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Friday 1 May, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the lockdown lifts in Europe?

A Podcast of Ideas special.

Thursday 16 April, Rob Lyons

Sportscast of Ideas: missing the beautiful game

A SPORTScast of Ideas special.

Friday 3 April, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the European response to Corona Virus

A Podcast of Ideas special.

Friday 27 March, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Life in times of Corona

A Podcast of Ideas special.

Thursday 12 March, Rob Lyons

Resisting wokeness

Listen to the discussion between Andrew Doyle and Douglas Murray at the Battle of Ideas festival 2019

Friday 28 February, Rob Lyons

How fear works

With the COVID-19 coronavirus dominating headlines around the world, listen to Professor Frank Furedi discuss his most recent book at the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Wednesday 26 February, Rob Lyons

Health and genomics: what’s the score with polygenic scores?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Thursday 20 February, Rob Lyons

How can we create a new industrial revolution?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Wednesday 29 January, Rob Lyons

What’s the point of going to university?

Listen to this debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Wednesday 29 January, Rob Lyons

From zero hours to apprenticeships: young people at work

Listen to this debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Monday 27 January, Rob Lyons

Artificial intelligence in the classroom: where’s the humanity?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Monday 27 January, Rob Lyons

Does the world need a government?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Friday 17 January, Rob Lyons

A waste of a good crisis? A decade after the crash, with Larry Elliott

Listen to the discussion from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Friday 20 December 2019, Rob Lyons

What is the future of the Union?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Monday 16 December 2019, Rob Lyons

Caster Semenya running into controversy: genes, gender and sport

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Friday 13 December 2019, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: first thoughts on General Election 2019

Listen to the Academy of Ideas team discuss the elections results.

Friday 13 December 2019, Rob Lyons

Assisted Dying: a doctor’s poisoned chalice?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Thursday 12 December 2019, Rob Lyons

The rise of toxic politics: can we be civil?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Monday 9 December 2019, Rob Lyons

Woke corporations: responsible capitalism or virtue signalling?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Saturday 7 December 2019, Rob Lyons

What does it mean to be normal?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Wednesday 4 December 2019, Rob Lyons

The Life of Brian at 40: are we more easily offended today?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Wednesday 4 December 2019, Rob Lyons

Titania McGrath: satire in the age of social justice

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Tuesday 26 November 2019, Rob Lyons

Interrogating anti-Semitism with Deborah Lipstadt and Frank Furedi

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2019.

Tuesday 26 November 2019, Rob Lyons

Are the old political parties dying?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas festival 2019.

Friday 7 June 2019, Rob Lyons

Tearing up the rule book: the end of the new world order?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 17 May 2019, Rob Lyons

The moral case for abortion

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2016

Friday 10 May 2019, Rob Lyons

The crisis of diplomacy in the era of Trump

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 3 May 2019, Rob Lyons

Feminism: in conversation with Camille Paglia

Listen to the American social critic at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2016.

Friday 26 April 2019, Rob Lyons

Can we revive Britain’s ‘Rust Belt’?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 5 April 2019, Rob Lyons

Culture: who pays?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 22 March 2019, Rob Lyons

From robots to UBI: is capitalism digging its own grave?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 15 March 2019, Rob Lyons

Do the right thing? The moral responsibility of the artist

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 1 March 2019, Rob Lyons

From anti-vaxers to Alfie’s army: have we lost faith in medical science?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 22 February 2019, Rob Lyons

Understanding anti-Semitism today

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 8 February 2019, Rob Lyons

Automatic lovers: should we be worried about sex robots?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Thursday 31 January 2019, Rob Lyons

Does our DNA define us?

Listen to the discussion from Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Wednesday 23 January 2019, Rob Lyons

Democracy under siege?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Monday 14 January 2019, Rob Lyons

What is a woman anyway?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Wednesday 19 December 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the 2018 culture wars

The team discuss the big political events and debates of the year.

Wednesday 19 December 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Brexit special

The team discuss the past, present and future of Brexit.

Wednesday 12 December 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: sports review 2018

The team discuss the big sporting events and debates of the year.

