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
Saturday 20 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Pit Theatre
Saturday 20 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Saturday 20 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Pit Theatre
Saturday 20 October: 5.15pm-6.30pm
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 21 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Sunday 21 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Sunday 21 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sunday 21 October: 1.30pm-2.45pm
Keynote Controversies Barbican Theatre
Sunday 21 October: 3.15pm-4.45pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Sunday 21 October: 5.00pm-6.15pm
Sunday 21 October: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Conservatory
Saturday 20 October: 1.30pm-2.45pm
Saturday 20 October: 5.15pm-6.30pm

Pax Romana: civilising the barbarians or evil empire?

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Professor Marilyn Monk, emeritus professor of molecular embryology, University College London

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