• Thursday 22 March 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Is it time the public voted again on this defining issue of our times? Or should we embrace the opportunities of leaving the EU? Join the debate on March 22nd, hear the arguments and decide for yourself.

    Stop Brexit
  • Thursday 1 March 2018, 6.30pm

    Shoreditch Electric Light Station

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    A transport revolution in our cities is under way. Ride-sharing schemes, driverless cars and electric vehicles look set to bring us all kinds of benefits. But what will we have to do to ensure that we reap the rewards of these changes and avoid potential pitfalls?

    Disruption Ahead: Will Future Transport Systems Benefit Society Or Drive It Apart?
  • Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    William Sieghart and Jeanette Winterson will explore poetry’s ability to calm, console and connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie Okonedo, Sue Perkins and other actors will bring the poems to life.

    The Power of Poetry
  • Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.

    If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.45pm

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    Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft have become the biggest companies on the planet, each utterly dominating the market they operate in. Is it time to break them up? Or should we protect and champion the benefits they have brought to the wider world?

    Break Up The Tech Giants
  • Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm

    Cadogan Hall

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    Armando Iannucci and James Rhodes come to our stage to discuss the transcendent power of music. These two exceptional minds will be using the concert grand at Cadogan Hall to show how the great composers can touch our hearts and change our lives.

    James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci on the Transformative Power of Music
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Today's millennials complain that they are crippled by student debt, with ever diminishing prospects of buying a house. Many blame the baby boomers for being a uniquely selfish bunch who have hoarded all the goodies for themselves. But are the older generations being unfairly scapegoated by the young?

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  • Monday 5 February 2018, 7pm

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    It’s been ten years since the crash that shook the foundations of modern capitalism. Looking back at this critical moment for the global economy and examining its repercussions today, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a panel of the country’s top economic experts.

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    Stuck for an idea for a present? Give your friends and loved ones the gift of intelligence with the Intelligence Squared gift card. Our gift card allows you to choose from a range of price levels, and tickets can be used in any combination for our events.

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    Intelligence Squared has played host to luminaries such as President Jimmy Carter, Stephen Fry, Russell Brand, Desmond Tutu, Jaron Lanier, Eric Schmidt, Patti Smith, Jesse Jackson, Werner Herzog, Q-Tip, Steven Pinker, Christopher Hitchens and countless others. Our events sell out, so become a member.

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Stop Brexit

Stop Brexit

Thursday 22 March 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Is it time the public voted again on this defining issue of our times? Or should we embrace the opportunities of leaving the EU? Join the debate on March 22nd, hear the arguments and decide for yourself.

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Disruption Ahead: Will Future Transport Systems Benefit Society Or Drive It Apart?

Will Future Transport Systems Benefit Society Or Drive It Apart?

Thursday 1 March 2018, 6.30pm

Shoreditch Electric Light Station

A transport revolution in our cities is under way. Ride-sharing schemes, driverless cars and electric vehicles look set to bring us all kinds of benefits. But what will we have to do to ensure that we reap the rewards of these changes and avoid potential pitfalls?

More Information Buy Tickets
The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

William Sieghart and Jeanette Winterson will explore poetry’s ability to calm, console and connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie Okonedo, Sue Perkins and other actors will bring the poems to life.

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If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

If You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.

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The Financial Crisis and the State of Modern Capitalism

Monday 5 February 2018, 7pm

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It’s been ten years since the crash that shook the foundations of modern capitalism. Looking back at this critical moment for the global economy and examining its repercussions today, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a panel of the country’s top economic experts.

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The Left has right on its side

The Left has right on its side

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The Left has always championed a fairer, more equal society and fought to protect the weak from the strong. But do its adherents really care, or are they just bathing in the warm glow of virtue signalling? And is it actually the Right, with its emphasis on freedom of choice and the value of tradition, that has the best interests of society at heart?

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Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7pm
The Left has right on its side More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 1 March 2018, 6.30pm
Disruption Ahead More Information Buy Tickets
Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm
The Power of Poetry More Information Buy Tickets
Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm
If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 22 March 2018, 7pm
Stop Brexit More Information Buy Tickets