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EXTINCTION OR PROGRESS? VISIONS OF THE FUTURE
Who are ‘the people’?
Is white privilege real?
Snowflakes of revolutionaries: what is the new student identity?
Who are the establishment?
Is socialism making a comeback?
From picket line to polling booth: what does class mean today?
What should happen to Shamima Begum?
Views on the Streets: Free Speech post-Copenhagen
Views on the News: Patriotism
Alternative lectures: Humanism (Part 2)
Alternative lectures: What is Humanism? (Part 1)
Don’t Shout at the Telly: Re-thinking the riots
Don’t shout at the telly: The East London Science School
Abortion: The civilised solution
China’s Urban Revolution
Don’t Shout at the Telly: Booze Bans
What does it mean to be a liberal today?
TV Dinners: Fatminster
Reproduction strand: Frankenstein’s daughters
Energy: A new nuclear age?
Three’s a crowd? The battle over population and reproduction
Don’t shout at the Telly: Queer Progress
Don’t shout at the telly: The anti-war movement
Don’t shout at the telly: Humanitarian intervention
Don’t shout at the telly: Gaza special
Drill, crime and race: What is inciting violence on London’s streets?
From Windrush to Yarl’s Wood: The immigration debate today
The left behind; white working-class kids and education
The F word: What’s the point of feminism today?
Culture: Who pays?
Black and white vision: Are we seeing racism everywhere?
What is a woman anyway?
Tearing up the rule book: The end of the new world order?
From Italy to Sweden: What’s behind today’s anti-establishment revolt?
How do you solve a problem like Korea?
All Change: Navigating the new political disruption
Don’t Shout at the Telly Christmas Special: The New Atheism
Every Cook Can Govern: CLR James & the canon
The crisis of diplomacy in the era of Trump
From SJW to gammon: Weaponising political language
Views on the News: Rethinking Role Models
Picnic in the park: What does radicalism mean today?
Don’t shout at the telly: Progress & Sustainable Development
Cultural Appropriation: Compliment or Theft?
Xi’s China: New Global Power
Why is energy a battlefield today?
Putin’s Russia: A New Cold War?
Trudeau’s Canada: A liberal nirvana?
Footloose cosmopolitans or citizens of nowhere?
Macron’s France: ‘En Marche!’ to business as usual?
Bed blockers and bigots: Have wrinklies cheated millennials?
Automatic Lovers: Should we be worried about sex robots?
Is porn corrupting sex?
Is free speech a fiction? In conversation with Lionel Shriver
National identity and belonging: What does it mean to be a citizen?
Cross-examining UK rape laws
Has #MeToo killed the office romance?
Contraception: A hard pill to swallow?
Consent Classes: From school to Parliament and beyond
Don’t shout at the telly: Economy Special
Trust: 10 years after the financial crisis, have we learnt the lessons?
Party politics: Realignment or disintegration?
Bookshop Barnie: Douglas Carswell on Rebel
What is … identity?
All by myself: Is loneliness a social problem?
Banter and besties: Is friendship in peril?
The corruption of political language
Islamist terror: The new normal?
What is …..Fascism?
Diversity: Does it matter?
Women vs Feminism: Do we all need liberating from the gender wars?
Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
Censorship and Identity: Free Speech For Me But Not For You?
What is liberalism?
Safety First: Do We Live In A ‘Cotton-Wool Society’?
British Values: The View on the Streets
Real-life Archers? Policing and domestic violence
‘The past, we want no part of it’: The legacy of Futurism
Schools and social mobility: A grammatical error?
Did Cathy Come Home? Homelessness today
You’re hired! Who wants to be an apprentice?
Turkey: Is there hope for democracy?
Teaching to the text: Textbooks or technology?
Can you teach a knowledge-led curriculum to all pupils, and, if so, should you?
Curriculum: Should it be prescribed or should teachers be given autonomy?
Grammar schools: Are they a red herring for solving the knowledge problem?
What is gender?
Can ‘Neuroparenting’ save the family?
Women’s trouble? The pay gap debate
Does the Eurozone have a future?
