• 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
  • Thursday 8 November 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
  • Thursday 4 October 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Our data, which we freely give the tech giants, is being used by governments, political parties and business to influence how we think, how we vote and how we choose to spend our money. Can we continue to enjoy the benefits of internet technology while retaining our privacy, or is the only answer to unplug all together?

    Unplug Now: Technology is Threatening our Freedoms
  • Monday 2 July 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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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?
  • 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
  • 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
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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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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

Thursday 8 November 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
Unplug Now: Technology is Threatening our Freedoms

Unplug Now: Technology Is Threatening Our Freedoms

Thursday 4 October 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Our data, which we freely give the tech giants, is being used by governments, political parties and business to influence how we think, how we vote and how we choose to spend our money. Can we continue to enjoy the benefits of internet technology while retaining our privacy, or is the only answer to unplug all together?

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.

More Information
James Comey in Conversation With Emily Maitlis on Speaking Truth to Power

James Comey on Speaking Truth To Power

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7pm

PODCAST NOW ONLINE

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.

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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.

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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