Join The Free Society and other groups for a series of cutting edge debates. Venue: the Institute of Economic Affairs, 2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London SW1
Enjoy pre-event drinks at the IEA courtesy Boisdale of Belgravia. Then engage in rigorous discussion with leading writers, journalists and opinion formers.
June 3, 10, 15, 24, 29
Join us from 6.00pm for a taste of liberty (ie free wine!). Then join in the following debates from 7.00-8.00pm.
The Free Society and the IEA present
THE FREEDOM (GREAT REPEAL) BILL
Laws that should be reformed/amended
Thursday June 3, 2010
Chaired by Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs), speakers include Professor Philip Booth (IEA), Guy Herbert (general secretary, NO2ID), Shane Frith (director, Progressive Vision), Chris Snowdon (author, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist and The Spirit Level Delusion), Rob Lyons (assistant editor, Spiked), Simon Clark (director, Forest) and Tim Cox (Liberal Vision)
The Free Society and Big Brother Watch present
BIG GOVERNMENT IS WATCHING YOU
The surveillance society and individual freedom
Thursday June 10, 2010
Chaired by Iain Dale (Total Politics), speakers include Alex Deane (director, Big Brother Watch), Philip Davies MP (Conservative), Phil Booth (national coordinator, NO2ID) and Ross Clark (author, The Road to Southend: One Man’s Struggle Against the Surveillance Society)
The Free Society and the Adam Smith Institute present
CAN A BIG SOCIETY BE A FREE SOCIETY?
Power or persuasion: what’s the big idea?
Tuesday June 15, 2010
Chaired by Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), speakers include Dr Eamonn Butler (director, Adam Smith Institute), Tim Evans (chairman, Libertarian Alliance), and Heather Brooke (freedom of information campaigner)
The Free Society and the Manifesto Club present
HYPER-REGULATION AND THE BULLY STATE
Bad laws that threaten individual liberty
Thursday June 24, 2010
Chaired by James Panton (Manifesto Club), speakers include Josie Appleton (Manifesto Club), Simon Clark (director, The Free Society), Philip Johnston (Daily Telegraph and author, Bad Laws: An Explosive Analysis of Britain’s Petty Rules, Health and Safety Lunacies and Madcap Laws)
The Free Society and Liberal Vision present
WHO HOLDS THE LIBERAL TORCH IN 2010?
Libertarians, Lib Dems or the “liberal elite”?
Tuesday June 29, 2010
Chaired by Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs), speakers include Julian Harris (chairman, Liberal Vision), Chris Mounsey (leader, Libertarian party), Brendan O’Neill (editor, Spiked!), Paul Staines (aka blogger Guido Fawkes), James Delingpole (writer, journalist and broadcaster), Mark Pack (co-editor, Liberal Democrat Voice) and Michael White (assistant editor, Guardian)
Forest, The Free Society and Free Spirits present
SMOKE ON THE WATER
Reception and riverboat party from
Westminster Pier on The Thames
Wednesday July 14, 2010
Entry is free to everyone who attends one or more debates.
Venue for all debates
2 Lord North Street
Debates chaired by Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), Iain Dale (Total Politics), James Panton (Manifesto Club) and Mark Littlewood (IEA).
Entry to all debates is free
Strictly RSVP only
or telephone 01223 370156