Throughout the weekend, a special programme of informal conversations between Battle of Ideas speakers on topics ‘in the news’ will take place in the Hammerson Room. These will be programmed in the days leading up to the festival to ensure they are as topical as possible. Details of issues and speakers will be published online in the week leading up to the Battle of Ideas and look out for details over the weekend.
Saturday 20 October
1.30pm until 3pm
5.15pm until 6.30pm
Sunday 21 October
10.30am until 12pm
5.00pm until 6.15pm
The energy challenge: can we keep the lights on?
"I thought the Battle of Ideas was wonderful. Especially the extent and quality of audience participation. I can't imagine how I missed this exciting forum for exchange of ideas in the past. I will certainly not miss another one and look forward already to 2012 Battle of Ideas."
Professor Marilyn Monk, emeritus professor of molecular embryology, University College London