Festival Strands

Four strands run through the format of the festival weekend - two on each day - allowing in depth examination of a subject. Select a strand below to find out more.

 Festival Buzz

"For one weekend in the year, in the centre of London, it's as if ideas matter, it's as if the world really can be made a better place through the free and energetic exercise of reason."
Austen Ivereigh, Catholic commentator