What’s God got to do with it?
Bodily autonomy: My body, my choice?
Gender Wars: Is masculinity toxic for boys?
Skool rules: Made to be broken?
What should post-millennials know?
Religious education in a secular age
Nihilism and terror: How political is the new jihadism?
Eastern Menace: A new European culture war?
Crumbling BRIC: What future for Brazil?
Immigration: What is the future of free movement?
The new Ireland: New moral state?
Do we need a common tongue? Languages and integration
Does Britain have a gambling problem?
Are political parties over?
Are schools producing Generation Snowflake?
Utopia myopia: The future of cities
Young people and mental illness: A growing problem?
Are young people scared of sex?
Is Utopian Thinking Dead?
Decolonising education: Is the curriculum too white?
Peer-To-Peer Sexual Abuse: Myth or Time Bomb?
Humanity’s Big Challenge: Water Wars
Soweto to #RhodesMustFall: The changing face of South African resistance
Tax wars and inequality
Is Brutalism back?
Is London over?
Are the millennials revolting?
Who are we? Identity politics dissected
What is the truth about ‘post-factual politics’?
What’s Wrong With Men’s Rights?
The great inequality debate: Are the super-rich heroes or villains?
Generational inequality: Who should pay for the future?
Britain’s Infrastructure: The road to nowhere?
Housing: Pump It Up
Balloon Debate: What’s the best invention ever?
Can we teach creativity?
From devolution to Northern Powerhouse: Is this the Age of Regions?
Young Arab Voices: Resisting radicalisation
Should we wage war on poverty pay?
Start-up Nation: Are entrepreneurs the future?
From HS2 to virtual reality: The new industrial revolution?
Uber and out: Is there a future for driving?
From plazamania to Garden Bridge: Why all the fuss about public space?
From tsunamis to terror attacks: Do we need resilient cities?
End of the East Asian economic miracle?
Plantation politics: Is industrial farming bad for the developing world?
Do high streets still need shops?
The Personal is Political: Is identity politics eating itself?
Travelling for a change: The new ethical tourism
Campus Wars: Safe or Sanitized
What is a good death: Can science and medicine tell us?
Can children do philosophy?
Do anti-bullying policies build character?
Can Big Data save the world?
From literature to Twitter: The death of the reader?
QuestionDine 2015: Election Candidates with chips
Law and democracy
European Referendum: What will decide the vote?
After the referendum: Britain divided?
We the People, you the Mob?
The battle over breasts
Can the UK economy survive Brexit?
After Ferguson: Policing and race in America
Gentrify this: The pros and cons of urban development
Is technology limiting our humanity?
The new populism
Does pink really stink? The gender-neutral parenting debate
Rape culture: Menace or myth?
Why are young people joining ISIS?
The NHS: Still worth defending?
Goodbye Mr Chips: Can research tell teachers how to teach?
Eugenics: Myth and reality
What is a good life: Can science and medicine tell us?
The Sharing Economy: Radical capitalism or high-tech pocket money?
Should schools teach ‘British Values’?
Blurred lines: What is consent?
What’s wrong with cheap food?
Is it time to build on the green belt?
Can we manufacture a new economy?
Is there a future for liberalism?
The robots are coming: Friends or foes?
From Canary Wharf to China: Is the Bubble Going to Burst Again?
PIGS Can’t Fly? Surviving Austerity
Data Overload: What is the Point of Exams?
Community Treatment Orders: The Psychiatric ASBO?
Don’t Shout at the Telly: Pain & Animal Experimentation
Ten Questions For Election Candidates
Belgium’s ‘right to die’ for children: A slippery slope?
What do animals know?
Dose of reality: The ethics and politics of drug development?
Victims’ law: Therapeutic justice or moral crusade?
The science of public health: Where’s the evidence?
Do they mean us? International views on Britain
Whose borders are they anyway? The nation state unravelling
Lessons from Asia: What is a world-class education?
The gamification of society: Time to grow up?
Forever friends? Negotiating online relationships?
The UK economy after Brexit: Sink or swim?
How will we feed Britain after Brexit?
