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The Battle Against Big Government: Join The Debate

In June 2010 The Free Society combined with a number of other groups to organise a series of debates at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London.

The series was a great success so we are repeating the exercise, beginning on Wednesday June 1, 2011. Grateful thanks, once again, to Boisdale who are supporting the Voices of Freedom series by providing the wine!

Debates from 7.00-8.00pm, with pre-debate drinks from 6.15.

Programme:

The Free Society and Privacy International present

CIVIL LIBERTIES: UP IN SMOKE
What are smokers’ rights in a free society?

Wednesday June 1, 2011

Chaired by Mark Littlewood (director-general, IEA), speakers include Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday), Simon Davies (director, Privacy International), Dan Hamilton (director, Big Brother Watch), Chris Snowdon (author, Velvet Glove Iron Fist: A History of Anti-Smoking) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood.
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The Free Society and the Manifesto Club present

NUDGE AND THE NANNY STATE

How far should the state intervene in people’s lifestyle?

Wednesday June 8, 2011

Chaired by Dolan Cumming (Manifesto Club), speakers include Josie Appleton (director, Manifesto Club), Dr Alena Buyx (assistant director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics), Dr Steve Davies (education director, Institute of Economic Affairs), John Springford (Social Market Foundation) and economist Paul Ormerod who is currently writing a new book, Beyond Nudge: Networks and Public Policy in the 21st Century.
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The Free Society and the Democracy Institute present

RISK AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Is smoking, drinking, gambling good for you?

Wednesday June 15, 2011

Chaired by Angela Harbutt (Liberal Vision), speakers include Dr Patrick Basham (Democracy Institute), Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs) and gambling addict Jake Brindell.
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The Free Society and the Adam Smith Institute present

FREEDOM, EDUCATION AND THE STATE
Is mediocrity for all preferable to excellence for some?

Tuesday June 21, 2011

Chaired by Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), speakers include Tom Clougherty (Adam Smith Institute), David Davis MP, Matt Grist (senior researcher at the think tank Demos), Professor Terence Kealey (vice-chancellor, University of Buckingham) and Toby Young (associate editor of The Spectator, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, and founder of the West London Free School).
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The Free Society and Liberty League present

DEFINITION OF A FREE SOCIETY

How does Britain rate in 2011?

Tuesday June 28, 2011

Chaired by Simon Clark (Forest), speakers include Tom Miers (The Free Society), Simon Richards (Freedom Association), Dennis Hayes (Academics for Academic Freedom), Anton Howes (Liberty League), Emma Boon (TaxPayers Alliance) and Andy Mayer (Liberal Vision),
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Voices of Freedom: The Battle Against Big Government 2011 is organised by The Free Society in conjunction with the Institute of Economic Affairs, Adam Smith Institute, Manifesto Club, Democracy Institute and Liberty League.

Debates chaired by Mark Littlewood (IEA), Dolan Cumming (Manifesto Club), Angela Harbutt (Liberal Vision), Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), and Simon Clark (Forest).
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RSVP events@thefreesociety.org
or telephone Nicky on 01223 370091

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