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Buxton Battle of Ideas festival

Saturday 30 October at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

- £5 – £25

A day of debate on politics, economics, philosophy and more at The Devonshire Dome as the Battle of Ideas festival comes to Buxton!

Join us at this stunning venue in the spa town of Buxton, in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. An opportunity to get to grips with some major public debates and the challenges we face going forwards, from the legacy of coronavirus to contemporary trends in public life.

Produced by the Academy of Ideas with headline partner the University of Derby.

PROGRAMME

10.45
Welcome address

11.00 – 12.30
Should we resist the new normal?

13.30 – 14.45
Letters on Liberty: Beyond the Culture Wars
Transforming the economy post-pandemic
China in a changing world

14.55 – 16.10
Electric dreams? Cars and the future of transport
Should we cancel Cancel Culture?
Letters on Liberty: Disunited Kingdom – the end of the Union?

16.30 – 17.45
Going green: eco-dogma or salvation?


TICKETS

Buy tickets now via Eventbrite.

(Tickets include refreshments and a sandwich lunch.)

Standard ticket – £25
Concession ticket – £15
AoI associate ticket – £15
University of Derby full-time students – £5
School pupils – FREE (see ticket offer below)

FREE TICKETS FOR SCHOOL PUPILS

We are delighted to make the following special offer to school pupils: a free day-ticket to the Buxton Battle of Ideas festival on Saturday 30 October.

Just email schoolschampion@academyofideas.org.uk stating you would like to attend, the name of your school and an email address to send your free ticket to.

For all enquiries about the Buxton Battle of Ideas festival, including programme information, partnership opportunities, or to volunteer, please email Mo Lovatt.

Details

Date:
Saturday 30 October
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
£5 – £25
Event Category:
Register

Details

Date:
Saturday 30 October
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
£5 – £25
Event Category:
Register