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
Saturday 20 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Saturday 20 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Sunday 21 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 21 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 21 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sunday 21 October: 3.15pm-4.45pm
Sunday 21 October: 5.00pm-6.15pm
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 21 October: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Is the Big Society the good society?

"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

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