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: 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 1
Genetics and genomics: medicine made to measure?
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 2
Debating Development

Saturday 31 October: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Sunday 1 November: 10.45am to 12.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 1
A Green New Deal: can environmentalism save the economy?

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm
Lecture Theatre 1
A New Nuclear Age?

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Festival Buzz

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