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 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: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Courtyard Gallery
India's Future: Slumdogs or Millionaires?

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm
Henry Moore Gallery
Mr Obama goes to Washington

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
America, Obama and the Recession

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