Twelve strands run through the format of the festival weekend, allowing in depth examination of a subject. Select a strand below to find out more.
Battle for the Arts Knowing me, knowing you Making it in the 21st Century
Hot off the Press 2012
Battle for the Media Ethical Battles in Science and Medicine Battle for the Classroom
Urban Living Battle for Social Justice Under the Spotlight
Going nowhere? Staying local in a global village
"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