Future Events

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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.
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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?
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REMBRANDT vs VERMEER

Wednesday October 15 2014, 6.45pm | Royal Geographical Society


Following the wild success of our previous cultural combat events – Verdi vs Wagner, Jane Austen vs Emily Bronte, Shakespeare vs Milton – Intelligence Squared now turns to the two greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age: Rembrandt and Vermeer.
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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.
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Napoleon the Great?

Wednesday October 8 2014, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


As the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches in 2015, Intelligence Squared brings together two of Britain’s finest historians to debate how we should assess Napoleon’s life and legacy: a military genius and father of the French state, or a blundering nonentity who created his own enduring myth?