Friday 7 December 2018, Rob Lyons

All change: navigating the new political disruption

Listen to the debate from Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 30 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Rule Book Britain: are we in love with legislation?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 23 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Advertising: all-powerful or overrated?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 16 November 2018, Rob Lyons

From SJW to gammon: weaponising political language

Listen to the keynote debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Thursday 8 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Is free speech a fiction? In conversation with Lionel Shriver

Listen to the discussion from Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 2 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Drones: will they ever take off?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Monday 29 October 2018, Rob Lyons

Me, Me, Me! Narcissism and the new politics of identity

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 14 September 2018, Rob Lyons

The ideal of the liberal nation state

Listen to the lecture by Dr Jim Panton from The Academy 2018.

Friday 10 August 2018, Rob Lyons

The transformation of the concept of popular sovereignty in early-modern Europe

Listen to the lecture by Dr Rachel Hammersley at The Academy 2018.

Sunday 5 August 2018, Alastair Donald

Globalism and neo-liberalism

Listen to Phil Mullan's lecture from The Academy 2018.

Monday 30 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Nation, nationalism and national consciousness

Listen to the opening plenary lecture of The Academy 2018 by Professor Frank Furedi.

Monday 16 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 6

The team reflect on the past month of football action.

Wednesday 11 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup Special, episode 5

The team discuss the latest developments from Russia 2018.

Thursday 5 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 4

The team discuss the latest developments at Russia 2018.

Friday 29 June 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 3

The team discuss England's prospects, Germany's exit and FIFA's interventions.

Thursday 21 June 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 2

Our World Cup squad reflect on the first week of Russia 2018.

Thursday 14 June 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup Special, episode 1

The Academy's World Cup squad discuss the latest developments around Russia 2018.

Monday 11 June 2018, Rob Lyons

How fear works

Professor Frank Furedi in conversation with Claire Fox

Friday 25 May 2018, Rob Lyons

The international abortion wars

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 18 May 2018, Rob Lyons

Are science and medicine threatened by borders?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Thursday 3 May 2018, Rob Lyons

Religious freedom: a critical right or a license to discriminate?

Listen to the lecture from Living Freedom 2018.

Thursday 26 April 2018, Rob Lyons

Medical dilemmas: who decides?

With the case of Alfie Evans in the news, listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 20 April 2018, Rob Lyons

From the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution

Listen to the lecture from Living Freedom 2018.

Friday 13 April 2018, Rob Lyons

Genetics, genomics and society - determinism vs free will

Listen to this lecture from Living Freedom 2018.

Thursday 5 April 2018, Rob Lyons

Xi’s China: new global power?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Monday 26 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Silicon Valley: from heroes to zeroes?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Sunday 18 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Was it Big Data wot won it?

After the furore about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017

Friday 9 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Safety first: do we live in a ‘cotton-wool society’?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 2 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Putin’s Russia: a new Cold War?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 23 February 2018, Rob Lyons

From Sandy Hook to Boston: guns, bombs and a changing America

Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2013 debate.

Friday 9 February 2018, Rob Lyons

Diversity: does it matter?

Podcast: listen to the debate from Battle of Ideas 2017

Friday 26 January 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, 26 January 2018

The Academy of Ideas team discuss the latest news.

Thursday 21 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Do you trust the media?

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 15 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Millennials: youthquake or snowflakes?

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Thursday 7 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Can biotech lead an economic revolution?

Podcast: recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Saturday 2 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Is globalisation over? The future of world trade

Listen to the debate from Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 24 November 2017, Rob Lyons

In the wake of Weinstein: #MeToo, calling out and sexual harassment

Podcast: recording of the Battle of Ideas Stockholm debate

Monday 13 November 2017, Rob Lyons

Censorship and identity: free speech for me, but not for you

Podcast: recording of the debate at Battle of Ideas 2017

Wednesday 18 October 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Jamie Bartlett on the reaction against Silicon Valley

The author and presenter talks to Max Sanderson about the impact of the rise of the tech giants.

Thursday 12 October 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Joanna Williams on contemporary feminism

The author of Women vs Feminism talks to Max Sanderson.

