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
Is individualism bad for society?
"There's a real sense of intellectual delight that so much can be discussed in just sixty minutes - and so thoughtfully - both by the speakers and especially by the audience. A rich feast of ideas."
Christopher Kelly, reader in Ancient History and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Corpus Christi College