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
Middle East revolutions: hopes and fears?
"The Battle of Ideas was a great success; it enabled large numbers of people to hear and interact with well-known speakers who have thought about and contributed significantly to the discussions of many important issues."
Richard Swinburne, emeritus professor, philosophy of religion, University of Oxford; author, 'The Existence of God and The Evolution of the Soul'