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 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

Saturday 31 October: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Sunday 1 November: 9.45am to 10.30am
Breakfast Banter Henry Moore Gallery
The Jury's Out: juries and the future of justice

Sunday 1 November: 10.45am to 12.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Henry Moore Gallery
The Human Rights Act: litigation or emancipation?

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Festival Buzz
Each to his iPod or Great Music For All

View: Each to his iPod or Great Music For All

"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