On Saturday 9 October at 12:15, I'll be chairing a discussion between @Furedibyte and @rakibehsan on identity - what it is in the 21st century, how it's changed, what 'identity politics' really mean & what it reveals about our contemporary sense of self. battleofideas.org.uk/session…
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That's just what I'm chairing - you could spend the weekend exploring the ins & outs the pandemic, or avoid the plague altogether & join debates on the cladding scandal, future of cars, novel vs netflix or sex & intimacy - the list goes on... battleofideas.org.uk/battle-…
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This year me & @MaximumCities are co-convenors of the festival - here we set out why #BattleFest is different. For us, the audience IS the festival, we actively encourage you to have YOUR say, to challenge other people’s ideas and be challenged yourself. battleofideas.org.uk/why-bat…
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The public square can't exist on zoom or Twitter - our hope at @instofideas is that the Battle of Ideas festival 2021 will go some way to remind us of why #FREESPEECH, open, public discussion IN THE FLESH is vital for democracy. See you there? battleofideas.org.uk/battle-…

5:59 PM · Sep 25, 2021

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