Battle of Ideas

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 19TH OCTOBER 2014

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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Battle of IdeasCelebrating its tenth year - and a third at the Barbican - the Battle of Ideas is a weekend of high-level, thought-provoking public debate. As many as 350 guest speakers exchange views at some 80 sessions on some of the biggest issues facing the world, covering a range of topical themes in a mixture of interactive talks, sessions and open discussions. Over 2,000 visitors who typically attend are invited to do battle in a war of words in which free speech is the primary weapon.

 

About Barbican Centre

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. More about Barbican Centre

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    Burnt By The Sun: A Guildhall School Production
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th and 30th May 2015 at 7.30pm & 29th May 2015 at 2pm and 7.30pm
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    Barbican The Pit
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    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    Barbican - Curve Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
    Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    London > Shopping > Music Shops
    Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Battle of Ideas
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    86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
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    The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
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    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Battle of Ideas
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Battle of Ideas
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    London > Leisure > Golf
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    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
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    event > Theatre > Adaptations
    DATES  28th, 29th and 30th May 2015
    VENUE  Barbican Centre 
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    VENUE  Barbican Centre 
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