Join us at the Battle of Ideas Festival in Buxton

25 November 2023 , categories: Battle of Ideas, Free speech, News

Politics in Pubs is appearing at the Battle of Ideas Festival in Buxton. Come and join us with discounted tickets for members and supporters.

After our successful launch at the Buxton Battle of Ideas Festival last year we are delighted to attend this year’s festivals in London and Buxton. The Buxton event will take place on Saturday 25 November at The Devonshire Dome, Buxton.  We will be there with a stall and one of our founding members is speaking on one of the debate panels.


Discount for Politics in Pubs members and supporters!

Politics in Pubs members and supporters can get 20% off the standard cost of tickets here.  If you follow the link and then click the Get Tickets button, the discount code will be applied automatically.

If you need the discount code  – although you shouldn’t – it is PIP-BUXTON23Standard prices for tickets range from £30 to £5, with schoolchildren admitted FREE

We will have a stand at the festival so please do come and speak to us, find out about how our groups work and whether there is a group you can join in your area. And if you don’t have one, we will explain how easy it is to start your own!

Join us for an unmissable day of debate and discussion on the most important political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues of our time.

Sessions include:

  • Are the culture wars a distraction?
  • In the wake of terror: anti-semitism today
  • From debanking to Bud Light: the rights and wrongs of ESG?
  • Is the NHS fit for purpose?
  • From Mizzy To Shoplifting: Civility and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Net Zero and the great energy debate
  • Battle for the classroom: education or indoctrination?
  • What are the limits of AI?
  • Politics of hate: is everyone a bigot but me?
  • Risking it al: the freedom to gamble
  • Boxing: don’t count it out


Speakers  include:

Agnes Snow – Andy Shaw – Austin Williams – Barry Wall – Bruno Waterfield – Casper Hewett – Cheryl Hudson – Chris Akers – Clive Wright – David Paton – Dennis Hayes – Elizabeth Peatfield – Emily Barley – Geoff Kidder – Hilary Salt – Ike Ijeh – Jane Sandeman – Joan Mulvenna – Jon Bryan – Ken McLaughlin – Liz Kershaw – Mark Hill – Niall Clarke – Nicky Drury – Penny Lewis – Rick Moore – Rob Bashforth – Rob Lyons – Ruth Mieschbuehler – Ruth Wareham – Sam Parker – Sandy Starr – Simon Belt – Tom Andrews – Vanessa Pupavac

Free tickets for school pupils

If you know of any school pupils interested in attending the Festival let them know that they just need to email stating that they would like to attend, the name of their school and an email address to send their free ticket to.