Hall Westminster


In his first major interview on his long-awaited memoir, Jeremy Paxman comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he will be joined by Today programme presenter John Humphrys. Come and watch Humphrys turn the tables, and have your chance to cross-question Paxman, the great cross-questioner of the age.
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The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak your Mind

Tuesday 12 July 2016, 9.15am | St Paul’s Girls’ School, London


A 2-part debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 13 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.