Centre Points: Compulsory Voluntary work?
Ukraine: Cold war rebooted?
America: The twilight years?
Evidence-based Education: Marks out of 10?
Multinationals: Curse or blessing for the developing world?
Business bashing: Should Corporates ‘Care’?
Hunger in the UK: The food banks phenomenon
Judgement by our peers: Is the jury out?
Should we fear democracy?
Our morals, their moralism?
Growth is good: Mission or mania
Big Data: Big danger?
‘Cinderella Law’: Criminalising parental authority?
Why are we afraid to judge?
Hashtag feminism: Radical or banal?
Judge rule: Is the law taking over politics?
After Gaza: The return of anti-Semitism?
Debating Matters Competition International Final 2014
Food for thought: Scottish Independence?
Nightlights: Tackling Hillsborough
Views on the Streets: What gets your vote?
Free Speech on Campus Now
In conversation: India
Science journalism: Battle of Ideas taster
Role models: On your best behaviour?
Is 10 too young to be a criminal?
Facebook generation: Growing up in public
What is the secret of Scandinavian success?
Sacrifice and philanthropy: What’s in it for me?
From Shipman to Mid Staffs – does doctor still know best?
Chewing the facts: What’s the truth of the obesity crisis?
Honey, did we bankrupt the kids?
Controverski: Sochi, gay rights & Russia-bashing
The Law & our private lives: An abusive relationship?
Is nothing private anymore? Battle of Ideas Short
Putting the past on trial: Battle of Ideas Short
Is there no limit to what neuroscience can do? Battle of Ideas Short
What is ‘new environmentalism’?
Baby on board: The battle over pregnancy
Church & state: A marriage on the rocks?
Conference-The Life & Legacy of CLR James Session 1
Sandy Hook, Gun Control & A Changing America: Battle of Ideas Taster
The new sex education: Colonising our children’s emotions?
Babies, brains and bull***t?
Science journalism: The tyranny of evidence?
In conversation: Russia
Cops in crisis: What seems to be the matter officer?
State vs. market: Is there a way forward?
Computer modelling: All about the image?
Time to get serious about irony?
From Sandy Hook to Boston: Guns, bombs and a changing America?
Building trust or cleaning up the public realm?
Do as I say, not as I do: What is wrong with hypocrisy?
Number crunching and ethics in the era of big data
Listening to music: A private or public activity?
Institutions on life support
What is addiction?
Great leaders: Born or made?
Is nothing private anymore?
Authority in crisis
Soul on the slab: Is there no limit to what neuroscience can do?
Putting the past on trial: Burning dead witches?
Gas galore? Fracking and the future of energy
Abortion: A medical or moral choice?
No future: Has pop lost its radical edge?
Engineering design or designing engineering?
Right to know: Opening Pandora’s box?
Telling off the grown ups
Trust me: I’m a scientist
Character: Skill or virtue?
Organ donation: Dead or alive?
Don’t Shout at the Telly: Vote for what?
Blaming troubled families: Licensed to parent
Austerity: Here to stay?
Do we live in a top-shelf society?
Banning the Brave New World?
Epigenetics: Are you what your parents ate?
Social media: Good or bad?
Drink, smoke, eat: Prohibition today
Manufacturing: The great comeback?
The Giants of Asia
Illuminating the Middle Ages
Born this way?
Occupy: Illusory radicalism?
Water, water, everywhere: Not allowed to use it
Religious or Spiritual or Neither?
Lobbyists: The new hidden persuaders?
Atheism: What’s the point?
Youth today: Unemployed or unemployable?
High and low culture: Separated at birth?
The riots one year on: Assessing the state of the nation
Capitalism: Kill or cure?
What’s wrong with equality?
Can the law make us equal?
Free will: Just an illusion?
Risk, regulation and red tape
Building an intellectual legacy: The Battle for which ideas?
Why isn’t poverty history yet?
Lessons from America: The new culture wars
Public Inquiries in the dock
Taxing our way to a fairer society?
Europe’s new far right: Fear or fantasy?
Is Europe boring?
