Future Events

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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.
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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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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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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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“The High Street is dead, long live the High Street”

Tuesday October 28 2014, 7pm | Kings Place


In this Intelligence Squared event staged in partnership with eBay, our panel of experts will debate how the most forward-looking businesses are using technology to marry the best of online and bricks-and-mortar to meet ever-changing consumer expectations.