Thursday 5 October 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Battle of Ideas preview

The team discuss some of the key debates at this year's festival.

Wednesday 27 September 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Professor Tim Ingold on evolutionary psychology

Can evolution explain modern human psychology, from gender differences to empathy?

Wednesday 20 September 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Cathy Young on the alt-right

Max Sanderson talks to the US author and columnist.

Friday 1 September 2017, Rob Lyons

Who do you think you are?

Listen to the lecture by Dr Tim Black on autonomy, authenticity and the emergence of identity politics from The Academy 2017.

Friday 11 August 2017, Rob Lyons

Narcissism and identity-determinism

A lecture by Claire Fox at The Academy 2017.

Thursday 3 August 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - 3 August 2017

The team discuss the Trump administration, rewriting gender identities and the latest on Brexit.

Friday 28 July 2017, Rob Lyons

The emergence of the self in history

A lecture by Professor Frank Furedi at The Academy 2017.

Friday 21 July 2017, Rob Lyons

Liberty of conscience, freedom of speech

A lecture by Dr Teresa Bejan at The Academy 2017.

Friday 7 July 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - 7 July 2017

The team discuss the week's news.

Tuesday 20 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 20 June 2017

The team discuss the events of the past week, including the Grenfell Tower fire, Brexit, Northern Ireland and more.

Monday 12 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: further reflections on Election 2017

The team discuss the weekend's reactions to the election result and the prospects for the future.

Friday 9 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the morning after Election 2017

The team give their first impressions on the results.

Monday 5 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 4

The team discuss the latest developments in the campaign.

Friday 2 June 2017, Rossa Minogue

The emergence of the individual

Podcast: lecture by Angus Kennedy recorded at The Academy 2016

Thursday 25 May 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 3

The team discuss the reaction to the Manchester bombing, the pause in the election campaign and the Tories' social-care u-turn.

Wednesday 24 May 2017, Rossa Minogue

Culture wars: the roots of Islamist terrorism

Plenary lecture delivered by Josie Appleton at The Academy 2016.

Monday 15 May 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: General Election special, episode 2

The team discuss the state of the parties in the run-up to 8 June.

Friday 28 April 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: elections in the UK and France

The team discuss the 'Brexit election' and the collapse of the traditional parties in France.

Wednesday 12 April 2017, Rob Lyons

The limits of free will

Podcast: philosopher and author Julian Baggini talks about one of the thorniest issues in philosophy.

Friday 7 April 2017, Rob Lyons

Creative Destruction: how to start an economic renaissance

Listen to the discussion at the launch of Phil Mullan's new book.

Friday 31 March 2017, Rob Lyons

Cosmopolitanism and sovereignty: what next for Europe?

Podcast: listen to the lecture and discussion from Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 17 March 2017, Rob Lyons

What next for Brexit?

Listen to this Podcast of Ideas special on what happens beyond Article 50.

Friday 10 March 2017, Rob Lyons

Tax wars and inequality

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 3 March 2017, Rob Lyons

Who are we? Identity politics dissected

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 24 February 2017, Rob Lyons

Immigration: what is the future of free movement?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 17 February 2017, Rob Lyons

Does Britain need an industrial strategy?

Podcast: Patrick Hayes discusses the UK government's recent green paper.

Friday 10 February 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 10 February 2017

Listen to the team chew over the week's news.

Saturday 4 February 2017, Rob Lyons

What is gender?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 27 January 2017, Rob Lyons

The UK economy after Brexit: sink or swim?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 20 January 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 20 January 2017

The team discuss the new US president and Brexit.

Friday 6 January 2017, Rob Lyons

The new populism

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Saturday 31 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Is utopian thinking dead?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Thursday 22 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Have we lost the art of conversation?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 16 December 2016, Rob Lyons

What’s the truth about ‘post‑truth’ politics?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 9 December 2016, Rob Lyons

The rise of the Busybody State

Podcast: Josie Appleton, director of the Manifesto Club, talks about her new book.

Friday 2 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Are political parties over?

Recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Friday 18 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: public health, the view from Australia

Rob Lyons speaks to Australian policy consultant Terry Barnes.

