As well as the debates taking place at this year's Battle of Ideas, the festival also offers other attractions to keep you stimulated intellectually throughout the day.
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"Anyone interested in taking the pulse of informed public debate wouldn't want to miss the Battle of Ideas. It's one of the most enjoyable forums to hear balanced but passionate arguments presented by some of the most articulate, knowledgeable and charismatic speakers in public life. A hard core workout if you're interested in society."
Victoria Walsh, arts curator