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Howells to Speak at Battle of Ideas: Student Discounts


CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells will be among the speakers at the Battle of Ideas 2012, an annual festival of ideas, debate and discussion, organised by the Institute of Ideas. The event, now in its eighth year, takes a “fresh and considered view of key issues confronting contemporary society”, and will for the first time, be held at the Barbican in London, on the weekend of 20 and 21 October.

This year they are offering a small number of Lloyds Scholars Programme: Student Champion 2012 tickets for full time University students, which are priced at a discounted £27.50 for the whole event, and will allow access to all of the debates taking place over the weekend.

This year’s programme includes keynote debates such as; What is wrong with equality?,Capitalism: kill or cure?,The illusion of free will,The 21st Century case for freedom,andRisk, regulation and red tape. Full programme details can be found here.

The discounted Student tickets for the Battle of Ideas can be purchased online via the Barbican website.

Meanwhile, satellite debates that will be held around the country and internationally throughout October and November; from Leeds, London and Manchester, to Paris, Berlin and New York.

More information about this debate and the satellite programme as a whole can be found here.

Howells will be a panellist on the debate: “Research for the sake of it?” On Sunday 21st. He will argue for the intrinsic value of research regardless of its instrumental “impacts” and value to the economy.

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