Future Events

The Intelligence Squared Midterm Election Special

The Intelligence Squared Midterm Election Special

Monday 5 November 2018, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Will this historic election bring about an anti-Trump triumph or a Republican renewal? Come to the Intelligence Squared Midterm Special on Monday November 5th, hear the arguments and become an instant expert on this historic vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

Mastering The Art of Public Speaking With Graham Davies

Tuesday 18 September 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.
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.