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21st Century Challenges

1 Kensington Gore, Westminster, SW7 2AR, London
Open Lectures & Talks'The aim of the 21st Century Challenges series ... is to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the key issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years and thereby aid people in making their own informed decisions and judgements on these issues.'
Online Lectures & TalksExtensive series of video and audio transcripts.
Also IndexedRoyal Geographical Society
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1601
Visits to Website2282

Also Festival: Big Ideas in a Beautiful Space

Compton Verney, Stratford-on-Avon, CV35 9HX, West Midlands
Open Lectures & Talks'Salon London is proud to present its first ever outdoor festival.' Usually held Late June.
Historic CountyWarwickshire
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1529
Visits to Website866

Battle of Ideas

The Barbican, Silk Street, The City, EC2Y 8DS, London
Open Lectures & Talks'Two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas with the Barbican.' Latest Dates 17-18 October 2015.
Also IndexedInstitute of Ideas
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP896
Visits to Website671

Big Ideas

The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia, 25 Rathbone Place, Westminster, W1T 1DG, London
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Big Ideas is a series of events, mostly held in pubs in London ... Sessions generally start with a question. Someone who has some relevant expertise gives a very brief, informal talk. After that a discussion develops in a free and unstructured manner. It's not a lecture, and it's not a debate; it's a pub argument, but unlike any you've had before ... In case you were worried, Big Ideas isn't affiliated with any political, religious or other organisation, and we don't have any particular agenda ... Anyone is welcome to turn up.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP881
Visits to Website723

Bristol Festival of Ideas
Open Lectures & TalksProgramme of events througout the year, with an especial focus in May.
Also IndexedBristol Cultural Development Partnership | The Observer
Historic CountyGloucestershire
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP832
Visits to Website999

Café Culture [Newcastle upon Tyne]

Urban Café, Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BP, North East
Open Lectures & Talks'Café Culture welcomes you to café-style discussions on culture, politics, philosophy and science. Open to all, no prior knowledge needed, just a like-minded desire for convivial and lively banter. Events are free ... Events run from 7–9 pm, snacks and drinks are available.'
Also IndexedCafé Culturel | Café Philosophique | Café Politique | Café Scientifique | British Science Association | The Institute for Public Policy Research North, Northumbria University | PEALS | Newcastle Philosophy Society
Historic CountyNorthumberland
Views 'Full' Record + MAP3526
Visits to Website1437

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, Eastern
Open Lectures & Talks'The Festival of Ideas celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences through performances, film screenings, hands on activities, talks and workshops - for free!' Latest Dates 19 October - 1 November 2015.
Online Lectures & Talks'Check out the Video and Audio page to catch up on any events you missed.'
Also IndexedUniversity of Cambridge
Historic CountyCambridgeshire
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1215
Visits to Website711

Form Seven

Hampton Court House, East Molesey, Elmbridge, KT8 9BS, London
Open Lectures & Talks'FORM SEVEN is a community of people who love to ask questions, dedicated to enriching their knowledge of the arts and sciences, languages and books. Join us to explore new perspectives and meet new people ... You will meet new people on the same wavelength as you. Our events will allow you to dive into a whole world of new ideas and skills: history, languages, literature, philosophy, science, nature and creative arts. There is food for any curious mind.'
Historic CountyLondon - Outer
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1276
Visits to Website442

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique

The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, Islington, EC1M 6EL, London
Open Lectures & Talks'Amongst the events organised by Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique is our series of talks (in English) known as the Cafés Diplo.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1165
Visits to Website702

Open Lectures & Talks'An award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, established in Manchester in 1995. For 21 years FutureEverything has been exploring the meeting point of technology, society and culture which lies at the heart of the digital debate. Through a community network and regular events it makes connections between thinkers, developers, coders, artists, designers, urbanists and policy makers – inspiring them to experiment and to collaborate in new ways.' Festival usually held late March/early April.
Historic CountyLancashire
Type of BodyThink Tank
Views 'Full' Record + MAP882
Visits to Website267

Great Debate, The
Open Lectures & Talks'The Great Debate website includes listings of events, articles, reviews and useful links to other sites. We hope that you will find our website to be a useful resource.'
Historic CountyNorthumberland
Views 'Full' Record + MAP946
Visits to Website1061


EICC, The Exchange, City of Edinburgh, EH3 8EE, Scotland
Open Lectures & TalksA series of free public lectures which has been designed to celebrate innovation in Edinburgh and Scotland.
Also IndexedEdinburgh International Conference Centre
Historic CountyMidlothian
Views 'Full' Record + MAP999
Visits to Website311

Institute of Art and Ideas

Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales
Navigate Website>>> IAI Debates & Talks
Open Lectures & Talks'We organise two unique cultural festivals each year in Hay-on-Wye. HowTheLightGetsIn and Crunch offer a distinctive blend of inspirational and challenging debates, and legendary performances and parties. The festivals feature some of the biggest and most exciting thinkers, writers and artists, world-class live musicians, comedy, cabaret and legendary parties with DJs and dancing until the small hours.'
Online Lectures & Talks'All of our content is available to share on the iai website.' Can search by Subject Category, Length of Video, Speaker ...
Also IndexedHowTheLightGetsIn | Crunch
Historic CountyBrecknockshire
Views 'Full' Record + MAP964
Visits to Website560

