Future Events

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.
Contested Statues: How Should We Memorialise The Past?

Contested Statues: How Should We Memorialise The Past?

Monday 14 May 2018, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Intelligence Squared are joining forces with Historic England and bringing together a stellar panel including the historian and broadcaster David Olusoga and the journalist and author Afua Hirsch.
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?
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.
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.
The Left has right on its side

The Left has right on its side

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7.15pm | 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?