Battle news
2 December 2009
Battle of Ideas 2009 Speaker Quotes

Read a wide selection of speakers’ quotes from this year’s Battle of Ideas: saying how they felt about the Festival. Lots of very good arguments as to why you should have next year’s dates (October 30th and 31st 2010) in your diary already.

Read the quotes here [in PDF format].

Festival Buzz

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"It alerts me to new areas of debate, and gives thought-provoking new angles on topics I thought I already knew well. Altogether it's a wonderful intellectual tonic, which cheers up the dog days of November."
Ivan Hewett, music critic, Daily Telegraph