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Resilience: The Governance of Complexity

17 November 2014 - The Carriageworks

 

Hunger in the UK? The Food Banks Phenomenon

8 October 2014 - The Carriageworks

 

What Does it Mean to be Human?

6, 13, 20 & 27 September 2014 - The Tetley

 

What Does Authority Mean in the 21st Century?

9 September 2014 - The Carriageworks

 

World War I: Origins, and Warnings for the 21st Century

17 June 2014 - The Carriageworks

 

Tequila Night: Has Lad Culture Gone Too Far?

20 May 2014 - The HEART Centre

 

Headingley Festival of Ideas Schools Debating Competition

19 May 2014 - The HEART Centre

 

The European Union and the End of Politics

March 2014 - The Carriageworks

Video highlights of this discussion are available to watch here.

 

Fracking and the Future of Energy

November 2013 - The Carriageworks

Full video of this discussion is available to watch here.

 

Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?

A Battle of Ideas Satellite Event in conjunction with the Institute of Ideas

October 2013 - The Carriageworks

Video highlights of this discussion are available to watch here.

 

The Leeds 'Summer Salon' on Nietzsche

July 2013 - The Carriageworks

 

Who's Afraid of Inequality?

May 2013 - The Carriageworks

Video highlights of this discussion are available to watch here.

 

What is Good Art?

Part of Leeds Art Gallery's Dawn Chorus exhibition

March 2013 - Leeds Art Gallery

Video highlights of this discussion are available to watch here.

 

Regulating Relationships

February 2013 — The Carriageworks

 

Unpatriotic History of the Second World War

November 2012 — The Carriageworks

 

Autism and Human Variation

Part of Love Arts Leeds Festival 2012

October 2012 - White Cloth Gallery

 

Putting Exams to the Test

A Battle of Ideas Satellite Event in conjunction with the Institute of Ideas

October 2012 - White Cloth Gallery

 

Surviving Identity: Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition

July 2012 — The Carriageworks

 

Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity

May 2012 — The Carriageworks

 

What does the Leveson Inquiry mean for Press Freedom?

April 2012 — The Carriageworks

 

Can Cameron Fix "Troubled Families"?

February 2012 — The Carriageworks

 

Panic on a Plate: How Society Developed an Eating Disorder

December 2011 — The Carriageworks

 

Big Society: A Clean-up for the Charity Sector?

The Leeds Salon @ The Leeds Summat

November 2011 — University of Leeds

 

The Olympics, Doping and the Meaning of Sport: Performance enhancement technologies and the changing boundaries of human nature

A Battle of Ideas Satellite Event in conjunction with the Institute of Ideas

October 2011 — The Carriageworks


Sylvia Pankhurst, Everything is Possible

September 2011 — The Carriageworks

 

Should Art be Judged or Measured?

Part of LIPPfest 2011

September 2011 — The Carriageworks

 

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

July 2011 — Blackwell's Bookshop

Audio recording of Manjit Kumar's talk here

 

Valuing the Arts in an Age of Austerity

Part of the Emerge Leeds Festival 2011

June 2011 — The Carriageworks

 

Claire Fox on the Politics of Happiness

May 2011 — The Carriageworks

 

Poetry and the Tyranny of Relevance

Sponsored by The Poetry Business

April 2011 — Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

 

The Middle East Uprising: Why now? What next?

March 2011 — Old Broadcasting House

Audio recording of Karl Sharro's opening remarks here

 

What is the future of Leeds?

February 2011 — West Yorkshire Playhouse

 

The ‘Two Cultures’ Debate — What now?

December 2010 — Old Broadcasting House

Audio recording of Raymond Tallis's talk here

 

Is unfettered growth possible or desirable?

November 2010 — The Carriageworks

 

Poetry and the Tyranny of Relevance

Part of the Battle of Ideas 2010

October 2010 — Royal College of Art, London

 

The Myth of Racist Kids

Battle of Ideas Satellite Event in conjunction with the Institute of Ideas

October 2010 — Leeds Civic Hall

 

Freedom of Expression and the University

A joint event with Liberty@Leeds

May 2010 — University of Leeds

 

Immigration: A tool for social engineering?

April 2010 — Leeds Civic Hall

 

In Defence of Poetry

A joint event with Cadaverine Magazine sponsored by The Poetry Business

March 2010 — The Carriageworks

 

Human Genes and Animal Rights

January 2010 — Old Broadcasting House

 

What is the Morality Behind Drugs Policy?

December 2009 — Leeds Civic Hall

 

The Case Against Vetting

A joint event with Liberty@Leeds

December 2009 — University of Leeds

 

Rethinking Global Politics

Leeds Summat event in conjunction with Together for Peace

November 2009 — University of Leeds

 

Rethinking Freedom in the Age of Health and Safety

Battle of Ideas Satellite Event in conjunction with the Institute of Ideas

October 2009 — Leeds Civic Hall

 

Energise! A Future for Energy Innovation

July 2009 — Leeds Metropolitan University

 

From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Legacy

June 2009 — Borders Bookshop

 

Global Citizenship in the School Curriculum

April 2009 — Waterstones Bookshop


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