2011 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 29 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 2
Henry Moore Gallery
Lunchtime Debates Students' Union
Saturday 29 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Courtyard Gallery
Lecture Theatre 2
Saturday 29 October: 5.15pm-6.30pm
Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Lecture Theatre 1
Sunday 30 October: 9.45am-10.30am
Breakfast Banter Lecture Theatre 2
Henry Moore Gallery
Breakfast Banter Students' Union
Sunday 30 October: 10.45am-12.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Henry Moore Gallery
Sunday 30 October: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 2
Lunchtime Debates Henry Moore Gallery
Lunchtime Debates Students' Union
Sunday 30 October: 1.45pm-3.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Sunday 30 October: 3.45pm-5.15pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Courtyard Gallery
Sunday 30 October: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Students' Union
Sunday 30 October: 6.30pm-7.30pm
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