Friday 11 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Trump’s victory

Claire Fox, Geoff Kidder and Rob Lyons discuss the fallout from the US election.

Friday 4 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Can America be great again?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Thursday 27 October 2016, Rob Lyons

Big Data: does size matter?

Podcast: recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 21 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Munira Mirza on reinvigorating London

Max Sanderson talks to London's former deputy mayor for education and culture.

Wednesday 19 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

What’s the truth about generational inequality?

Podcast: Rob Lyons speaks to sociologist Jennie Bristow.

Friday 14 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Anders Sandberg on ethical AI

Max Sanderson profiles Anders Sandberg from the Future of Humanity Institute

Friday 7 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Ian Dunt on populism

Max Sanderson profiles Ian Dunt, editor of Politics.co.uk

Friday 30 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Timandra Harkness on Big Data

Max Sanderson profiles writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness

Thursday 22 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

After Ferguson: policing and race in America

Podcast: Recorded at the Battle of ideas 2015.

Friday 16 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

How will we feed Britain after Brexit?

Rob Lyons speaks to Dr Guy Smith from the National Farmers Union

Friday 9 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

Three snapshots of the Age of Enlightenment

Podcast: Three short lectures on Isaac Newton, John Milton and Enlightenment coffee houses and salons

Friday 26 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

The totalitarian moment: Europe in the Thirties to Fifties

Podcast: lecture by Bruno Waterfield recorded at The Academy 2016

Friday 12 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

The EU: the project with no name

Professor Frank Furedi's plenary lecture at last month's Academy of Ideas Academy.

Friday 5 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

Brexit: a democratic awakening?

Podcast: Invoke Democracy Now's Rob Killick speaks to Rob Lyons

Friday 29 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

The UK economy after Brexit

Podcast of Rob Lyons' opening remarks from this week's Academy of Ideas Economy Forum

Friday 15 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: China’s cities

Rob Lyons speaks to architect Austin Williams.

Friday 8 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

JS Mill, On Liberty

Recorded as part of the Academy in One Day at the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 1 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

Brexit: the battle for democracy starts here

Podcast: listen to this week's public event in London.

Tuesday 28 June 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: post-referendum special

Rob Lyons, Claire Fox and David Bowden discuss the fallout from the Brexit vote.

Friday 24 June 2016, Rossa Minogue

We the People, you the Mob?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Friday 17 June 2016, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas

How should we respond to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox and what effect might it have on the EU referendum campaign?

Friday 10 June 2016, Rossa Minogue

Is recycling a waste of time?

Podcast: Rob Lyons talks to New York Times journalist John Tierney.

Friday 27 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Brexit, fracking, public health infighting and more

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the week's news.

Friday 20 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: European Referendum: what will decide the vote?

Recorded at this week's Academy of Ideas event at Goodenough College.

Thursday 12 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the recent elections in the UK, mad anti-Brexit arguments and the 'kid's strike' over SATS.

Friday 6 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: The Personal is Political: is identity politics eating itself?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 29 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Can we manufacture a new economy?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Friday 22 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: monarchy, Brexit, German free speech under attack and more

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the week's news

Friday 15 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

The NHS: still worth defending?

Podcast: listen to this debate from our Battle of Ideas archive.

Friday 8 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: British steel, the Panama papers and Brexit

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the week's news

Friday 1 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Chewing the facts: what’s the truth of the obesity crisis?

Podcast: listen to this debate from our Battle of Ideas archive.

Thursday 24 March 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Must Rhodes Fall?

Claire Fox and Ian Dunt discuss the Rhodes Must Fall movement

Friday 11 March 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, 11 March

The team discusses the EU referendum debate so far and the UK government's latest public health campaign.

Friday 4 March 2016, Rossa Minogue

Reassessing paternalism: is autonomy a myth?

Keynote debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Friday 26 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Free Speech at Manchester Univeristy

Student Elrica Degirmen on her fight for free speech on campus

Wednesday 24 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Martin Durkin on Brexit

The polemical filmmaker talks about his crowdfunded documentary making the case for leaving the EU.

