'Big Ideas is a series of events, mostly held in pubs in London ... Sessions generally start with a question. Someone who has some relevant expertise gives a very brief, informal talk. After that a discussion develops in a free and unstructured manner. It's not a lecture, and it's not a debate; it's a pub argument, but unlike any you've had before ... In case you were worried, Big Ideas isn't affiliated with any political, religious or other organisation, and we don't have any particular agenda ... Anyone is welcome to turn up.'
Address/Map Reference is usual meeting place (but occasionally meetings are held elsewhere in London at other pubs).
15 February 2015
'Our aim has never been to foster oppositional debate. We find the usual point-scoring Tae-Kwon-Do that passes for so much intellectual discussion tedious. We want conversations. We know that the kinds of topics we cover have no known solutions, and we’d like to leave at the end of the night with new and different ideas from the ones we walked in with.'