Future Events

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The West Should Cut Ties With Saudi Arabia

Monday 4 February 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Should the West end its alliance with the Saudi regime? Or should we give its Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman a chance? Join the debate, hear the arguments and make up your mind.
China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Is China, with its unfair trade policies and shameless theft of intellectual property, an enemy that needs to be reined in? Or is it in the West’s best interests to view China as a strategic partner and aim for mutual respect and cooperation?
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Blame Liberals For The Rise Of Populism

Monday 18 February 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Have the left’s policies of high immigration and multiculturalism caused the disaffection which has given rise to populism? Or is it the right, with its tabloid scare stories about foreigners eroding national identity?
Jared Diamond On Crisis and Resilience in an Age of Change

Jared Diamond On Crisis and Resilience in an Age of Change

Thursday 30 May 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


One of the world’s greatest thinkers will show how both nations and individuals can survive upheaval in our troubled times.
The Art of Speechwriting with Philip Collins

The Art of Speechwriting with Philip Collins

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 9am | Charlotte Street Hotel


A one-day course with Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, in which you will learn how to write and deliver eloquent, persuasive and memorable speeches.
Thomas Friedman On The World In 2019

Thomas Friedman On The World In 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, described as ‘the most influential columnist in America’, brings his wisdom and insight to the geopolitical and economic upheavals facing the world today.
Mark Zuckerberg On Trial: Facebook is Damaging Society

Mark Zuckerberg On Trial: Facebook is Damaging Society

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


According to his critics, Mark Zuckerberg presides over a company which is undermining our basic freedoms. But should we give him the benefit of the doubt as he seeks to rebuild the world’s trust in Facebook?
Letters That Changed The World

Letters That Changed The World

Thursday 28 February 2019, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Letters grant us a glimpse into fascinating lives, whether through the eyes of a genius, a monster or an ordinary person. Join us and discover the bravery, beauty and visceral immediacy in letters by by Michelangelo, Catherine the Great, Sarah Bernhardt, Nelson Mandela, Virginia Woolf, Alan Turing and Leonard Cohen.
Successful Equity Fundraising for Women Entrepreneurs

Successful Equity Fundraising for Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday 7 March 2019, 9am | Charlotte Street Hotel


Raising finance for growth is mission-critical for most entrepreneurial businesses. But it can feel like a daunting challenge, especially for female founders pitching in the male-dominated venture finance world. We're hosting a workshop for female entrepreneurs with the UK's top equity fundraising coach for businesswomen.
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Graham Davies

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 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.
Debate Like A World Champion

Student Workshop: Debate Like a World Champion

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 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.