Future Events


Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning

Thursday February 5 2015, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain

June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Join us on 5th February 2015 as we host an evening dedicated to the history, the reinvention and the enduring significance of this historic document.

Brian Cox in conversation with Alice Roberts

Tuesday December 2 2014, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

Who are we? Why are we here? Are we alone in the universe? How did we become the creatures that we are? How might we further evolve? These are some of the big questions that Brian Cox and Alice Roberts will be tackling when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage in December.
I'd Rather be a Roundhead than a Cavalier

I'd Rather Be a Roundhead than a Cavalier

Monday November 17 2014, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain

To debate both the historical and present-day significance of this divide, Intelligence Squared brings together two acclaimed historians: Charles Spencer to defend the Roundhead cause, and Anna Whitelock to make the case for the Cavaliers.

We've Overdosed

Wednesday November 12 2014, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

There's a growing number who object to the widespread use of the ‘chemical cosh’ to treat people with mental difficulties. But psychiatrists and the pharma companies would argue that depression and ADHD are real conditions for which drugs work. Which side is right?

Randall Munroe on Answering the Unanswerable

Thursday November 6 2014, 7pm | Union Chapel

Former NASA roboticist Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic phenomenon XKCD, & author of the new book 'What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions'. He will be appearing on our stage on 6th November to answer the questions you probably never thought to ask.