Friday 19 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: gravitational waves

Physics teacher and communicator Gareth Sturdy discusses a major scientific discovery.

Friday 12 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Power of Reading: from Socrates to Twitter

Podcast: Frank Furedi discusses his new book in conversation with Russell Celyn Jones.

Friday 5 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas

Listen to the team discuss Brexit, the US presidential election and public-health naggers.

Friday 29 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

From literature to Twitter: the death of the reader?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 22 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: the battle for free speech on campus

Tom Slater, deputy editor of spiked, on this year's Free Speech University Rankings.

Monday 18 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Campus Wars: safe or sanitised?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 15 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Is technology limiting our humanity?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015

Thursday 7 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, 7 January

Charlie Hebdo one year on, Corbyn's reshuffle, debating Brexit and more

Friday 18 December 2015, Rossa Minogue

Can the UK economy survive Brexit?

Podcast: Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2015 debate at the Barbican in London.

Friday 4 December 2015, Rossa Minogue

From Islamic State to Oxford: a monumental war on the past?

Podcast: Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Tuesday 1 December 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas

Listen to the team discuss the Paris attacks, bombing Syria and the climate change talks

Friday 20 November 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Paris and the threat to an open society

Listen to the special debate at the Battle of Ideas satellite event in Stockholm.

Friday 13 November 2015, Rossa Minogue

Shifting sands: understanding the Middle East today

Listen to this session from the International Battles strand of the recent Battle of Ideas festival

Friday 6 November 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Planet of the Vapes: why is there a war on e-cigarettes?

Audio and video of the recent Battle of Ideas session on e-cigarettes.

Thursday 5 November 2015, Rob Lyons

Are we living in the ‘Anthropocene’?

Podcast: Dr Alex Standish talks about why an apparently dry academic debate reflects uncertainty about the role of humanity today.

Friday 30 October 2015, Rob Lyons

The battle over geek culture

Battle of Ideas podcast: listen to the opening panel remarks from this debate on Gamergate, free expression and the trouble with identity politics.

Wednesday 7 October 2015, Rossa Minogue

Are greens the enemies of progress?

Listen to the introductory remarks from last week's Battle of Ideas satellite in Amsterdam

Friday 18 September 2015, Rossa Minogue

A tale of two cities: is inequality killing London?

Podcast: Listen to the opening remarks from the Battle of Ideas launch event at the Barbican in London.

Wednesday 16 September 2015, Rossa Minogue

What’s so great about happiness?

Podcast: Rob Lyons speaks to philosopher Piers Benn about what it means to be happy and whether it should be the aim of policy.

Friday 28 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas 15

US shootings, migrant crisis, robot wars and the UK education system.

Friday 21 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America

Podcast: Professor Giorgios Varouxakis's lecture from The Academy 2015

Friday 14 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, episode 14

Discussion of the news, race and policing in America and Immanuel Kant

Friday 7 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

A house divided: The American Civil War

Podcast: Listen to Dr Adam Smith's lecture from The Academy 2015

Wednesday 29 July 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, episode 13

The team discusses Jeremy Corbyn, Lord Sewel, ISIS and smoking bans.

Friday 24 July 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: The liberal retreat and the privatisation of the public

Professor Frank Furedi at this year's Academy

Thursday 16 July 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Highlights from our Justice Money Power series

Highlights from the Academy's Justice Money Power debates at the City of London Festival

Friday 3 July 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, episode 12

Fighting for free speech in education, a great Renaissance thinker, plus our take on the week's news

Friday 26 June 2015, Rob Lyons

The First World War: a quest for meaning?

Podcast: Frank Furedi examines the ramifications of a key moment in twentieth-century history.

Friday 19 June 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, Episode 11

The idea of progress from Renaissance to Enlightenment, the politics of gender and race, and a look forward to the Debating Matters National Final.

Friday 12 June 2015, Rob Lyons

Existentialism to neuroscience: are we condemned to be free?

Podcast: Listen to Professor Frank Furedi's lecture on the legacy of Jean-Paul Sartre at the Academy 2012

Friday 5 June 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas 10

FIFA Scandal, professionalism in crisis and a new approach to primary-school teaching.

