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

Foreign Policy After Blair

"Only the Battle of Ideas could provide the platform for a discussion about a GCSE Science exam where the atmosphere was so electric. It felt like a battle for the soul of British education."
Philip Walters, chairman, Rising Stars educational publishers