Spectator Events


Join us for a Spectator debate: Should Britain leave the EU?

13 June 2016 17:21

There’s just over a week to go until the polls open for the EU referendum and Britain decides what it…

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Ben Bernanke reveals the biggest financial risk in the global economy

28 October 2015 10:06

Last night, The Spectator hosted a discussion between Ben Bernanke and Andrew Neil about the financial crisis and its aftermath. Mr Bernanke,…

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The lunch that began the end of the Cold War

22 October 2015 15:35

It is one of the great counterfactuals of contemporary history, what if Mikhail Gorbachev had walked out of that Chequers…

The panel at The Spectator's EU debate in central London this evening.

The Remain and Leave campaigns go head-to-head for the first time — here’s what happened

20 October 2015 23:22

We might not know what deal David Cameron will bring back from his renegotiation with Europe but now we know…


Is Home Rule the only realistic alternative to independence for Scotland?

23 June 2015 14:11

‘Is Home Rule the only realistic alternative to independence?’ was the question posed at a Spectator debate, sponsored by Brewin…

The race, at the halfway stage

Spectator subscriber event: Mayday pre-election briefing

25 April 2015 11:06

Our last five Spectator debates have sold out, so we’re adding a new one at short notice – only for our subscribers. It’s…

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Before investing in more renewables, we need to find a cheap way of storing electricity

1 December 2014 16:20

There is an app you can load onto your smartphone, called UK Energy, which can tell you how much electricity…


Spectator Event report: Will artificial intelligence put my job at risk?

19 June 2014 13:56

Will computers make humans redundant? It might be the biggest question of our time. Last night Spectator Events, in partnership with…


Debate: will a robot steal your job?

18 June 2014 9:21

Was Karl Marx right all along about capitalism? One of the subjects I like to bore everyone about whenever I…

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The government’s plans to embrace technology in the classroom

16 June 2014 17:24

How can technology help British students to acquire the skills they need to succeed? This is the question that Matthew…

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Will Artificial Intelligence put my job at risk?

6 June 2014 9:49

Ever since the onset of artificial intelligence – simulating human reasoning, problem solving – there has been worry about the…


Will Artificial Intelligence put my job at risk?

5 June 2014 10:30

I used to feel smug when plumbers, bricklayers and the like used to complain of Eastern European migrants coming over…

Tristram Hunt. Illustration: Ian Tovey.

Full text: Tristram Hunt’s speech to the Spectator schools conference

3 April 2014 11:42

listen to ‘Tristram Hunt’s speech + Q&A at Spectator’s schools conference’ on Audioboo Free Schools, For-profit Schools and the Swedish Slide…

Tristram Hunt at the Spectator schools conference this morning.

Why Tristram Hunt is wrong about free schools

3 April 2014 10:09

‘I’ve come to exorcise you lot,’ said Tristram Hunt cheerfully, as he turned up to deliver the keynote speech in…


Online etiquette must be taught in classrooms

28 March 2014 16:09

Can we protect children from the darker aspects of the internet? That was the question put to the panel last…

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt.

Michael Gove attacks Tristram Hunt for not knowing difference between education and health

24 March 2014 16:23

Education questions is always interesting in the sense that the main players are quite energetic and keen for debate and…


Technology is reshaping childhood — should we be worried?

21 March 2014 12:00

Are children utterly obsessed with technology? Yes, is the obvious answer to that question, but debate about whether is it…

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How much does a degree improve your lifetime earnings?

18 February 2014 17:20

What do you say to an arts graduate? Hamburger and fries, please. It’s an old joke but one that still…

Simon Schama will talking to Spectator readers about his new book, The History of the Jews, on 17th September at Cadogan Hall in London. (SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Spectator event: An evening with Simon Schama on the history of the Jews

6 August 2013 19:14

There was a row earlier today when a leading figure in the EDL linked (inadvertently, he says) to a website…

Margaret Thatcher was advised not to publicly support leaving the EU. Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

After leaving office, Margaret Thatcher believed Britain should leave the EU

8 May 2013 12:56

On Tuesday night, at a Spectator readers’ evening, Andrew Neil interviewed me about my biography of Margaret Thatcher. He asked…

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Tonight: Charles Moore in conversation with Andrew Neil

7 May 2013 10:54

You know something is going right with the world when Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher is Number 1 in…

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Budget 2013: whatever happened to the recovery?

4 March 2013 19:13

The 2013 budget promises to be a milestone for David Cameron’s government. George Osborne is under pressure to avoid the…

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The Spectator presents: an evening with Kofi Annan

20 December 2012 16:13

I’m delighted to announce that The Spectator will be hosting an evening with Kofi Annan early next year. The ex Secretary-General…