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The Greatest Adventure has just come to a close with our finale debate topping off a very special weekend of ideas and inspiration. We'd like to thank everyone who came for contributing your thoughts and your imaginations and helping us to create a truly unique event. Stay tuned for more updates and thanks once again!

Our Hosts

Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland Smith began his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Now a philosopher and psychoanalyst, Robert is the author of best-selling Breakfast with Socrates: The Philosophy of Everyday Life and Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones.

Shahidha Bari

Shahidha Bari

Shahidha Bari is Senior Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London and Fellow of the Forum for European Philosophy at the LSE. She was one of the first ever BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers in 2011. She writes for the TLS, Times Higher, Guardian and Financial Times. She features regularly on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review, Front Row & Woman's Hour, and she is an occasional presenter of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking.

Speakers

  • Martha Fiennes

    Martha Fiennes

    Award-winning director, best known for the BAFTA-nominated Onegin

  • stevecarternew

    Steve Carter

    eHarmony's Chief Scientist, expert on dating algorithms and the science of romantic compatibility

  • helen croydon

    Helen Croydon

    Journalist and author of Screw The Fairytale: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Sex and Love

  • Anders Sandsberg 1 Day 2

    Anders Sandberg

    Neuroscientist and senior fellow at the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute

  • chris sherwood 1

    Chris Sherwood

    CEO of Relate, Sherwood regularly speaks about building healthy relationships in the digital age

  • Susan Quilliam

    Susan Quilliam

    Psychologist, author of The Joy of Sex, and Dating Expert of the Year 2015

  • chrishamiltonnew

    Christopher Hamilton

    Reader in Philosophy at KCL and author of Living Philosophy

  • Harriet Minter

    Harriet Minter

    Broadcaster, journalist and women in leadership advocate (representing Psychologies Magazine)

  • kit

    Kit Opie

    Anthropologist at UCL, Kit's work focuses on the evolution of monogamy

     

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Venue

The Globe at Hay

Sitting at the feet of the spectacular Black Mountains in the Welsh countryside, The globe at hay captures the enormous spirit, independence and willpower of its surroundings. It offers a much-needed respite from the madding crowds of the city to promote free thinking, creativity and debate.

Contact Us & Press

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Media Contact
David Maclean
Institute of Art and Ideas
020 7837 3000
david.maclean@artandideas.org

Ticket Enquiries
Emily Baker
Institute of Art and Ideas
020 7837 3000
emily.baker@artandideas.org

 

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Speakers

  • Martha Fiennes

    Martha Fiennes

    Award-winning director, best known for the BAFTA-nominated Onegin

  • stevecarternew

    Steve Carter

    eHarmony's Chief Scientist, expert on dating algorithms and the science of romantic compatibility

  • helen croydon

    Helen Croydon

    Journalist and author of Screw The Fairytale: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Sex and Love

  • Anders Sandsberg 1 Day 2

    Anders Sandberg

    Neuroscientist and senior fellow at the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute

  • chris sherwood 1

    Chris Sherwood

    CEO of Relate, Sherwood regularly speaks about building healthy relationships in the digital age

  • Susan Quilliam

    Susan Quilliam

    Psychologist, author of The Joy of Sex, and Dating Expert of the Year 2015

  • chrishamiltonnew

    Christopher Hamilton

    Reader in Philosophy at KCL and author of Living Philosophy

  • Harriet Minter

    Harriet Minter

    Broadcaster, journalist and women in leadership advocate (representing Psychologies Magazine)

  • kit

    Kit Opie

    Anthropologist at UCL, Kit's work focuses on the evolution of monogamy

     

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