Euro and the economy: The final countdown?
Riots and Revolutions: Europe’s young radicals?
Debating Matters: Baby Boomers
Moral panics or just panic?
Debating Matters UK Final: Alcohol pricing
Smart drugs: Magic bullet or cheating ourselves?
Will the EU be the death of democracy? (Edited Highlights)
Creativity and curiosity: Do we make stuff up or find it out?
Will the EU be the death of democracy? (Full debate)
Question Dine: A row is on the menu
Loyalty in an age of whistle-blowing & Wikileaks
Designer people: Is technology making us less human?
Unrealpolitik: A new world order?
The trillion dollar question: The US economy
Fracking and Fukushima: Our energy security fears
A glimpse of Debating Matters
Battle against the Fates
Life off Earth: Are the aliens out there?
The rise of the clicktivists: Will the revolution be digitised?
Is this Africa’s decade?
Is there a ghost in the machine?
Is individualism bad for society?
Eurozonia: Too big to fail, too small to succeed?
Is there a culture war against populism?
Middle East ‘revolutions’: Hopes and Fears
Sex in the brain: Do men and women think differently?
The IPCC: Can we trust the evidence?
The Battle of Ideas: Don’t miss it
Wikileaks is good for Democracy?
Optimism versus Pessimism
Debating Matters India: A taster
Is the West still the best?
Prosperity without growth: A contradiction in terms
Whose social justice is it anyway?
The Empty Square
Brexit – where are we at?
The great population debate: Too many carbon footprints?
Sex trafficking: New slave trade or moral panic?
Are we a classless society Mr Cameron?
Rape and the law: He said, she said?
Going nowhere? Staying local in a global village
Should apes have rights?
What science can and cannot tell us
Ageing and medicine: Quality versus quantity?
Rationing and medicine: What price life?
Africa and oil
Engineering the future: Cautionary tale or utopia?
The energy challenge: Can we keep the lights on?
Trust in an age of cynicism
A Taste of the Battle of Ideas
The Fight over Flight: What’s the problem with air travel?
Alternative Medicine is Quackery
Debating Matters India
Don’t Shout at the Telly: Tolerance
Welfare dependency: Who benefits?
Battle for Politics: Vote for what?
Battle for Politics: Evidence based policy
Question Dine: Election candidates served raw
Battle of Ideas: Reform or Revolution?
Battle for Politics: They know what we’re thinking
From Macpherson to the BNP: Race today
Reproduction: Whose right to choose?
Assisted Dying Yes or No: Debating Matters UK final
Terrorism: Civil liberties or anti-terror laws?
The rise and rise of behavioural economics
Debating Matters: Population
Demystifying the crisis
Can the State save the economy?
Debating Matters UK: Presumed Consent
Abortion: A Civilised Debate
Indian students debate what matters
Human rights in the frame
Growing pains: Pros and cons of economic dynamism
The Obama drama
Can youth engagement save democracy?
Can China and India catch up with the West?
Are we what we eat?
Challenging China bashing
The China and human rights controversy
Don’t Shout at the Telly: The Leveson Inquiry
Patient centred healthcare: The right to choose?
Don’t shout at the telly 4
Don’t shout at the telly 3
Don’t shout at the telly 2
Don’t shout at the telly
The new Irish border question
Rally for Democracy: An Invoke Democracy Now Event
What is … democracy?
Statute overload: Are there too many laws?
Planet of the Vapes: Why is there a war on e-cigarettes?
Has tolerance gone too far?
Reassessing paternalism: Is autonomy a myth?
Leveson one year on: What future for press freedom?
Legal highs and club drugs culture
From Banning Burqas to B&B Bigots
The fall of the technocratic experts
Gender pay gap: Myth or reality?
Keeping the faith schools?
Let’s talk about sex, baby
Democracy under siege
Religious tolerance: Can we keep the faith?
The end of Boozy Britain?
Drip by drip: Have we given up on privacy?
Why Luther still matters – religious conscience and individual liberty
Stop the press: The media after Leveson
What is the truth?
Taming tabloid tittle-tattle