2013 Programme: Festival weekend overview

The Festival weekend includes more than 70 debates which are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Saturday or Sunday sessions only, select the day you want from the menu on the left or select sessions by Theme.

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Saturday 19 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Institutions in crisis? Cinema 2
School Fights Frobisher 1-3
Saturday 19 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
School Fights Frobisher 1-3
Saturday 19 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Saturday 19 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
School Fights Frobisher 1-3
Saturday 19 October: 5.30pm-6.45pm
Battle for technological progress Frobisher 1-3

Are the kids all right?

"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

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