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'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.' ALERT 'Public discussions ran from 2007 to March 2017. The aim of these events was to consider the big social, environmental and economic challenges of our time.'

21st Century Challenges
Visits to the Website2802
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‘The Academy was founded in 2000 to provide a forum committed to open and robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over. We organise intelligent public debates, on controversial topics, and most importantly challenge contemporary knee-jerk orthodoxies. One focus of our work is to ensure that new generations look behind the headlines and avoid over simplistic conclusions on difficult topics. We are especially concerned about the “dumbing down” of debate, and to this end we organise a range of high-profile public events.’ Events have included an annual Battle of Ideas Conference held in London in the Autumn.

Academy of Ideas
Visits to the Website983
Also indexedBattle of Ideas
Views of 'Full' Record1411

‘Our Also Festival serves up brilliant speakers and their ideas to you in a stylish, relaxed and natural setting.’ Held Early July.

Also Festival: Big Ideas in a Beautiful Space
Visits to the Website1343
Views of 'Full' Record2004

'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.' ALERT At Review, I could not find details of any forthcoming events of this Group, as such.

Big Ideas
Visits to the Website1021
Views of 'Full' Record1396

Programme of events througout the year, with an especial focus in May.

Bristol Festival of Ideas
Visits to the Website1477
Also indexedBristol Cultural Development Partnership | The Observer
Views of 'Full' Record1291

'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.'

Café Culture [Newcastle upon Tyne]
Visits to the Website1773
Also indexedCafé Culturel | Café Philosophique | Café Politique | Café Scientifique | British Science Association | The Institute for Public Policy Research North...
Views of 'Full' Record4724

'The Festival of Ideas celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences through performances, film screenings, hands on activities, talks and workshops - for free!' Held Mid - Late October.

Cambridge Festival of Ideas
Visits to the Website986
Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge
Views of 'Full' Record1712

‘Demos is a champion of people, ideas, and democracy. We bring people together. We bridge divides. We listen and we understand. We are practical about the problems we face, but endlessly optimistic and ambitious about our capacity, together, to overcome them.‘

Demos
Visits to the Website855
Views of 'Full' Record1371

‘Occupying the space where science and culture collide, the festival will bring together design music, art, science, food, books and theatre. We’re working with partners across the city and throughout Scotland to bring you brand new commissions, world class performers, authors and the best events for kids.‘ Held Mid October.

Festival of the Future
Visits to the Website658
Also indexedDundee Literary Festival
Views of 'Full' Record1536

'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.'

Form Seven
Visits to the Website698
Views of 'Full' Record1737

'Amongst the events organised by Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique is our series of talks (in English) known as the Cafés Diplo.'

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
Visits to the Website1147
Views of 'Full' Record1621

'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.

FutureEverything
Visits to the Website541
Views of 'Full' Record1358

'A not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to maintaining a space for public discussion through courses, day schools, debates and workshops for the general public on topics ranging from Darwinism and human nature, to free speech and environmental thought. We run a schools programme that includes public discussions, debating workshops in schools and thegreatnortherndebate project. We are committed to education, discovering knowledge and developing informed opinion through dialogue and research.'

Great Debate, The
Visits to the Website1443
Views of 'Full' Record1531

‘A hub for inspirational career advice from the very best in film, games and television’.

Guru: Inspiring Minds in Film, TV and Games
Visits to the Website675
Also indexedBAFTA
Views of 'Full' Record1064

A series of free public lectures which has been designed to celebrate innovation in Edinburgh and Scotland. Alert The Series has concluded.

InnovationNation
Visits to the Website567
Views of 'Full' Record1513

‘The IAI seeks to challenge the notion that our present accepted wisdom is the truth. It aims to uncover the flaws and limitations in our current thinking in search of alternative and better ways to hold the world. The IAI was founded in 2008 with the aim of rescuing philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas and putting them at the centre of culture. Not in aid of a more refined cultural life, but as an urgent call to rethink where we are.’

Institute of Art & Ideas
Visits to the Website912
Views of 'Full' Record1535

'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.

Intelligence Squared
Visits to the Website2013
Views of 'Full' Record1570

'Founded in 1980 by Owen Powell with the support of Keele University ... we are regarded as Europe's largest continuing educational initiative in international politics. It is our privilege to welcome a wide range of distinguished speakers to each annual series of 24 Thursday evening meetings. Many members of the House of Lords and Commons speak here, along with ambassadors, academics from Britain’s leading universities, national journalists, and others.'

Keele World Affairs
Visits to the Website1404
Also indexedKeele University
Views of 'Full' Record3932

Have organized several Named Lectures and related events which can be 'open to the public'. Enquire about attendance.

Manchester Grammar School, The
Visits to the Website909
Views of 'Full' Record1658

'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.'

Oxford London Lecture in association with The Guardian, The
Visits to the Website773
Also indexedThe Guardian | Romanes Fund
Views of 'Full' Record1494

'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.

Oxford Martin School
Visits to the Website944
Also indexedUniversity of Oxford | James Martin 21st Century School
Views of 'Full' Record1255

'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.'

Ralph Miliband Programme, The
Visits to the Website775
Also indexedLondon School of Economics and Political Science
Views of 'Full' Record1412

'RSA events are free and open to the public as well as RSA Fellows.'

Royal Society of Arts
Visits to the Website799
Views of 'Full' Record1686

'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.

St George's House
Visits to the Website801
Named Lectures & TalksElson Ethics Lecture | Rio Tinto
Views of 'Full' Record1302

ThoughtOut '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. ALERT ‘The University of East Anglia has ceased offering degree courses in London.'

ThoughtOut: How Ideas Work
Visits to the Website764
Views of 'Full' Record1367

‘The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.  The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas ... The Annual Meeting aims to be open and inclusive. Transparency and public inclusion are achieved through broad international media participation, televised sessions and webcasts, and through social media. The Annual Meeting achieves the greatest media impact compared to any annual event outside the world of sport.‘

World Economic Forum
Visits to the Website539
Views of 'Full' Record897
York Festival of Ideas
Visits to the Website968
Also indexedUniversity of York | York Theatre Royal | The National Centre for Early Music | York Museums Trust
Views of 'Full' Record1422

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