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"A ‘nudge’ too far? The rise of behavioural science and technocratic rule." From my opening talk at the Battle of Ideas, at which I argued that 'nudge' is inherently anti-democratic. #battlefest #nudge #behaviouralscience @instofideas lauradodsworth.substack.com/…
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It is less than a week until the Battle of Ideas festival comes to Buxton for day of debate on a range of issues from tackling cancel culture to transforming the economy. With @DerbyUni at the majestic Devonshire Dome Get your tickets now! battleofideas.org.uk/buxton/
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TOMORROW the renowned playwright David Ireland will be discussing cancel culture in the arts, his award-winning recent works, comedy and more. Register now for a #BattleFest edition of the Arts and Society Forum with @wearliegig academyofideas.org.uk/event/…
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I attended this debate 2 weeks ago - it was a phenomenally good exchange of views to get to the heart what drives the "for and against" of #assistedsuicide. Recommend to all who are following the #MeacherBill (you might also hear my voice chip in from the audience!) #BattleFest
Want to dig a little deeper into the issue of #AssistedDying? We looked at the #MeacherBill in our debate - ASSISTED DYING: HAS ITS TIME COME? - chaired by @J0ELcohen at #BattleFest Subscribe to our new podcast, where we'll release new debates each week: soundcloud.com/institute-of-…
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Academy of Ideas retweeted
I had the most inspiring time at #BattleFest2021 in Westminster. A weekend full of fascinating and thought-provoking discussions. Pleased to take part in discussion about "Islamophobia". Thank you @Fox_Claire @instofideas for organizing such an event. #battleofideas #freespeech
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Speaker @medavep from @dignityindying made the case for why law change would create a more equal experience. #BattleFest - #AssistedDying #MeacherBill (Listen to the full debate here: soundcloud.com/institute-of-…)
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Professor @kesleeman - Laing Galazka chair in palliative care at King's College London - argued the difference between the moral and legal sides of assisted dying. #BattleFest - #AssistedDying #MeacherBill (Listen to the full debate here: soundcloud.com/institute-of-…)
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Dr Richard Scheffer - a retired consultant in palliative medicine - argued that law change might not mean a rise in assisted dying, but could provide comfort even if not used. #BattleFest - #AssistedDying #MeacherBill (Listen to the full debate here: soundcloud.com/institute-of-…)
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Speaker Dr @historykev - author of Assisted Suicide: the liberal, humanist case against legalization - argued that assisted dying *is* suicide, and that the #MeacherBill would devalue the importance of life. #BattleFest (Listen to the full debate here: soundcloud.com/institute-of-…)
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Thank you to the whole team at Battle of Ideas for the wonderful gift ! We are delighted to have partnered with you in this successful event ! See you next year ! @instofideas #BattleofIdeasFestival #BattleofIdeas #Battlefest
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48 hours 70+ debates 300+ speakers 2,000+ attendees 1 venue (@Churchhouseconf) And a whole lot of photos - relive the #BattleFest and find yourself in our Facebook album: rb.gy/5wbbe5 With thanks to @tomfenn8 @IncMonocle @JamPond & Marcos Bevilacqua for the 📸
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