The Battle of Ideas 2012 programme has now been released: you can see the titles and times of sessions through the weekend on the website; browse through sessions by strand; the keynotes; and by theme.
Full details of sessions and speakers will be released through August.
Tickets will be available very soon: check back for more information.
Life off Earth: are the aliens out there?
"The Battle of Ideas is a weekend like no other. I found the 2011 festival immensely stimulating. It gave me a great deal to think about, and a whole new list of books to read - from Virgil to Vygotsky. On to greater battles in 2012!"
Ken Macleod, award-winning science fiction writer; author, The Restoration Game and Intrusion