Future Events


Helping prisoners should be the main purpose of prison

Tuesday February 10 2015, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society

New prison models have emerged in several European countries that suggest it’s not incarceration alone that prisoners need – it’s treatment for drug, alcohol, social and mental health issues. Isn’t it time that we did the same?

Spotlight on Piketty

Monday May 11 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

In this rare appearance in London, Thomas Piketty will appear centre stage for Intelligence Squared, along with a panel of experts – some supporters, some critics – to debate the themes discussed in his book 'Capital in the 21st Century', the surprise publishing sensation of 2014.
Thomas Heatherwick on ingenuity, transformation and surprise

Thomas Heatherwick on ingenuity, transformation and surprise

Thursday February 26 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

The Leonardo da Vinci of our times’. This is how Sir Terence Conran has described Thomas Heatherwick, who has won a global reputation for transformation, experimentation and surprise. Join us to hear one of the most experimental and creative practitioners working in Britain today.

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.

Burgundy vs Bordeaux

Monday March 23 2015 | Emmanuel Centre

Come and engage your senses as well as your mind as we bring together two giants of wine writing, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, to go head to head in a debate on the world’s two greatest wines. Every audience member will be given a glass of each wine to help them decide which should win.