Battle of Ideas festival 2011: welcome address

Battle of Ideas festival 2011, Saturday 29 October, Royal College of Art, London

The seventh annual Battle of Ideas festival opened with a Welcome Address hosted by Claire Fox, Director of the Academy of Ideas.

Ann Furedi
chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service; author, The Moral Case for Abortion

Dr Paul Thompson
rector and vice-provost, Royal College of Art

Jamie Walls
vice president, UK communications, Shell

Mike Wright
executive director, Jaguar Land Rover

Claire Fox
director, Academy of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze; author, I Find That Offensive