• Tuesday May 26 2015, 7pm

    Royal Geographical Society

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    David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of 'The Social Animal', is one of the leading public intellectuals of our times. On May 26th he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, 'The Road to Character'.

    David Brooks on How to Build Character
  • Monday March 23 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Come and engage your senses as well as your mind as we bring together two giants of wine writing, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, to go head to head in a debate on the world’s two greatest wines. Every audience member will be given a glass of each wine to help them decide which should win.

    Burgundy vs Bordeaux with Jancis Robinson, Hugh Johnson and Michel Roux Jr
  • Thursday May 28 2015, 6.45pm

    Cadogan Hall

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    Western governments have persisted for decades in courting the Saudi royal family, making an ally of one of the most reactionary regimes in the world. Should we desist now, or it is of vital political and economic interest to stay in bed with the Saudi kingdom. Make up your own mind at our debate on 28th May.

    The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud
  • Monday May 11 2015, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    In this rare visit to London, Thomas Piketty will appear centre stage for Intelligence Squared, along with a panel of experts to debate the themes discussed in his book 'Capital in the 21st Century', the surprise publishing sensation of 2014.

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  • Thursday March 5 2015

    VIDEO COMING SOON

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    We were joined by renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Generation X author Douglas Coupland, and critic Shumon Basar as they conducted a unique, rapid-fire event, as they examined the neurological, social and geological effects that the internet is having on our brains, our lives and our planet.

    The Extreme Present: An Evening of Self-Help for Planet Earth
  • Wednesday March 4 2015

    VIDEO COMING SOON

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    A charismatic visionary, Muhammad Yunus believes every person can play a part in reducing poverty. And they can do this not by writing out a cheque to a charity or through hard-headed capitalism, but using a model that lies between the two - social business.

    Muhammad Yunus on a new kind of Capitalism
  • Monday March 2 2015

    VIDEO COMING SOON

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    One in three jobs could be taken over by a computer or a robot in the next 20 years, but will this disruption mean mass unemployment or will it release millions of people from the daily drudgery of work, leading them to a new and more fulfilling means of employment?

    Be afraid, be very afraid: the robots are coming and they will destroy our livelihoods
  • Monday February 9 2015

    VIDEO NOW ONLINE

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    On 9th February 2015 Intelligence Squared, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, brought together some of the world’s leading conservation experts, along with voices from the worlds of finance and industry, to ask whether working in tandem with nature is the soundest investment that business can make.

    Money can grow on trees: what's good for nature is good for busines
  • Thursday February 26 2015

    PODCAST COMING SOON

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    'The Leonardo da Vinci of our times’. This is how Sir Terence Conran has described Thomas Heatherwick, who has won a global reputation for transformation, experimentation and surprise. Join us to hear one of the most experimental and creative practitioners working in Britain today.

    Thomas Heatherwick on ingenuity, transformation and surprise
  • The Intelligence Squared Membership

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    Intelligence Squared has played host to luminaries such as President Jimmy Carter, Stephen Fry, Russell Brand, Desmond Tutu, Jaron Lanier, Eric Schmidt, Patti Smith, Jess Jackson, Werner Herzog, Q-Tip, Steven Pinker, Christopher Hitchens and countless others. Our events sell out, so become a member.

    The Intelligence Squared Membership
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    Artificial intelligence. Inequality. Crime and punishment. These are just some of the hot-button topics that Intelligence Squared will be tackling this spring, following our sell-out autumn 2014 season.

    Our Spring 2015 Season
David Brooks on How to Build Character

David Brooks on How to Build Character

Tuesday May 26 2015, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of 'The Social Animal', is one of the leading public intellectuals of our times. On May 26th he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, 'The Road to Character'.

More Information Buy Tickets
Burgundy vs Bordeaux with Jancis Robinson, Hugh Johnson and Michel Roux Jr

Burgundy vs Bordeaux

Monday March 23 2015, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Come and engage your senses as well as your mind as we bring together two giants of wine writing, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, to go head to head in a debate on the world’s two greatest wines. Every audience member will be given a glass of each wine to help them decide which should win.

More Information Buy Tickets
The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud

The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud

Thursday May 28 2015, 6.45pm

Cadogan Hall

Western governments have persisted for decades in courting the Saudi royal family, making an ally of one of the most reactionary regimes in the world. Should we desist now, or it is of vital political and economic interest to stay in bed with the Saudi kingdom. Make up your own mind at our debate on 28th May.

More Information Buy Tickets
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Spotlight on Piketty

Monday May 11 2015, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

In this rare visit to London, Thomas Piketty will appear centre stage for Intelligence Squared, along with a panel of experts to debate the themes discussed in his book 'Capital in the 21st Century', the surprise publishing sensation of 2014.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Extreme Present: An Evening of Self-Help for Planet Earth

The Extreme Present: An Evening of Self-Help for Planet Earth

Thursday March 5 2015

VIDEO COMING SOON

We were joined by renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Generation X author Douglas Coupland, and critic Shumon Basar as they conducted a unique, rapid-fire event, as they examined the neurological, social and geological effects that the internet is having on our brains, our lives and our planet.

More Information
Muhammad Yunus on a new kind of Capitalism

Muhammad Yunus on a New Kind of Capitalism

Wednesday March 4 2015

VIDEO COMING SOON

A charismatic visionary, Muhammad Yunus believes every person can play a part in reducing poverty. And they can do this not by writing out a cheque to a charity or through hard-headed capitalism, but using a model that lies between the two - social business.

More Information

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Monday March 23 2015, 7pm
Burgundy vs Bordeaux More Information Buy Tickets
Monday May 11 2015, 7pm
Spotlight on Piketty More Information Buy Tickets
Tuesday May 26 2015, 7pm
David Brooks on How to Build Character More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday May 28 2015, 6.45pm
The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud More Information Buy Tickets