• Monday 19 November 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Are safe spaces, trigger warnings and no-platforming in our universities closing down debate and creating a generation unfit for the adult world? Or are these initiatives an expression of cultural sensitivity and a way of giving voice to the historically marginalised?

    The Battle Over Free Speech: Are Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Harming Young minds?
  • Thursday 18 October 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Identities divide us, but they also unite us and fulfil our need for a sense of collective belonging. Join us as these two great thinkers explore one of the most complex and controversial issues of our times.

    Kwame Anthony Appiah and John Gray on Tribes, Identities and the Need to Belong
  • Wednesday 5 December 2018, 9am

    Charlotte Street Hotel

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    Whatever your experience level, our course, Mastering the Art of Public Speaking, in partnership with the UK's leading presentation coach Graham Davies, will massively improve your impact in every possible presentation scenario, whether it's in a board room, ballroom or broadcast studio.

    Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
  • Monday 2 July 2018, 7pm

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    Blockchain, the technology on which Bitcoin is based, has gone mainstream. Evangelists describe it as a thrilling and versatile foundation that will revolutionise everything from finance to governance. But is it really the radical new paradigm its adherents claim?

    Blockchain: Quantum leap forward or digital snake oil?
  • Thursday 6 September 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    The prospect of a Corbyn-led government has some jumping for joy and others quaking in their boots. Intelligence Squared is bringing together some of Britain’s top political minds to debate whether Corbyn is potentially the saviour of Britain’s downtrodden or a fringe fanatic who is morally unfit to be Prime Minister.

    Jeremy Corbyn Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister
  • Tuesday 23 October 2018, 9.30am

    Latymer Upper School

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    A two or three day debating workshop for students in Years 5-11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. In small groups students will craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in interactive lectures which expand their knowledge of topics such as human rights, criminal law, and the big political issues of the day.

    Debate Like a World Champion
  • Tuesday 10 July 2018, 7.30pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Should we allow trees, rare plants and wild animals to return to Britain’s uplands, which are barren except for grass and sheep? Or would this be a wanton destruction of traditional landscapes and farming communities? Four speakers who care passionately about the countryside debate how we should manage it.

    The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands
  • Thursday 21 June 2018, 7pm

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    Intelligence Squared welcomes James Comey, the former FBI director who was fired by Donald Trump. In conversation with Emily Maitlis, Comey will reveal what really happened in those strange early months of the Trump presidency, as well as his long career in public service under four very different presidents.

    James Comey in Conversation with Emily Maitlis on Speaking Truth To Power
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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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The Battle Over Free Speech: Are Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Harming Young minds?

The Battle Over Free Speech, with Jonathan Haidt

Monday 19 November 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Are safe spaces, trigger warnings and no-platforming in our universities closing down debate and creating a generation unfit for the adult world? Or are these initiatives an expression of cultural sensitivity and a way of giving voice to the historically marginalised?

More Information Buy Tickets
Kwame Anthony Appiah and John Gray on Tribes, Identities and the Need to Belong

Kwame Anthony Appiah in conversation with John Gray

Thursday 18 October 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Identities divide us, but they also unite us and fulfil our need for a sense of collective belonging. Join us as these two great thinkers explore one of the most complex and controversial issues of our times.

More Information Buy Tickets
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Graham Davies

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 9am

Charlotte Street Hotel

Whatever your experience level, our course, Mastering the Art of Public Speaking, in partnership with the UK's leading presentation coach Graham Davies, will massively improve your impact in every possible presentation scenario, whether it's in a board room, ballroom or broadcast studio.

More Information Buy Tickets
Jeremy Corbyn Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister

Thursday 6 September 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The prospect of a Corbyn-led government has some jumping for joy and others quaking in their boots. Intelligence Squared is bringing together some of Britain’s top political minds to debate whether Corbyn is potentially the saviour of Britain’s downtrodden or a fringe fanatic who is morally unfit to be Prime Minister.

More Information Buy Tickets
Debate Like a World Champion

Student Workshop: Debate Like a World Champion

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 9.30am

Latymer Upper School

A two or three day debating workshop for students in Years 5-11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. In small groups students will craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in interactive lectures which expand their knowledge of topics such as human rights, criminal law, and the big political issues of the day.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands

The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 7.30pm

Emmanuel Centre

Should we allow trees, rare plants and wild animals to return to Britain’s uplands, which are barren except for grass and sheep? Or would this be a wanton destruction of traditional landscapes and farming communities? Four speakers who care passionately about the countryside debate how we should manage it.

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About Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared is the world's premier forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world's sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Past speakers include: President Jimmy Carter, Richard Branson, Mary Beard, Sean Penn, Desmond Tutu, Patti Smith, Thomas Piketty, Stephen Fry, Eric Schmidt, Christopher Hitchens, Marina Abramovic, Germaine Greer and Rev. Jesse Jackson. READ MORE