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
Your conscience, my health: the right to refuse?
"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