Battle of Ideas festival 2021

Church House Deans Yard, London SW1P 3NZ, London

Our annual flagship festival in London, with two days of discussion and debate on politics, culture, economics, science and more.

Buxton Battle of Ideas festival

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

£5 – £25

Dante’s Hell: why a medieval fantasy still sizzles

Brunswick Inn 1 Railway Terrace, Derby

This special Battle of Ideas festival satellite event hosted by the East Midlands Salon explores the enduring legacy of Dante’s Inferno with writer Dolan Cummings.

£3

Teaching white privilege: making schools less racist or more divided?

Accent Study Centre 12 Bedford Square, London

How should we judge the focus on white privilege and unconscious racial bias in lessons, reading lists and school staff training? Will it make schools more anti-racist – or divided? Join the AoI Education Forum for a friendly, open and respectful panel discussion.

£3 – £5

What’s in store for the arts in 2022?

31 Oval Road 31 Oval Road, London

Join the Arts & Society Forum for a light-hearted panel discussion predicting future developments in the arts.

donations on the door

Inflation: short-term blip or long-term worry?

online, via Zoom

Jacob Reynolds introduces this AoI Economy Forum discussion on why prices are rising so fast and what it tells us about the wider economy.

Free

Boiling point? Russia and the West

online, via Zoom

Join the AoI International Salon to discuss what events in Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan reveal about Russia and the West.

Free