2009 Programme: Festival Saturday overview

Saturday sessions are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Sunday sessions only, select the day you want from the menu on the left or select sessions by Theme or see the whole Festival weekend of more than 70 debates.

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Saturday 31 October: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Post-recession Ideologies: it's the politics, stupid!
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 1
Genetics and genomics: medicine made to measure?
Lunchtime Debates Courtyard Gallery
Data Sharing or Database State?
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 2
Debating Development
Lunchtime Debates Henry Moore Gallery
Germany, 20 years united: growing together or falling apart?

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
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Rethinking Therapy Culture: changing the subject?

Festival Buzz
Particle Physics is Sexy

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"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