2011 Programme: Festival Strands

Seven strands run through the format of the festival weekend, allowing in depth examination of a subject. Select a strand below to find out more.

What have the ancient Greeks done for us lately?

"If you'd rather not have your prejudices challenged, stay away from the Battle of Ideas."
Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer, philosophy, Open University; author, Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

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