2009 Programme: Festival Sunday overview

Sunday sessions are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Saturday 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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Sunday 1 November: 9.45am to 10.30am
Breakfast Banter Lecture Theatre 1
Risky Business: does financial engineering add up?
Breakfast Banter Courtyard Gallery
The Battle over Video Games
Breakfast Banter Lecture Theatre 2
The Empty Staffroom: has teaching lost its magic?
Breakfast Banter Henry Moore Gallery
The Jury's Out: juries and the future of justice

Sunday 1 November: 10.45am to 12.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Nudge Nudge, Nag Nag: the new politics of behaviour

Sunday 1 November: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 1
A Green New Deal: can environmentalism save the economy?
Lunchtime Debates Courtyard Gallery
India's Future: Slumdogs or Millionaires?
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 2
Setting an Example: should teachers be role models?
Lunchtime Debates Henry Moore Gallery
The Human Rights Act: litigation or emancipation?
Lunchtime Debates Student Union
From Macpherson to the rise of the BNP: Race Today?

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Art of Criticism: judgement in crisis?
Lecture Theatre 1
A New Nuclear Age?
Henry Moore Gallery
Mr Obama goes to Washington

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
The Good Society: virtues for a post-recession world

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

Sunday 1 November: 6.40pm to 7.30pm
What next for...? Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Question Time: What Next?

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