Friday 29 May 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast: Are we all vulnerable now?

Is the preoccupation with vulnerability sapping our resilience?

Friday 22 May 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, Episode 9

Fighting for the right to party, the history of theatre and our upcoming events on justice, money and power.

Thursday 14 May 2015, Rob Lyons

What does it mean to do ‘evil’?

Podcast: Angus Kennedy offers an introduction to morality.

Friday 8 May 2015, Rob Lyons

Can conservatism survive the 21st century?

Listen to this podcast from the Battle of Ideas archive on the past, present and future of conservatism

Friday 1 May 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas Episode 8

The EU in crisis, the UK economy and our round up of the General Election campaign.

Friday 24 April 2015, Rob Lyons

Time to get serious about irony?

Podcast: has the culture of irony gone too far?

Friday 17 April 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas Episode 7

Solving the housing crisis, repealing the Human Rights Act and a breakthrough in autism research.

Friday 10 April 2015, Rob Lyons

Fascism and anti-modernity

Podcast: Bruno Waterfield at The Academy 2011 explains the origins of fascism.

Wednesday 1 April 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas 6: Richard III, the UK General Election and rejuvenating the economy

In this edition, we talk to Tiffany Jenkins, Claire Fox and Vicky Pryce.

Friday 27 March 2015, Rob Lyons

Adam Smith: value or price? The morality of commercial society

Podcast: listen to Frank Furedi's lecture from The Academy 2014

Friday 20 March 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: episode 5

This week we talk racial equality laws, childhood obesity and free speech on university campuses

Friday 13 March 2015, Rob Lyons

Ukraine: Cold War rebooted?

Podcast: Listen to the Battle of Ideas debate.

Friday 6 March 2015, Rob Lyons

The Podcast of Ideas: Episode 4

The moralism of the tax-avoidance debate, 'plain packs' and free speech, and the misplaced hype around the 'sharing economy'.

Tuesday 3 March 2015, David Bowden

Immanuel Kant and the purity of subjective expression

Listen to Roger Scruton's lecture at The Academy 2012 - and get your Early Bird ticket for The Academy 2015.

Friday 20 February 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Episode 3

After Copenhagen, theatre through the ages and the anti-FGM crusade.

Friday 6 February 2015, Rob Lyons

The Podcast of Ideas: Episode 2

In this edition we talk about mitochondrial donation, The Academy and the London Legal Salon's upcoming series of debates on abortion

Friday 30 January 2015, Rob Lyons

Do we live in a top shelf society?

Podcast: listen to the Battle of Ideas debate.

Friday 23 January 2015, Rob Lyons

The Podcast of Ideas

In this edition of our new podcast series, we talk about Charlie Hebdo, Page 3, the Greek elections and Debating Matters.

Friday 16 January 2015, Rob Lyons

America: the twilight years?

Podcast: listen to the Battle of Ideas debate.

Thursday 8 January 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast: Shopping and fretting - the ethics of consumerism

Listen to the Battle of Ideas debate.

Friday 19 December 2014, Rob Lyons

Podcast: To boldly go - what is the point of space exploration?

Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2014 debate.

Friday 12 December 2014, Rob Lyons

Podcast: our morals, their moralism?

Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2014 debate.

Friday 5 December 2014, Rob Lyons

Podcast: Kindergarten culture

Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2014 debate on why the government treats us like children.

Friday 14 November 2014, Rob Lyons

Podcast: Immigration - who should control our borders?

Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2014 debate.

Friday 7 November 2014, Rob Lyons

Podcast: should we fear democracy?

Recording of the Battle of Ideas 2014 keynote debate.

Thursday 9 October 2014, David Bowden

New podcast: do we need a British Bill of Rights?

Listen to the Battle Satellite discussion.

Friday 26 September 2014, Rob Lyons

New podcast: ‘Opera: are we all invited?’

Does opera, or any other ‘difficult’ art form, by definition need to be held to different standards of accessibility than popular culture?

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Civil liberties in times of Corona

Monday 5 October, 7.00pm (UK), online, via Zoom