• Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    To help you decide who should be hailed as the supreme giant of the 19th-century novel we have lined up the best advocates to make the case for each writer. Simon Schama and John Mullan will be calling on a cast of star actors to bring their arguments to life with readings from the authors’ finest works.

    Dickens vs Tolstoy, with Simon Schama and John Mullan
  • 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
  • Monday 12 November 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.

    Parenting Doesn’t Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think)
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Intelligence Squared Gift Card

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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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  • The Intelligence Squared Membership

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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.

    The Intelligence Squared Membership
Andrew Adonis

No Deal Is Better Than A Bad Deal

Monday 3 December 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

A no deal Brexit grows more likely by the day. Join the debate on Monday 3rd December and have your say on what the best strategy for Britain should be.

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Dickens vs Tolstoy, with Simon Schama and John Mullan

Dickens vs Tolstoy

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

To help you decide who should be hailed as the supreme giant of the 19th-century novel we have lined up the best advocates to make the case for each writer. Simon Schama and John Mullan will be calling on a cast of star actors to bring their arguments to life with readings from the authors’ finest works.

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
Parenting Doesn’t Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think)

Parenting Doesn’t Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think)

Monday 12 November 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.

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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?

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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.

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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