2010 Programme: Festival Strands

Four strands run through the format of the festival weekend - two on each day - allowing in depth examination of a subject. Select a strand below to find out more.

Festival Buzz

Israel at 60 - Karl Sharro - Issues in post-Zionist Israel

"The Battle of Ideas is an inspired and inspiring event that grapples with the important issues in ways that are refreshing and imaginative."
Peter Barron, Director of communications and public affairs, North and Central Europe, Google; former editor, Newsnight