Future Events

Effective Altruism: A better way to lead an ethical life

Effective Altruism: A better way to lead an ethical life

Monday 30 November 2015, 7pm | Church House

We all want to make a difference in our lives, but are we more concerned with feeling virtuous than actually doing good? Many of the standard ways of giving are far less effective than we think.

Our Autumn 2015 Season

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Featuring Boris Johnson and Mary Beard on Greece vs Rome; Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts on Henry Kissinger; Alan Dershowitz and Norman Lamont on the Iran deal; Jonathan Franzen on lies and power in the internet age; and Terry Gilliam on creativity.
Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Scandinavian Proust

Karl Ove Knausgaard: the Scandinavian Proust

Thursday 29 October 2015, 7pm | Shoreditch Town Hall

On October 29, Knausgaard will make an exclusive appearance on the Intelligence Squared stage. Join us to hear how this remarkable writer is able to convince the reader that the mundane episodes of his own life are both utterly compelling and of universal significance.
The nuclear deal with Iran won't make the world a safer place

The nuclear deal with Iran won’t make the world a safer place

Monday 2 November 2015, 6.45pm | Emmanuel Centre

Join us on November 2nd for this major debate in which Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most formidable and celebrated lawyers, goes head to head with Norman Lamont, former chancellor of the exchequer and impassioned advocate of rapprochement with Iran.

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.
Debate Like a World Champion

Debate like a World Champion: Two-day courses

Tuesday 27 October 2015, 9.30am | Latymer Upper School

A 2-part debating workshop for 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.