2009 Programme: Festival weekend overview

The Festival weekend includes more than 70 debates which are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Saturday or Sunday sessions only, select the day you want from the menu on the left or select sessions by Theme.

Or view and print out the Timetable as a two-page PDF.


Saturday 31 October: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 5.15pm to 6.30pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking Therapy Culture: changing the subject?

Sunday 1 November: 9.45am to 10.30am
Breakfast Banter Courtyard Gallery
The Battle over Video Games

Sunday 1 November: 10.45am to 12.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Nudge Nudge, Nag Nag: the new politics of behaviour

Sunday 1 November: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Good Society: virtues for a post-recession world

Sunday 1 November: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Festival Buzz
Each to his iPod or Great Music For All

View: Each to his iPod or Great Music For All

"In a world which is becoming increasingly hostile to non-conformist positions the Battle of Ideas remains the flagship of free thinking."
John Cooper, leading barrister and writer