Balloon Debate: What’s the best invention ever?

Filmed at the Battle of Ideas and expertly chaired by Timandra Harkness, this incredibly engaging balloon debate sees panelists try to convince the audience of their choice for the best invention ever.  At the end of each round, the least popular invention is eliminated – and its proponent thrown out of the balloon. The debate gets to grips with what makes a good invention too. Should we laud those who came up with something first, those who perfected it or those who made it popular? Do we celebrate the collective effort of inventions developed over centuries or the individual genius who dreamed it to life? And the very deserving winner is… it and see. For more exciting panels like this one check out what’s happening at this year’s Battle of Ideas in October 2016. Email us to join our crew and we hope to see you there.