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: 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 1
Genetics and genomics: medicine made to measure?

Saturday 31 October: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Festival Buzz
Particle Physics is Sexy

View: Particle Physics is Sexy

"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University