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We record most of our events and you can browse our SoundCloud page or our YouTube channel for the full selection. Catch up with some highlights from the past few months below or explore details of our past events (see ARCHIVE on the left).

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A selection of our recent events/

Audio archive playlists/


This set includes Ece Temelkuran, Jo Dunkley, Joan Smith, Kenan Malik, Kristen Roupenian, Paul Mason, Robin DiAngelo, Steven Pinker, Tracey Thorn and Tracy K Smith.

This set includes Afrua Hirsch, Akala, Francis Fukuyama, Gina Miller, Julie Bindel, Jesmyn Ward, June Sarpong, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Margo Jefferson, Martin Rees, Matt Haig, Nikesh Shukla, Shami Chakrabarti and the launch event for Dialogue Books.

This set includes Cordelia Fine, Dorit Rabinyan, Harriet Harman, Michael Rosen, Neil Jordan, Pankaj Mishra, Paul Beatty, Thomas L Friedman and Young People’s Festival of Ideas debates on homelessness and the language and representation of LGBT+ culture.

This set includes Kat Banyard, Laura Bates, Janine di Giovanni, Erwin James, Ruth Levitas, Chris Packham, Alexei Sayle, Yanis Varoufakis, Lindy West, The Big European Referendum Debate and our Frankenstein and Utopia weekends.

This set includes Tariq Ali, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the New Lyrical Ballads evening, the Coleridge Lectures, Caroline Criado-Perez, Alvin Roth, Nawal El Saadawi, Roberto Saviano, a debate on the legacy of Simone de Beauvoir and sessions in the Festival of the Future City.

This set includes Julian Baggini, Laura Bates, Lynn Barber, Linda Colley, David Harvey, Dan Hurley, Owen Jones, Patrick Keiller, Sally Magnusson, Kenan Malik, Rebecca Mead, Linda Tirado, Irvine Welsh and debates on Ian Nairn, Blackadder Goes Forth, inequality, health, the working class, the coalition government, and young people in the military.

This set includes Anabel Hernandez, Medea Benjamin, Melissa Benn, Tony Benn, Chris Brookmyre, Eugene Byrne, Jung Chang, William Dalrymple, Jared Diamond, Philip French, George Ferguson, Linda Grant, Aleksandar Hemon, Maria Konnikova, Sarah Maitland, Michael Palin, James Salter, Lynne Segal and Julia Unwin.

This set includes Bidisha, Joanna Bourke, Geoff Dyer, Richard Ford, Claudia Hammond, Tim Harford, Martin Jacques, Prue Leith, Robert Macfarlane, Majaad Nawaz, Julia Neuberger, Aman Sethi, Elif Shafak, Ruchir Sharma, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner. Tom Watson MP, Vivienne Westwood and Jeanette Winterson.

This set includes Izzeldin Abuelaish, Steve Bell, Martha Fineman, Temple Grandin, A C Grayling, Kristin Hersh, Clarence B Jones, Jackie Kay, Bjorn Lomborg and the Bristol Genius series.

This set includes Alex Bellos, Martin Creed, Antonia Fraser, Ben Goldacre, Rachel Hewitt, Peter Hitchens, Andrea Levy, Brooke Magnanti, Clay Shirky, Polly Toynbee and David Walker, and Francis Wheen.

This set includes Alaa Al Aswany, Mary Beard, Gillian Beer, Nick Cohen, Alan Davies, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Steve Fuller, Tristram Hunt,  and Ziauddin Sardar.