2012 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 20 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Pit Theatre
Fountain Room
Saturday 20 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Cinema 1
Pit Theatre
Saturday 20 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Saturday 20 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Pit Theatre
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Hammerson Room
Saturday 20 October: 5.15pm-6.30pm
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 21 October: 8.00am-9.00am
Barbican, Silk Street entrance
Sunday 21 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Pit Theatre
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Frobisher 4-6
Fountain Room
Sunday 21 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Frobisher 4-6
Sunday 21 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Cinema 1
Sunday 21 October: 1.30pm-2.45pm
Keynote Controversies Barbican Theatre
Sunday 21 October: 3.15pm-4.45pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Pit Theatre
Sunday 21 October: 5.00pm-6.15pm
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 21 October: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Frobisher 4-6
Fountain Room
Conservatory

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