Future Events


The Power of Poetry

Friday 2 March 2018, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

William Sieghart and Jeanette Winterson will explore poetry’s ability to calm, console and connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie Okonedo, Sue Perkins and other actors will bring the poems to life.

The Financial Crisis and the State of Modern Capitalism

| Emmanuel Centre

It’s been ten years since the crash that shook the foundations of modern capitalism. Looking back at this critical moment for the global economy and examining its repercussions today, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a panel of the country’s top economic experts.
If You Believe You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

If You Are a Citizen of the World, You Are A Citizen of Nowhere

Monday 5 March 2018, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

For some, being a citizen of the world is a badge of honour, not shame. But others feel the strongest sense of solidarity with those who share their history, language and common culture. Join us on March 5th to unpack these divisions at the heart of contemporary politics.
James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci on the Transformative Power of Music

James Rhodes And Armando Iannucci

Thursday 1 February 2018, 7pm | Cadogan Hall

Armando Iannucci and James Rhodes come to our stage to discuss the transcendent power of music. These two exceptional minds will be using the concert grand at Cadogan Hall to show how the great composers can touch our hearts and change our lives.


Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

Today's millennials complain that they are crippled by student debt, with ever diminishing prospects of buying a house. Many blame the baby boomers for being a uniquely selfish bunch who have hoarded all the goodies for themselves. But are the older generations being unfairly scapegoated by the young?
The Left has right on its side

The Left has right on its side

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre

The Left has always championed a fairer, more equal society and fought to protect the weak from the strong. But do its adherents really care, or are they just bathing in the warm glow of virtue signalling? And is it actually the Right, with its emphasis on freedom of choice and the value of tradition, that has the best interests of society at heart?
The Art of Debate

Half-term workshop: Debate Like a World Champion

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 9.15am | Latymer Upper School

A two day debating workshop for students in Years 5-11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. In small groups students will craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in interactive lectures which expand their knowledge of topics such as human rights, criminal law, and the big political issues of the day.