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: 1.30pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Sunday 1 November: 10.45am to 12.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Art of Criticism: judgement in crisis?

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Festival Buzz
Each to his iPod or Great Music For All

View: Each to his iPod or Great Music For All

"The Battle of Ideas goes from strength to strength. The intensity, variety and depth of debate, sustained for an entire weekend, makes for a unique experience charging the intellectual batteries for the rest of the year."
Raymond Tallis, emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, Manchester University