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 Courtyard Gallery
Data Sharing or Database State?

Saturday 31 October: 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking Privacy in an age of Disclosure and Sharing

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

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
Particle Physics is Sexy

View: Particle Physics is Sexy

"It was like having sex with Richard Dawkins and the Pope at the same time. Incredibly stimulating arguments. "
Julian Gough, novelist