Intelligence Squared
Navigate Website>>> Future Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Intelligence² occupies a unique position in London's social and intellectual landscape. It is the only institution in town - aside from Parliament - to provide a forum for debate on the crucial issues of the day; but unlike Parliament, its debates are consistently exciting, witty, provocative ... and comfortable, held as they are at the Royal Geographical Society's Ondaatje Theatre and other venues ... Tickets for individual events can be purchased directly from our event page for the standard price of £25. There are a few exceptions to the standard price ...' Usually need to book ahead.
Online Lectures & TalksDebates also accessible 'on air' and 'online': Premium Account 'Receive unlimited access to our regularly updated, expanding catalogue of written debates, which provide succinct and lucid analyses of major issues in politics, technology, the arts and other fields, breaking down each topic into the arguments for and against. Watch the full archive of videos from IQ² live debates and other IQ² events: lectures, talks and discussions. Perfect for students and the intellectually curious. If you prefer not to read or watch online, our written debates can be printed in PDF format and our videos can be downloaded on to your computer.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1082
Visits to Website1685

Manchester Grammar School, The

Old Hall Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M13 0XT, North West
Open Lectures & TalksHave organized several Named Lectures and related events which can be 'open to the public'. Enquire about attendance.
Named Lectures & TalksHugh Oldham Lecture | Paton Lecture
Historic CountyLancashire
Type of BodyLearning Centre
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1123
Visits to Website633

Oxford London Lecture in association with The Guardian, The

Church House Conference Centre, Westminster Dean's Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ, London
Open Lectures & Talks'This is an annual lecture series hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Exploring the newest research emerging from Oxford this lecture and panel discussion will consider how research at Oxford impacts on the world in the twenty-first century.'
Also IndexedThe Guardian | Romanes Fund
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1099
Visits to Website571

Oxford Martin School

Old Indian Institute, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD, South East
Open Lectures & Talks'The 21st Century School runs seminars, workshops and one-off events in different departments throughout the academic year. It also features a distinguished public lecture series and a termly seminar series to present cutting-edge research on the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.' Typically: 'Seminars are free and open to everyone, with no registration required' - but should check first.
Also IndexedUniversity of Oxford | James Martin 21st Century School
Historic CountyOxfordshire
Views 'Full' Record + MAP800
Visits to Website627

Ralph Miliband Programme, The

London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, London
Open Lectures & Talks'The donor's wishes to continue Ralph Miliband's intellectual tradition are being carried out through a combination of public lecture series and the appointment of visiting teaching fellows. These fellows also give public lectures at LSE ... The lectures are free and open to all with some events requiring a ticket so please check the individual web listing. The events generally take place in the early evening and last approximately one and a half hours, including a question and answer session.'
Also IndexedLondon School of Economics and Political Science
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP859
Visits to Website517

Royal Society of Arts

8 John Adam Street, Westminster, WC2N 6EZ, London
Open Lectures & Talks'RSA events are free and open to the public as well as RSA Fellows.'
Online Lectures & Talks'You can experience our events in person at the RSA House, through live audio-streaming and live video-streaming over the web, or watch or listen at your convenience, using free video and audio downloads.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyAcademy
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1198
Visits to Website585

Social Futures Institute [Teesside]

Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, North East
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksOrganize a Sofi Seminar Series, with weekday late afternoon seminars - as well as other events from time to time: 'Many events are open to the public. You do need to book for some events'.
Also IndexedTeesside University
Historic CountyYorkshire North Riding
Views 'Full' Record + MAP999
Visits to Website531

St George's House

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Windsor & Maidenhead, SL4 1NJ, South East
Open Lectures & Talks'Each year the House hosts two Lectures. The Annual Lecture was established in 1978 and has continued under the generous sponsorship of Rio Tinto. The purpose of these Lectures is to develop a subject already under discussion in the House programme of Consultations. A specialist speaker is invited to offer their own thoughts in a way that will promote further discussion and debate ... The Elson Ethics Lecture has been founded to promote discussion and debate on issues of an ethical and moral nature. This lecture series has come about through the vision and generosity of Ambassador Edward Elson.' Enquire about attendance.
Named Lectures & TalksElson Ethics Lecture | Rio Tinto
Historic CountyBerkshire
Type of BodyTrust & Foundation
Views 'Full' Record + MAP840
Visits to Website521

ThoughtOut: How Ideas Work

UEA London, 102 Middlesex Street, London,, The City, E1 7EZ, London
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksThoughtOut 'hopes to help bridge the perceived gap between two imaginary places called “the ivory tower” and “the real world,” to bring them together through ideas that we believe should be at the center of cultural debate today'. Holding early evening events once or twice a month.
Also IndexedUniversity of East Anglia
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP987
Visits to Website561

York Festival of Ideas

University of York, York, YO10 5DD, Yorkshire and the Humber
Open Lectures & TalksLatest Dates 9-21 June 2015.
Also IndexedUniversity of York | York Theatre Royal | The National Centre for Early Music | York Museums Trust
Historic CountyYorkshire North Riding
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1039
Visits to Website753

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