Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October, Church House, London
Saturday 25 November, Devonshire Dome, Buxton

Politics of hate: is everyone a bigot but me?

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Dennis Hayes, Ike Ijeh, Liz Kershaw, Andy Shaw

Net Zero and the great energy debate

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Joanna Collins, Dr Caspar Hewett, Mark Hill, Rick Moore

What are the limits of AI?

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Rob Bashforth, Eleanor Kavanagh-Brown, Dr Wajahat Ali Khan

Battle for the classroom: education or indoctrination?

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Penny Lewis, Agnes Snow, Ruth Wareham, Clive Wright

From debanking to Bud Light: the rights and wrongs of ESG

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Joan Mulvenna, Professor David Paton, Hilary Salt, Barry Wall

Is the NHS fit for purpose?

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Emily Barley, Nicky Drury, Susie Hawkes, Rob Lyons

In the wake of terror: anti-Semitism today

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Daniel Ben-Ami, Ike Ijeh, Lesley Klaff, Stephen Knight

A nation of shoplifters? Britain’s anti-social society

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Tom Andrews, Lisa McKenzie, Dr Elizabeth Peatfield, Jane Sandeman

Boxing: Don’t Count it Out

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Chris Akers, Rob Lyons, Vanessa Pupavac

Letters on Liberty: Risking it All: the freedom to gamble

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Jon Bryan, Niall Clarke, Dr Ken McLaughlin

Are the Culture Wars a distraction?

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Dr Remi Adekoya, Simon Calvert, Dr Cheryl Hudson, Stephen Knight, Bruno Waterfield

Buxton Battle of Ideas festival 2023: welcome address

Saturday 25 November 2023
SPEAKERS: Dennis Hayes, Mo Lovatt, Ella Whelan

Schools: the great expulsion debate

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Dave Clements, Michael Merrick, Stella O’Malley, Dr Tony Sewell CBE

Against fatalism: how can we create a new enlightenment?

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Frank Furedi, Jonathan Israel, Munira Mirza

Politicisation of therapy

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Dr Jennifer Cunningham, James Esses, Amy Gallagher, Dr Carole Sherwood

Sport’s trans wars

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Dr Tim Black, Dr Sara Dahlen, Baroness Kate Hoey, Fiona McAnena

Net zero: can the economy and democracy survive?

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Lord David Frost, Rob Lyons, Scarlett Maguire, John McTernan

Andrew Tate and the Lost Boys

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Nick Dixon, Dr Ashley Frawley, Matilda Gosling, Dennis Kavanagh

Have we given up on sexual freedom?

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Ralph Leonard, Nina Power, Ella Whelan, Rosie Wilby

Israel at war

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Daniel Ben-Ami, Dr Jake Wallis Simons, Lord David Wolfson

What would a Labour government look like?

Sunday 29 October 2023
SPEAKERS: Dr Tim Black, Dr Richard Johnson, Mark Seddon, James Smith, Joan Smith

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