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.

Or view and print out the Timetable as a two-page PDF.

Saturday 19 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Institutions in crisis? Cinema 2
Saturday 19 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Private or public morality? Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 19 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Battle for our minds Pit Theatre
Institutions in crisis? Cinema 2
Private or public morality? Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 19 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
School Fights Frobisher 1-3
Private or public morality? Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 19 October: 5.30pm-6.45pm
Private or public morality? Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 20 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Contemporary Controversies Frobisher 1-3
Sunday 20 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Sunday 20 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Generation Wars Cinema 2
Sunday 20 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Contemporary Controversies Frobisher 1-3
Hot off the Press 2013 Hammerson Room
Sunday 20 October: 3.30pm-4.45pm
Contemporary Controversies Frobisher 1-3

Designer people: is technology making us less human?

"The rules of the game at The Battle of Ideas makes beating about the bush impossible. When you are given 5 minutes to make your point, you either say something essential, or you reveal that you have nothing really to say. This eliminates 'the unbearable lightness' of speculation that haunts public debate."
Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist

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