2010 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 30 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Battle for Social Policy Courtyard Gallery
Café Controversies Café
Saturday 30 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Battle for Social Policy Courtyard Gallery
Lunchtime Debates Henry Moore Gallery
Saturday 30 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Café Controversies Café
Saturday 30 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Battle for Social Policy Courtyard Gallery
Saturday 30 October: 5.15pm-6.30pm
Head to Head Debates Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Thought for the day Lecture Theatre 2
Sunday 31 October: 9.45am-10.30am
Breakfast Banter Lecture Theatre 1
Sunday 31 October: 10.45am-12.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Battle over Scientific Evidence Lecture Theatre 1
In Conversation Salons Lecture Theatre 2
Sunday 31 October: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Student Union
Sunday 31 October: 1.45pm-3.15pm
Battle over Scientific Evidence Lecture Theatre 1
Sunday 31 October: 3.45pm-5.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Battle for the Past Courtyard Gallery
Sunday 31 October: 6.30pm-7.30pm
What next for...? Upper Gulbenkian Gallery

Festival Buzz

Can youth engagement save democracy?

"I was stunned at the incisive level of debate, the packed venues, the calibre of the panellists and audience... getting out for face-to-face intelligent, gritty and gloves-off exchanges of views."
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent