Future Events

Post-Election Dissection

Post-Election Dissection

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


On May 12th, before the dust has settled on the general election, Intelligence Squared will host a post-election dissection with pundits and politicians of all persuasions. They will be battling it out over what the outcome means for the future of British politics.
The Intelligence Squared and Vanity Fair Digital Summit 2015

The Intelligence Squared and Vanity Fair Digital Summit 2015

Thursday 11 June 2015, 2pm | Emmanuel Centre


The Digital Summit will be a fast-paced and dazzling event with in-depth discussions, mini talks, interviews, interactive displays and live performances all involving the most exciting thinkers and critics from the worlds of tech, media and business.
Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


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.
The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud

The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud

Thursday 28 May 2015, 6.45pm | Cadogan Hall


Western governments have persisted for decades in courting the Saudi royal family, making an ally of one of the most reactionary regimes in the world. Should we desist now, or it is of vital political and economic interest to stay in bed with the Saudi kingdom? Make up your own mind at our debate on 28th May.
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An Evening with Jonathan Franzen

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society


Jonathan Franzen, the most celebrated novelist of his generation and author of the bestselling 'The Corrections', makes a rare London appearance when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to talk about his life and career.
David Brooks on How to Build Character

David Brooks on How to Build Character

Tuesday 26 May 2015, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society


David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of 'The Social Animal', is one of the leading public intellectuals of our times. On May 26th he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, 'The Road to Character'.
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Debate like a World Champion: Two-day courses

Thursday 9 April 2015, 9.15am | Latymer Upper School


Give your kids the edge with this 2-part debating programme for Year 5 and above from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. All teachers 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.
Spotlight on Piketty

Spotlight on Piketty

Monday 11 May 2015, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


In this rare visit to London, Thomas Piketty will appear centre stage for Intelligence Squared, along with a panel of experts to debate the themes discussed in his book 'Capital in the 21st Century', the surprise publishing sensation of 2014.